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New Gtld Problem?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by DnEbook, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. DnEbook

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    I noticed that Roof Seal .Com .Au are now also using a .Melbourne ....... however when you go to the site you get a security warning, or at least I do.
     
  2. snoopy

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    What is the web address? I think these are franchises, would be surprised if the head office was silly enough to use a .melbourne (and fill the site with errors)
     
  3. DnEbook

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    RoofSeal Dot Melbourne but today is goes back to Crazy Domains?
     
  4. snoopy

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    Apparently it got pulled down for including photos of plumbers cracks.
     
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  5. DnEbook

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    They lost money due to the fact I only noticed this via a Tv Commercial and then checked it out only to get a security warning
     
  6. DnEbook

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    Ah just spotted the ad again, it's Roof/Dot/Melbourne not RoofSeal/Dot/Melbourne, I did not get a security warning this time,
     
  7. findtim

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    10.54 thursday 24/1/19
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  8. DnEbook

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    Roof/Melbourne is the site, already some confusion with this move which is just a redirect anyway
     
  9. snoopy

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    I bet they don't promote it for long, even ignoring the bad extension it doesn't much much sense to shorten it to "roof".
     
  10. DnEbook

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    Confusion is never ideal for a web address
     
  11. DnEbook

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    Oh no, now Real Seal think I need their services. Every site I go to has a fricken Roof Seal advert!