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Bye Bye Afternic

     
8:57 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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2:48 pm on Sept 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"After two years and a lot of hard work, we've determined the (domain re-selling) segment does not have sufficient opportunity to continue devoting resources toward it

Nice find, db.

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Glad to see it go.

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7:07 pm on Sept 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have bought a lot of domains through them. And they used to be the premier site. But I stopped visiting them when they turned off the chat room. If I wanted to buy a domain there was no reason I would not just directly contact the owner and make an offer. They lacked the something extra.

Goodbye!

7:06 pm on Sept 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think Register.Com is playing fishy ! maybe some sort of market manipulation to buy back their own stocks. ! . I bet the site will never go down !. ..By the way have u visited afternic.com recently?.. Their page is clean and nowhere mentions of financial problems ..,
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It was a great idea at first, but soon turned to waste.

I bought several names there, but found out that shill bidding was rampant. They never seemed to get this under control.

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So where do people go to find sites to buy? Ebay doesn't seem to have anything worthwhile...
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i sold a domain there at a good profit. once the original owners cashed out the quality of the site went down, down, gone....

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JamesR-

The best alternative to Afternic that I have found is DNForums - lots of sellers and buyers hang there, including a bunch of ex-Afternic users (After-Afternic?).

They seem willing to deal, and you will often find decent names for a reasonable price.