Labeled as warning in Warnings and Alerts, started by kriss05, Dec 15, 2017
You mean er b.agging
DoucheB.ag can be registered.
Then again, don't waste your dollars on a banana domain.
Some updates: I reached out to the government of Antigua and Barbuda as well as Afilias (technical registry back end for .ag TLD) regarding this issue, no official response yet.
While Nic.ag didn't care to respond to tons of my communications sent to them, they closed without response 44 of my tickets at mydomains.nic.ag and left one ticket open, yet without any response.
Also there are seem to be some interesting things going on with whois data. The domain was registered on November 9, more than two months passed since November 9 2017, so the domain was likely to enter pendingDelete and/or redemptionPeriod, yet whois keeps unchanged since November 2, 2017.
Received response from Afilias (technical registry backend for .ag tld):
So, Nic.ag confirmed to Afilias that Nic.ag, in contrary with their own regulations, allowed/allows for years registration/renewal of reserved/prohibited domains, not only b.ag but also many others.
Also, in contrary with their own regulations, Nic.ag considers re-selling .ag domains as illegitimate activity.
Nic.ag, in contrary with their own regulations active at the time of registration of b.ag and other reserved/prohibited domains, don't want to issue refunds they promised to do if such names were registered.
No surprises here, as everything was said regarding this sh*tty Nic.ag "registry" already.
The one thing to add here is Afilias doesn't give a sh*t either.
That is why all the tlds they control are doing so bad
Thanks for the warning. No .ag for me!
This is indeed painful. Hope you move on and possibly avoid some tld not certain of their terms.
Indeed learning a lot from NP.
Any other updates on this kriss05?
Nothing important at the moment.
I heard that some .ag investors who owned quite a few two-letter .ag domains, including some of have-to-be-reserved names like b.ag, were concerned and asked .nic.ag if it is safe to renew their .ag domains. I don't know what further happened.
EDIT: Not sure how I dug up this old post, just realized it was very old. Sorry for the necromancy.
Apart from this specific domain, people keep registering .ag domains for resale not realizing that this shady .ag registry can take their domains away at any time not giving a d*mn even to notify registrants.
At least those brave domainers should keep in mind that if .ag registry took their domains away, they won't be refunded automatically even if qualified. .ag registry will be keeping quite until "refund period" is over to keep the money and run.
Yeah, Antigua is basically a third world country masquerading as a modern tourist destination. I would assume an Antiguan business to be roughly as trustworthy as a Nigerian scammer. Of course, ICANN will do business with anyone.
Whew, glad I read this. There was a user here selling single char .ag and I was planning on buying some but never got around to it.
So the .ag/ony continues? )
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