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How To Use Godaddy Auctions In South Africa

In this blog post, we will look into Godaddy auctions in South Africa.

You will learn the exact steps and techniques you can implement now to sell or buy your desired domains.

Godaddy is the world’s largest domain registrar and has been for more than a decade. 

In addition to domains, they offer web hosting services that are designed to be easy to use and relatively affordable. 

They also have a large portfolio of other products including SSL certificates, email solutions, office products like Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as an assortment of mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

What is the GoDaddy auction?

GoDaddy Auctions® is a digital marketplace for finding your next domain in South Africa

You might be aware of other auction platforms like eBay.

But unlike eBay®, GoDaddy Auctions® never charges a fixed fee and instead uses an auction-style bidding process. 

You will be bidding against other buyers to try and win the domain. 

Winning the auction means you will be the one to purchase the domain name. 

And as soon as you win the auction, GoDaddy Auctions in South Africa will charge the seller a percentage of the sale price.

How much is GoDaddy auctions?

To participate in Godaddy auctions in South Africa, you will need to pay an annual GoDaddy Auctions membership for R63.60 a year. 

And as a member, you get access to perks and other benefits only available to Godaddy auctions in South Africa member benefits.

These perks include Auctions Tools, which can help you prepare before buying or selling any domains.

The cost of listing a domain on Godaddy auction in South Africa 

GoDaddy Auctions Members can list domains for free. Free listings include:

  • Accepting Offers from potential buyers, as well as send your own Counteroffer
  • Setting a Buy Now Price.
  • Starting a 7-Day Public Auction.

Once your domain is sold, Godaddy commissions amounts vary depending on the price of the domain sold. Check the table included below.

How do I become a member?

It is simple actually.

All you have to do is head over to sign up.

As mentioned earlier, you will need an R63.60 per year

And with such a small sum, you can have access to the front seat of buying valuable domains around the world.

Why use Godaddy auction?

There are 4 reasons why people choose Godaddy auctions in South Africa.

a). Have the lowest web’s commission fees

Godaddy wants you to list your domains and trade on their platform.

For this reason, they charge less than any other domain auction house, which means more dough for you.

Just look at their pricing structure;


Domain sale priceGodaddy Auction Commission
£0 – £3,60520% ( £11 minimum)
£3,606 – £18,027£721 + 15% of amount over £3,605
£18,027 +£2,884+ 10% of amount over £18,027


You can even calculate the commissions through this link.

b). Domain monitoring

Godaddy auction system is a sleek web and mobile interface which is optimized for getting the most out of domain name bidding in South Africa.

Stay on top of domain renewal dates and new bids with updates from us and domain parking providers.

They will help you keep track of up to 100 domains you are interested in. If there are any changes, like the domain expires or there’s a new bid, you will be notified instantly.

c). Powerful search tools

Stuck on a long search for the domain you want? 

Tired of sorting through all the information and keywords?

Godaddy auction in South Africa gives you access to an advanced search tool.

And with it, you can filter down to the very site you want. 

You can search by keyword, length, domain extension, or listing type, so you can find what you want faster.

d). Exclusive access to soon-to-expire domains

You understand the value of expired domains in South Africa.

And as you can imagine of the world’s largest domain registrar, they have access to expiring high-value domains that you can’t simply find them anywhere else.

What happens after GoDaddy auction ends?

When you win an auction with GoDaddy, what happens next? 

First, the domain name is put into “Pending Delete” status. 

This lasts for a period of 30 days to allow other bidders time to step up and buy the domain. During this time it cannot be used by either party. 

If no one else bids on your winning bid then within 24 hours, Godaddy will automatically add it back in as yours at which point we can proceed with transferring the ownership and web hosting over to you (or whoever else won). 

Once that process has been completed successfully, they do send out another email notifying both parties of success or failure ending with them sending all necessary information needed if everything was done properly!

How do I bid on GoDaddy auctions?

To start bidding on Godaddy auctions in South Africa, follow these steps;

  1. Log in to GoDaddy Auctions.
  2. From the Popular Searches menu, select Expiring.
  3. Locate the domain name you want to bid on.
  4. In the Enter Bid/Offer field, enter the bid amount. …
  5. Click Continue to Review.
  6. Review your bid or increase it.
  7. Read and agree to any legal agreements that display.


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