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Will you be signing up for a paid Namebio membership?

Labeled as news in Domain Industry News started by equity78, Jan 7, 2019.

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  1. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com Gold Account VIP

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    Just got this warning...


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    Unusual Activity Detected

    Your access to the site has been temporarily disabled, please try again later. If you are using a VPN please turn it off and try again now. Some browsers such as Opera and Puffin, and some antivirus programs, act as a proxy and it is the same as using a VPN.

    If you feel this was done in error please contact us and include your IP Address:
    xxxxxxxx

    Note: Paying members are allowed to access the site through a VPN. Join Today

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    Well if this is some kind of incentive to buy membership, i even don't know what to think. Didn't expect such low tricks. Come on, i've been working from this room for three years already.

    @Michael
     
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  2. Michael

    Michael NameBio.com NameBio Staff PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That has been in place for around three years now and has banned more than 50,000 bots with very little impact on legitimate users.

    Before you simply weren’t allowed to use a VPN because then there’s no way for us to ban bad actors, as you can click a button and get a new IP. But now that we have memberships and we know who some users are, it is possible to let them use a VPN without the security risks. So that’s how we let people know. It’s only an incentive to get a membership if you really have to use a VPN for some reason, it’s not a low trick. Even NamePros blocks VPNs...

    If you’re not using a VPN then you were probably banned for unusual activity. We have a number of automated checks in place which I won’t go into in detail. But again they have been in place for 3+ years and has nothing to do with memberships, it has to do with how many people feel entitled to abuse our server. It may have also been a temporary rate limit for searching too fast.

    If you email me like it says to do on the ban page I’m happy to look into it and remove it.
     
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  3. Kate

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

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    It happened to me a while ago, but I contacted them and Michael fixed it. Probably whitelisted the IP address :)
     
  4. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com Gold Account VIP

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    Got your email, @Michael . Thank you for your response. Now it works again.

    You say it might be for "unusual activity" but i can swear that time yesterday i opened the site for the first time after at least two days break.

    Please don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to lodge a claim for a bug of your great service that i've been using for free. It's just, when you get banned on some service for some "unusual activity" that you never committed, and in the next sentence they suggest you to purchase their paid plan to avoid such (undeserved) ban, it gives you kinda bad taste.

    Peace (y)
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  5. Michael

    Michael NameBio.com NameBio Staff PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sorry this took so long, but the negative keyword functionality is done. I haven't had a chance to test it really thoroughly so let me know if you notice any problems:

    https://namebio.com/?s==ATMxYDN5AjM

    You use an exclamation point before the negative keyword, so if you want sales containing "chain" but not containing "block" you would put the keyword as "chain!block" (without quotes).

    When you use a negative keyword, the "Position" filter becomes just about the positive keyword and has nothing to do with the negative keyword. So "chain!block" At the End will look for sales with "chain" at the end but also not containing "block" anywhere. Of course that only applies to Anywhere, At the Start, or At the End since Exact/As a Prefix/As a Suffix wouldn't make sense for this situation.

    It should also work fine while using brackets for strict match, like "[chain]!block" and At the End:

    https://namebio.com/?s==MzMxYDN5AjM

    In that example it would be looking for "chain" as the last parsed keyword in the domain, but also not containing block anywhere in the domain.

    You can't use a negative keyword without a positive one though (i.e. "!block"), if you do that it will just strip out the ! and treat it as a positive keyword. I might add this in the future though if people would find it useful. You also can’t use multiple negative keywords like “chain!block!gold”.

    It also works for the Sales Under $100 search form if you're a paying member.

    Let me know if you have any questions or notice any problems. Thanks again for the suggestion!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
  6. Kassey Lee

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    I have been using the paid service for about 2 months and I find it very useful. For instance, it helps me identify keywords that are popular currently as well as for all times. It's an important tool in my toolbox.
     

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