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What happens if two bidders for a domain & neither increases bid at Pool?

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  1. Azam.biz United Kingdom

    Azam.biz Active Member

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    Any software to help with bidding process at Pool?

    Is there any sniping software out there to help during the auction process at Pool when two people have applied for the domain name?

    Have been looking around, but not seen anything like all the ebay software out there.

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. mikeb

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    pool tricks

    i noticed several times that pool manipulates the auction process.
    Sometimes they steal the name from under you.
    Sometimes they just jack up the price.

    ugly bastards
     
  4. Azam.biz United Kingdom

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    Do you have evidence of this? Have you seen them acquire a domain name in their name - then it would be easy to prove fraud?

    Also how do you know they're responsible for jacking up a price during auction process and not a genuine rival?

    Not doubting you for one second because I, too, have heard negative stuff about Pool, but curious to learn from your experiences and know how to spot suspicious activity.
     
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    Also this extended auction business, I hate .com drops
     
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    My understanding is that the .com pool registrars extend the auction by 10 mins if a bid is placed in the last 10 mins?
     
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    Correct, so when you think you've won an auction it there ends up being someone else always bid in the last min and extending it for hours and hours and hours.
     
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    I once told a client "don't worry, we'll have the name by midnight" when I saw that a .com auction ended at 11pm.

    But it went on and on and on and on and on as me and A N Other bidder put in a new bid about 1 minute before the auction was due to end. Again and again and again.

    Luckily I stayed awake and we had it sorted by about 4am. And still for a relatively small amount as each bid increase was the smallest possible.
     
  9. Azam.biz United Kingdom

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    What a nightmare! Like a penalty shootout that goes on forever.

    Pool are smart - milk as much money as possible out of people.
     
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