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Don't search domain on namecheap

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by augustwu, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Meddie

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    What if Ahrefs spies you? What if is bigger then namecheap? What if aliens are on the middle of all this propaganda.

    I bet on aliens.
     
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  2. FatBee

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    You high again?
     
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    Ohhh... I thought it's coincidence... I too searched and filtered some domains for to register later..and I did 3-4 times I think so doing the same for a week to check all list of my filtered domains... ..but when I Atlast ready to buy after a week... Those become premium domains... To be honest those are just .Pro domains.... .Pro domains which I filtered are became premium and asking for $$$ for each... OMG.. So it's no coincidence then.
     
  4. galbatron

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    it happened to me with Godaddy. They snatched my domain and next thing I knew it was onsale for 1200£
     
  5. Meddie

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    Only when I see clever people.
     
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  6. Agathon

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    That is why I like to search through hostgator
     
  7. fasttrak

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    Bollocks.

    I like @fb3003's suggestion for all you tinfoil hat people.... me included...
     
  8. K.H.R

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    Same thing happened to me.
    Yes, they are doing it mostly if the domain is Good/ Brand-able.
    You can’t directly register domain with Cloudflare like other registrar. But you only can transfer a domain that is using their DNS.
     
  9. MetDark

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    Namesilo is the best :)

     
  10. MetDark

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    I think you mean purewhois.com

     
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    yes, a typo. good catch.
     
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    So they steal the domain and deter you, maybe for good, from using their servers and encourage you to buy tonnes of their marketplace crap where they'll make the most money.

    Does this really make sense?
     
  13. AngelSeo

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    There was a registrar, now dont remember which one, that was doing that - got slapped by ICAAN - they said that they did not charge more for the domains just "reserved" them for their clients. Anyway ICAAN was not happy, at all.

    What most people did not realize is that there are MANY premium domains, however often the registrar doesn't show it as such until you try to add it in a cart or their system "refresh" it. So for example you search for besthackerforum.com -> this is premium domain but you see it as $6.99 deal until you add it in your cart and then is suddenly $1299. This happens everywhere, and yeah even in namesilo. Here the proof:

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    betting.site for $1.99? Damn I just hit the gold mine.. until you add it in the cart:

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    Ooops. $3450. Go, try it yourself.
     
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    Godaddy does the same.
     
  15. Triton91

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    First person here with a brain and uses it as well. +1 mate ;)
     
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    happened to me too often on Namecheap, now I know Im not the only one. I even had a domain which I let expire. It was available again at $8.99 for months. And now they slapped premium on it, $2400 boom.
     
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    Damn I thought it was only Godaddy that did this. Go with Namesilo or Porkbun.
     
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    Just scroll once up and see what I write for namesilo.
     
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    Why does namecheap charge a lower price of $1,625.00 for that domain?
    namesilo price is $3,450.00

    If there are different selling prices for the same domain, who really owns that domain name?

    namecheap cart page screenshot at https://imgur.com/a/m1PHAQO

     
  20. AngelSeo

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    The domain is marked as premium by ICAAN most likely with minimum price say $1000. Then every registrar put whatever markup they want. For example for this very same domain dynadot ask for $1500
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    However the renewal is $3000.