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do you think domain carriers monitor their domain searches?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by captchadreams, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. captchadreams

    captchadreams Power Member

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    I searched for a domain a few weeks ago.. and a week later it was bought up. this was via GoDaddy. I'm wondering if they have some "recent search" listed somewhere.. or what.

    cause I find it very odd.
     
  2. KraftyKyle

    KraftyKyle Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yes I believe they do. I was searching to build a site and I thought of a pretty unique, but to the point name. I searched it to see if it was available and decide if I wanted to really register it. 2 days later it was already registered when I went to register it. I'm almost positive they do. Good question though.
     
  3. fulcanelli

    fulcanelli Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    They do monitor your searches. As far as I know, it doesn't publicly state the searches themselves. [Well, for the most part, I'm sure some might.]

    Use whois searches. I don't know of a better alternative for the common person.
     
  4. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    I used to own a whois website, it was setup to log any domain name searched that was available. I never regged any, but thought about a few.
     
  5. richjerkoff

    richjerkoff Junior Member

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    I reckon they do. GoDaddy made a fortune out of me today for an expiring domain name which I wanted because it contains keywords that get over 800 searches a day and very little competition. It cost me all of $8.

    Mind you I did have to register it with them instead of Namecheap so they got an extra $10 or so on top.
     
  6. snap2

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    I'd say they definitely do also, would be a nice commercial side earner for them surely.