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I look in my Registrar account and sure enough, it is listed there in the "sold" section of the auctions. I seem to recall placing it there when I decided I was not going to use it and then eventually just let it expire.
whois says someone else has it now and it appears to have been snapped up soon after I let it drop last year.
the dns re-directs to some other site.
so why am I getting these emails that I have just made $150?
is this a scam? If so, why is it in my domain registrar account? The emails have my Registrar account # in them!
I have not yet heard back from my Registrar. Its the "GD" one.
Best is to wait for the registrar for the definite word, hopefully they made a mistake and thought you were still the owner and give you the $150. :)
It eventually disappeared from my list of domains at the Registrar.
right now I am trying to figure out if this is just some screwup or if it is a scam of some sort.
What concerns me most is that I have received emails that refer to my actual account number about this!
GD has a separate company/site/section for dealing with domains that you have registered with them that you want to put up for sale/auction.
So back when I had the domain, I decided why not put it up for sale and see what happens? 6 months later, nothing, so I ignored it and let the domain expire and moved on.
However, what I did not notice was that when I put the domain in the "sale/auction" area, it was automatically set to "autorenew".
This does not renew the domain name, only that you want to keep listing the domain for sale/auction.
So despite the fact that I let the domain expire and GD released it and someone else has it now, they still list it "for sale/for auction".
I really had no idea that the sale part was set to "autorenew", but that makes sense as it is the default setting for everything else at GD. It was interesting that they don't appear to share database info. I assumed that when the domain expired, it would have just disappeared from the "sale/auction" section of my account.
I assumed wrong. and there you go.