Originally Posted by bermuda
Since registration of new domains has become incredibly fast these days, with the online scripts provided by registrars and resellers, within a few seconds your name will be registered and then you will be the owner.
thats only if companies that regsiter the domains used an automated system.
a few years ago I registered a Limited Company in the UK and a few days later the company i registered with send me a booklet with various offers and one was a .uk domain for £1 a year with min 2 years.
so i registered a domain that i would use on a future project. 24 hrs later domain still showing not registered yet they took payment, contacted them to see what was going on and no reply, so i registered this with 123-reg and awaited to see what they would do to reg domain. 2 days later i get an email from this company to say congratulations your domain *** is registered, please let us know what nameservers you want so we can change these.
I replied showing then that they could not have reg it as i already did this elsewhere, they would not believe this even though i provided them prove and would not refund me. i informed nominet of them and i noticed 3 days later they were no longer offering domain registrations.