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More Fraudulent Bidding Activity at DropCatch.com

Located in Drop Catchers and Expired Domain Services, started by Arca, Oct 28, 2017

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  1. wwwulff

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  2. Skyvisum

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    Want to begin my thanking @Arca for starting this thread and to all the great work put in by others here who have worked hard to make domaining more rewarding so we don't pay too much on dropcatch.I really appreciate all your efforts.I just got an email crediting me back $156 for an auction I won at 181 but after credits refund now means I paid $25 after the bidder GoodX1 bid me up.

    Thanks for the refund dropcatch and that is a good way to begin and listen to the people here who I owe a lot for their openness and transparency.

    God Bless You All for your hardwork.
    Skyvisum.
     
  3. wwwweb

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    Can confirm received high $xxx credit in the form of an account credit.

    I respect their ability to do this, but it should have never happend in the first place

    I consider this matter now closed from a personal standpoint.

    I see above someone was bid up by Goodx1, my refunds came as a result of wittynut
     
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  4. Domain Shane

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    Kudos to the Reberry brothers.
     
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  5. momentum

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    What do you expect when companies compete with their customers? Shady operation that cherry picks domains for itself or its partners; shill bidding; no transparency, etc.

    They obviously wouldn't have paid anything unless they were publicly outed here.
     
  6. offthehandle

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    Excellent to take time necessary to investigate and put in all the effort to review past auctions and actually give refunds. The internal cost and manhours must have been quite high too, nor a simple process. Hope that clears the air now with those of you who don’t believe in the platform.

    Thank you @Jeff Reberry @Rebies, but wish I would have read about it here on Namepros before on an unrelated blog! I didn’t receive any email alert about dropcatches blog post, which you might want to send out to all customers in the future. I would like to be on it.

    Where does your thinking originate? They don’t compete. You bid $59. And if you are the only bidder you get the name. If you and 12 others want the same name, then it is in auction and they don’t bid against their customers.

    They’ve invested megabucks in their platform, and in sharing the resources with the rest of us, we ride their coattails, if you bid minimum and lose it to a “partner”, which happens to me frequently, I take personal responsibility for my decision and don’t blame someone else. You or I want a name bad enough, pay $59. Why should they give it to you at little or no profit? They have to pay for their overhead.

    Please give some examples of shill bidding, as I have not seen any data anywhere posted by anyone.
     
  7. Grilled

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    NameJet.com was publicly outed, and they didn't pay anything. [besides I think a full refund to @Hemanttilotia in exchange for him relinquishing two domain's he won that I think HKDN had bid on]

    ie. two companies were recently given an opportunity to do the right thing, but only one company [DropCatch] had the integrity and fortitude to do right for their customers by auditing their auction history, issuing 'bid up' refunds, and making moves towards more transparency.

    He might be talking about HugeDomains.com. ie their participation in GoDaddy auctions, and frequent registering of dropped domains.
     
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  8. momentum

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    So Dropcatch is less of a crook than NameJet? You might be right, but its probably closer than you think.
     
  9. momentum

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    Offthehandle, of course they compete. Are you saying that they don't register domains for themselves or their partners?
     
  10. anantj

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    Not if there is a private backorder for the domain on their platform
     
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    By the way, DropCatch did not refund money where xdaydreamx (arirangcnt) was the 2nd highest bidder even though they admittedly to banned him. I'm talking about the period where he didn't pay for domains.
     
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    I can't edit my post above, but DropCatch reached out to me and clarified some dates and checked up on the auctions I had questions about. All is well.
     
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    Never paid for.
     
  14. Arca

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    Looks like this domain has now been paid for.

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    Keep in mind that these terms and conditions only apply to regular users, and there are a number of buyers who are allowed to play by a different set of rules. Privileged DropCatch buyers can can delay payment for weeks/months and at the same time continue to win more domains and accumulate outstanding payments.
     
  15. robert widener

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    thier all dirty:punch:
     
  16. ak4586

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    I had a very bad experience on dropcatch !!
     
  17. wwwulff

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    Can you elaborate otherwise your remark is not worth much
     
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    I don’t know why “tintin” was allowed back on the system, but he has defaulted in paying once again today in a 4 figure bid for xtremes.com

    A year after being a deadbeat, who knows how many other bids he did not win, or intend to pay for they disrupted. I can’t stand bidders who are playing with money they don’t have, or are front running. Innocent bidders are being fleeced, and it’s not fair.
     
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  19. wwwweb

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    FYI I got a second chance offer on a 4 figure canna name thru Godaddy, 48 hours after placing the parked nameservers on it, guess who a inquiry came in from, none other than Wittynut. My guess he is still active at Godaddy, and probably didn't pay for that auction, causing me to be the second highest bidder. I also have other inquiries from him on names he didn't pay for that were on at dropcatch after the fact.
     
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  20. xynames

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    Publicly out the deadbeats!
     
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    Just my 2c on their registration policy and attempt to properly qualify legit customers. I opened an account at DropCatch.com last week and I thought their vetting policy was as good (maybe even a tad better) than Escrow.com. They required a Credit Card, also a Govt. Issued ID/ ie. Drivers License, and then a close up "selfie" of you holding your Drivers License (so they could compare photo on Drivers License to person holding), and of course email confirmation etc.

    I am sure the bidding process can be "gamed" but i give them credit for trying to make sure they have done their best to confirm the identity of new customers. They might consider adding a phone call to new registrants as well so they can confirm phone and additional way to contact bidders, as well as to reconfirm the registration.
     
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