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Caught a domain - WHOIS anomaly

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  1. timter51 United Kingdom

    timter51 Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Today I caught radar-shop_org_uk (through Domainmonster), however the WHOIS shows registered date as the original date of Feb 2006. Maybe I'm being thick and this happens often, but it's the first time it's happened to me and can't remember anyone else mentioning something similar happening to them. Any thoughts? Something to do with the recent drop changes?
     
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    Retired_member41 Retired Member

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    I think on certain domains nominet are giving domainers a helping hand. Probably something in their drop algorithm that leaves the reg date on when a hyphenated org.uk is caught? ;-)
     
  4. Skinner

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    Nope, it's accredited registrar status abuse.
     
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    I think you are right :(
     
  6. timter51 United Kingdom

    timter51 Active Member Exclusive Member

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    How did they manage that then? The domain wasn't on their tag pre drop.
     
  7. invincible

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    Was it on an associated tag?
     
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    timter51 Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I've got the original whois saved at work, but off the top of my head I think it was WISP ?
     
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    timter51 Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Ah yes that's the site I used, but just realised there's a gap if it wasn't renewed on their tag in 2010. Maybe one of resident droplist compilers could check their systems?
     
  11. Skinner

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    It was on HEART's tag, when I updated my database 6 months ago.
     
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    As of Oct 31st 2012 the IP address associated with the domain was 46.32.227.116, that belongs to Webfusion Internet Solutions, a part of Host Europe along with Heart, 123-reg, DomainMonster etc
     
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    So all part of Host Europe group - http://www.heg.com/ - with new Nominet Board member Oliver Hope.
     
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    Retired_member41 Retired Member

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    Oh you clever lot.

    So would they have gotten permission from the last registrant to allow them to do this?

    They can't just do it can they?
     
  15. invincible

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    Ask the previous registrant.

    There's no audit process preventing them doing as they please as Nominet well know. If one wishes to prove whether they gain permission once and for all it would be a relatively simple process to transfer some soon to expire domain names to one of their tags, back order them and then see what happens.
     
  16. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    Been happening for a week or two now - multicultural. co.uk, etc.

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  17. Brassneck United Kingdom

    Brassneck Well-Known Member

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    And I had just thought that domainmonster had been catching really well! All makes sense now. Presumably anything booked on domainmonster is now being cross-referenced to what else is registered in the group and then transferred to new owners . Anybody know what time these are happening?

    Stephen.
     
  18. Skinner

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    Nominet have been aware for about 2 weeks now, but their abuse department only seems to have 1 employee who is off sick at the moment. I think clubscene was the first I saw.

    Level playing field
     
  19. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    The first time I noticed it happen it was around 6am. Recently a few minutes after midnight.

    - Rob

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  20. Retired_member41

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    So dm is the place to book domains then.

    I wonder if any valuable ones that are booked don't go to the person who booked but go elsewhere?
     
  21. invincible

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    If they don't then they will do soon. It's a free for all now and anyone with deep enough pockets can approach any accredited registrar directly and make private offers for expiring domain names. Forget back orders. Just get Mr Bribe to make contact. :)
     
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