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Posted By: Bluto Samartino In Response To: You underestimate my sources (the roadie)
Wednesday, 1 February 2006, at 9:14 p.m.
In Response To: You underestimate my sources (the roadie)
> I can't tell you the employee numbers of my personal friends there, but I
> don't just call in blind and ask for a random manager. Sheesh.
Surely you didn't think that I thought you talked to just some random manager at Godaddy? I know you spoke to someone you know. Not only did you previously state that but we all know you know folks at GD by now. You have told us and illustrated that to us many-a-time.
But tell me. No matter how good of a friend this person is to you, do you honestly think that they would tell you confidential company information? I mean, let's say Godaddy was watching domain searches on their site in order to snag some of the best domains from their searching customers. I don't know if you realize this, but that would be a big deal. A VERY BIG DEAL. No company would want that info to leak out of the upper ranks of the company, let alone outside the company. It would be seen as very unethical, if not criminal, in the domain industry and they'd risk losing their ICANN accreditation(sp?). As much as they may love you over there at GD, Roadie, I doubt they love you THAT much.
And do you really think that, no matter how loved you are by your friendly GD manager, that said manager would risk losing his job just to tell good ole Roadie a deeply guarded company secret - just because you asked? If you do, you need to deflate that ego of yours. What a stupid way to lose one's job and one's integrity in the eyes of future employers.
What some of you don't seem to realize is that the domain market is really, REALLY large and domains can be worth quite a lot of money, even undeveloped. If GD was engaging in the practices mentioned in this thread, believe me, you would not be in on that secret, Roadie. In fact, you'd probably be the last person they'd tell as they know you are a morally and ethically motivated person. Godaddy is losing a lot of business these days due to the way it runs it's business. If you frequent the largest domain and webmaster forums, you'd know that. The last thing they need is someone like you who hangs out on forums to go and tell everyone their deep, dark company secrets.
I told all of you the low-down on this situation. As I said, the story is in the full WHOIS info. You can choose to believe it and get on with the harsh reality of the situation or you can continue to try to unravel a mystery or crime that isn't really there. The choice is yours.
Now, we'll just wait to see if the current owner of the domain finds it worth his while to chime in here. Who knows, maybe he'll feel bad for Jim and just hand over the domain for the reg fee or even for free. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
To learn more about the realities of the domain name market and industry, see...
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