So, did GoDaddy really steal this domain name?
The answer is no.
Let me tell you why.
You can determine who owns a domain name by doing a “whois lookup”, which is basically a phone book for domain names.
Does GoDaddy own my domain name?
Domain names are relatively cheap to register through an Internet Domain registrar like GoDaddy.com or Register.com, though they must be renewed every year or few years. Anyone can register a domain name, and the name is yours until you stop renewing it.
Do domain registrars steal names?
Domain stealing, also known as domain theft, is a common criminal activity on the Internet. It consists in transferring your domain name illegally to another registrar, without you knowing about it.
Can someone steal my domain name?
Yes, someone can steal your domain name. All someone needs to do is login to your account where your domain is registered (Godaddy, Google, Bluehost, etc) “unlock” your domain and get EPP Code/Transfer code. With that information they can initiate a domain transfer.
What does it mean when GoDaddy parked a domain?
Domain parking is the registration of an Internet domain name without that domain being associated with any services such as e-mail or a website. In the latter, an “Under Construction” or a “Coming Soon” message may or may not be put up on the domain by the registrar or reseller.