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GODADDY.COM GODADDY STLE THE DOMAIN I WAS GOING TO BUY CAUSE I SEARCHED MINUTES AGO IT WAS AVAILABLE, NOW IT IS A AVAILABLE AT A HIGHER PRICE scottsd
4th of Nov, 2011 by User837422
on november 4 2011 it was around 11:00 pm Pacific Time I was searching for a domain on goddady.com thinking about a new venture, i came up with the idea of a good domain name to put to my new venture, it is hellocell, and obviously i searched for the hellocell.com and the name was available a the regular price of $11.99 or around those numbers, so far great, i will come back with my credit card to get it, it took me about half of an hour to come back, i checked it again and I read this: HelloCell.com is available as a Premium Domain Name! (click here for info) This Premium Domain Name can be purchased for $1,095.00*. What is a Premium Domain Name? For more information on this domain, call (480) 366-3343. them and/or their partners own this name now, shame on you godaddy.com, I am posting this almost as it had happened, anyone can corroborate this, I hope they do not reverse that info. here is the whois report: Registrant: HugeDomains [email protected] THIS DOMAIN IS FOR SALE 1422 Delgany Street Suite 400 Denver, CO 80202 US +1.303.893.0552 Registrar: NameBright.com (http://www.namebright.com) Domain Name: HelloCell.com Creation Date: 10/4/2011 Expiration Date: 10/4/2012 Last Updated Date: 10/5/2011 Domain Locked: True Administrative Contact: HugeDomains [email protected] THIS DOMAIN IS FOR SALE 1422 Delgany Street Suite 400 Denver, CO 80202 US +1.303.893.0552 Technical Contact: HugeDomains [email protected] THIS DOMAIN IS FOR SALE 1422 Delgany Street Suite 400 Denver, CO 80202 US +1.303.893.0552 Nameservers: ns1.namebrightdns.com ns2.namebrightdns.com To view domain listing visit http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=hellocell&e=com Registrar: TURNCOMMERCE, INC. DBA NAMEBRIGHT.COM Whois Server: whois.namebright.com Creation Date: 04-OCT-2010 Updated Date: 05-OCT-2011 Expiration Date: 04-OCT-2012 Nameserver: NS1.NAMEBRIGHTDNS.COM Nameserver: NS2.NAMEBRIGHTDNS.COM Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited Now I can get this name I gave them for $1195.00 What a shame. I will not look for any other domain thru godaddy, cause i simply do not thrust a company and affiliates with this kind of practices.
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2819 days ago by Anonymous
Just happened to me too.. but they backdated the domain creation date.

Classy.
2627 days ago by Likebernie
Godaddy doesn't own or purchase domains. If it was listed as a premium domain on Godaddy that just means someone had listed it for sale there. Also, there's no way it could have been registered and listed for sale within a half hour. Absolutely not possible. Plus there is a 60 day lock that holds new domains in the account they're registered in (so its not possible to sell domains right after they're purchased)
2626 days ago by Bad Business
YES IT IS THIS ALSO HAPPEN TO ME NOT JUST ONCE SEVERAL TIMES USING GO DADDY DONT KNOW IF THERE THE SOURCE BUT IT COULD BE SOMEONE LINKED TO THEM I DONT USE THEM EITHER BECAUSE OF THIS WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO ME.
1961 days ago by Dog1234321
Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Exactly same thing happened to me in more than one instance, using ultra-ultra-unique names (if not completely esoteric) that were showing *not* registered. (no, I didn't shop these through other search engines.) Did the domain search thru Godaddy. Opted to wait with ease, since none were anything remotely common. Fool me once (yup, I keep getting caught) -- on most recent name -- my return to GoDaddy to repeat the search, GoDaddy had it as a premium domain for over $2K, and yes HUGEDOMAINS (with multiple namechanges to the company) was the owner!

This is unethical, should be against all cybersquating rules, completely violates fiduciary trust, and the mere attempt (if not the degree) to conceal the relationships/activity should demonstrate that fraud is taking place.

I am left with little doubt that minimally these two entities have sort of relationship, and that the domain requests to GoDaddy are being regularly monitored and weeded out for candidates to purpetrate this ploy.

A descent audit by attorney general-types (or congressional-types) would surely be able to bring this into the light.
1728 days ago by Nerddomains
Funny listings, as i am a domainier, and i sell domains daily, and there are restrictions. Godaddy does not sell premium domains, it is a conflict of interest. Hugedomains is a different domain registrar, not only not affiliated, but actually a competing registrar for domain names. You cannot buy and list a domain within 60 days of ownership. Not possible. It will sometimes not register that a domain is a premium listing, because the REGISTRY has not updated.
1575 days ago by Networkusage
This also happened to me 30 minutes ago. Exact same scenario as the other complained about with the exact same companies. Its quite obvious that the people claiming this isnt possible are employees of said companies.
1300 days ago by Enforcermj
Just a comment which might help explain what is happening to people who experience this issue. From doing some research on this, I learned that domain names that have recently been registered within the last few weeks or couple months sometimes do not show up on an initial search by Go-Daddy or whoever because the domain server list it checks may not have been refreshed or updated properly. This can happen and is not unusual. However what I noticed when I went to purchase some domains is that the initial search I did in Go-Daddy's search box came back with a result (domain is available), and then when I SELECTED the domain to purchase it, a message flashed by saying "Verifying Availability", or something to that effect. It flashes by very quickly. I selected several domains, and it did this with each one. I believe what is happening at that point is that it has to "force refresh" whatever domain server list it's looking at to positively confirm that it's actually available. Why it can't do this process when you are just doing a normal search I'm not sure, but this is what I believe is happening. This could mean that the people who searched the first time and the name appeared to be available, IF they had actually SELECTED it to purchase right then, they may have discovered it actually was NOT available once the verification process was done. However at some point after doing their INITIAL search, the domain server list WAS updated, so when they
checked the 2nd time it showed up properly. I am not defending Go-Daddy or anyone else, and I am not saying someone is definitely NOT pulling some kind of scam. They could very well be. Nothing would surprise me in this day and age. But I believe this may be what is actually happening.
That being said, I do also have a comment for the person who said that Go-Daddy cannot sell premium domains because it would be "conflict of interest", and also went on to say that HUGEDOMAINS is not only not affiliated with GD but is actually a COMPETING domain registrar - my comment or question would be: So how can HUGEDOMAINS sell premium domains, would that not be a conflict of interest for THEM as well if they are also a domain registrar?????????? Secondly, there are many things that are "conflict of interest" but companies still get away with it by having affiliate companies under different names, and believe it or not they can often buy out COMPETING COMPANIES and still keep that company operating under their original name, so it APPEARS they have competition while in reality they own BOTH!!! So NEVER think something can't be happening just because it's conflict of interest or "shouldn't be happening", etc.
677 days ago by Sites
The same bs happened to me right now. Godaddy shame on you. It went from 11.99 to $4500. I will hold them accountable for this and don't see why they would do this. Such a jip. Highway robbery. Why even search when you play with a business owners budget. From 11.99 to $4500. WOW. Absurd! BEWARE GODADDY SCAM. THOUGHT I WAS LOSING MY MIND UNTIL I FOUND THIS BLOG. THIS HAPPENED IN UNDER A WEEKS TIME!

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