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Backordering a domain, have i got ripped off?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by snack128, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. snack128

    snack128 Newbie

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    Hi BHW!

    First of all.. Thank you BHW members for sharing awesome information on this amazing forum!

    I have searched here on the forum and on the internet for an answer but no results so I thought I might ask you.

    I'm quite new to the IM business and recently I backordered two domains that was really good and old. I got the auth code for the domains from the backorder provider and I checked the whois and got this from one of the domains:

    created: 2014-01-07
    modified: 2014-02-28
    expires: 2015-01-07
    transferred: 2014-02-19


    It says that the domain was created in 2014. When I backordered the domain it said 2010. Shouldn't the creation date be 2010 since I backordered it? Or have I misunderstood the part of keeping the created date while backordering?

    I'm really looking forward for your replies!

    Best regards,

    snack128
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

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    The domain backorder business is probably as close as it gets to online snake oil

    Folks need to realize that no registrar has the power to hold or reserve a domain name. They have no special tools or power that you don't - they just try to be faster.

    So when you're backordering, you're creating a false expectation of owning that domain but the probability of it succeeding is minimal. Someone was faster than your registrar and your backorder failed, you probably got a notice about that, check your spam folder.
     
  3. snack128

    snack128 Newbie

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    To get things clear I got the domains that I backordered. But my question is: Shouldn't the domain keep its age? When I backordered it the whois said the domain got created in 2010. And since I backordered the domain it should still say that it got created in 2010? It says 2014 now and that why I'm asking!