GoDaddy Backordering Sucks Ass.

Maybe I’m just sad, because I’ve been waiting a long time to get bryanveloso.com and a few days ago, that dream was taken from me by some assholes. Mike Davidson had a great article about how to prevent the squatting of domains when he was trying to acquire Newsvine, but sadly I read it after all of this happened.

But it’s not like GoDaddy helped. Hindsight’s always 20/20, so should I really have expected them to? No. But still, I paid for a service that didn’t work, and got no refund for it. Just an email saying “sorry, we were too slow.” Sure $18.95 is nothing to cry about, but if this happens often, why the hell do they have the service in the first place? I put enough trust in GoDaddy to grab that domain for me and then I found out that there was little or no chance that I’d get it anyway. I’d understand if I was fighting for it with another Bryan Veloso, but I wasn’t.

Well, before I go on my daily rampage, I’ll just let GoDaddy do the talking.

“We’re gonna get it!” (Name Capture Pending)

Note: I got this email twice.

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DOMAIN BACKORDER NOTIFICATION
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Dear Bryan Veloso,

This notification is generated automatically as a service to you because you subscribe to DomainAlert(R).

We will be attempting to secure the following domain name(s) you backordered:

BRYANVELOSO.COM

We will do this automatically -- no need for you to take any action or respond to this email.

If you no longer want us to secure this domain name, and it is a .COM or .NET name, you have until 10:00 a.m. MST on 05/29/2006 to re-assign the backorder credit. If the name is a .BIZ or .US, you have until 9:00 a.m. MST. For .ORG and .INFO names, the time you have available to re-assign the backorder credit can change without notice. There is generally a 24- to 48-hour period in which we can release your originally chosen name.

* Bryan’s excited.

“Wait a second…” (Domain Change Notification)

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DOMAIN STATUS NOTIFICATION
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Dear Bryan Veloso,

This notification is generated automatically as a service to you because you subscribe to DomainAlert(R).

We've noted that the following changes occurred between 05/28/2006 and 05/29/2006:

The registrar has been changed:
OLD: TUCOWS INC.
NEW: SIPENCE, INC.

The WHOIS server has been changed:
OLD: whois.opensrs.net
NEW: whois.sipence.com

The domain expiration date has been changed:
OLD: 12-Mar-2006
NEW: 29-May-2007

The domain name servers have been changed:
OLD: NS2.STARTLOGIC.COM, NS1.STARTLOGIC.COM
NEW: DNS9.NAME-SERVICES.COM, DNS8.NAME-SERVICES.COM

The domain status has been changed:
OLD: PENDINGDELETE, pendingDelete
NEW: ACTIVE, ok

on the following name(s):

BRYANVELOSO.COM

The above change is also displayed in the "Domain Monitoring/Backordering" section of your Account Manager.

* Bryan’s in shock… o_O; ← shock

“Oh shit, we screwed up.” (Capture Unsuccessful)

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DOMAIN BACKORDER NOTIFICATION
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Dear Bryan Veloso,

This notification is generated automatically as a service to you because you subscribe to DomainAlert(R).

We're sorry, but the following domain name(s) that you backordered was not captured successfully:

BRYANVELOSO.COM

Changes made to a domain take at least 24 hours to update in the WhoIs database. If you perform a WhoIs lookup on the domain to verify registration information or the status of the domain before 24 hours has passed, the information may appear to be incorrect.

* Bryan is severely pissed off.

Only thing I can do now is wait another year, I better save up the money to get that domain because it’s going to cost a small fortune.