Domain registration

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  1. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

    fernandovalente

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    There are people who register domains with the plan to sell it for absurd prices. One domain I would like to buy, was registered by someone with the intention to sell it. They are asking for $750(!) for the domain. I would like to know if there's anything I could do.
     
  2. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Besides buy the domain, nothing that I can think of. URL squatters will do that with any thing, domain names, Twitter accounts, etc. People registered "georgewbushlibrary.com" for $10 and sold it for $35,000.
     
  3. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    I never bid on domains. If I want one I look for one that nobody has and pick it up for $10/yr.
     
  4. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where may I send a suggestion to the US government? I would like to suggest a law against this.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    /faceplam.
     
  6. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may try. I know it will probably end up not passing, but who knows?
     
  7. ethical macrumors 68000

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    I thought there was something against this.

    I seem to remember at the beginning of the Internet boom people registered all sorts of domains before large companies, and got a s*** load of money out of them. I'm sure I remember reading about something to prevent this happening further...
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Why, its called capitalism. They registered it first and they are choosing to sell it (for a profit).

    Do what the rest of us have done, come up with a domain name that's unique and not registered.
     
  9. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Melrose Suspended

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    This. He has legal rights to what he's already bought with his money. Unless you're a major corporation that can legally prove the seller is squatting with intention to get many dollars from said corporation, you're SOL.

    Case in point: I owned a domain I used for my business about four years ago. The registrar bungled up my email when they established my account, so I never got a renewal notice email. The domain expired, and when I talked to them about it they said I had to pay $200 to re-instate the account just to update the email they got wrong in the first place, and then in the course of trying to deal with them they sold it to a third party who wanted $800 from me to buy it back. Needless to say, I simply changed the domain. In a completely, entirely unrelated note, don't touch iPowerWeb with a ten foot pole an always confirm your contact information.
     
  11. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Yes like if a new company started with the name new world, and a person bought the domain newworld.com then they would be in trouble.
     
  12. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    You might be better off contacting the local media, maybe trying to organize a march or rally, sort of a grassroots approach.
     
  13. Melrose Suspended

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    Um, no I think you misread my post...
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    And if someone outside the US buys the domain.......?
     

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