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Where is easiest to check com au availabilty to reg?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Honan, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Honan

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    My favourite registrars now have a convoluted check on domain availability.
    There must be somewhere easier to see if the com au is taken?
     
  2. Scott7

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    Try the .au Domain Availability Checker right here on dntrade. It's on the right hand side under your username.
     
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  3. Honan

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    Thx Scott7
    Do me favour and post the link please because I am on a mobile ?
     
  4. Scott7

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    On your mobile just go to dntrade.com.au and scroll down until you get to the end of the forums. There you should see the Domain Availability Checker search box.
     
  5. Honan

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    Oh yeah.
    Thx Scott7
    Well done!
     
  6. Horshack

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    Sometimes I wonder if the domain availability checkers on some registrars are used deviously and particularly in the .com space. A number of times I've searched for a name and then procrastinated for a short time only to come back and find that it has been registered in between time and is now up for sale. I have to wonder if this is just a coincidence?
     
  7. Honan

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    Yes.Horshack. You are correct.
    Some registrars tempt you with an available status, only to do a live check later and reveal status ias Taken.
    Why?
    Could be one of several reasons.
     
  8. Joel

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    I often just use AusRegistry whois lookup for .au, but I always use a simple nslookup from command line for .com
     
  9. DnEbook

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    Yours is available
     
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  10. Scott7

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    Yes, however, it's worth, you guessed it ... $0.
     
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  11. Honan

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    What do you mean Yours is available
     
  12. Scott7

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    I assumed that since our good friend HireDomains quoted me in that post, he meant Scott7.com.au is available. Thus my response that it is worth $0. As an aside, am I allowed to say that or is $0 an official Snoopy trademark?
     
  13. Honan

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    There is no pending trademark on $0
    Use it freely Scott7 : Aye , beam me up,
     
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    Yes Scott7 is available ...... I am guessing Scott1, Scott2 Scott3 .....etc are available as well, cheers !
     
  15. DnEbook

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    The official "worth nothing" term is measured in Black Bananas with 5 Black Bananas being the worst, nothing racist going on here, it's just black bananas aren't good for much? Maybe banana cake and ????
     
  16. Scott7

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    If you see them all dropping in a couple of years you'll know I've been on a hand registering frenzy.
     
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    Great opportunity to hold all the market
     
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    Registrars have been caught doing this in the past, network solutions registered names directly that customers were searching on and some others have been know to sell the search data to other parties.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_front_running

    You are best off using something like domainnameanalyzer which queries verisign, not that verisign is in any way trustworthy but it cuts out the registrar part at least. The way to cut out verisign aswell would be to be search against the zone file records, that would be time consuming to set up.
     
  19. Honan

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    Do you have a recent .com zone file snoop or should I just tweet the CIA to see if they have yesterday's zone file in their bin?
     
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    Need to apply to Verisign to get it, the file size is very large.