How to Avoid GoDaddy Stealing my Domain Name Ideas?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ZombieQueen, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. ZombieQueen

    ZombieQueen Newbie

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    I've read stories like this, and then it happened to me. I ran a search on GoDaddy for "word1word2word3.com" and it was available for $3.00. So, I thought I'd think about it for a few days, in order to decide if I really felt like doing the project, and 4 days later it's not available. WhoIs shows "GoDaddy" as the owner and according to whatever site I looked at, it's been in "redemption" for 700+ days.

    GoDaddy steals another domain name hoping to sell it to someone for a premium. Assholes. I hope Danica Patrick dies of anal cancer.

    Anyways, I have another idea and I'm NOT going to GoDaddy to find out if it's available or not. What's an honest service to use so I won't have to worry about this one getting snatched up too?
     
  2. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Try to use whois first to see if your domain is available.. Then if you search it in godaddy if you are ready to purchase it.

    I stop using godaddy when they stopped their coupon.. Go with namecheap with free whois protection.
     
  3. dr4goncl5ws

    dr4goncl5ws Regular Member

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    I know a lot of people who have had massive trouble with GoDaddy...

    Try out namecheap. It's been the best for me.
     
  4. yodas

    yodas Registered Member

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    Completely agree. Also Go daddy has really bad email options if you are trying to run a business with more than a couple employees. At least that has been my experience.
     
  5. Mikaelo

    Mikaelo Regular Member

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    GoDaddy are extremely cheeky and their ethics are questionable. As said above, i'd go with namecheap.
     
  6. lazyegg

    lazyegg Newbie

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    you can search domain at namecheap or name.com, they never steel your domain in my exp
     
  7. conrulez

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    I used to search on Name.com and buy domains on Godaddy.
     
  9. harizd

    harizd Regular Member

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    Like others have suggested, don't use Godaddy search until you are ready to buy the domain right away.
    You can either use free whois or namecheap. Why give Godaddy even a chance to steal another domain.
     
  10. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    always namecheap for me easy and painless
     
  11. Toz

    Toz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is exactly what I do, as well.
     
  12. fategenesis

    fategenesis Newbie

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    Can we sue godadday, for it?
     
  13. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    One more victim of godaddy. Can some body tell me what is the life cycle of a domain with godaddy. I really can't believe that such a company will do this. But so many people seems talking regarding this.
     
  14. srinbrin

    srinbrin Newbie

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    i hope someone go for it