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Hostgator canceled domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by WPRipper, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    I bought hosting and domain from Hostgator, but after 4-5 hours the domain was not registered yet so i went to live chat. (the domain had iphone in it)

    I was shocked by the response: We don't allow iphone word in any domain.

    I can't believe my eyes..... Do you think this is ok ? Cuz i don't....
     
  2. Autumn

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    That's completely up to them, they're just not allowing you that word in your domain to protect themselves from litigation - Apple is very sue-happy.

    However there are tons of domains out there that have the word 'iphone' in them, just register it somewhere else.

    Anyway, you should always register your domains at a proper registrar and not your host - otherwise it's very easy for your host to hold your domains hostage if you ever decide to switch to another host.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That's a good point, Folks!
     
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  4. WPRipper

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    I learned my lesson :p
     
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    Try internet.bs they do not care for most of complaints.