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Old 10th April 2006, 04:35 PM
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Exclamation Registrars snagging your searched names!

• You search, but not not register a domain.

• The registrar then GOES OUT AND GETS IT THEMSELVES through another "shell" registrar, tests it for a day or so for potential PPC, then dumps it if it isn't any good, or keeps it, through an automated process.

Reportedly this is happning on Go Daddy, Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. who owned Dotster and other registrars, for ascii domains.

Anyone have any evidence of this starting to happening to IDNs?

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Re: Registrars snagging your searched names!

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• You search, but not not register a domain.

• The registrar then GOES OUT AND GETS IT THEMSELVES through another registrar, tests it for a day or so for potential PPC, then dumps it if it isn't any good, or keeps it, through an automated process.

Reportedly this is happning on Go Daddy, Dotster, and a few others for regular domain names.

Anyone have any evidence of this starting to happening to IDNs?
if i were a registrar, i would do it. Not that i like it as registrant, but it is a huge business, then i would expect that.
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Re: Registrars snagging your searched names!

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• You search, but not not register a domain.

• The registrar then GOES OUT AND GETS IT THEMSELVES through another registrar, tests it for a day or so for potential PPC, then dumps it if it isn't any good, or keeps it, through an automated process.

Reportedly this is happning on Go Daddy, Dotster, and a few others for regular domain names.

Anyone have any evidence of this starting to happening to IDNs?
If they are doing this you would think they would snag IDN as well, but they probably also let them drop again due to lack of traffic/revenue. If the process is automated then the API will probably fail to register IDN. If you domains diappear in this, it might be worth checking back in a week!
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Old 10th April 2006, 04:52 PM
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Re: Registrars snagging your searched names!

This is something everyone should be aware of when they lookup whois data or typin domains into a registrars search box.

http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...hese-guys.html

http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...-going-on.html

http://www.kenyatechwatch.com/
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Old 10th April 2006, 05:04 PM
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Re: Registrars snagging your searched names!

At the moment, the big boys are too busy with .EU to care about IDNs.
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Re: Registrars snagging your searched names!

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This is something everyone should be aware of when they lookup whois data or typin domains into a registrars search box.

http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...hese-guys.html

http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-...-going-on.html

http://www.kenyatechwatch.com/
wow! this story is like a X-files episode! but the sad thing is that is true.

Thanks a lot to share this info, i didnt know about it. im sure godaddy is also involved, all of them suck!! it is really amazing how far they go with this. I ll keep reading about this scam business.
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Old 11th April 2006, 08:10 AM
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Re: Registrars snagging your searched names!

When there finally is traffic on IDNs, the 5-day catch and release fishermen will rush in and gobble up everything and their mother. All the big boys seem to be doing it. But we have time. Makes you paranoid though.
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