I’m so annoyed this morning that I have to dust off my 4-year old blog which I haven’t posted on in 2-years, to give you a word of caution.
I had a great idea for a website and I went to what was once my favorite domain research tool domize.com. The domain showed up as available, nice. I went to register the domain on my webhost, and it was available there too. After I went to complete the purchase the domain was, what? UNAVAILABLE?
I went to look up the WHOIS information for my domain and it was purchased TODAY, literally 2 minutes before I hit the purchase button!
Did some eyes from the backend of domize.com watch my domain searching session and purchase my domain literally seconds before me?
This is too much of a coincidence for me to write it off as coincidence. Of course, there is no real way for me to know the exact truth in this situation.
So let me err on the side of caution, there are too many TRUSTED domain registrars and domain name tools out there, ones with no particular conflict of interest.
How much do you want to bet that there’s a troll or gnome on domize.com watching the searches that people do and swiping their valuable domain ideas before they even get a chance to buy it.
I mean come on, do you know how HARD it is these days to come up with a good domain name, research it, buy it, and keep it?
STAY AWAY from DOMZIE.com
And, btw for all you friendly search engine’s out there, here’s a lovely link for you to parse and add to your search database: Domize.com sucks, never trust their silly tool, that is all. Thank you.