GoDaddy valuations disclaimer

GoDaddy

Domain names registered at GoDaddy aren’t just sitting in your account.

Whether you are a domain investor with dozens, hundreds, or thousands of domains, or an end-user with up to a dozen domain names, GoDaddy has one plan in mind: Entice you to sell your domains via the GoDaddy platform.

The concept is easier to spot in accounts that aren’t managed by domain investors and the reason is simple: Domainers using GoDaddy as their registrar of choice, most likely already list their domains for sale on the GoDaddy platforms, such as Afternic and the Uniregistry Market.

End-users with a handful of domains get personalized emails at renewal time and are often prompted to list their domains for sale. As a prompt, the emails list valuations for these domains. Seasoned domain investors already know what AI-generated GoDaddy valuations mean: absolutely nothing.

Rest assured that GoDaddy serves these valuations carefully and there is a disclaimer that goes with these numbers, carefully worded, indicating that these are mere algorithmically generated projections.

Here is the GoDaddy valuations disclaimer:

Valuations are based on an algorithm utilizing data GoDaddy has available to it to help estimate predicted sale prices of domains. We do not make any guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from your purchase or sale of any domain, and this is not intended as a solicitation or offer to buy any domain. It is your responsibility to independently assess and determine the value of any domain you may purchase or sell. We are not liable for any losses you or anyone else suffers as a result of relying on the valuations, which includes not being liable for any loss of profit, loss of bargain, loss of capital through over-payment or under-sale or for any indirect, special or consequential loss.

If you still want to list your domains for sale at GoDaddy, make sure you ignore their recommended pricing and any subsequent intervention attempts by brokers, seeking to lower your asking price.

That works for domain investors, but in the case of end-users such as the unfortunate seller of Meditations.com the end result might be disappointing.

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