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Subject:The perils of not doing your homework
Time:11:14 pm
Got this from Network Solutions today:

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It's rather obvious that they didn't bother to do a whois search; I already own it!
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nelc
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Time:2015-12-22 11:50 pm (UTC)
You should backorder it to see whether their negotiation skills are as good as their search skills.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-12-23 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm tempted, especially if I can get them to pay a fortune for it then say "sorry, I've changed my mind about buying it," but I really doubt it works like that. And it's actually the domain provided by my hosting company, my other URLs simply point to it, so it would be a bit tricky to sell it off...
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jhall1
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Time:2015-12-23 04:46 pm (UTC)
I had the same thought.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-12-23 05:13 pm (UTC)
Not really practical - I'm pretty sure that the first thing they do when you take them up on the offer is run a whois search.
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akicif
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Time:2015-12-23 12:54 pm (UTC)
Mechanically applying a diff to the whois output for forgottenfutures.org and forgottenfutures.com without actually reading the output?
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ffutures
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Time:2015-12-23 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'd imagine so - but given they are the gurus of whois you'd think they'd use it to eliminate stupidity like this.
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