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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. .X.

    .X. God is great Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No tricks, only treats @namesilo, straight forward and customer service is Tier 1, I am not an employee or affiliated with NameSilo except as a customer, a no BS solution to people that are looking to pack their portfolio in a safe place, not to mention , you can use 3 steps of verification on your account.
     
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  2. anantj

    anantj Top Member VIP

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    Applies to you as well
     
  3. iAchilles

    iAchilles Top Member VIP

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    Right here. I'm the boogieman, the guy who has inside info on domain searches, specifically at namecheap.com apparently. Just ask the guy who called me every name in the alphabet who had the name in his cart but had an issue with their card.

    I'm still waiting for the lawsuit. :ROFL:
     
  4. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    so basically your calling "alexatopper" a liar ? please correct me if im wrong .
     
  5. anantj

    anantj Top Member VIP

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    Looks to me like @Joe Styler is correcting @alexatopper and your understanding of their service!
     
  6. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    you gotta read between the lines :xf.smile:
     
  7. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    lol:ROFL: seriously , what else would you expect him to say ?
     
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  8. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    yes it is joe ..... but an accurate statement by me . you & the rest of the registrars like to act so innocent , LOL . more than a few registrars have been caught doing the exact same thing iv’e complained about . Oh by the way everybody ......I’M BACK from my probation , lol
     
  9. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    interesting reading for anyone who cares to know the truth , google “ godaddy buying searched domains “
     
  10. Joe Styler

    Joe Styler Aftermarket Product Manager GoDaddy Staff Afternic Staff PRO VIP

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    You can also Google - Sightings of Bigfoot, or using pixie dust to fly like Peter Pan if you are interested. I think you will find them about as accurate as us buying searched domains. I have stated over and over we do not.
     
  11. robert widener

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    i’ll say it loud & clear ...... YOUR A LIAR
     
  12. robert widener

    robert widener Established Member

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    LOL , you better hope big foot isn’t discovered anytime soon joe
     
  13. tldboss

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    Can you provide proof? that Godaddy are front running domain names.

    I guess most NP members wont take you serious, unless you provide proof.
     
  14. Ategy

    Ategy NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Instead of making serious allegations that quite honestly can't be proven either way, why do you actually ask productive questions.

    Like perhaps what security steps registrars take to ensure rogue employees can't access your data (search or otherwise).

    GoDaddy most certainly does collect your data (they send you emails remind you to buy it if it's still available, so the data is being collected), but it's a big step to accuse them of using/selling it to benefit anyone other than yourself.

    At the end of the day, ANY registrar that does collect such data is open to security breaches .. from hackers .. but mostly for employees .. and the truth is .. that there is no way to be 100% sure either way without the registrar allowing you to go in and audit their code .. which something tells me isn't likely to ever happen ... (Correct me if I'm wrong @Joe Styler and @Paul Nicks .. lol .. or should I call you Big Foot and Peter Pan?)

    So the only answer is .. if you don't trust a registrar .. don't use them. As there simply is no way to ever prove to you that there isn't some leak.


    Also don't forget that GoDaddy doesn't make much money on domains compared to their add-on products .. so as a corporate policy, it really wouldn't make sense for them to sell that data to domainers who would only buy domains without any add-on services. Again though .. rogue employees would have that consideration.
     
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  15. robert widener

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    At least Joe has a sense of humour .... now try being honest with us & with a straight face if you can
     
  16. winst

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    The alternative theory is even scarier...

    The registrars did 't do it. Your computer was compromised and the hacker installed a key logger.
    The hacker knows you were interested in the domain by reading your search history and quickly buys it and tried to sell it to you.

    But all seriousness, I just don't think registrars would(or should) do this because it is just so much development work and very little upside (most people do not fall for it), and risk alienating and lose customers forever.
     
  17. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    And at the top of that, it's prohibited by the Registry Agreement
    https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/registries/registries-agreements-en
    Specification 9
    "register names in the TLD or sub-domains of the TLD based upon proprietary access to information about searches or resolution requests by consumers for domain names not yet registered (commonly known as, “front-running”); or"

    Gube
     
  18. robert widener

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    Years ago Godaddys vice president of domain auctions ( adam Dicker ) was BUSTED & caught participating in the auctions driving up prices . Now ask yourself folks ...... do you really believe that godaddy has stopped these unethical practices ? do you truly believe that go daddy wouldn't stoop to the charges that I brought in this thread ? Come on people ..... quit being so naive & wake up .
     
  19. robert widener

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    @Joe Styler, there's more than a few articles online about this if someone wanted to search it . I also like how godaddy bought the site godaddysucks.com( it redirects to godaddy.com ) years ago & buried it LOL . It was a site where godaddy customers & former godaddy employees went to complain & Tell what was really happening at godaddy .
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2019

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