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DAMN!!!! Just got hustled by godaddy. Shouldnt this be against the law?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by pwcbb11, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. pwcbb11

    pwcbb11 Junior Member Premium Member

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    I just incorporated my business, but before doing so I checked to see if a short version of the business name was available on godaddy. Sure enough a .com was available. BUT before I registered the domain I wanted to make sure the s. corp paperwork went through (which it did).2 days after my initial check I go to see that godaddy has purchased my domain and has it for auction @ $400. WTF!!!!

    How are they allowed to do that?
    Check searched domains / cross check for new business registrations by state, put domain for auction , then milk me.

    F$(K!!!

    I originally thought it was one of my competitors but then see that godaddy has done it. hurts even more.


    now have a long version of my Co as domain name. : (
     
  2. johndoejohndoe

    johndoejohndoe Junior Member

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    When I was reading about the legality of domain squatting, other companies like networksolutions automatically do this with domains people search for, but don't register. I assume they have programming in place to check whether it's a worthy domain, and not complete bungo, then automatically register it.
     
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  3. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    Best advice the sooner you find it register it asap
     
  4. _clicking_

    _clicking_ Power Member

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    This is not the first time I have heard about this with GoDaddy. That is why when I am researching domains I am interesting in I use other sites and not them.
     
  5. pwcbb11

    pwcbb11 Junior Member Premium Member

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  6. dejanlesi

    dejanlesi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Never search for domains on registrar sites especially GD and similar big players. I for example use domain name analyzer, which you can download for free to check domains and have never had such a problem before.. Btw, Godaddy sucks! I moved all my domains away from them and am now using Dynadot and those guys kick ass..
     
  7. arsaltheman

    arsaltheman Power Member

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    Godaddy is the worst domain provider! why not you gone for namecheap.com ?
     
  8. Corrupt

    Corrupt BANNED BANNED

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    Godaddy's been known to do that. You're better off using who.is. Never had one of my domains taken. Except one, which I don't believe was their fault. (vccservice.com)
     
  9. Kosher1

    Kosher1 Power Member

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    Godaddy are bunch of filthy pigs!!!

    I had domain with them for 2 years. Didn't renew. Came back 6 months after it expired and guess what, they have it on auction for $800.

    Those dushbags, with all the money they have, never happy greedy motha phukas!


    Life is too short for anger!
     
  10. skrode

    skrode Junior Member

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    this is why i moved over to namecheap
     
  11. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is why stick with Namecheap. They are awesome.
     
  12. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    I tell everyone I know to stay away from GoDaddy.

    I have used bluehost for years, and they are great. Never had then do this, and their support is awesome.
     
  13. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    next time, either register it RIGHT AWAY, or do your WHOIS search on some whois site (e.g. whois.sc), never on a registrar... so u'll be on the safe site...
     
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    That's a good idea, I'll have to try that.
     
  15. argh11

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    I had always heard this happened, but the first time it happened to me is the last time I searched with GDuddys domain search. If I have to purchase a domain through them I always search it out through namecheap or some other place then order quickly with GDuddy. Otherwise they are like the low lifes of the domaining world.
     
  16. maleguru

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    Its happened to me when 2 domains searched for were yanked up by them, by the next day.
     
  17. cookiemonste

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    this happened to me once before with them
     
  18. popcrdom29

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    I think it's happened to a lot of us, including me. Want to get even with them? Go to their site and search
    for some crappy unregistered domains that you would not register yourself. Check back the next day or
    a few days later and see if they were registered. That'll teach 'em.
     
  19. redrubies

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    They don't check to see who registers businesses. I learned this lesson the hard way 15 years ago. Don't x out the screen when you are buying a domain. Make the purchase when you are ready to finish it all. Don't take your time. Have your decision made and your credit card ready and do it all quickly. All these companies can see what you're doing. Once you x out the screen, they can buy the domain if they choose to. 15 years ago, I lost a domain and threw a royal hissy fit. The company admitted to me that they won't buy it if you're in the middle of buying it, but if they like the name, they will buy it after you exit their site.
     
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  20. redrubies

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    It's not just Godaddy. All of them do it. Never check to see if a domain name is available. Write your desired names down, think it all out, have your credit card ready, and go to the site with the intention of buying a domain. They don't buy bad names, but they will buy the ones they like for whatever the reason.
     
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