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Namecheap doing a scam now

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Capo Dei Capi, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    It seems that .xyz domains are now all considered purchased on namecheap and they are redirecting to Domain Agents to make you submit a higher offer.

    I put in some random thing and on Namecheap and then tried it on godaddy and whois, both whois and godaddy showed the domain as available.


    http://imgur.com/a/viTW2
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    why the fuck are you buying a .xyz?

    This is namecheaps way of stopping you from making a mistake.
     
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  3. Capo Dei Capi

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    Because it was for a churn and burn site that I was planning on making
     
  4. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It may take some time to update the system, when did u buy that domain? Also, I think if u ve already bought that domain on namecheap, paid them and recieved the confirmation letter, then if u try to buy the domain on GoDaddy, even if it is showing 'available' - at the end u will recieve a message which says it is not available. I am using namecheap services for 2 years, never had a problem with them yet.
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    I was looking to buy a domain on namecheap since I already have money in my account there. Every single .xyz I tried all came back with that, even when you put a bunch of random letters and numbers


    http://imgur.com/a/I2caV
     
  6. LaNet

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    Namecheap doesn't sell .xyz domains anymore.
     
  7. Capo Dei Capi

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    If they don't sell them anymore, they shouldn't make a claim that the website is already owned and redirect to a somewhere else where they are suggesting $200+ bids.
     
  8. bossofthebosses

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    hnm that's strange, i also tried with some randome domains, got the same result.
     
  9. jh0w4n1z

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    weird - i used to buy burn domains from them also - same issue as op
     
  10. Checkmate

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    This is correct, xyz domains are not listed as one of the extensions they sell: https://www.namecheap.com/domains/registration/gtld.aspx

    They still list it probably because they make a lot from idiots who do not know what they're doing. It's business, not a scam.
     
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    i talked to a rep last week they no longer offer them. i have a bunch! they are great for parasite sites!
     
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    They offer $0.88 domains.

    I bought a .top domain a few days ago.
     
  13. Capo Dei Capi

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    Its a scam when they mention "Your offer will be presented to the owner." when the domain isn't even owned by anyone, and you need to put $199 minimum to purchase it from a non existent owner.
     
  14. DrPorn

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    Over the 10 years I've purchased domains I've never purchased anything other than: .com, .net and .co.uk ... I do not see any purpose in the others. Even for churn and burn domains .xyz looks shifty as fk. I've also never used any registrar other than namecheap. Never seen a scam from them.
     
  15. Capo Dei Capi

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    If a site gets big, I can always rebrand quickly and redirect to a good tld.