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False positives at Godaddy

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by tmeyer45458, Aug 9, 2008.

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    I just got off the phone with Godaddy and they said their registry service is being updated which is causing some domain names to appear available.

    After registering the "oh my god I'm rich now" domain, you receive an email stating that there was an error and you should receive a refund in 2-3 days
    SEMrush
    Below is a screen shot of a domain that caught my attention today.

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  2. axs

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    lol that must suck.
    I know I would be really sad of that false hope.
     
    axs, Aug 9, 2008 IP
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    niceilike Active Member

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    I think they are pulling domain availability from Domains Bot - both are showing all kinds of great domains as available. Too good to be true.
     
    niceilike, Aug 9, 2008 IP
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    A friend of mine was reading the other day an article that says GoDaddy should be renamed Tricky Daddy, and not because Bob Parsons is going to be a rapper, but because there is a trick in the domain query search that, as soon as you find a good available name, they grab it while you complete the checkout and then you are told about the refund toward your account balance.

    At least that is what the article says if you googleit to find out more.
     
    Michelle Michan, Aug 9, 2008 IP
  5. tmeyer45458

    tmeyer45458 Peon

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    @axs - ya...I was pretty pissed :)

    @Michelle - I heard about the same alleged scheme. So I checked the whois info for loyal . com and it was reg'd in 1996, updated in 2007, and expires in 2016. Seems on the up and up.
     
    tmeyer45458, Aug 9, 2008 IP
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    i registered the.me today too.
     
    perfect_square, Aug 9, 2008 IP
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    Oops, then it sounds like a truly false positive thingy, sort of tha occuring with antivirus that detect viruses where they are not, isn't it?
     
    Michelle Michan, Aug 9, 2008 IP
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    @perfect square - lol. I checked the .me tld as well. It was registered on the 21st of last month. Just a bit too late :)
     
    tmeyer45458, Aug 9, 2008 IP
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    Great screenshot! Actually I have about 250 domains at Godaddy and can say that this cases are often.
    Another thing is that Godaddy is very slow to register just-expired domains.
     
    Immo, Aug 11, 2008 IP
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    Brennan Notable Member

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    I experienced this once, thought I had proxy.cc :D
     
    Brennan, Aug 11, 2008 IP