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WARNING!!! Please read this before its late!

Labeled as warning in Warnings and Alerts started by arjun29, Jul 12, 2018.

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  1. arjun29

    arjun29 Established Member

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    Hello Friends, Let me share a story in short.

    I register and buy names for one sole purpose; development. Two years back I registered few names to develop a news portal. I completed all the legal and other procedures in my country and took license as well. After a few days, I found that my websites are banned by Facebook (banned sharing). I tried to figure out what happened, messaged fb support, changed host, transferred the name to another registrar and waited for months but got no success. So I gave up those beautiful names.

    Again, I registered a decent name sharedhani/com (means Shareholder) to develop a stockmarket based web app. I and my friend had planned for the project and did our research for weeks. Yesterday when we were discussing it on messenger, I sent the URL and got to know that the name too was banned by fb. I checked other few names which I was working on developing and more than 5 were banned.

    Upon investigating for an hour what I found was all the names that were banned are/were registered at Alpnames.

    The domains include:

    - Previously registered domains

    - First time registered domains

    - Previously developed domains

    No any problems with domains at other registrars. And the interesting thing is their main domain AlpNames.com is also banned from facebook share. I will contact FB through a business account and see if anything positive comes.

    The moral of the story is: Don’t fall in the trap of cheap registrations. Stick with the good ones and do your due diligence before entering your card and any other details. The few bucks saved at Alpnames is giving me so much trouble now. Got some trouble there with.Info domains as well.

    And also found this link during research: http://domainincite.com/22659-tech-giants-gunning-for-alpnames-over-new-gtld-abuse

    Please share your similar experiences as well, if you have any. Also, please suggest me something to include on the conversation with Facebook support.
     
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  2. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Transfer out and resubmit?
     
  3. arjun29

    arjun29 Established Member

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  4. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sorry that I can't tell you, but if it is the registrar holding you back the first thing you need to do is leave
     
  5. Ootsa

    Ootsa Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I agree.
    If FB's algorithm is black listing the registrar then transfer maybe the only way to solve the issue.
     
  6. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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  7. arjun29

    arjun29 Established Member

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    I transferred out two of my names to another registrar but that didn't help me either.
     
  8. BrandMart

    BrandMart DomainBugle.com VIP

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    I don't understand how can Alpnames be the reason of a domain, you own, being blocked on FB. Spammy links or domains usually get blocked on FB. You can't control that.
     
  9. Furquah

    Furquah The Captain VIP

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    You profile which was previously restricted or got suspended for being a spammy can cause this problems.
     
  10. arjun29

    arjun29 Established Member

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    Their DNS might be a problem. Theere are domains which were never developed/registered before which are banned from sharing. (checked in sharing debugger tool).
    All names that are at Alpnames are banned and no single other domain at other registrar has such problem.
    Maybe it is due to their Nameservers. The domain Alpnames.com itself is banned.
     
  11. Josytal

    Josytal Active Member VIP

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    Thanks for bring this up. I read the article at domainincite and was shocked. Hence forth, I'll stay clear of Alpnames and their "cheap domains" - being their sales bait.
     
  12. AlpNames

    AlpNames Member AlpNames Staff

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    Hello Everyone,

    We would like to inform you that we have been aware of this issue for some time, and that we have attempted to contact Facebook about it, but the only (very brief) reply that we have received merely makes reference to a new policy update.

    Thank you so much for contacting Facebook regarding usage of URLs on Facebook.
    My team just replied to me regarding this.
    These URLs are not in accordance to our Policy and will remain blocked for now.
    Have a pleasant day.
    Kind regards,
    Global Marketing Solutions Facebook


    On testing this further and doing some digging ourselves, we found that the majority of domains tested that are registered with us link absolutely fine from Facebook, while a handful of domains did not - this was across numerous TLDs. We also found that many domains registered with other registrars also experience this problem. Thus far, we have come to the conclusion that certain strings may be blocked, but we do not know the reasons for it, or the algorithms that Facebook uses.

    We find it highly unlikely that this is a name server-related issue, as some have suggested, reason being that our backend technical services are provided by PDR/LogicBoxes and the name servers we use belong to them - if it was a NS issue, we would expect to see many, many other PDR white label registrars and/or resellers affected. We continue to look into this, but with little to no guidance from Facebook, it is proving to be difficult.

    AlpNames
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  13. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Alpnames has a terrible reputation as an enabler of spam and abuse. Spamhaus have been tracking them for years. I think it has come to the point that any domain registered there is automatically considered suspicious. I am not surprised that content providers like Google or FB are now going for the nuclear option.

    Picking certain nTLDs would probably yield the same results, since some seem to exist for the sole purpose of spamming...
     
  14. arjun29

    arjun29 Established Member

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  15. IMEZI

    IMEZI Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    well... as domainer we seek for cheapest registration fees and selling at highest possible price... alpnames providing cheap registration fees... whats wrong with that? you cant blame alpnames for spamhauss bad score...
     
  16. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  17. OmarVG

    OmarVG Active Member VIP

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    Thats the Price you must pay when you register domains in a cheap worthless Registrar.
    Remember, cheap registrars come with a nasty surprise, problems and headhaches!
     

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