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Reliable Domain Brokers: Anyone Done Business With Them?


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Has anyone done any business with this company? According to WhoIs:

Created: 11-Aug-2010
Expires: 11-Aug-2013


Seems they haven't been in business very long, yet I received and email from them recently (my domainname removed):

Hello, my name is Ari Pearlstein from Reliable Domain Brokers.
singular_version.com will be available for purchase in a few days.
Since you own plural_version.com, I thought you might be interested in singular_version.com.

It is recommended to eliminate any confusion to plural_version.com, to own both the singular/plural versions of the domain.

Your purchase will be a one time fee only that includes one year of complimentary registration.
You also have the option to forward singular_version.com to plural_version.com at no cost.
After purchasing singular_version.com you will never be charged again by Reliable Domain Brokers.

If you do have an interest in buying singular_version.com, please visit:
http://www.reliabled...es/03kB5J0tVF0r

Once singular_version.com is available for purchase, one of my account specialists will contact you.

Thank you and have a great day.

Para leer este correo electronico en Español clic aquí: http://reliabledomai.../intl/es/00YjCD.


Have no idea at this time what they charge, but was interested in buying my other singular_version.com name as someone does have it and is using it. Just want would like to know if anyone had any business with this company yet or knows more about them than what I have found in Google searches.

Edited by AstraNut, 03 December 2010 - 02:37 PM.

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Sounds like a spammer to me. I would never ever give any money to someone that spams me, but hey that's just me.
In fact, I would be afraid to even click on any links in their email. They just pulled your name off of the icann registry and emailed you? If so, in my books, they are spammers.
Why not try to negotiate with the actual owner of the domain you are interested?
Also, I think you missed one of the references to your domain in your post.
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Why not try to negotiate with the actual owner of the domain you are interested?
Also, I think you missed one of the references to your domain in your post.

GoDaddy comes up as owner, but more searching seems to show their ownership has expired. I'll be seeing my hosting service about getting it.

Thanks for the eagle eye assist. My old eyes just glaze over with a lot of text to read. :D
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I know a few things about acquiring expired GoDaddy domains. First of all, Reliable Domain Brokers has no better chance of getting the domain than you do. They add no value to the equation, and will only end up costing you money. Stay away. Second, you can backorder the domain directly from GoDaddy. If you are the only person to backorder, congratulations you own the domain. However, if someone else also backorders the domain, GoDaddy will turn the sale into a public auction. Highest bidder wins. Proceeds go to GoDaddy, so they have a pretty effective means of marketing the auctions.

Good luck!
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Thanks Admin. Good advice. I figured I would try to get it myself as the GoDaddy ownership seems to have expired unless that matters not when trying to get the domain name. I actually don't trust GoDaddy any more than the other one. :D
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