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Anyone listed or contacted by Enaming.com?

Located in Warnings and Alerts started by carob, Sep 3, 2015.

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  1. carob

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    Hi just wondering if anyone has been contacted by Enaming.com to buy your name?

    Or have you listed it there?

    Googled a domain of mine and was surprised when I found it indexed in Google at edomaining.com, min offer $10k. It was listed on Sedo for half that...not any more.

    Mentioned this in another thread but it just looks like old news there at https://www.namepros.com/threads/tr...erage-and-consulting-firm-enaming-com.855570/ so I'll start again - I really would like to know more.
     
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  2. Joseph Green

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    I have not, but I did sign up for their newsletter. Gmail has classified every email that they've sent, including the confirmation email, as spam. That's usually an indication that the company is doing something wrong when it comes to email.
     
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  4. carob

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    Hi looking at the fine print you could intepret it to mean they offer to try to acquire any domain for you for a minimum price of $10k. They are not the only people offering a service like that - Godaddy, Sedo, and DomainAgents do that, probably others too.

    But that doesn't answer the question - how do those google-indexed listings of individual domains get on Enaming.com and get their own pages? If there is a relationship with DomainNameSales does that mean double commissions, one to Enaming.com and one to DNS?

    Really highlights the risks involved in listing a domain at fixed price.
     
  5. main

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    I'm surprised this thread isn't getting more attention. To me it's unethical for anyone to list your domain for sale without your permission.
     
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  7. carob

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    Good point, but I checked and this name is not listed at Afternic, only Sedo and DNS. It was parked at Sedo with a mid xxxx fixed price, now increased to 10k.

    Another weird thing is how they classify names at Enaming.com - if you check your name there it is assigned to a category. Just put your domain in at the end of this sample url to see if there is a listing:

    http://enaming.com/inventory/domain/3d.com

    I wonder if they are scraping Sedo listings, or have a deal with Sedo and others?

    That listing page says this:
     
  8. main

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    Sedo also has SedoMLS (listing partners). Write Tracy at enaming an email and see what she says.
     
  9. main

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    So I tried the link you posted above. Many of my domains have pages there. I tried some made up domains and get a 404 page. Something is going on.
     
  10. Ms Domainer

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    Perhaps a former owner had listed the name(s) there and never deleted the names from his/her account.

    I have run across this when listing at Afternic.
     
  11. carob

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    Yes, and Sedo MLS can only be activated by listing a domain at Sedo at a fixed price. Domains at Enaming.com are listed as make-offer, with minimum offer of $10k.

    Sedo's MLS Premium also requires you to offer the domain for sale at a fixed price at Sedo.

    https://sedo.com/uk/sedo/sedomls/
     
  12. carob

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    That can happen - I queried Dynadot about that once. but I searched at Afternic and they are not offering this domain for sale and if Enaming.com are using or caching old Afternic data the data would in this case have to be from pre 2013.
     
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    Hey guys...this is one of about 6 zillion scams. Ignore it, the same way you (hopefully) ignore all the emails you get from the children of deceased Zimbabwean kings looking for potential American beneficiaries.
     
  16. greggb

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    How surprising that one of the major news networks might be perusing the Domain Name Discussion forum at namepros, on the lookout for injustices to namepro members.

    What's that? domaincrunch.com isn't one of the major news networks? Tell me it's no so. I could have sworn they were, if nothing else than by the eloquence in the writing in the above-mentioned article.
     
  17. carob

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    Hi it would be funny especially seeing some domains listed at 10k+ but it is hard to ignore for three key reasons:

    1) If your domain is not for sale and is the name of your business, people googling the business see the domain for sale and think the business is for sale. That could really knock their confidence in the business and hurt trade. See the other thread here for an example of that issue posted by @SafetyKits : https://www.namepros.com/threads/tr...erage-and-consulting-firm-enaming-com.855570/

    2) If you have listed somewhere with exclusivity this conflicts with that and could throw up a TOS violations issue.

    3) If you have listed at a fixed price below 10k somewhere, Enaming.com can just buy your name at that fixed price from you and sell on to their client for 10k+ and a nice profit plus commission. That is a risk you take listing a domain at a fixed price - but what if your sale price is reported and the client then sees that they paid 15k for a domain that Enaming just bought for them for 1.5K?

    If NP member @SafetyKits is right about Enaming following these threads I can't understand why they have not at least modified how their scripts run, let alone come here to talk to people who are potentially their suppliers.
     
  18. main

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    Everything you wrote is on point. Tracy Fogarty, the head of eNaming, did respond to the Domain Crunch article with the following:

    "Tracy Fogarty 14 Sep, 2015 at 9:31 am
    Sorry for any inconvenience to anyone.. We are redoing eNaming.com website and my tech team said they did not set a privacy flag for internal to external db, so all internal data ended up searchable. We will get this fixed ASAP!"

    I believe Tracy has a pretty good reputation in the domain industry, so I hope that she'll get this resolved sooner than later. Listing other people's domains for sale without permission is inexcusable.
     
  19. Acroplex

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    Is the internal db for "fantasy domaining" when these domains aren't for sale? :D
     
  20. carob

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    Precisely - who or what creates the DB and picks stuff to go in it? What for?

    Nothing has changed on the site as far as I can see - bodis.com is still there
    http://enaming.com/inventory/domain/bodis.com

    Tracy Fogarty does by all accounts have a good reputation and the site is not alone in offering to approach domain owners to buy domains that may not be for sale - Godaddy, Sedo, DomainAgents and DNS all seem to do this. Some places charge a flat fee with no promise of a result.

    But what is unique here at enaming.com is the listings pages, which get picked up by search engines. The site's robots.txt page makes no effort to discourage that. They could if they wanted change that, and add a no-index meta-tag to each such listing page so that the individual domain listing pages are not indexed by search engines.

    Why not?
     
  21. GoWebnames.com

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    The article nails it well, highly unethical and unprofessional IMO.
    If you start selling this way, everyone will have a portfolio of MILLIONS of domains without actually ever owning any. :)

    From Tracy's explanation, I understand they will still be marketing these domains "internally" to their clientbase without actually owning them.
     
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  22. AGAME

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    And likely without permission.
     
  23. carob

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  24. AGAME

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    They'll just keep lying about removing them, just like the politicians do, instead they're lying about internal and private databases and switches, etc....... but the reality is, its likely going to take legal action to get them to remove the names.
     
  25. main

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    Looks like the problem has been fixed. Give it a try @carob.
     

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