Located in Warnings and Alerts, started by wot, Feb 26, 2012
Already on the blog but it's good to know a few more people are taking notice,maybe one day even Sedo will! :O
Still in the name of the Russian so I am guessing the the deal fell through,hopefully! :tu:
I would like to post more details about the people who are doing this but it appears that it is now becoming acceptable with threads being deemed derogatory and inflammatory (honest imho) banished to the graveyard.
I was trying to figure out what was going on as it said Shop.com and was looking for any IDN notice but did not see any. I copied and pasted in the address bar and got this.
Boy that's totally bad!
Perhaps you should talk with each other? It's exactly what this guy was doing and both he and the guy who got screwed are members here:p
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I do almost understand why the thread had been sent to the graveyard but being an old cynic I am pretty well convinced it is more for any potential liabilities NP's may have as a result of the content of the thread as opposed to the welfare of the members here.But that's just me.
Amazingly it's back on Sedo auction yet again for a third time along with at least 3 others from the same Russian(Elena),all with bids.
Don"t get screwed.
More on my blog from others on Sedo auction with a list of their ASCII lookalike IDN.
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Have to show to some of these names, how is it possible they are even there on Sedo:
fantastic... I guess COMMISSION rules
Here is another one - sedo.com/search/details.php4?language=us&domain=xn--n1a9bb.com&partnerid=55490&origin=partner
ЅОЅ.COM - aka XN--N1A9BB.COM
Name is registered 2 month ago and already 45 offers at Sedo.
At least it's not on auction yet.
Not sure if something is happening at Sedo but there are only a couple of the crappy IDN ASCII on the featured domains compared with over a dozen a week or two ago.
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Now maybe something is really happening,only 2 crappy ASCII IDN on auction at the moment!
Sedo- are you actually taking action?
IMO some bidders knows about placing a bid on non sense IDNs, but they may thing, this is a "great" investment for the future.
agree. but it's not likely that every one of these domains got the starting bid for real.
n fact, many domains never sell, and some even drop because no potential buyer wants to make a true effort in purchasing a domain. most only bid when a domain is going to change hands for sure. that is one of the problems with SEDO. the seller has the only right to decide whether to put a domain on auction after receiving a bid or not. 4.cn in that case is more well built and it is increasingly successful in doing it.
so, until now "Elena" has scam at least 2 persons
and the buyer of the domain in this thread.
it has probably scammed more since her seller index at SEDO is at the top.
it has been a good raid since the sales cover in excess the cost in reg fee the domains (and a bunch of others).
notoriously, she has also been able to list and re-list for sale the same IDN on SEDO for 3(?) times without any problem:
and SEDO is acting in such a meaningful way that the scammer is still allowed to list and use SEDO. :lala:
the important seems not to stop scammers but to avoid any legal implication for SEDO. Here is the new "disclaimer":
** 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--80A6AA.COM.
Yes,she has a similar sales record to me and I have sold quite a few real ones.
Sedo are getting there but they are still not addressing the obvious shill bids particularly from this woman and she has made a fool of a lot of people! And a few buyers poorer now with worthless assets.
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срс.com - Only this one left on auction with it's inishill (Intended) bid the only bid and only a few hours left so hopefully nobody else gets caught.
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I can confirm that the buyer of XN--N1A2C.COM оі.com was NOT aware of what he had bought.
Another one of the Russians victims.And she and a couple of other still have many similar names at Sedo.com waiting for the next one to get trapped.
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The latest version almost there but still not correct and the grammar needs some work:
“** 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–80A6AA.COM.”
i.e. -Should be e.g.
Internationalized Domain -Should be internationalized domain
“signs” – should be “characters”
Sold at Sedo.com $940 registered 3 months ago,looks like another poor b got screwed!
Russian women are too beautiful to bother to learn what the domain is
I guess I saw that guy posting on Russian forums a while ago.
As an update.
The crap names that were finally banned from Sedo auctions and featured domains are now,would you believe,appearing on DNF,4cn & amazingly a nice block ad on DNJournal!
See my blog below for more details.
Some time ago I saw that guy complaining on Russian forum. It appeared that Sedo removed his idn crap from his Sedo account. He was quite upset.
this will keep you safe from these kind of domains
Just looking back on this old thread and it appears that we had a big success and in general the majority of the crappy names have disappeared,despite the naysayers pessimistic attitudes.
Well done guys.
You think so, don't overestimate the intelligence of domainers. It's because people are now bidding on domains like lnvestor.com or vveekly.com :lol:
I'm the new owner of ѕео.com and just wanted to say that I had nothing to do with the past owners issues with yourself/anyone else. Sorry that you had issues with sedo/this owner.
When we put a lot of emphasis on trying to make buying a domain feel safe and trustworthy for end-users who aren't familiar with the industry, it's incredibly unreasonable to expect them to know that these domains are, quite literally, not what they appear to be.
I want marketplaces to give strong warnings, if they insist on having these names for sale at all. Not fine print. Huge red letters, and a pop-up, and a final warning before checking out: "THIS DOMAIN IS ACTUALLY dfw3f-w3-33-rsar.com and NOT Hi.com."
Just having a little sign that says "IDN" is not good enough. Many people don't know what that means. Buying a domain for the first time is already plenty confusing, between DNS, "Do I need privacy? Do I need whatever other super-duper upsell they're trying to push on me?"
We can, as an industry, say "Well it's buyer beware", but then we mustn't cry when the buyers decide to be so aware that they stay away from the aftermarket altogether.
It reminds me of selling those fake .extensions that don't actually work in regular browsers, without making it blatantly obvious that it's not a real domain name.
Thanks to OP for calling out nonsense in the domain industry, it's the only way we'll get better, and we'll build a stronger, more liquid market.
Edit: Just saw the date of this thread haha, this has been a problem long before my time I guess!
Separate names with a comma.