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Name.com - You gotta be ****ing kidding me right

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by G-S-T, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Today I noticed one of my old sites had expired. So I shoot an email over to name.com support to see what they can do.

    Errr, must be kidding me right? How the hell do they get away with this bollocks?

    I think i will just use another TLD and use notepad++ to do a quick "find and replace in folder" and throw it up on a new domain. Im not paying those ridiculous prices out of pure principle.

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  2. hip_hop_x

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    lol they just want to take your money, get a new domain, doesn't worth the effort.
     
  3. seoguy99

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    godaddy also does the same thing after a few days of your domain expiration date. they ask for some 80 $ something.
     
  4. ouchthathurts

    ouchthathurts Regular Member

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    I think its common with all name registers, Unlucky man
     
  5. SkyrocketSEO

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    This happened with one of my sites as well and I had hosting with one Serbian company. They also asked for this redemption fee but it was $20-ish.
     
  6. NX_NULL

    NX_NULL Regular Member Premium Member

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    they are asking for ransom

    some thing like $20-30 can be acceptable but $130 for what? they are still paying the same fee to ICANN and verisign for re-newing domain names something around $8
     
  7. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    It's a ripoff.

    Use auto renew for all your domains to avoid such problems in the future.
     
  8. Hootz

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    If you don't want to pay the full price now to get it out of redemption, you can wait until it expires and deletes then register it afresh for the usual price of $8.99 or whatever it is. There's some advantages and disadvantages which is why they get away with this:

    1) If you pay the redemption fee it's yours again and nobody else gets a shot at the domain name
    2) If you wait for deletion, when it drops somebody else can snap it up. If you think somebody may be interested in it you can use a domain drop service to try to grab it before them, minimum bid will be around $69.
    3) If you think nobody else will be interested in the name, let it delete then register it again at the normal price.

    It comes down to the PR, inbound links and traffic the domain used to get, if it's not a rare/short/valuable domain then odds are it's best to let it delete.

    If it has value to it choose option 1 or 2.

    Hootz
     
  9. AR!ZONA

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    I grabbed one out of redemption through godaddy,
    that domain was worthy of the $90 though
     
  10. alexglo

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    I know it's a chore but you did have 75 days to notice before the redemption period ;). If you don't think anyone has their eye on it just wait for it to drop and rebuy.

    I currently have my eye on a domain which is expiring and have been reading up on it today. In short the whole thing is a fucking joke.
     
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  11. Russian-Czar

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    What's a problem? It's common thing


    That's how people buy expired domains with high PR
     
  12. saninfotech

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    If you need new domain name let me know only for $15 waiting for your reply. Thanks San
     
  13. Junkfood00

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    Why did you not renew the domain in time for a reasonable price in the first place?
     
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  14. Russian-Czar

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    Can't you ask someone to buy that domain when it goes on auction?
     
  15. Hootz

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    Alex, you may find this useful.

    Code:
    http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2005/03/how-to-snatch-an-expiring-domain
     
  16. SmileAtmyWins

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    It's total bullshit G-S-T, but that is how they make a lot of their money. You building up a decent, maybe even authority website, forget to renew and then they try and change you $100+ to renew it. It's fucking extortion and it's getting real old. /rant
     
  17. CloneX

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    I don't see why Name.com is the bad guy here. They send out numerous emails before the domain is about to expire, and if you failed to renew the domain, it's not name.com's fault.
     
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  18. olystyle

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    Hi G-S-T

    I too have my domains over at name.com - what helped / proved itself as helpful was their feature of "Automatic Billing" (https://www.name.com/management/payment-profiles.php) - using this I don't have to worry about / check for expiring domains at all...

    Just saying this in case you would like to give them a second chance so you don't run into the same problem again...

    BUT what did surprise me was the fee!!! It sure is alot... Would be very interested in what they reply if you would ask them HOW exactly this fee of 120$ is put together... (Cannot come only from the registry or Godaddy wouldn't do it for 90$ as someone mentioned above - They MUST earn something with this...)

    cheers olystyle
     
  19. Sampler

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    Do they run any apache on their site?
    I seem to remember a thread where
    you talked about doing something "special"
    to some peoples sites...

    Sampler

     
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  20. ShadeDream

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    I can understand the anger of the fee's but this thread is a bunch of bollocks in itself.

    LOL

    I don't know about Name.com but I've had domains expire before with NameCheap, Netfirms, and GoDaddy, and within the first 30 days you can restore for FREE. If you let a domain expire past the 30 days, well, you're the one to blame and not the registrar.
     
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