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Why didn't I check my spelling?!?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by mcgoohan6, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    I got in a hurry a little while ago and didn't check my spelling when I was registering a new domain. It wasn't until I had gone into my c-panel that I even noticed it. I missed a single "i" in the name.

    I went ahead and registered the correct spelling and I guess I'll 301 the misspelled domain.

    I've learned my lesson to always double check my spelling before I submit my order.:D
     
  2. philionaire

    philionaire Regular Member

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    Ive done that with namecheap before. I noticed immediatley when i was going to change my nameservers.

    if its still brand new and your registrar has online support, hit them up and they may me able to help you out.

    I cant remember exactly how much I got back but it was about $7 from a $10 domain. I think the time limit was 24hrs (might have been 48).

    GL
     
  3. M1ndfluX

    M1ndfluX Senior Member

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    Had it once too, and yeah i learned as well lol
     
  4. ┼blackrat┼

    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Lemme guess

    amdumb.com and u forgot the I at the start right?

    Just kidding man don´t take it serious it happens to all of us!

    ;)
     
  5. SpiderWebMaster

    SpiderWebMaster Power Member

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    you can give them the domain back in the first 7 days if i'm not mistaken and they'll refund your money.

    It happened to me before in some russian registrar and i jst asked for a refund on the domain and was given one.
     
  6. PSharma

    PSharma Registered Member

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    I once purchased a domain in namecheap few years back and I was refunded and my domain cancelled saying that my contact info was wrong, so I knew that domain cancellation is possible.

    But later once I registered lime599.net from limedomains (guess what! it was actually the discount code I was trying to use but I registered the discount code as domain name, what a silly mistake :p )
    I asked the support immediately but they replied that it is impossible to cancel a domain.
     
  7. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Nice to know that you guys are human:) Might want to hang on to that misspelled domain. If you did it odds are others may as well.
     
  8. LukaB

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    Everyone makes a mistake, I've made it once, I thought I found a super - premium domain, but pff.
     
  9. satyawrat

    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    When I started in IM, I had only $10 in my paypal, so i checked the spelling 3 times before going forward... :D those were good times lol, i was broke as fuck...
    never made such mistake...
     
  10. Devilen

    Devilen Newbie

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    Did that too.

    "How did everyone miss this?!" :eek:

    //Devilen
     
  11. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    ICANN let's you drop a domain the first 5 days after registering it at no extra cost (well, $0.20 actually). It's called a grace period. Tell the registrar that and ask for your money back. If they start whining, tell them you didn't know they were that desperate but will be starting a donation campaign on blogs and forums telling about their financial woes to help them out :D

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_tasting
     
  12. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've also gone through it once :)

    Freakin' bad to see ain't it :D

    Bk...
     
  13. pilgrim

    pilgrim Junior Member

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    Don't feel bad,
    I've always got the spelling correct ...
    But I've still managed to buy several sh*t domains
    At least you made a mistake, I bought mine on purpose hehe :D
     
  14. kborgdome21

    kborgdome21 Newbie

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    Good thing this never happened to me. And I hope it never will.
     
  15. Maruk

    Maruk Power Member

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    Dude, this might turn out to be a blessing for you.
    You see, if you yourself made this error, other people will too. You will retain traffic that you otherwise might have lost.

    So kudos to you sir.
     
  16. PSharma

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    but there may be a lot of variations of spelling mistakes people may do. so should we register them all ? typo traffic is generally ignorable.
     
  17. mcgoohan6

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    I'm not losing any sleep over it, I just thought it was funny and might be a good warning for some of the people that are out there searching between couch cushions for loose change to buy a domain.

    I'm just going to keep it and redirect it.
     
  18. PSharma

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    I lose the speling competesion becose otheres cheeted.

    LOL
     
  19. SimoGTR

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    lol...iv'e done this a couple of times now and namecheap have been really helpfull and sorted it out straight away.

    To be honest im not sure which is worst out of buying a domain with a letter missing or a 10k blog blast with the wrong Tld in your links (yes done that one too!) ...DOH! :D