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Hello? Anyone missing ProseCoin.com? Check your GD account...

Discussion in 'Warnings and Alerts' started by Bannen, Feb 20, 2018.

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  1. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Funny thing happened today (okay, not funny, just a first time for me):

    I was looking through my GD domain manager at my domains, doing renewals... and I see a strange domain in my account: ProseCoin.com.

    Huh?

    I have no idea what that is, it makes no sense, and I certainly didn't reg it, have never heard of the term and never searched for it - but it shows as regged by me yesterday. So I did some investigating, and saw in my Paypal that when I paid for another domain I won yesterday in GD expiring auctions... this prosecoin.com was somehow attached to that payment! Note that when I won the other domain and clicked on the 'pay for this domain' link, all that came up was the cart for the domain I won at auction. There was nothing else attached, nothing in my cart, and of course I would never have searched for prosecoin anyway because it means nothing, a nonsensical domain.

    I opened up a chat with GD; they had no idea how this happened... and I suspect the chat guys believe I probably had this weird domain in my cart, mistakenly included it with the payment for my other auction-win domain, and that I was making excuses for my mistake just to get a refund.

    Anyway, they axed prosecoin.com out of my account (it's now canceled), gave me the refund... AND I STILL HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT GOT THERE AND I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HOWEVER THAT DOMAIN ENDED UP BEING REGGED ALONG WITH MY OTHER DOMAIN.

    Has anyone else ever experienced this... paying for a domain you won at expiring GD auction, and then another domain you've never heard of mysteriously gets regged along with it? Just some weird glitch... but it's a dangerous one if it's registering domains into your account that you didn't add to your account yourself!

    Though they took care of the issue, I wanted to post this strange happening here just as a warning to check, anytime you pay for a won auction, that no other domain gets added to it.
     
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  2. Hypersot

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    There was a thread/post a few months ago where someone claimed that they got gifted a domain along with one of their purchases..I'm not sure but I think it was a godaddy case again.

    I would have searched it for you but I have no idea how to even start searching for it.

    I'm afraid I have no more info on that :(
     
  3. johname

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    Just popped into your account but you were also charged

    Looks like it was a fresh reg

    Change password just in case
     
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  5. JB Lions

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    I'm confused, what's happening? That person in that thread was selling prosecoin.com

    But there is a message:

    Update: Proof could not be provided. Member has been warned.

    So not sure how that domain got into Bannen's account and then I'm not sure if that seller couldn't prove he's the owner, why is there just a warning and not a ban?
     
  6. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What's really crazy is that I'm one of the ones who reported that above thread, as the seller was selling that whole list of names that he hadn't even regged yet (then he regged a bunch of them later, after he got the warning). Is it all tied in somehow? The plot thickens :)
     
  7. MapleDots

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    ProseCoin.com

    Crap, thats mine..... you can have it for 1,000,000 :xf.laugh:
     
  8. Keukatodd

    Keukatodd Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I didn't have that happen to me but I had something almost as weird happen involving GD. It was actually a year ago that I had just started domaining (Brand new in every way). I had hand registered a name and stumbled through learning how to list it on GD auctions. About 2 weeks after I had put the name up for sale, I got an email congratulating me as my name had sold. I was super excited but I obviously had no idea on how to transfer the name to the new owner. I immediately went to the site and read on how to transfer the name. I followed everything fine and for all intents and purposes it was apparent that I had done my part and now the new owner only needed to do their part to complete the transfer. A few days later I realized that the name was still in my account and being that I was new, I called Godaddy support to make sure that I had done everything correct. I didn't want to start my career off by making someone mad by not getting them the name they had just bought. GD told me that I had indeed done everything correct and all that was left was for the new owner to take ownership. It was about two weeks after this point and there the name sat. Still in my account. GD actually reached out to me and told me that I was going to have to release the name to them and they would follow up with the new owner. By the way, I received the money from the sale a day after the "Congratulations your domain sold," email. I signed the domain over to GD and went on my way. About 3 weeks later I was again contacted by GD and told that they absolutely could not get in touch with the new owner and they were transferring the domain back into my account.
    So here I am in a little over my first month into this domaining thing and I have sold a hand reg that I got paid for aaaand I still have the domain. Man! Domaining was already proving to be almost like getting money from the tooth fairy. I made sure the GD rep told me nothing short of like 10 times that I was not stealing from the person who had paid the listing.
    Fast forward about 5 months later and I figured what the heck, I am going to relist the name. I had been holding just for some strange reason the person came looking for their domain they had paid for. The new listing came and went without any success. It was about the first week of this past December (so almost a year after the name sold) and I get an email from GD. I open the email and it goes something to this affect;

    Dear Todd,
    You had listing such and such and it sold. You have not followed through with transferring the name to the new owner and they want their name. The tone of the email was as if it were a couple of days after the sale and I needed to get my butt in gear and transfer the name. GD then emailed me with a link to take me right to the point of transfer. LOL! Was this real life I was thinking???? I clicked on the link, followed the instructions and POOF! The name was finally out of my account.......
     
  9. johname

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    Ok I am firmly on this theory and wont waver a bit lol:

    You were checking out this dudes sales thread
    You ran the names to see if they were available
    One available domain accidentally wasn't removed from GD's sticky memory pre-cart system
    Then when you paid for a later expiring domain, you were so happy to pay for it and so convinced it was the only thing in your shopping cart, you didn't know you were also purchasing the other domain too.
     
  10. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lol
    Actually now I remember what I checked: I always check availability through SaferWhois site, which showed that guy's names as available. SaferWhois is more reliable for live lookups than GD. When those names showed available, then I Whois'd a few of them at GD (since the 'seller' had said they were all at GD) just to double-check. But I didn't search them for availability at GD, just used GD's Whois.

    So somehow, without me clicking anything, that one domain (I actually Whois'd about 5 of his names at GD) got 'invisibly' placed into my cart. None of his other domains I Whois'd were placed invisibly in my cart, just that one. It didn't show up when I went to my cart to pay for that other expired domain I won at auction. Didn't show up anywhere... until I saw it in my GD domain management page and wondered where the heck it came from. Checked Paypal receipt which showed it 'piggybacked' the payment for that invisible domain along with the one I was actually paying for.

    Whatever the glitch... a domain I didn't actually place in my GD cart and which didn't visibly show up there... ended up there 'invisibly' and was paid for during another transaction. Scary.
     
  11. FolioTeam

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    That's just plain weird
     

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