Will A “Good Samaritan” Cost Godaddy Auctions Millions?
I received an email from someone with an interesting plan. It stated he/she was going to notify “All” dot com owners with expiring domains that their domain was about to expire and be possibly be sold for a million dollars. I thought it was a joke, and it might be, but whoever it is had thought the plan out. He/she said they already scraped the expiring domains to create their own sheets and he could easily create a script using domaintools api to send out an email to each and every one. I asked why?
They said they were tired of the big companies making millions off the “little people”. He also said that the subject line of a million dollars in the email would grab more attention that a general email from the registrars and that’s why he thought his email would get the owner’s attention. I imagine this email was in response to the recent move of Godaddy moving all their expired domains into privacy to prevent people from frontrunning the auctions and trying to buy the domains in advance. Why this person wants to put so much time and effort into helping people is beyond me. Sounds like they are more interested in hurting the registrars than helping people. It also sounded like they could use their skills for better economic use but everyone has a different driver.