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July 22, 2005, 1:13 pm
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For those of you who may have missed it, see my post from yesterday under
Domain Name Spying/squatting/hijacking or whatever this might be called.
I'm gonna try something.
Are all available at the moment
I plan to use www.netsol.com to perform a search for the first three. I'll
do that at least three times.
I'll then use a unsecured Godaddy.com search to perform a search for the
If my guess is correct, nameview.com is spying on these searches and will
snap up a couple of them. If I am wrong, I will presume that I was a
victim of pure coincidence.
I'll post my findings if anything develops.
And lo, Jim didst speak in alt.www.webmaster:
I, for one, will be interested in seeing the results :) Good idea.
The technical axiom that nothing is impossible sinisterly implies the
pitfall corollory that nothing is ridiculous.
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I remember back when .coms were starting to be established. Some
enterprising individuals went out and bought common named ones, then sold
them back to the corporations for big bucks. Then they refined the rules,
and that practice is no longer practical for trade names.
I believe I remember that correctly. But, with advancing Alzheimer's, Male
Pre Menstrual Syndrome, and morning after fuzziness, I'm not always sure any
It is amazing how hard it is to get domain names any more unless you do your
own name or something really specific.
It will be interesting to watch your experiment. If you do find spying,
where will you take it?
- Tina - AxisHOST, Inc.
July 22, 2005, 2:37 pm
If these domain names are half-inched before you can register them, do you
think it is an automated process or ultimately done by human?
It's just that I, as a human (I think), would smell a rat - or at least a
series of searches for namesoptical.com wouldnt strike me as a dead-cert for
registration. And I don't think this would be an automatic process, it would
take a human 'expert' to hazard a guess at which domain names were likely to
be worthy of registering.
I would dream up a series of unrelated domain names, and randomly divide
them between your two test candidates.
Also, by publishing the domains in advance, I'm guessing that some punters
on A.W.W. would take a peek themselves. Might this influence the results? I
suppose if we all started looking up jimsoptical on GoDaddy, and they *were*
corrupt, it would be very tempting bait for them...
I think I'm thinking about all of this a little too much. I should just go
I'd start again, with different names, having broadcast those around
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