So Mike Sallese pointed this one out to me, a story on TheBlockCrypto.com posted an article about Bitcoin.com being listed for sale on GoDaddy for $100 million.
Yogita Khatri wrote:
Roger Ver, the owner of the domain, said it is in fact not for sale. “100% fake news,” he told The Block.
Ver showed The Block screenshots in which he appears to be messaging GoDaddy, saying: “Why are you listing my domain name for sale? It isn’t for sale.”
“Please remove this fake news that is damaging my real brand,” Ver’s message to GoDaddy continued.
The listing was removed but GoDaddy did not reply to a request for comment from TheBlockCrypto.com.
Godaddy does this with everyones name and they collect that 119 fee or whatever it is. Someday domainers will wake up and start complaining. You know we can’t sell peoples homes for sale on the internet without permission why do they to list everyone’s domain name for sale. This goes for every registrar. You can call front running or whatever you want but just because the TOS say they can does not mean they should be able to.
I mean they have some of the biggest domainers sites for sale on godaddy, mediaoptions for sale at $500 your site thedomains for broker fee of 119. The list goes on. The broker fee should be split with domain owner not just godaddy. LOL But hey when you put godaddy.com in is says Sorry, godaddy.com is unavailable. The best thing to do is just send the direct offer to the owner. Why because you get an unknown broker that could bring a udrp against you if they say this name is for sale or say something stupid.