Your question was: Does Godaddy accept Debit card?.
Thanks Cybee. Yea I agree. Some great comments there..
Although I agree this is extremely worrying, I doubt boycotting them woud do any good.
All that would happen is domains would sell forcheaper of their employees would get the domains for even less...
Just for the record I didnt say I was or was not gonna boycott I was simply seeing what peeps think?.
I do agree though Peter this is extremely worrying..
Great read Although I've seen many discussions on it. When it comes to possibly boycotting the Auction houses, I tend to lean toward what Peter is saying.
In either case, it's agreed, it's extremely worrying when things like this arise. Because you have to wonder, does the auction house itself own the HostGator - or is one of the employees driving up the price? < And that's thoughts I'd have even before this all happened, now it's confirmed that it can and may very well happen / be happening.
Strange that they are allowed to do this, it's like auction houses that bid on their own auctions to earn more money (chill bidding) or whatever it's called..
Well, lets encapsulate what we do know...
1. GoDaddy, Netsol and Tucows officially don't offer a level playing field by selling domains dropping via them to their official 'marketplaces' - tdnam, namejet, afternic. I'm sure all the major 'drop' services have some kind of sweetheart deal on with various registrars.
2. This is expressly prohibited by ICANN via the RAA. 3. GoDaddy does not even allow transfers for 60 days after a whois change, another thing expressly prohibited by ICANN. what they've done is to make it mandatory for you to agree with this, rather than following the spirit of the letter.
4. Front running has been going on forever - http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...d-deleted.html http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...hese-guys.html http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...b-parsons.html http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...o-domains.html http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...registrar.html http://www.namepros.com/legal-issues...t-give-my.html http://www.namepros.com/industry-new...hand-hand.html http://www.namepros.com/legal-issues...ddy-spies.html http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...e-it-when.html.
5. This has been discussed on NP - http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...egistrars.html.
6. What can you do about it - Tell ICANN that language MUST be added to the Registrar Agreement to ABSOLUTELY PROHIBIT registrars from WAREHOUSING OR SPECULATION IN HostGator NAMES BY REGISTRARS. Send comments to: raa-/lists/raa-consultation/..
I have to say that I agree with you. Registrars have been taking advantage of their positions and ignoring rules for far too long. I'd love to see ICANN institute a policy where they required the registrars to give up all their names that aren't directly related to the operation of their business. Major portfolios would be up for grabs overnight, it'd be like christmas...
About the same length of time as I can avoid logging onto a HostGator auction website..
Its not so much a ***new*** thing and as you pointed out has been debated much before. I just found this time interesting because of the comments there and whom from Nice post thanks..