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Shady Practices of the Domain Name Industry: My Experience

Shady Practices of the Domain Name Industry: My Experience

A domain name I wanted that was not in auction is now in auction, for nearly $3,000 with zero bids and virtually no views (with exception of mine) – all within hours of my showing interest.

I know this is not domain name front running, but it’s shady. About 4 to 5 hours after getting my appraisal, I received another email telling me I had a refund for $79.99. Yes, a refund. And no explanation as to why.

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How To Keep Your Domain Name Searches Safe From Poachers

How To Keep Your Domain Name Searches Safe From Poachers

Belief in conspiracy theories requires a healthy dose of paranoia, and domain name front running (DNFR) – the idea that domain name registrars like Go Daddy or Network Solutions are monitoring your domain name availability queries and registering anything you don’t immediately register yourself – sounds like a presumption of only the most suspicious and mistrustful. However, evidence suggests that DNFR does in fact occur. This article tells you how to avoid being taken advantage of.

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