Msg#: 3927720 posted 7:47 am on Jun 6, 2009 (gmt 0)
I used gandi to register a domain name for a new business I am starting. First I ran several whois queries through the terminal, saw they were all available. I register the first. Done. I get up to take a leak and when I get back to it (30 seconds to a minute later) the plurals and variations are all registered by some caymen islands company until 2013. I'm really upset.
How do people get this information so fast?
How would I access this information that they appear to have access to?
what can I do to prevent this from happening again in the future?
on some domain name websites, you can select several variations, then register them all at once.
i have never heard of this registrar, but as soon as you create a DNS link, i guess it becomes available. Assuming it was not an "inside job" at the hosting company, an automated system could immediately grab the others.
i guess you could call this crime SCRAPE AND SQUAT
Many registrars so this, but they usually only hold the domain for 5-7 days. In theory they do this so you have to pick up all your variations at the same registrar, but in your case it sounds like they don't want you to have the extensions at all.
you surprised me ..IME they ( gandi) are normaly ultra ethical ..you can write to them in english ( they are fluent ) and ask WTH happened ..
Golden rule ..always reg all the domains you want when you want them ..take the "leak break" before you sit down in front of the screen ..and have your credit card charged and ready for as much as you might decide eventually to spend ..