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Certified Offer Service: Is it a tip-off to a registrar in the case of expiring domains?

Certified Offer Service claims domain after it expires

6:19 pm on Jan 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I did a Certified Offer one month ago.
(I knew that the company owing that domain closed: the domain is going to expire)

In two weeks my offer expired.

The domain is expiring in 10 days.

Today, checking the whois I realized that the domain administrative contact as well the technical contacts etc. all switched under the name of the Certifed Offer Service company....

I realized that:

- Registrars have an advantage in buying an expiring domain

- Certified Offer service knows in advance the value of the domain because they receive offers to buy expiring domains

- the system is not "limpid": Certified Offer Service does not show you the maximum bid they received; they cash on any bid knowing in advance that your bid is lower....

The system should be more "limpid"

7:09 pm on Jan 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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angiolo the domain name goes into auction they bid using the certified amount as the hedge the lower they buy the more they make. Save yourself some money get into a domain auction next time and forget the certified.