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Oversee.net owning and not using a domain i would like to get

Msg#: 4186926 posted 4:57 am on Aug 14, 2010 (gmt 0)


I did not know there were such parasite corporations like Oversee.net.

They get a load of domains, do not exploit them with legit websites, and just resell these domains to webmasters who need them.

They are owning/parasitizing a domain i would like to use. How am i suposed to get if from them? How to buy it from them?

Such a business should not be tolerated, they create nothing but just prevent legit webmasters to create and make healthy business.



Msg#: 4186926 posted 3:55 pm on Aug 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Usopp

I must assume from your post that you have just started developing a site?

This legal and legitimate practice has been going on for years and years and whether you agree with it or not you had better learn to live with it and buy names from such companies or become very creative with your own domain name requirements.

There are millions and millions of names still available however the obvious ones were taken years ago...think outside the box, surprisingly there are still many 5 letter .coms still unregistered if that is what you are seeking?

Names are being dropped every day, personally I have not renewed over 50 names this year since I realised I was never going to get around to developing them even though many of those names were 10+ years old.

Seek and ye shall find:-)


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Msg#: 4186926 posted 6:24 pm on Aug 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi Usopp. Allow me to add my welcome to WebmasterWorld.

While I can understand your frustration the number of folks that have registered domains for future use/projects is legion.

Many of those folks will either 301 their domains or park them, pending (further) development, to recoup a part of the annual renewal fees.

I see parking platforms -> ~development, at least early stage, as many topical domains, when developed, start off with links to relevant/related sites ~directory sites. Parking platforms also allow for relevant content to be inserted, etc.

You might want to take a look at the Domain Forum Charter [webmasterworld.com], with specific reference to the part about disparaging widely adopted industry practices - such as domain parking. Since it's been awhile (years?) since anyone dropped by to state their grievances about "parked domains" I've let your post stand . . a bit like a trip down memory lane to a time, about 8-10 years ago, when complaints such as your's were more commonplace. Now, the vast majority of folks just see domain parking as a reality and move on to their next domain choice.

Still, allow me to say "I feel you pain", in the sense that there's more than a few domains I'd like to have/register for my gain/advantage that have long ago been registered by others. There's probably no WebmasterWorld member that wouldn't like to have a domain like . . CreditCards.com . . Loans.com . . Mortgage.com . . Drugs.com . . (City)Hotels.com . . and the millions of other domains that other people go to first.


Msg#: 4186926 posted 7:36 pm on Aug 17, 2010 (gmt 0)


Tank you for your respons. I figured out how to grabbe a domain in this case(preordering).
Problem, now, is i dont know if they will drop it or not(this domain is now expired since yesterday).
Will wait and see.

I need this domain because it corespond to the site i made.


Msg#: 4186926 posted 2:54 am on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

"Such a business should not be tolerated, they create nothing but just prevent legit webmasters to create and make healthy business."

Sorry but you used loaded derogatory words and I lost much of they sympathy I initially had for your situation.

Bottom line: you awoke up very late to the party, now pay for the name or choose one that isn't taken. I would like to buy AAPL at $2 a share but it no longer is $2, quite e few "parasites" have bought shares and only sell them at higher prices.


Msg#: 4186926 posted 8:30 am on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Usopp, I'm afraid you'll have to pay premium to acquire "that" name from oversee.net :D

and if you really want to buy it, just shoot an email inquiring about the price and there you will have some 5 to 6 figure asking price email from them ;) lol

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