Here is a how to article on how to obtain the “raw” full list of all the domain names currently on auction at GoDaddy Auctions.
You will first use your browser and type the follow web address: ftp://ftp.godaddy.com/
Upon visiting that address, you will likely be presented a “log in” authentication box like this:
Simply type auctions in the User Name box, leaving the Password box empty. Then click Log In.
It may just ask for a password and no user name. If it does this, just leave the password field BLANK and simply click OK.
Once logged in, you will be presented with several text links of different files you can download. I mainly only download 1 file and that one is the Bidding Service Auctions and I download the .csv.zip format. I do not have any program that converts the .xml files. The .csv files open in Excel.
This list updates Daily. I find that it normally updates by 9:30 am Central Time. Sometimes earlier, sometimes later… but it’s normally close to 9:30 AM CT.
Another file I download from time to time is the Expiring Service Auctions . The Bidding Service Auctions list is about 95% expired domain auctions only. Some domains are “member listed” but not many. Once the download completes, open it up!
There are several different metrics included with the domains: Auction End Date, Bid Price, Bids, Domain Age, Traffic Estimates (take with a grain of salt) and Valuation Price (again, take with a grain of salt).
My main reason for obtaining these domain auction lists like this is, to search the domains the way I Want To and I use it with my ZipZing software. You do not have to use it for that, because you can simply search by domain age, valuation price etc. but I use my dictionary based software with these lists. Since the software only takes “domains”, there is some filtering that I need to do with the current lists, to only have the domains, in a .txt file.
Here are some Excel shortcut tips that I use:
I use the DATA tab and then use the za to sort highest to lowest. This works well for pulling the “oldest domains” to the top of the list for an example.
Ctrl + F : This is the Find feature. For an example, you have to select a column and you can find, let’s say the “end” of the list of domains ending for a specific date. If the domain list starts with a date of 06/21/2014, and I want to get to the last domain of that date, I would select the column with the dates, press Ctrl+F and type “the next date”, which would be 06/22/2014. This will bring you to the end of the 06/21/2014, because it brings you to the first date of 06/22/2014! I then click on the “last domain” in the domain column and use another shortcut.
Ctlr+Shift+Home : This shortcut will “highlight” all the domains from the “selected point” all the way to the top of the list. After doing Ctlr+Shift+Home, I copy and then paste the list of domains into a .txt file (notepad) and save the file with a specific name. I can then open this file in my ZipZing software and filter the domains using the dictionary tool.
What type of .txt files do I normally create? I do one by domain age. I normally do one with domains that are 5 years and older. Another one, for Traffic domains. I do one for $10, 1 bid domains. I do one for Bids Only. Again, I do this for use with my software, but you can make and use the lists however you want.
Knowing how to use Excel and it’s shortcuts will greatly help you with filtering the lists!
It takes a little “work” to do this, but it also allows you access to the full list of domains and the option for you to search the lists how you want!
My ZipZing domain dictionary filtering software currently back on sale! Visit ZipZing.com to learn more about it! It is a very valuable and flexible software as long as you understand how it works!
I hope this helps you if you were unaware that these lists existed or you simply didn’t know how to obtain the full GoDaddy Auctions domain lists!