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Caught an LLL.biz; didn't pay the premium. How?

Labeled as discuss in Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching, started by g0kh4n, Jul 10, 2020

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  1. g0kh4n

    g0kh4n Domain Mogul ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Long story short, I caught an LLL.biz using my own dropcatching script some time ago and paid the standard $9 to reg it.

    Fast forward some time, I see some nice LLL.biz dropping soon and decide to try and catch a few of those as well which is when I realize now the registrar is deeming it a "registry premium" and charging $900 which is precisely 1000x what I paid for it.

    Immediately I'm like wtf and go check my transaction history and bank statement to confirm I did only pay $9. Next thing I do is go check when .biz domains activated registry premium domains. Turns out it's been the case since March 20, 2020 which is well before I had gotten my 9-dollar banger, leaving me even more puzzled than I started.

    Anyone have an idea what could have happened here? Am I overlooking something? I thought maybe not all LLL.biz were deemed premium but tried some crappy LLL combos and they all were the same.
     
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  2. Steven McEvoy

    Steven McEvoy StevenMcEvoy.com VIP

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    It’s Probly because the letters suck

    they just started the premiums not to long ago so you Probly just beat the change
     
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  3. Dot.us

    Dot.us Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    LOL my apologize for this "LOL"
    Old story
    Since October / November 2019 Neustar Reserved this names
    C , CC , LLL , NNN all no matter pattern & also names ( keywords ) that they are considered are Premium
    Same thing i expected will happen with .us in near future ( Q4 2020 or Q1 2021 )..imo
     
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  4. g0kh4n

    g0kh4n Domain Mogul ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I know this but what I'm saying is, I paid $9 for it, not $900. So I did NOT pay the premium price. How?
     
  5. g0kh4n

    g0kh4n Domain Mogul ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Didn't though. I regged it a couple weeks or so ago and the change Neustar's site says was done March 20. We're way past that.

    Also, the letters are good. They're all considered Western premiums.
     
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  6. Nick

    Nick TLD.PARTNERS VIP

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    Maybe someone has it listed for sale at whatever registrar you're checking it at. Check another registrar to see if the pricing is the same.
     
  7. g0kh4n

    g0kh4n Domain Mogul ★★★★★★★★★★

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    $900 is literally the lowest I can find already. Godaddy has them at $1200 and NameCheap at $975. I checked multiple LLL permutations, even crap ones and they're all at the same premium price point.

    So I quite literally, just a couple of weeks ago, got an LLL.biz for $9. Somehow.
     
  8. Dot.us

    Dot.us Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Check again
    Is under your name
    You pay $9
    Have all status of ICANN good
    Can you share ( at least in private ) the registrar & name
     
  9. g0kh4n

    g0kh4n Domain Mogul ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Unfortunately I don't feel comfortable sharing the name at this time but I can guarantee you I've already run through those steps. I know how unlikely this sounds, but it is in my control, I definitely paid $9, and I actually have changed the DNS already etc.
     
  10. pb

    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Here's your answer. It's a recent change. Or maybe they just "missed" your domain. :xf.rolleyes:

    It's also possible that you paid $9 but the registrar paid sweetly...
     
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  11. Dot.us

    Dot.us Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    kae.biz is available $1,200.17 - DD
    kae.biz - $900.00 - GD
    kae.biz, Your domain is available! , Premium name. What is this? , 975.00 USD - 101
    kae.biz $818.55 - PB
    kae.biz 1,102.00 USD - H

    This drop yesterday & now for sale at this price
    So i think somehow they just "missed" your domain
     
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  12. g0kh4n

    g0kh4n Domain Mogul ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Some time can be defined as <30 days which easily succeeds the date of the said change.

    Might just be the luckiest thing to ever happen to me. This is coming from a guy who got hospitalized in the past from a tree branch falling on his head, while simply strolling down the campus.
     
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