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Labeled as question in General Domain Discussion, started by s.g, Oct 25, 2020

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  1. s.g

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    Questions and answers to make us better domainers.

    Please keep both about one tweet long.

    Let's make Trump happy... :)
     
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  2. s.g

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    When the central registry is down for maintenance, how come certain registrars are still able to tell us which .com is available and which one is taken?
     
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    When forwarding potential buyers to major domain auction houses through your affiliated "For Sale" page:

    Can you avoid this situation in order to prevent those businesses from seeing similar domains of your competitors? If so, can you still market your domain well? How?
     
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    What happens to all the domains when a registrar declares bankruptcy?
     
  5. Pairadice

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    2. you can forward them to a page that doesn't have competitor's listings. depends on the type of domain and shopper whether it even matters. certain domains they have to have that exact domain, so it won't matter if competitor's domains are listed or not. But if they are comparison shopping like with brandables, then it would matter.
     
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    Beside GD/Afternic, were there any serious cases of negligence or fraudulent action by employees or execs of large registrars? If you know any, please briefly describe what each case was about and provide links.
     
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    5. When selling or buying an entire portfolio, do you have to use each domain's authorisation code or can this be done in bulk? Obviously one could simply give the buyer full access to that account and make a new one, but if this is not practical...
     
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    3. I think.. that network solutions went bankrupt or something, but someone bought them and just kept doing the same thing they did until the supply runs out
     
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    4. Normally they don't get caught, but this is a shady business in some ways. Learned that the hard way when I first started and I tried to hand-reg "bootcart.com" and it was available, then I typed it into the registration bar at a certain registrar, and in the 10 minutes it took me to fill out the information, someone else had just registered it. It could not have been a coincidence
     
  10. s.g

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    Exactly our worry! After spending an hour on the phone with name.com, we learnt a lot about their policies. Supposedly the other five or so major players enforce things the same way. Technically every registrar should. Yet your example shows it's not always as ideal as it should be.
     
  11. Pairadice

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    name.com is legitimate, but I think every registrar will look for a way to keep your domains and take money here and there if you let them. But if you do everything correctly, like making sure you renew on time and such, then you will be fine
     
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    5. if you want to be safe, then you should transfer with an auth code to another registrar. You can push the domains to someone else's account as well, but that could have problems if the person later performs a chargeback
     
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    How can PayPal break so many of its own rules after years of getting bad PR over their let's-change-the-rules-while-the-game-is-on attitude? Why do they target customers like Epik or tiny crowdfunding startups? Why do they rarely inform the affected customers about their draconian measures?
     
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    An interesting point. This could happen and yet none of us though of it before. We truly are learning here. Thanks to you!
     

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