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GoDaddy WhoIs gave me incorrect information

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Alpha7, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Alpha7

    Alpha7 Junior Member

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    I checked the GoDaddy WhoIs to see if a domain was available, & was told it was taken & not available. I checked 2 other registrars & it was available, so I followed thru & bought it.
    I've never heard of this happening & wondered if anyone else ever got incorrect information from a WhoIs?
     
  2. tendemo

    tendemo Junior Member

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    Happened to me a fortnight ago. I had to register another domain . Another strange thing I noticed was that the WHOIS info wasnt current.
     
  3. SEO Power

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    Maybe the domain was previously owned by someone else. Why do I think so? Because WHOIS records take some time before getting updated.
     
  4. BacklinksAce

    BacklinksAce Registered Member

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    GoDaddy whois is a bastard. Seems to be either giving false data or making you use their web-based and captcha-protected whois service in order to get any information.