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Mixed script "fake" IDN on Sedo

Located in Warnings and Alerts, started by wot, Mar 7, 2015

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  1. wot

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    -These are just a couple of many that are on featured domains at Sedo.com, there are very many!

    Sedo had stopped allowing them for some time now but slipping back in to their old ways.

    They are shown as IDN but they are simply mixed script, English and other languages cobbled together, to look like real English words. Many people have been caught out by this type of worthless rubbish in the past both on Sedo and on the various forums.


    holíday.com






    amerìca.com etc.

    Well done NP's for removing many of them from the forum.

    Make sure you don't get caught by them, particularly if you are new to domaining.
     
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  2. Kenny

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    Thanks wot !

    Peace,
    Cy
     
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    ৪৪.com / ৪৪৪.com / Youxí.com / Credít.com
    ío.com / Nínja.com / Medía.com / Bíngo.com
    Indía.com / Oíl.com /

    More of them,same owner!
    Absolute rubbish phishing domains, come on Sedo get your fingers out, how can you condone this yet again!
     
  5. wot

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    Oops, they are also for sale at a DomainNameSales.com!

    Do they really need this crappy business?

    AND they do not even show them as IDN!
     
  6. tk-hassan

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    ohhh before checking this post, SEDO was a trusted name for me :(
     
  7. wot

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    In general Sedo can be trusted. It appears however that they have a vetting problem that allows these type of names to be included on their website.
    Usuall this will be people vetting names for inclusion who know little about domains.
    They went through the same problems a couple of years ago, took a long time for them to sort it out but they did.

    NP's on the other hand took immediate action to remove them as soon as they were aware.
     
  8. Kenny

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    ৪৪.com / ৪৪৪.com = 44.com / 444.com

    Great job... as always.

    Peace,
    Cy
     
  9. briguy

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    New to this stuff..
    Details:

    ৪৪.COM

    Domain Name without content.


    "** This domain contains special non-English characters (i.e. "ä","ö","ü","á","é", "í") and is an Internationalized Domain (IDN). Please note that even if the signs in this domain name appear like regular signs, the domain may not be always reachable by typing in the name, due to browser limitations on IDN names and user setup. The domain can be reached by typing in: xn--47ba.com
    "
    Isn't the above a good disclaimer/warning?
     
  10. Sheogorath

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    It's a real nuisance to notice the free roam of IDN domains on Sedo and on other marketplaces.
    Each time I search for a domain, I must filter the results from IDN.
    I wish that people were to figure it out that selling IDN domains is generally not profitable at all.
    IDN domains are also being accepted to Sedo top domains sometimes.
    Accepting an IDN to Top Domain is just ridiculous.
    Not to mention they even accept .club and other new gTLD domains to Top Domains as well.
     
  11. wot

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    It is if you have half an idea what you are doing but it's mostly the newbies that get caught each time.

    People only read what they want to. Have you tried sending an email to anyone where you have more than point/ request to get over? How many times do you have to ask again to get the second / third whatever resolved.

    And at the end of the day these are simple fake IDN posing as real English words or numbers, not from any known language, you think that is OK?
     
  12. wot

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    As expected Sedo have done nothing the crap names are all over their featured domains, guess the money is more important than their reputation.

    Some poor dupe is either going to end up paying $1000 for a useless fake domain name or will get banned from Sedo when they fail to pay after realising their mistake.

    There will no doubt be more the longer Sedo fail to act!
     
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    I contacted these guys also, equally zero action at this point in time from these caring sharing resellers as well.
     
  16. sofiapartner

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    Your fight with these scams is epic. Respect for that.
     
  17. wot

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    It appears they may have taken some action!
     
  18. wot

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    Oh dear!

    3,100 USD [​IMG]

    This offer caused the auction to get extended.

    Bidder 42015-03-15 11:04 EST2,050 USD [​IMG]

    Bidder 42015-03-15 10:52 EST2,000 USD [​IMG]

    Bidder 42015-03-15 10:48 EST1,350 USD [​IMG]

    Bidder 52015-03-15 10:48 EST1,300 USD [​IMG]

    Bidder 52015-03-15 10:29 EST1,200 USD [​IMG]

    Bidder 32015-03-11 20:14 EST1,050 USD [​IMG]
    Bidder 12015-03-08 15:30 EST1,000 USD [​IMG]

    Can't wait to tell the winner bidder what they won!
     
  19. Ted.T

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    There is a BIG IDN sign. How can someone miss that?
     
  20. Ted.T

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    Well, I might be wrong, but that's really insane...

    ᗱ.com [​IMG] is on auction
    Current Bid:
    100,000 USD Bidding History (1 Bid)

    Link
     
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  22. wot

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    Sedo are beyond pathetic!
     
  23. wot

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    Registered 4 weeks ago, the guy was trying to flog it on NP's with a load of others that were removed by the mods- kudos.
     
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