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Do Domain Registrars Steal People’s Domain Ideas?

Have you ever searched for a domain name on a registrars site and contemplated about buying the domain name for a few days only to find out that your domain name has been already registered by the domain registrar?

This is a shady practice but some unethical domain registrars will steal your domain name ideas. Once you input your domain name in the search form they have access to your domain name query.   A better thing to do would be to use the Whois registry to see if the domain name you are interested in is owned by someone. Once you are ready to actually buy the domain name then you can use a domain registrar to purchase your domain name.

You would think that you’d be safe with sticking to the larger domain registrars because they would not do this practice but that’s not true.  Here’s an article about Network Solutions: http://www.circleid.com/posts/lawsuit_network_solutions_and_icann/You should only use a trusted domain name registration service to search and buy domains. 



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April 10th, 2008 at 11:01 am

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