[LINK] Domain name registration

Alex (Maxious) Sadleir maxious at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 17:07:08 AEDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Fred Pilcher <fpilcher at netspeed.com.au> wrote:
> A few days ago I searched for the availability of two .com.au domains on
> an Australian hosting site. Both names were available.
> Today, both show as having been taken, though Ausregistry has no record
> for either.
> One of the names could be a co-incidence - the other is most unlikely to be.
> Is it unknown for hosting services to harvest search terms and register
> them with the intent of scalping?

It absolutely happens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_tasting

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