Domain Name Outlet SCAM!
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It’s really not fair to call this a scam. Domain lists are publicly available when domain names are released back into the general pool specifically so companies like this can exist. It’s a legit business model. There may be some fraudulent companies who are doing this and not registering the domain, etc. But there are a lot of honest companies who use this business model too. Of course, they all overcharge. It’s always better to go to a registrar rather than a reseller.
I used to use namecheap for years quiet good company, just swapped to cloudflare it’s heck cheaper.
Dude, thank you so much. I got exactly the same thing that you did and immediately did a google search. How exciting that my .com domain became available, and I too bought it on namecheap!
Yeah, I just got one of these. Went to my spam filter, though, so that’s good.
That website is hilariously simple, like was made on fly & poorly at that, lol. Love it…;-)
It’s sad that ppl do fall for stuff like this, & it’s sad.
You nailed it. I could tell it was scammy right away. But what I didn’t realize is that the domain had become available to purchase normally. Thanks for this helpful info!
Thanks for the warning! You mentioned that there were cheaper places to get the domain. Would you mind sharing them with us?
Wow…. Just bought the domain for $10 not $150 lie the spam email asked for…Had no idea it was available..
Thanks for the video. The email I got was identical to yours and I was able to purchase the domain I wanted at 1/10 the price they were offering it for. You’re the best!
I sell spam filtering software a lot of my customers switch from the default google become of all the spam they get. it is reseller based so you have to buy it from a reseller it is called mail protector it is better than any of the ones I have tried. spamhero, trendmicro, ect.
Thanks! I just bought my .com domain for $10 instead of $70 thanks to this tip.
Thank you for this video. It’s good to know that there are those that look out for crap. The commentors below do mention getting better filters etc. We got the best and still crap get’s through. We’ve really had to work hard at educating people. What I would love to see if an official registry of scamology exist so that I could check global alerts. . These scammers even know that if security is always high alert even then people will weary and fall prey after a period of wear out time.
HA! I def just received an email from these folks and thought twice. TG! I just bought my domain for less than the asking price they were offering! I appreciate you!
They did do you one favor. They let you know that the .com name was available. I think the other good suggestion is to find a good domain provider and stick with them. They are too many other scams and sudo scams out there.
Yes I have seen this and it is my last name as the domain they wanted to sell me .net version because I have the .com covered hahaha
THANK YOU very much for your scam warning! I did all the research you did, and everything seemed vague and conspicuous. I loved the way you closed your video, "Don’t get scammed goddamn it!" That’s why I subscribed, thanks again! P.S. Like you, I use Namecheap. I jumped right on it and purchased the domain….SCORE!
Yeh dont forget to inform people that if they think of a site name, dont go searching on godaddy or similar sites to see if its available.. cause if you decide not to buy right away – next time yeh go back its "purchased" already and have to pay way more to get it.. Made that mistake once on a domain name I was looking to get.. but at the time didnt have money up front for it – by the time I got the money, the site was sold, with offer to "buy" it for 3-4 times the original price on godaddy. When i did a "whois" on the site, it was owned by someone at godaddy – and it was a random name type site – not something Anyone else might have thought up when I searched..
I got the exact same email, checked my icann vendor and whoaaaa….. got the domain for $8.29
Thank you for your heads up concerning unsolicited domain offers, I knew something was not right but had no idea that they were selling URL’s they didn’t own. Crosstalk is a performing a worth public serviced thanks again
If they would have invested in a normal website they could have gotten away with it
Arguably a scam. Obviously don’t fall for it but… I’d say… what an awesome idea!
If they provide the domain is it a scam? It’s a rip off for sure. If I buy a thing from a local supplier vs a cheaper out of town supplier are they scamming me? I think not. These guys are connecting domain owners with complimentary domains they are not currently searching out at a substantial markup.
Good info…but I don’t know that I’d call that a scam. It’s only a scam if in the end they take your money and don’t deliver the name.
How are they collecting payment on that scam site through PayPal? PayPal will guarantee the transaction and issue a refund if there is a scam at play..
You should get a better spamfilter 😉
thanks you saved me 69 dollars !
We just got this offer sent to us by DomainNamesOutlet.com and their payment site isn’t HTTPS and they have no robust home page. Thanks for confirming this for us!
these used to come via mail from Domains USA or something like that. I tell all my clients to always review Domain ownership and registration items with their internal IT or our team before purchasing something they don’t understand.
Not actually a scam. They just monetize their knowledge – an available domain name that might interest the target.
Good that they did not try to buy it first, so is a good notification e-mail. They can make a good notification service, don’t think it is worth $99 and for that price can can make their checkout site look better.
Oh my God thank you so much for the video, i actually bought the .com domain name from the main registrar
They did you a favor by informing you that the .com may have just became available.
Good job. Thanks Chris!
I hate these domain name scams so much but I like them since they help me find available .com versions of domains I own that weren’t available at the time. I got an email alerting me to a .com being available for a .org I owned. My spidy sense tingled and I looked up the .com on ENOM. Sure enough, it was available. I purchased it there, replied back to the scam email saying "thanks for telling me! I just purchased it from my registrar!" and blocked their email. I use GDPR to my advantage here. I don’t even have the proxy addresses forward to me. Legitimate business comes through the proper channels, only scams and spam come from WHOIS.
About 10 years ago, I had a client renew their domain at the bargain price of $200 AUD for 5 years, when our price at the time was about $10/year. Some people just don’t read the emails properly. She was very embarrassed when I explained what she had done.
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I get those all the time because I buy domains for my customers haha
Thanks, you just saved me $70. They were offering me a domain based on the one I already own (minus a dash). It’s not *exactly* a scam. I assume they would do what they say – "sell" me the domain for $70. So it’s more of a slightly dishonest and very aggressive marketing technique. I had tried to register the same domain last year but it was parked and priced at $2500. So I was in fact more than willing to spend the $70 to buy it. Glad I did a search and found your video before pulling the trigger on that. Oh,and a big shoutout to domainnamesoutlet for ultimately alerting me that the domain I really wanted was freely available to register with my favorite registrar (Dynadot) , LOL :-D.
I was smart enough not to fall for it, but I didn’t actually realize until just now that it means that my desired domain is now available for me to buy! This turned out better than I could have hoped.