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[NEWS] GoDaddy VP Caught Bidding Against Customers

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Not sure where else to post this, but this is just terrible... bidding against your own customers so they pay more.

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"A GoDaddy Vice President has been caught bidding against customers in their own domain name auctions. The employee Adam Dicker isn't just any GoDaddy employee; he's head of the GoDaddy subsidiary that controls the auctions. Dicker won some of the domains he bid for, and pushed up the bid price on auctions he didn't win. The conflict of interest is unethical, but could this practice also be illegal? Said a representative for a competitor, 'Even if controlled, that practice has bad news written all over it.' This comes hot on the heels of news that despite earlier promises to ICANN to end their 60-Day ban on transfers, GoDaddy quietly circumvented it by forcing customers to agree to the ban anyway. ICANN doesn't appear to be investigating or asking follow-up questions about this. What can be done to force ICANN to police the registrars for which it is responsible?"
SOURCE: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?.../06/29/0625249
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Lol
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A dude named Dicker being a Dick? That is just awesome.
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Welcome to the world. More than half the auctions I bid for on eBay are deliberately driven up by the seller using a proxy account with zero feedback.
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Happy i used Yahoo! Small Business for mine more then ever.
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