Located in General Domain Discussion, started by brad05, Dec 26, 2016
The title says it all
Scanning the drop and trying to catch names
The incompetence of the various services I use.
Sometimes one has to wonder how some businesses even exist as such.
Which services? I've been experimenting with a few and they all seem to work quite nicely.
Second quessing myself is my "biggest pain in the butt". Was it worth the money..can I sell it..should I waited awhile for a better name ...etc
Renewals : bummer :
The bidding frenzy of the last 5 minutes. When your carefully watched $100 bid suddenly gets some extra zeroes added to it.
The 6-7 day wait time between having domains land into my GD account once bought at auction. What a waste of time.
I would rather they add 6-7 days onto the time allowed for the registrant to recover the DN, and then auction it with a 1 day turn around time.
But that would allow for less shenanigans in the auction landscape, so that will never change.
Mass deleting the junk eMails for SEO optimization, and logo design immediately after registering a domain.
Calls from web developers!
It used to be browsing through GD closeouts.
But now dealing only with 4L I have nothing tedious to do. I just need 5 minutes per day to set my max bids in daily auctions and thats it.
name servers that seem to have stopped serving some of my names.
Is this an issue anymore if you host your stuff on established players like GoDaddy etc? But even with smaller players, I can't imagine their name servers shutting down for some reason. Why would they stop serving your names?
Thanks for giving me the chance to clarifying.
I prefer not to mention any names/brands,etc. since my purpose is to answer the thread's question and not to attack anyone.
Here are a couple of examples to show roughly what I mean:
You are never sure 100% if a service will follow a procedure you have paid for.
1st example. Around a month ago or so, I added a backorder to a well known dropcatching service.
A couple of days ago, the time has come for the domain to get caught. I was busy with other things and assumed that the domain would get either be caught by the aforementioned service or caught by another service.
Just out of curiosity, I ran a whois around a couple of hours after the time that said extension normally drops and found the domain unregistered. I looked in my interface and domain showed as 'pending to be caught'.... so I handreged it for $1.5 and saved me some money.
You might say that this was for the best but I say that I can't trust said service (which is a very well known one btw).
2nd example. It occurred to me to run a whois check on all the domains I have dropped in the past to see what happened to them. That's when I found that two of my domains were still under my ownership 1-2 years after I let them go. Those domains were paid until the dates I let them dropped. I'm 100% sure since I clean my portfolio on a daily basis and I still have the receipts I paid for those domains.
Currently, one domain ends this spring and the other in summer(!). I recently re-added them to my parking portfolio.
How are those domains still under my control? Was I charged and I didn't know? I received no notification. I actually remember when I dropped those domains since I was not 100% sure I should (they were bringing parking profit but not enough). So, if anything out of the ordinary happened back then, I'd remember.
Whatever the case these kind of events make me very insecure. What if the domain was paid for 5 years and said registrar decided to end it abruptly within 2 years?
Again, I'm talking about a very well known registrar.
Services usually don't care what you think and thus force you to lose time trying to explain.
This is actually my biggest issue in this industry. Lost time = less work hours.
I have lost count of the emails I have sent and the time I have lost in trying to make them understand that there are parts of their service that don't work properly.
When trying to explain situations where a service is not behaving properly to a company, all you get is meaningless answers to the point of being insulting...and that happens with most companies in this industry.
ie. In the above example of the backordering that never happened. The answers I got both times I brought the incident up is that 'situations like these used to happen but not anymore'... go figure.
Similar to the above, I have many many examples that happen almost daily:
It could be that a certain API is not working properly or a whois (paid) provides the wrong results or a piece of software suddenly has decided to stop working (usually when you need it most), or a broker is delaying way more that you'd expect, or a marketplace is out of reach or a buyer (which I have no contact with) doesn't know the transfer procedure and the marketplace representative is not answering my calls ....etc. etc.
Domaining *is* a crazy world after all
Just a bit of clarification about my post. The problem is NOT with my hosting company. They are great, and have supported me without any problems for over 18 months. They have also put a lot of effort into helping me to solve this problem, and even involved cPanel techs.
Name server problems seem to be quite difficult, as most people ( including me ) seem to assume that you only need to bothing with name servers provided by your host ( or your own), but the domain name system is multi-layered and goes back to the registry and above. It gets quite difficult once you have determined that it isn't your host who is at fault, but it is interesting, and I'm learning a lot.
use whois privacy?
@bruhne @brad05 - there's a whole thread about this https://www.namepros.com/threads/text-spam-from-new-registrations.987396/
There's no way I'm paying for privacy on 2K domains, plus I have ccTLDs where privacy isn't an option
Thank you, great post. I am dumbfounded by the ineptitude of some of the companies I deal with. When I am teaching tech support about something they should already know, they should at least offer me a discount. : grin : My thankful exception is my web host, they are rocket scientists, and that's why I chose them.
In no special order
- domainers' ignorance ( real or not )
- the incompetence ( real or not ) of way too many registrars & parking companies
- too few end users!
What's the biggest pain in the butt in your everyday work as a domainer?
Coming to terms with reality
What is reality?
Virtual fiat currency?
Virtual property - domain names?
This morning, the only reality is the cup of coffee in front of me, and the ice on my van in the morning.
Mines thinking i have a good domain, feeling proud about it when i reg it and then you cant sell it and it just sits in sedo collecting dust. lol
nothing much but yes sometime finding a buyer
Mind sharing who that is?
Separate names with a comma.