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I have experienced this myself. When searching for a client's preferred domain name (an unusual one, unlikely to be of interest to anyone else), the domain was available, then 10 minutes later, unavailable! I found an alternative domain, but had to wait the 2 years until the original domain' registration expired before I could claim it for my client. ...


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The top-level domains for many countries are essentially up for grabs - the highest bidder can lobby a country's government to acquire "parking rights" for all the domains which have yet to be registered. The .cm TLD is probably the best example of this dubious practice, though you may want to check to ensure that the page which is being served up is not ...


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That's a "parked" domain. Look in the footer. Ostensibly, this is a service the host is offering to domain owners who haven't actually built out a site yet. In truth, they're really squatting on the domain, they'll probably never do anything with it and this is just a money grab. Hover over any of those links. It's all advertising and affiliate links. If ...


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You might be a bit misinformed about parked domains. Yes, you can make money from parked domains but generally this is done by either having a domain that gets lots of traffic already (these usually aren't easily found as if they are getting good traffic they are rarely allowed to expire, etc) or you have a very large network of domains (usually expired) and ...


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Check out this site to get an understanding of the value of domain names in general, http://www.igoldrush.com/domain-guide/domain-buying-and-selling/determining-the-value-of-your-domain-names/. There are some sites that will give you quotes. GoDaddy gives free quotes but they really only look at how many visits your site has had over a period of time. In ...


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There won't be any SEO value, but if they're related to your website or contain misspellings, (and they are 301 redirects) then there is no harm in doing this and you may get lucky every once in a while and get some traffic through them. Someone looking to purchase one of those domains may even find your website that way and you may even get a related link ...


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You need to read the licensing agreement that you agreed to when you registered you domain with them. If what they are doing is in the section about what happens if your domain lapses and you want it back then you are probably going to have to pay the money. Otherwise you have a chance at fighting them but I wouldn't. That fee is set in a sweet spot where ...


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This FAQ relates to BlueHost but it should also apply to other cPanel .nstallations. It looks to me, and this matches my memory, that the FTP is created along with the addon domain. Quoting from siteground: Step 1: To access the Addon Domains tool, click on the corresponding icon located on the main screen of your cPanel interface. Step 2: Enter the name ...


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GoDaddy has a service for parked domains, I'm sure other registrars have similar services too, but basically it's just a simple single page website, perhaps with some contact information so you could sell your domain... you can make one webpage for all your parked domains and redirect all of them to this page. Redirecting shouldn't be a problem, right?


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First off, I've never heard of something called "addon domain". To someone like me who owns 30+ domains, the first I'm hearing of it shouldn't be on this site. I believe you made a good choice in leaving the old hosting company as they were trying to charge money for a non-service. That being said... To the question at hand. There should not be any adverse ...


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You must have either a dns cache serving you an IP or a private DNS server giving you an IP for the domain. Publicly the domain has no IP associated with it. The error you're seeing (I'm assuming in a browser) comes from a webserver giving back an error - so it's at least finding the domain and trying to do something. When I try to go to that domain I just ...


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A .gov (and .mil) are reserved because the government agencies that run them need to be able to deliver a certain amount of accountability. If a citizen grabs info from a .gov site, they can trust that information is the official word of the government. The government has a stronger need that a private company to deliver a specific message and have people ...


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When a domain expires but is still within the Grace period it will be parked on one of these PPC services for example Sedo. You will find that most registrars become the official owner of the domain but might still allow the registrant to renew it (there is no contractual obligation to do so!). This period also allows the registrar to test the domain for ...


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Don't go through a registrar, but through the operator of the TLD themselves. They are the ones providing the WHOIS information. While that doesn't make it technically impossible from them to do front running (i.e. if they also act as a registrar for their own TLD), it means that if they did, you couldn't avoid it anyway, since any other service would ...



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