What a Ripoff!
No, I'm not talking about WA ... this is my family.
Last night I decided on a "dot com" name for a new website in a very narrow niche. Jaaxy says 1230/210/81/93 not bad. And the "dot com" is available (per Jaaxy). I put it in Google and nothing appears.
So I slept on it and awoke with the idea that this is a go for me!
This morning I went to NameCheap (and others) only to find out the domain was not available but for sale.
I was directed to what looked like a broker's site asking for an offer. I put in $20 instead of the normal $11.48. Answer back ... get real! ... these domains sell for thousands of dollars!
Since it is not active I went with the "dot org" domain. It's more authoritative for my niche anyway. So who wins?
Anyone else call this a ripoff? Anyone else have this experience? I'm madder than h#%l!
This sort of activity should be stopped somehow!