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Posted By: Chris Niziolomski <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Something is amiss... (Jim Wilson)
Thursday, 2 February 2006, at 6:10 p.m.
In Response To: Something is amiss... (Jim Wilson)
I did it. I own up. I'm guilty as hell!
I found it and registered:
in one session. $9.99 each for the year. Couldn't believe my luck!
I found and registered shorter domains too!-)
None were in the Expired lists and I didn't backorder. As someone points out in one of the replies, they are pretty obvious but rarely freely available.
Jim, Sorry but I simply got there first.
To put everybodies minds at rest I registered them at DomainToolBox.com
I work for me and I'm not a domain name trader so rest assured that they are not for sale elsewhere but will be put to use as they should be with my sites underneath them.
There's no conspiracy theory at work here, let alone GoDaddy who I've never used.
I spend at least a couple of hours per week looking for suitable keyword related domain names for planned additional income streams. If I find what I'm looking for, I register and park them so they are ready for when I need them.
Anyway, I'm glad you found shorter domain name that will do the trick.
> Hey Everyone,
> I am feeling a lot better today and am actually online and working on
> things a little. On that note I had targeted a new domain; something with
> an unusual name but I already had plans for it.
> I searched to see if the domain was available and confirmed that it was.
> Because it was a somewhat unusual name I did not feel that I needed to
> nail it right away; I planned on coming back online later in the day and
> paying for the new domain as well as a logo.
> I came back online and my unusual domain name was registered. By enom, a
> domain service that basically buys them and sells them. The asking price;
> There is only one way that this company would know that someone was
> interested in this domain; godaddy must have somehow marked it as a domain
> that someone was interested in.
> To this point I haven't ever lost a domain in such a way. And I never felt
> that it was urgent that I find and register at the same time, especially
> when the name is sort of obscure.
> I learned a lot this afternoon:
> 1. When you locate it, register it.
> 2. Godaddy is watching and may attempt to profit on domains that people
> show an interest in.
> 3. There are always other even better names available. (I knew this one
> already but wanted to toss it out there anyway)
> In the end I registered an even shorter name. They can take their $200
> domain and put it where sunshine doesn't shine except on nudey beaches.
> (nice way for me to put it)
> Has anyone else ever experienced this sort of situation? If someone other
> than a profit-making entity had registered the domain I would assume that
> someone else had the same great idea that I had. But in this case I think
> it is obvious; Godaddy shares search info and enom jumps on domain names
> that people have specifically asked for. Before this little episode I
> would never have believed it but this domain name being nailed by a domain
> broker speaks volumes about how Godaddy makes some back door profits for
> Jim Wilson (still on the mend)
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