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*?!%" - I'm annoyed now! #182957
04/21/07 08:37 AM
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I just received an e-mail telling me that one of my domains was available to purchase from a company in Canada for $199! shocked

I've sent them a stinking e-mail but it's really p*****d me off! How can they do this?

If they can advertise domains at extortionate prices that are not for sale, and are clearly not theirs to sell, there is nothing to stop some unfortunate individual from making a purchase and parting with money for nothing. Surely they canít be allowed to get away with this! mad

The URL is webnamesolution(dot)com (donít want to hyperlink).

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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: ScriptKeeper] #182960
04/21/07 10:42 AM
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Hmm, maybe they were offering to buy it? Looks like they have a search available for the domains they have for sale and when I punch in your domain name it shows up with 0 results.

Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Rick] #182963
04/21/07 11:07 AM
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No, they're definately not offering to buy it from me. The domain in question is autiotoolsdirect (old site) which is currently on a redirect to autiotoolers (new site). Pop that in the search and you can be ripped off to the tune of $199.95!

Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: ScriptKeeper] #182972
04/21/07 04:15 PM
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Have you done a whois to see who owns it?

Failing that its your registrar thats throwing it in the ads.



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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Mark S] #182973
04/21/07 05:10 PM
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How can they sell your site? Or did you let it expire?

Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Stan] #182983
04/21/07 05:36 PM
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Likely they have a backorder on it and are trying to get you to pay them in an attempt to get it... i've received a few notices like that from places... craziness...


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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Gizmo] #182987
04/21/07 06:27 PM
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Mark S: "Have you done a whois to see who owns it?"

I own it. The whois record for the domain is maintained by me.

Stan: "How can they sell your site? Or did you let it expire?"

They can't, that's the whole point. The domain expires Feb 2008 and I have locked it so it can't be transferred to anyone.

Gizmo: "Likely they have a backorder on it and are trying to get you to pay them in an attempt to get it..."

That's not how I read it:
Quote:
Limited Time Offer...!!!
The domain name audiotoolsdirect.com is for sale exclusively by webnamesolution. Hurry and take advantage of this limited time special offer $199.95 USD.
Domain Name: audiotoolsdirect.com
Price: $199.95 USD
To purchase this domain and take advantage of this Special Offer click on the link below

I know the domain is secure. What annoys me is:
1. They are trying to sell me something that I already own.
2. Someone could make a purchase on their web site and be parting with money for something they can't have.

I'm not saying that anyone would specifically want that domain but how many others on that site are bogus?

Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: ScriptKeeper] #182993
04/21/07 08:39 PM
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There are loads of scams in the UK

letters arrive through the post to renew your domain at £60 ~ £80 for a .co.uk

Its scandless and because they look real people pay!

There put together very cleverly.


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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Mark S] #187565
06/18/07 04:22 PM
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Domain Registration of America --- is one that springs to mind.

They send out renewals on good quality paper, they look very official. I'm sure many are fooled.

Now that I'm typing this, it's making me think... Wasn't there a 'Crimewatch' on this guy?

Any UK readers remember that?

I have the feeling that this guy was put away, but that he wasn't stopped from trading and his company continues.



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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: driv] #187578
06/18/07 05:12 PM
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Speaking of Domains, i'm getting £80 renewals from nominet via e-mail.
yeh of-course i'm going to pay that.

Nominet= uk registration registrar


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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Mark S] #187586
06/18/07 05:31 PM
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Mark - that is only because your registrar has not paid Nominet and renewed them.

I am a Nominet Registrar, so know they would not send these out without reason.

Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Ian] #187587
06/18/07 05:32 PM
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He's back!


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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: Ian] #187596
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Re: *?!%" - I'm annoyed now! [Re: ntdoc] #187613
06/18/07 06:52 PM
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I am an eNom registrar (actually am, have a $7.95 reseller account); so I get a kick out of hearing these renewal things for $50+ lol


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