godaddysucks.com redirecst to godaddy.com

9 years ago from , Front End Jack ⚡

As you might know godaddy is well know for stealing domains with their search tool and then selling them for ridiculous amounts of money. It has happen to me and many friends after searching in their site and after a day or two the are own by godaddy.

The interesting part is that i was looking for names like "godaddydomaintheif.com" or "godaddysteals" (none of which appear available on their site but do on whois.com) and i found out that godaddysucks.com actually redirects to their site.

Try it. godaddysucks.com


  • Lloyd WonderLloyd Wonder, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Yes, giant brands do that to protect themselves from having people do what it looks like you were planning to do.

    For example: adobesucks.com is registered to Trevor McCauley who happens to be an engineer at Adobe.

    Amazonsucks is registered to Amazon, etc.

    It used to be quite standard practice. I don't know how common it is now. But GoDaddy isn't alone there.

    3 points
    • Juan Solano, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

      Oh i wasn't planning in doing anything (I don't spend my free time like that) I was just curious of what they do with such names.

      And I didn't know It was a common practice. But the redirect made me laugh.

      0 points
  • Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, 9 years ago

    Instead of a fast redirect, I think it would be better to see a page like this:

    Just kidding. Of course godaddy is awesome!

    Redirecting to goddady.com..........

    0 points
  • Dominic JacobDominic Jacob, 9 years ago

    A lot of banks register similar domains as well. I think its just to protect the brands image.

    0 points
  • Leon KennedyLeon Kennedy, 9 years ago

    What do you mean by "stealing domains" with their search tool?

    0 points
    • Juan Solano, 9 years ago

      Probably stealing is not the right word, since the domain is not yet owned by anybody but they definitely take unfair advantage of their search tool.

      0 points
      • Bill WattBill Watt, 9 years ago


        Full disclosure - I'm the head of Product Management for Hosting at GoDaddy.

        I'd heard this statement that GoDaddy uses the search results to reserve domains and then sell them to the user at a higher price when they come back days later so I asked an engineer to step through the code and I can tell you that this absolutely doesn't happen.


        0 points
        • Juan Solano, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

          I am glad you take the time to respond but is not that easy to take that reputation down. If you want to know (and to be more specific) It happened to me with the domain vetheroes.com I searched in your tool to see if it was available and it was, but the next day It was owned by GODADDY.COM, LLC whois link. And it is now offered at around 1 thousand dollars. After this happened I did ask other people and they said it has happened to them.

          So you tell me this is what? a coincidence and all the people that I hear from are also coincidences. I smell BS. I hope that if you respond again is with an apology and telling me the domain is now free and I can buy it for a reasonable price.

          0 points
  • Lewis WhiteLewis White, 9 years ago

    Well it made you click :-)

    0 points