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1. Do domain registrars release search information to domain resellers?
1B. If so, are there any registrars that don't do this?
2. Is it possible for domain resellers to track requests made by a certain company? How do they do this?
3. Is this legal? I know the answer is probably yes, but that's not what I want to hear.
Any answers to the above, or recommendations on the best way to relieve stress in this situation would be much appreciated. Thanks.
But after this, I couldn't buy the name again as it was already buyed. There is no website there... just ads.
The original name didn't had any traffic but me as I didn't launched the site, no visits, no nothing...
Are they monitoring domain queries? Yes, they do. My brother whoised a great domain name and then I went to register it for him the next day to find it gone by some bulk domain registrar.
The solution? Whois using a whois tool like Sam Spade and others. They interact directly with public whois servers like crsnic, not non trust worthy domain registrars. If not for the policy here I would have named the famous company name.
In his test, all his domains were snapped up by some holding company after he queried them. Very interesting.
If you have any domain in mind, please do not use Whois to check for its availability. Key in the name in your browser or use Google to search for it. If nothing shows up, you can assume that the domain is available. Only then should you go to Godaddy or any other registrar to buy that domain. If you did not buy it immediately at Godaddy (Godaddy because that is my main registrar), then you will be disappointed later to discover that the domain has been taken.
What is strange to me is that on a few occasions it appears in the Whois record that the name is registered a few years earlier before my query. So, I wonder whether the registrar could alter the date of registration if they are the culprit.
Note: I am not saying that Godaddy is the culprit because before I wised up I used to use #*$! to query for domains. So, I am not really sure who was the culprit.
[edited by: Mistra at 1:38 pm (utc) on Dec. 4, 2006]
Does anyone know of a purported trademark typosquatter named "Maltuzi Holdings"?
I haven't checked the transfer activity (where domains came from and where they went) as I've just pulled this data from one of the stats databases here.
The address that Maltuzi lists is also the same as the West Coast office of TravelZoo.com, as well as some random lawye's offices. If I were in the area, I'd stop by and pop in for a chat.
[edited by: Rx_Recruiters at 5:15 am (utc) on Dec. 13, 2006]
This is pretty interesting stuff - I'd like to see someone that is a professional in the industry comment on this company and how they are operating. Who's financing the million + domains? <snip>
[edited by: Rx_Recruiters at 4:04 am (utc) on Dec. 14, 2006]
[edited by: Webwork at 4:10 am (utc) on Dec. 14, 2006]
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