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Thread: domain name stolen during signup

  1. #1
    Junior Member Newbie
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    Default domain name stolen during signup

    Yesterday I signed up for a brand-new domain name through mywebpayment.com and today that domain is owned by someone else. What happened?

    Domain Name: ESCALAMIDTOWN.NET
    Registrar: NAME PERFECTIONS, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.nameperfections.com
    Name Server: NS3.ANONDNS.ORG
    Name Server: NS4.ANONDNS.ORG
    Status: ok
    Updated Date: 24-apr-2007
    Creation Date: 24-apr-2007
    Expiration Date: 24-apr-2008

  2. #2
    Spry Manager Newbie
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    I can't tell you for certain how the other person was able to get the domain name you wanted to register - the only information I see in our system is that the domain name is not available.

    As for how someone else got it - here's a link to a blog post describing the common tactics and some best practices to avoid having the domain taken.

  3. #3
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    Turns out it was able to be poached like that because there was a delay of over 24 hours between the time I signed up for it and the time Spry did anything about it. It was available when I paid for the registration service but was not available the next day.

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