Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unethical registrars blocking domains?

I have been searching for a domain name for a new service we were planning to launch. I shortlisted a few good ones which were available and went back to register them the next week. To my surprise, I found them not available. These are not common names - they are very specific to a niche service and I doubted that somebody else would have thought the of same names at the exact same time.

On googling, I found mentioned on various sites/forums that 'Network Solutions' and some other registrars engage in something called 'domain kiting', 'domain tasting' and 'front-running' where they basically block all domain names that were searched for and force you to pay more.

There is a work around to this -

Hope this helps somebody.


Anonymous said...

I will not acquiesce in on it. I over precise post. Especially the title attracted me to read the whole story.

Anonymous said...

Genial brief and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.