Why Would GoDaddy Want to Annoy Their Customers?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote, with mixed feelings of annoyance and bemusement, about the email I had received from GoDaddy which appeared to be offering me the opportunity to register the top level domain for my family name – walsh.com – and my discovery by searching on GoDaddy that the domain is not available, hasn’t been for years and does not look like being available any time soon.

I emailed them, got the standard acknowledgement and a promise to get back to me within four hours. Still waiting.

They’re not giving up. Just got this:

Does that look like an offer, or am I missing something?

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Des, I have Godaddy for all 50+ domains that I own and I do like the fact that they send 90, 60, and 30 day email reminders when each domain is going to expire because I could never keep track of them otherwise. As for why they would send bogus “Walsh” bait to you, I can’t imagine. I assume you checked to make sure it wasn’t a phish. Otherwise, they may be trying to peddle the .biz, .ws, .org etc. alternatives.