I received an email from somebody claiming to own a domain name that was up for auction on GoDaddy and offering to sell it to me.
Clearly this was a mis-representation.
what is GoDaddy’s attitude to this? Will they take action against the person concerned, such as banning them from the site?
I receive emails all the time from folks offering domains that they think I may want based on the domains and websites that I already own. While that approach may be considered a bit spammy I am not aware of any laws or rules that exist to prevent them from doing so.
I'm not sure how anyone can confirm with 100% confidence that an auction and the person who contacted you are not one and the same or aligned in some way.
So do what I do when this happens -- just hit delete. 😉