On May 6, I wrote about winning an expired domain auction on GoDaddy’s new TDNAM.com. On June 6, I wrote about receiving an e-mail from GoDaddy saying the domain was mine, although it turns out it wasn’t yet. Today, about 6 weeks after winning the auction, I’m proud to say I finally own the domain!
I’m still confused as to why GoDaddy is auctioning names off so far in advance. Other services that have direct registration drops auction the domains when the domain is finally ready to drop. My guess is that they want people to bid on the domains when they still have Google PageRank and lots of links pointing to them. At the time they’re ready to actually drop, some of the domains have lost links and/or PageRank.