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Is your Afternic username professional?

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by NickB, May 31, 2020

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  1. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Dropped the ball with this....

    Did not realise my Afternic username was publicly on show until I read the below on Network Solutions

    "Only your Afternic user name will be listed with your domain"

    I am currently using MrAcidic which is not professional at all, have sent an email to service @ afternic.com and told them my current username and a list of 5 alternatives (in preferential order)

    If you need to change your username make sure to send the email from the one they have on file.....
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2020
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  2. Don Gondon

    Don Gondon Established Member

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    Where exactly is it being shown? I believe one can configure their privacy settings to avoid it.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Not sure - I can only assume a potential client sees our username before or during the transaction process

    I got the info from the below link
    http://www.networksolutions.com/support/getting-started-3 - don't know how old the article is
     
  4. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    thanks @Don Gondon

    Went to Afternic settings and saw that the below is hidden

    • My Avatar
    • "Share Profile" Social Media Links
    • My Username

    I think for transparency sake I will get a new username and upload a picture.......
     
  5. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    To get a new username, you must create a new account. I enquired about this in past and i doubt it has changed because nothing else changes at afternic
     
  6. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Dam....I have emailed them, will post their response once received
     
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  8. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    definitely worth keeping it professional (if I can change it that is) then if you want to share or showcase your portfolio
     
  9. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    You can hide your portfolio and username from public view, but I think that is mutually inclusive.
    I imagine your name will show when a transaction is finalised.

    What I am keen to know is when I make an offer, does the other party see my username if I have hidden it as above?
     
  10. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    good question......hopefully someone can answer that

    Personally I do not want to be in private mode, I have some domains that fall under one category (Defi for example) so keeping my portfolio & username public keeps these names in full view and shows a selection of names for that category for any potential end user......
     
  11. Joakim

    Joakim SalesBusiness.com VIP

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    [​IMG]
    Always been private, so I would love to have those questions answered.
     
  12. shojib

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    username is important?
     
  13. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    I tried to change my afternic username without luck. Afternic support said that is not allowed.
     
  14. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    your brand is important?
    your name is important?
    your domain is important?
     
  15. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    Fair enough. I imagine that limits shady operators to some extent.

    EDIT: I cannot recall when I signed up at Afternic, if it was made clear that you are stuck with the username you choose.
    Anybody?
     
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  16. ultradog

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    My username was created and assigned to me by an Afternic broker.
     
  17. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    @NickB

    I made an offer the other day, and checked that offer today in the Afternic panel and can confirm that the offer was made via a different username to mine.
     
  18. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Nice one.....

    Also got an email from Afternic and @MasterOfMyDomains was right (didn't doubt he was!)

    "Thank you for contacting Afternic Support.

    Unfortunately, there is not a process to change an Afternic User Name. If you must still have a new User Name, then please proceed instead by creating a new account with your desired User Name.

    If you would like this same email on the next account that you make, then we will need to officially close this account first. For us to do so, we need to receive the request to close the account from the email address that is on file. Once that is processed, you would be able to create the new account with your new User Name and same email address.

    We hope that your future Auctions endeavors are successful. Please contact us again if we can be of further assistance."
     
  19. carob

    carob Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, it is half the info needed to hack your Afternic account and change prices - so if you have Fast Transfer enabled, someone can set the price of your domain as low as they like, say $20, then they or their accomplice buy it and get it at once, probably no way to get it back.They could also change your payment details so they receive your afternic payments.

    There is no 2FA at Afternic so once you know a username you just need to find a password to get in.

    Exposing usernames at Afternic also came up in Afternic bugs thread at https://www.namepros.com/threads/problems-bugs-and-fixes-at-afternic-report-problems-here.1006373/
     
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  20. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    I have never been convinced that TFA is all that safe in certain circumstances.
    eg: Phone numbers can be ported in some dodgy situations. What if your phone is stolen and not locked?
    I wont go into specifics, but be wary what you click on in SMS, emails, and other platforms.
     

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