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STOP holding domains hostage

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews started by robert widener, Aug 22, 2018.

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  1. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    most registries work with domain agents , a company that holds domains hostage for 199 $ or more . you look up a domain & see its available , you want to think about it , come back 10 minutes later to reg it & da wants 199 $ for it . da & the registry split the profits . VERY UNETHICAL & GREEDY
     
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  2. kam

    kam Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You should always use official whois server to check domain availability.:xf.cool:
     
  3. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator VIP

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    Never seen this before. Any proof ?
     
  4. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    notice how no registry reps will respond to this ? i'd love to hear from them .
     
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  5. alcy

    alcy Top Member VIP

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    im pretty sure their reasons not to respond are different
     
  6. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    lol , which registry do you work for ? :xf.smile:
     
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  7. urlurl

    urlurl Top Member VIP

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    i dont think its the registries that are doing it - i think its spies and/or bots. i most cases if you dont respond or buy, it will be available to reg a few days later. happened to me once.
     
  8. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    This is a regular accusation. The solution is simple .. register the domain at another registrar .. or don't buy anything from that registry if you think it's at that level.

    One important thing to note is that prices do change sometimes because of database connection errors. Meaning that a premium domain will show at regular price if the registrar is having issues connecting to the registry pricelist database. This has happened to me in the past (before I was actually "domaining"). It's an unfortunate fact that this happens MUCH more often than it should.

    Finally .. do not take offence .. but your accusations are pretty meaningless unless you share the specifics. If you want to generate awareness to actually get some pressure to make things better then you need to be constructive and post facts. Just posting baseless accusations is done every single day in the domain industry .. and you'll find most domainers at this point more annoyed by empty accusations like yours than by anything else.

    What is the domain? (at the very least post the TLD, although I'd want to know the specific domain before assuming any potential wrongdoing)
    What is the registry you tried to buy the domain at?
    When exactly did the two searches take place?
     
  9. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    not 1 registry rep came on to defend their company ? enough said :xf.smile:
     
  10. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    lol ,:ROFL: e-mail me i have a bridge in brooklyn i'd like to sell ya ... & guess what ? it costs 199$
     
  11. creataweb

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    robert widener Established Member

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  13. alexatopper

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    Happened to me one time with Godaddy
     
  14. golan

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    @robert widener i remember clearly you have already got this same advise in some other thread. But you keep going around and whining. Maybe try to find another hobby, domaining seems to be very difficult for you... Good luck
     
  15. frostify

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    Some registrys can register a domain name for up to 3 days I believe (for free) and then they can essentially "refund themselves" after 3 days and release the domain name. It might be worth it to check back on your hostage domain in a few days and it might be freed up but otherwise I'd recommend using a whois service to perform lookup requests. I personally use Whois.com and Whois.net. You can also search for domains somewhere more reputable such as GoDaddy, NameCheap, or NameSilo (all ones I've had success with).
     
  16. Windoms

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    Sometimes there's problems with price updates. It shows the sale price for example 29$, then it updates the system and you get the normal price like 200 - 300$ for some extensions.
    Maybe you were not dealing with .coms
     
  17. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    let me guess , u work for domain agents or a registrar that works with them ? the practice should be stopped :xf.eek: plain & simple
     
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  18. Joe Styler

    Joe Styler Aftermarket Product Manager GoDaddy Staff Afternic Staff PRO VIP

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    We do not share any data with other companies or do anything in any way remotely related in any way to what is being stated on this thread. If you look up a name to buy we don't buy it or tell anyone else to buy it period. That is quite an accusation.
     
  19. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    google "godaddy buying searched domains " :xf.smile: lots of interesting stuff to read . why dont registrars JUST ADMIT IT & be done with it already .
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
  20. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    lol :ROFL: i wouldnt put anything past godaddy or any other registrar .
     
  21. robert widener

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    i once met a chic in a bar in iowa city ( home of the hawkeyes ) who worked at a registrar & she said that the industry standard when confronted about domain frontrunning was to DENY DENY DENY:troll:
     
  22. urlurl

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    its not the registers that do this - its a program bot or spyware watching what you search and reg it - they list it for cheap in hopes you buy it from them, if you dont they just get a refund on the name.
     
  23. Foggy

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    That’s some pretty heady stuff there. How high up was she in the Iowa City’s domain industry nexus? Did you even get her business card? All pretty absurd.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
  24. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    she was visiting her daughter , a student at u of i . :xf.smile:
     
  25. robert widener

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    in defense of registrar reps , if you repeat something long enough your bound to start believing it yourself :xf.smile:
     

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