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  Post #16 (permalink)   11-27-2012, 04:07 AM
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It is surprising that even Network Solutions practices this. They seems to do it for a good reason but.... Anyway, I think the best place to check availability of a domain name is Whois.
Hey, your idea is really good, don't go to any domain registrar to check the domain name as they can save your history, so it is good to use whois...

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  Post #17 (permalink)   11-27-2012, 07:17 AM
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Be careful with godaddy, they registered a few domains after I did some searches.

Godaddy will also buy your old domain or back order a soon to be expired domain. Once you forget to renew said domain, Godaddy converts that domain to a premium and tries to sell it back for 3 to 4 times its actual value.

Try a website called http://panabee.com
 
 


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Be careful with godaddy, they registered a few domains after I did some searches.

Godaddy will also buy your old domain or back order a soon to be expired domain. Once you forget to renew said domain, Godaddy converts that domain to a premium and tries to sell it back for 3 to 4 times its actual value.

Try a website called http://panabee.com
simple solution to that, if the domain is a mission critical domain then set to autorenew and renew for several years
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who.is is a good online tool for checking domain availability
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simple solution to that, if the domain is a mission critical domain then set to autorenew and renew for several years
Even though its true (renewing multiple years & set to auto renew) its sad they have this sort of business practice. A lot of people must be trapped into this if they are able to keep this up (considering a good amount of those would have been non-renewed with intention).
 
 


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  Post #21 (permalink)   03-26-2013, 04:31 AM
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I usually use this one to check domain name availability

http://www.domaintools.com/buy/domain-search/
 
 


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Every search on the domain registrar tool are monitored. If registrar feel the domain name search could be premium then gets registered and offered for sell on higher prices. I'm telling this from my personal experience.
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   04-09-2013, 10:05 AM
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I remember a few domains that I searched for that were registered. That has only happened to me on name.com but not on namecheap.com.
There was even a domain I added to my cart on name.com and I waited a few days to register it to only find it had already been registered.
 
 


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If i want a domain, i will usually check this with a few registrars to make sure it is available as some dont always tell the true facts. Also if its a .uk domain i will check on the nominet site
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Almost all website registration companies are providing a facility to check domain name availability.
 
 


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  Post #26 (permalink)   04-12-2013, 08:12 AM
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This bad thing you speak of godaddy means is not good to transfer there?
 
 


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Yes, that is possible.

But I suggest, to go with trustful brands, which might have policy for this. Better ask via support.
 
 


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  Post #28 (permalink)   10-16-2013, 09:39 AM
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I thought Network Solutions were a trustworthy domain registrar seems like there just one of them scam sites who do anything to get more money, that's out of order doing what they did i won't be using them again.
 
 


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Same with some posts here, I suggest you check the availability on several trusted registrar. Also check it on who.is.
 
 


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Look no further than Network Solutions. They're the most guilty of nabbing the good domains up then selling them.
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