John Berryhill does not start many threads at Namepros. He is a valuable contributor and answers a lot of questions in existing threads. So when he started one I wanted to read what he had to say. The post was published in Warnings and Alerts. The title was eye catching, “Why You Can’t Trust GoDaddy Brokers”
John goes on to explain some of the problems he sees when dealing with brokers who do not provide all vital information to the domain owner.
From the thread:
It is important to understand that GoDaddy brokers are not working for you.
I’m currently defending a UDRP which, although it will be an easy win for the domain registrant, would have been completely unnecessary if GoDaddy was honest with its own customer.
GoDaddy will withhold information from you, and will not tell you if the other side in a negotiation is making legal threats, so that you can make a rational and informed decision. Instead, they will drive you right over the cliff and even, as happened in the longer course of this negotiation, make up stuff, attribute it to you, and then it will turn up in a UDRP or other legal dispute filed against you.
GoDaddy will dig a hole and push you right in.You can read the full thread at Namepros.
No Daddy says
I just read that whole thread and go Daddy looks really bad like this is the kind of stuff that the whole industry could boycott them if they had any balls now I know they probably won’t because a lot of room to main investors are beta male cocks but wow this is really looks bad on page two of that thread it looks like John breaks down the whole negotiations and you just cannot believe a broker would act like this.
Mark Thorpe says
Which is why domain brokers should be licensed then held accountable.
When dealing with tangible property, all those parties connected to buying and selling real estate, or stocks, etc. are regulated by State and Federal laws. When this sort of malpractice is discovered, there is recourse for consumers in the Courts.
Slowly, rights and protections bestowed upon tangible property will evolve into protections for intangible property as well.
Domain owner should sue GoDaddy.