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DOFO says name available but then it was GONE

Located in Domain Beginners started by NoisyNosyNancy, Jan 20, 2020.

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  1. NoisyNosyNancy

    NoisyNosyNancy New Member

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    So, I was looking up a name on DOFO and it said available and it transferred me over to Name.com to buy it...but then boom, it was gone.

    I double-checked and Go Daddy and Icann said it was available.

    What gives?

    Is there fraud in domaining? If I input a great name, does the search engine/website quickly steal my idea?
     
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  2. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Hard to say what happened without knowing the name.
     
  3. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Happens all the time, No one is stealing your name, DOFO is not really the place to check availability first, try using Whoxy.com or DomainTools.com. I have emailed them Dofo several times, telling them they need to fix their site, I don't even use them anymore, I find the site unusable. They need a lot of work done in my opinion.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
  4. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Too many to name.
     
  5. NoisyNosyNancy

    NoisyNosyNancy New Member

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    Thank you for explaining.
     
  6. Kemal G

    Kemal G Business Developer at dofo.com

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    I don't know what happened, but I'm sure it wasn't us. We don't have a mechanism to send searched domains to someone else.

    Yes, of course. We have lots of work to do, but I believe that we already create value for users. We have some features that only we have.

    Your feedback is welcomed. I'll send you a PM to talk further.
     

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