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Certified Offer Service: Is it a tip-off to a registrar in the case of expiring domains? Certified Offer Service claims domain after it expires angiolo msg:3819661 6:19 pm on Jan 5, 2009 (gmt 0) I did a Certified Offer one month ago. (I knew that the company owing that domain closed: the domain is going to expire)
In two weeks my offer expired.
The domain is expiring in 10 days.
Today, checking the whois I realized that the domain administrative contact as well the technical contacts etc. all switched under the name of the Certifed Offer Service company....
I realized that:
- Registrars have an advantage in buying an expiring domain
- Certified Offer service knows in advance the value of the domain because they receive offers to buy expiring domains
- the system is not "limpid": Certified Offer Service does not show you the maximum bid they received; they cash on any bid knowing in advance that your bid is lower....
The system should be more "limpid"
bwnbwn msg:3819693 7:09 pm on Jan 5, 2009 (gmt 0)
angiolo the domain name goes into auction they bid using the certified amount as the hedge the lower they buy the more they make. Save yourself some money get into a domain auction next time and forget the certified.