Domain Name Nazis

Discussion in 'Computers & Website Forum' started by Don, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Don

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    This bites.

    I registered the .com and .org versions of the domain name for the site I run two years ago; I've been waiting for the person who registered the .net version to either give it up or let it run out.

    Well, it expired Sunday (Aug 25); but the company they registered it with (Network Solutions) has now claimed it--with no expiration date.

    Apparently, because the individual didn't renew with Network Solutions, they've given it a "grace period," but the domain name belongs to them until they decide to give it up.

    This bites. Network Solutions has been running this scam for a long time now. In their warped opinion, your domain name actually belongs to them, and you only "rent" it from them.

    Frankly, I'm at a loss as to what to do at the moment. Guess I'll just keep waiting to see if it actually comes open, and hope that (like Linda did with klukluxklan.com) I manage to catch it.

    I could go with one of the services that constantly monitor for something like that; but I don't want to pay the $69 when I can go with godaddy for $9, or simpleurl for $12.

    People, make a statement. If you've got your domain name registered with Verisign/Network Solutions, and it's within your power, then transfer your domain to enom (via simpleurl) or godaddy. Don't let Network Solutions tell you what you can or can't do with YOUR domain name!
     
  2. LindaB

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    i registered with a domain name watcher for free, and when the times gets close for the domain names I want I plan on joining!
    I found the klan site on ebay, and with a last minute bid of 25.00 it was mine
    my former host/registrar didnt even bother to notify me that several of my domain names had expired and they were snatched up by porn sites.
    plus they charge a horrendous 20.00 a yr for domain names, and a 'christian'host. nice people, very poor service
    I now use dnbuy.com 8.97 a yr, fabulous service, VERY easy to manage domain names, and bought over a gig of webspace from england that i can share and offer to my clients for free.
    so even though satan thought he got the best of me..look who won [​IMG]
    why i babbled on about that, I dont know..but I will say..when klukluxklan.com comes to expiration..its mine [​IMG]
    another cool service Don is nameboy.com
    you can search expiring and expired domain names there for free, just dont buy from them (15.00)
    Linda
    ChristianGraphicDesign.com
     
  3. Don

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    Latest update: the owner(s) of the domain I was after seem to have finally renewed it. Which also irks me somewhat, as they've had it registered for 2 years now without using it (every time you punch in that particular domain name, you get the "this page cannot be displayed" error).

    It makes perfect business sense; in order for me to buy it from them through register.com or whoever, minimum bid is $200. And, of course, the owners don't return any of my e-mails....

    I'm planning on switching web hosting to pjlhosting.com come October. Really sweet deal there. Thanks to Linda for letting us know about it.

    The way I work this, I register a domain name through dnbuy.com or godaddy.com for $8.95 a year; and host it through pjlhosting.com for $35 a year (the price if you already have a domain name; they'll register the name and host it for $50). That's a grand outlay of $53 (2 domain names and the hosting), which is pretty incredible.
     
  4. LindaB

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    Hi don
    so glad you hooked up with Peter! it is a sweet deal, doesnt it make you wonder how others can charge 20 a month for 10megs? or 20 a year for a domain name!
    If there is anything i can do to help you get your domain names back let me know
    Linda
     
  5. bb_baptist

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    Don, in my opinion the ".net" domains are not used that much. I don't even know if I visit any sites on a regular basis with ".net".
     
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    After a name expires, Netwksoult give it an additional 45 days in which they try to get it renewed with the old owner. But once the 45 day grace period is up, it is up for purchase.

    I just went through the exact same thing you did, it got renewed in the grace period and they don't even use it. I offered to buy it but they refused the offer. Oh well, I'll wait another 6 months and offer a lower amount. The Donald Trump method of negotiation. He He.
     
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    I had a domain for years, called jesuspage.com
    however I had through free host, having this site and that site .com as a host. I went to purchase jesuspage.com and someone had snached it just for resale. Some think useing His name for profit is a good idea. Not. as you can see if you go there after 2 years it is still for sale. This is why I bought jesuspagetools.com . In which makes 0% $
    If it had I would have donated it. Some do however have good intensions, and do give there 10 or 15%, But it still makes me wonder how the Lord feels about this. He was a little upset about the shops in the house of God in the Bible.
    Keep in mind if oue sites are witness tools and do represent His grace they are His house, and not ours. In His name Glory be to Him. \O/Jesus \O/ [​IMG] !
     
  8. LindaB

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    hey webmaster you better visit .net addresses! i own faithprints.net! the owner of .com has had some flash up on the space for over two years and he says he is planning on doing his dream site with it, all i can say is he better keep his registration up to date, because I am a christian domain name nazi and it will belong to me ~evil laugh~
    [​IMG]
     
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    You all might want to try and use this:

    http://www.snapnames.com/

    You can try and secure a sight the second it comes up expired. I believe the grace period is still used though, as I haven't succesfully snatched up a domain yet (Having a last name of 'Warner' makes it quite difficult to get any good domains like warner.net or warner.org...even when they come up to almost expire. Stupid Movie companies!).

    Anyway..best of luck all.

    In Christ,
    jason
     
  10. Sularis

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    Now - Now Network Solutions isnt that bad

    used to work for them - they contracted out
    call center to my old job's company

    Actually its remarkably easy to hi-jack a site from Network Solutions

    2 ways
    get inside help - database access and such
    or
    forgery is fun

    However their lil bizcard deal is good if you dont have your own private servers - and use public webspace
     
  11. cfolsom

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    Try this guy for any web space you may need.

    www.tlcwe.com . the owner of the site is a memeber of BaptistBoard.com.

    btw, BB.com owner and admin folks.......if $$'s seem to be going up to run BB.com, contact above websitefor rates and suggestions for different forum program which takes consederable less resources which = less $$'s out going.

    this is not me, btw, i do use tlcwe.com for pbsermons.org

    Changed like Saul,

    Elder Chris Folsom
     
  12. bb_baptist

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    I am interested. Please provide some information (or send me a PM).
     

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