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Msg#: 4042064 posted 8:27 pm on Dec 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi, I was stupid and didn't backorder a ".com" that was pending delete. I tried to manually register it, but it got picked up instantly. The whois shows <a GD resller>.

Will it go to auction?


[edited by: Webwork at 8:31 pm (utc) on Dec. 12, 2009]



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Msg#: 4042064 posted 8:34 pm on Dec 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hello msutafa4. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Try sending your question to the WhoIs registrant.

If that doesn't work then contact GD.

If you type the domain into your browser that might give you a clue if it's going to auction.

Lastly, check GD's auction industry, i.e., see if the domain is listed.


Msg#: 4042064 posted 8:49 pm on Dec 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the tips!


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Msg#: 4042064 posted 4:08 pm on Dec 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

You are not stupid. Backordering is no guarantee you will get it. In my opinion some backordering systems are border line scams.


Msg#: 4042064 posted 5:10 pm on Dec 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks. Ya I really didn't want to do a godaddy backorder because you don't even get the money back if you don't get it. Then, all the other backorders were $70. I was watching it on namejet.com and no-one backordered before the required time. I figured people usually backorder at every possible place if they are going to do it at all, but I guess not.


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Msg#: 4042064 posted 5:51 pm on Dec 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think there is a novel story somewhere about backordering domain names. People wonīt start murdering each other for a good domain name just yet, but thatīs why itīs possibly both crime and scifi material :)

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