Strange email from GoDaddy. States domains deleted when they're not.
Ok... Before reading GoDaddy's email below, the 3 domains I'm about to lose are in the redemption period. To recover these domains will cost over $300. By the 42 day redemption period after expiration, I have until October 31st to recover them before I completely lose them. Godaddy sent me an email 2 days ago stating these domains have been cancelled and have been deleted from my account. I quickly checked my account and saw they're still there. I checked today and I still have them. Why would GoDaddy send me this email? This is very strange:
Dear ------ ------
This notice is to inform you that the items listed below have been deleted from your ------- account:
.COM Domain Name Registration - 1 Year (recurring): ------------.COM .ORG Domain Name Registration - 1 Year (recurring): ------------.ORG .NET Domain Name Registration - 1 Year (recurring): ------------.NET
If you feel this action has occurred in error or you need further assistance, our support staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
I haven't called them about it, Bear. I just have the feeling that they think I'm not keeping track of the days, so to announce they've been deleted, I would think they're lost so I won't at the last minute try to recover them. Maybe they have a buyer.
Could also be the other way around... Maybe this was a scare tactic in hope I would verify that I have them, then pay the huge redemption fee. Who knows...
Do you think GoDaddy meant the DNS for the domains have been removed from the servers?
Or maybe the email went out either prior to them carrying out a deletion, or maybe the deletion didn't take, stuff happens.
As GoDaddy is also a registrar, they may have specific procedures in dealing with domains during/after redemption periods. I know they have had unorthodox methods in the past so they are your best bet in confirming anything regarding the domains.
In any case, definitely talk to them to find out, especially if you are looking to recover them.