The article about this does not say where this is happening. I search for and register domain names on godaddy all the time, and this has never happened that I know of. Sometimes a client finds a domain name is available sends me an email and then I buy it, usually at least a half hour later. However, my client's email address is disclosed because I am in his godaddy account, which has an email address attached. Maybe we need to check on the availability of a domain name BEFORE logging in to godaddy, that way these shady companies have no way to contact us, which should take away the incentive to steal the name. Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Lee kowalkowski Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 8:42 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Website Name Registry Scam? On 27/10/06, beckcf19 at comcast.net <beckcf19 at comcast.net> wrote: > Has anyone heard anything about this scam where you search for a name > for your potential site and then within minutes the name you searched > for is bought by another company? You then receive an email asking > you if you want to purchase the name from them. This fortunately did > not happen to me, but is happening to a lot of people. Might be a > good thing to check out if you are looking to find a name for a site > or your name expires soon. Its amazing how deep this scam really > gets. You can find some info at > http://www.jobooyah.com/Soundoff_Weekly_Rant.htm > Who discloses their email address whilst searching for domain names? I don't. -- LK -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !