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#1517 All domain names are taken!

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Solved #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by DVAted on April 11th 2015, 4:05 pm

Not sure if this is a glitch (it sure appears to be and I really hope it is)

I've spent the last month conferring with the staff, trying to decide on a domain name for our forums. Now that we've finally found one it's taken! grrr!!!!!  

.com, .net, .org and .biz versions, ALL taken, even though we verified and it seems that they aren't, the forumotion admin cp says they're all taken. 

So I tried variations. introduced a - , introduced "the", kept an acronym and added another word after it, wrote out the acronym, wrote out part of the acronym. All Taken! All variations, all terminations!

So I tried other links we'd had discussed previously.
DOZENS of other, significantly different names! ALL Taken! Thumb down 
All versions, all variations, all terminations
I am stupefied 

I access them directly and they aren't sites. They're not accessible links. Either gives me 404, 500 or other errors saying how the site does not exist, server not found, etc. and so on. 

So I said "heck! I bet they even have my own name taken!" 
So I tried my own real life, personal, full name, which is a combination of my first name + my middle name + my last name. ALL TAKEN  affraid 

My first and last name might be out there on about 4-5 other people (considering I'm Romanian and our population is less than 18 million, looking through phonebook sites and facebook, maximum of 10 people sounds about right), but with my middle name in it nobody has that! Especially nobody famous enough to have his own domain name, let alone on all .net, .com, .biz and .org
How is this possible?!  scratch

Every attempt I tried showed me all variations and terminations are taken.
I checked them with "domain checker" services, and at least 80% of them are available!

To be clear, I don't want my site's new domain to have my personal name on it. That was just for the hell of it. I even tried (as a joke) "www.puffdaddybabywipes.org" and all were taken: .net, .com, .biz, .org, all of them!

I am mortified that all variations of the domain names I tried, even impossibly ludicrous ones, including the one we finally decided on, which we've vetted as available, are all taken according to the Admin CP and I can't opt for either.

Can I catch a break here?

Sorry if this was discussed before, I looked through the forums
then I used the search function:
http://help.forumotion.com/search?search_keywords=domain+taken
nothing similar came up...

Best regards  thumleft

Edit: I intend (and am most likely) to double or even triple my traffic this month or the next. I wanted the new domain name to be ready before that.

Edit2: I am willing to share my screen through Skype to show the situation directly. We could even make up words together and they will all be taken  Mad
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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by DVAted on April 12th 2015, 6:48 pm

bump. please assist me on this  salut
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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by brandon_g on April 12th 2015, 8:40 pm

Hello,

@Buttercup would be the best person to assist you with this... but she is off for the weekend, she will be back Monday and I am sure she will more then happily assist you with this issue Very Happy.

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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by DVAted on April 12th 2015, 8:48 pm

ah okay Smile of course
I thought Buttercup was off on Thursdays or Tuesdays or something... well, let's hope Monday the 13th won't be an unlucky day for my website (though I'm not superstitious at all, I have an almost OCD thing about numbers Razz )

also, I tried test1234thisshouldwork as domain name (to check the error's persistence) and guess what? they were all taken... .net, .com, .org and .biz  fufufu

best regards!  bye
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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by brandon_g on April 12th 2015, 10:03 pm

No she is here every weekday Monday-Friday unless it is a holiday or she is unwell or something. Normal business days and hours she is here Very Happy.


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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by Shadow on April 13th 2015, 9:54 am

Hello

We had a problem this weekend with domain names. Our technicians are working on the problem.

Thanks for your patience. I'll inform you as soon as I get more information.

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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by DVAted on April 14th 2015, 1:49 am

i'm on the edge of my seat beu
thanks for looking into it, Buttercup, you're the zen of this place Zen
I'm ready to test whenever you give the go :wouhou:
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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by Shadow on April 14th 2015, 9:30 am

The problem has been solved. We apologize for the trouble.

Thanks for testing and let us know if it works properly for you Smile

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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by DVAted on April 14th 2015, 9:47 am

yes, it works fine now Very Happy
and nobody has taken my name after all haha
thank you, Buttercup, I'd send you flowers if I could cheers Very good
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Solved Re: #1517 All domain names are taken!

Post by Shadow on April 14th 2015, 10:13 am

Thanks for your feedback Very Happy 
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