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Godaddy is Stealing my new found domain...

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by howard83, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. howard83

    howard83 Junior Member

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    Godaddy is Stealing my new found domain...

    first it was available but when i was about to checkout, it says its not available now.. and they give me other suggestions..

    is godaddy is really stealing good domains?? i was searching the net and alot of claims regarding godaddy...
     
  2. p2y

    p2y Regular Member

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    I don't think so.I guess somebody has already bought it while you are at checkout page.
     
  3. justone

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    They have like 1000 people working on this: as soon as you enter a good domain they steal it !

    of course godaddy is not stealing domains, it makes no sense and is not doable
     
  4. invest207

    invest207 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think it was somekind of error. Happened to me once. Go to who.is and see when was the domain registered.
     
  5. RudeMaudlin

    RudeMaudlin Registered Member

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    Yeah. I agree with invest207, go to whois.net and see with whom the domain is registered..
     
  6. farking

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    this happened to me as well earlier this week. typed in a domain, it was there...a couple hours later, gone. it does seem like quite a coincidence.
     
  7. gundamwing

    gundamwing Supreme Member

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    goddady is sucks lot of scary story
    just search on google
     
  8. Deprecated

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    They used to do this constantly. There's a thread from a couple of years ago on another webmaster forum where we were searching for "godaddy sucks" type domains, adding them to our carts and then not purchasing. Sure enough, by the next day all of them were taken.
     
  9. xLOSOx

    xLOSOx Newbie

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    thats weird, arent there like some special codes though? ... that hide information in whois and domain registrars...if so, that could have made it come up as unregistered in there whois.
     
  10. andyred

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    they have a private company...domain name brokerage related...if you check to see if a domain name is available through them, they steal it, this in case the domain name has potential. There are a lot of whois sites out there which don't give a shit what domain you are checking out, you just have to take look on big G
     
  11. lexmark

    lexmark Junior Member

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    Think twisted and you will match, it happened to me like 2 times in the past, ussually when trying to catch on expiring or recently expired domains, being themeselves a ICCAN vendor they can lock any domain, the system they use knows all info on the previously owned domain, so when you recall that info the system they use based on the data they hold decides to TAKE IT or not, thats 100% automated!!! so there is no need to have anyone there but the same system we use to buy domains, both they have larger access to stats, exp dates, etc

    EX:
    1 domain, 6 years old
    with 3.000 month traffic
    expired 1 week ago.
    you try to get it through Godaddy
    if they think it is worth they give the error page to you while they take it for themselves. Thbis is my theory because I have worked as a domain and hosting seller in the past on several platforms and I know this tuff well.

    still my idea and I guess it will be just that ├žause can't see anyone unvealing the dirty true: That the big co's online are the real dark Black hatters :)

    Dave.
     
  12. wealth54

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    dude , this is not a new story

    godaddy is crap , they did the same thing with me before

    stay away from GoDaddy :(
     
  13. coxi999

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    Yes they done this to me i had it registerd for weeks paid etc but it didnt show in my account, i contacted them and they said it want mine and they had refunded me, WANKERS it was downloads.me
     
  14. trafficator

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    they stole a kickass domain which I found.. now the losers have got it parked..
     
  15. TimeMachine

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    Same F**king thing has happened to me using Godaddy.. The rate close to P*YP*L. Beware...
     
  16. GloCk99

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    Really thinks it's time to take action with these punks. It has happened to me 3 times already! Going to look into this ...
     
  17. Something

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    Seriously a similar thing happened to me and I thought I was going crazy - I was checking out available domains, saw one that was available, check again 5 minutes later and out of nowhere it was listed as a 'premium domain' which was for sale at $1k+

    Sketchy as hell
     
  18. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    You might want to think twice about this though...if you are buying something that's really 'hot' right now, say like michaeljacksondeath.com you have to know that you are not the only one out there trying to capitalize. Maybe you're right, maybe godaddy swoops in and buys good looking domains before you check out...but I have bought probably 100 domains from them and never had an issue.
     
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  19. undeterminederror

    undeterminederror BANNED BANNED

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    godaddy steel my domain too but in another way: just after i bought from them they changed it with another misspelled one. but in my email i received at registration it appeared with the correct name. that was 2 years ago or such...
     
  20. jdn74

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    Sounds like the makings of a great class action lawsuit.