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Quick question: iPage, GoDaddy, or JustHost, which is better? Many thanks for any answer or 2. Another question I got... Several days ago I registered a fairly unremarkable 9 letter domain..

Today i've been contacted by e-mail by someone in Europe asking if I will sell the domain..

I told them it was still under the 60 day registrar lock and asked them to make an offer if they were still interested. They have offered a large sum of money and I am very suspicious..

Can anyone tell me what I should do next?.

If it is a genuine offer I will be very pleased to accept it. However it seems very strange that I am being offered a large sum only days after I registered the name...

Comments (10)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

It's exactly the same e-mail as shown in that thread. Damn and I was going to get me a new car. Oh well back to reality..

Comment #2

Well.

Never mind, at least you saved yourself $60 !! If it looks to good to be true it usually is, at least you were cautious enough to ask..

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Comment #3

Not sure what it is with appraisals and me lately. I just paid AfterNic $69 for an appraisal that I must have "agreed to" when I submitted an offer for a domain..

I had backorder the HostGator with Pool and Snapnames but enom caught it. When I went to enom thinking I could bid on some sort of auction for it I was redirected to AfterNic..

When I enquired about the HostGator I was told the minimum offer was $200 so I offered that. Somewhere along the road I entered my credit card and agreed to a $69 appraisal. I thought I was making an offer at auction but I think the HostGator was already registered to someone and I was simply using AfterNic as brokers to negociate with the owner..

It's not been a good week...

Comment #4

Strange, not sure exactly what happened to you. So you think you were scammed?..

Comment #5

I wasn't scammed by AfterNic. I had tried to backorder a HostGator with Snap and Pool but it ended up being caught by Enom who then referred me to AfterNic when I tried to purchase it..

At the time I was thinking that the HostGator would go up for auction and I was bidding on an auction. What actually happened was someone had already won the HostGator and I was simply using AfterNic as a broker to negociate with the owner. In making my offer I agreed to a HostGator appraisal costing me $69..

The appraisal came back way over what I had offered and so was from my point of view a waste of time and money...

Comment #6

We need to hold a HostGator conference in Nigeria and invite these folks!..

Comment #7

I blieve the registrar 60-day lock rule only applies to transferring domains from one registrar to another. You may be able to just push the HostGator into the account of the buyer if he uses the same registrar as you..

If he doesn't have an account with your registrar, create one for him, do the push using your email address so you can approve everything in minutes, and then email him the account log in and password...

Comment #8

Afaik, eNom don't have a backorder business (like SnapNames or Pool) where you bid on a HostGator and they try to capture it. So one might wonder what eNom are doing in the dropcatching business, and under whose instructions. Food for thought...

Comment #9

How do you backorder a HostGator at Club Drop which isn't eNom registered?..

Comment #10

You're 100% correct...

You can buy a HostGator in the morning and sell it that afternoon..

All the new buyer has to do is get an account where the HostGator is.

At and you can push it to his account..

It just can't leave the registrar for 60 days after it's reg'd....

Comment #11


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.