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[Alert] Don’t check domain availability with Godaddy

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by yourdady, May 14, 2019.

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  1. hudda

    hudda Newbie

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    Yes!! same here they steal domain and make them premium :(
     
  2. HeRBaR

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    What company do u use for your domains?
     
  3. hudda

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    same here
     
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    I prefer namecheap, got over 160 domains on them for years without any problems. Amazing company with amazing support!
     
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    Yes they do.....some years ago they even added premium prices on some domains when you could get them on other registrar for regular price.
    Very shady
     
  6. Social Cookie

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    I have been using namesilo for about two years and have not had such issues. Once I searched for a domain on GoDaddy and I started receiving sales calls the next day.
     
  7. Monica Social wizards

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    Yes , I've also experienced the same, bt didn't analysed that time. Now I can relate . It happened to me 2-3 times.
     
  8. Monica Social wizards

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    Amazing , I used to purchase all my domain with it , that's so pathetic !
     
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    Who do you use nowadays? I got caught in the whole Alpnames fiasco a few months back. Looking for someone more financially stable to hold/buy my domains from.
     
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    The majority of mine are with Namesilo now, they set the benchmark and offered free privacy for life etc. I also like the security of the "Domain Defender Alert - Account Access5 " emailed notifications.

    I have a dozen still with Namecheap, plus 5 or 6 single domains with other registrars just outta laziness.

    I've also got a domain stuck at Alpnames.
     
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    I had the same experience with my own domain that I forgot to renew. I checked and it was registered.
     
  12. SeveredHead

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    I always suspected this and I'm not surprised.
     
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    if they find its valuable. they would flash that everywhere. so buy it immediately that would be best option.
     
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    I left them almost 7 years ago. Namecheap is best to me.
     
  15. Naijalife

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    I have experienced this also I buy from porkbun now
     
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    Heard this from my ex, be careful people
     
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  17. Premo85

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    Ah.. I am very astonished to learn how Godaddy and NameCheap are doing this sort of business. To the present, I have been booking all my domains from Godaddy and NameCheap. I found them to be most easier to transfer to clients.
     
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    They're dreadful. Customer support:eek:
     
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    I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but Namecheap do the exact same thing
     
  20. Bestindabiz

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    I've had this happen to me they still your domain and hope that you are stupid enough to buy it back from them at a ridiculously high price