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Hostgator is watching al your actions (also domain registration)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Alexfrance, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Alexfrance

    Alexfrance Regular Member

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    I recently bought a certain domain with a Dutch domain registrar (as I am from Holland) and I added the domain to my hostgator nameservers and added the domain in c-panel.

    What happens the next day? I want to buy more of the same domains but my domain registrar is out of the air, so I wait another day & guess what happens???

    All the other TLD's on that name are taken..... registered with an American domain registrar - Honestly what would an American want with French domain names, but the thing is, in most other countries this name (dating related) a very high competition....

    F* Hostgator!
     
  2. Barbarossa

    Barbarossa Regular Member

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    How do you know it was Hostgator?

    I'm about to sign up with them.
     
  3. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    that is domain regstrar problem not hostgator

    try internet.bs for domain registration
     
  4. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I agree with the OP, I have HG and this has happened to me before too. I was already a customer of them and was searching for some domains to register. I made a list of about 5 I was going to register the next day.

    Well when I went to register them they were all taken but they were available when I was searching. So I too believe that HG is spying on your searches. After that happened I used another website to search for available domains.
     
  5. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    It is crap like this that keeps pushing me away from HostGator
     
  6. NoWhErE

    NoWhErE BANNED BANNED

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    Its a simple script many registrars use. You can buy a domain and have a 5 day grace period where you can let it drop and collect your reg fee back.

    So registars snatch up a bunch of tld related to your domain name in the hopes you'll buy it from the. Wait a week or so and they will be available again.

    Its happened to me a few times, and this was back in 2005. So they been doing it for a long time.
     
  7. myshoeslace

    myshoeslace Regular Member

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    I believed so much on hostgator but after hearing such remarks :why: , i am not ready to go anymore with them.

    Thanks to all for the heads up
     
  8. JonVegas

    JonVegas Newbie

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    its called domain tasting. wait about 5 days and the domains should be available. its still complete bull and if you think its hostgator behind it, stop using there service.