Update: Since posting this a number of people have emailed me to say I was judging the company too harshly. I think they are right. Having said that I still worry about the lack of response from GoDaddy. The CEO has a blog, where is their side of the story? They do seem to be talking to the original owner, maybe it will all be sorted out amicably.
If you want to know what it was about, check out this from Threadwatch.org
The owner of FamilyAlbum.com was surprised to find that he no longer owned the domain, which had not expired. Godaddy had received a complaint about invalid email address and sent an email to this invalid email address demanding the owner correct his invalid email address and predictably when no action was taken by the unaware domain owner (whose mailing address and phone number were correct!) godaddy grabbed the domain
This story is getting a serious amount of attention and I got some decent traffic from it, but this type of story is not what I am about. Negative blogging just doesn’t sit well with me so I am going to make a policy of positivity from now on, call me wet but I just feel better that way.
Moral of the story; don’t blog angry 😉
Sorry for messing up the feed with multiple edits!