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I tries shitbagville.ca as well as that is where I live and it says registered,so I dont know,fishy though..
And I think sedo would be more than happy if you registered that with them$$$$.
And that name keralcpatel.com ,well I tried it with .ca instead of .com and it said it was registered.........
So that means it's a WHOIS Lookup issue. Sedo is not trying to do it on purpose.
Some glitch maybe. Now it is a glitch or done manually to earn $$$'s that only sedo knows...
Search directly from cira.ca.
And coolCats? Must be a Newfoundlander.....
True, only Sedo knows why they do it. But, I'm starting to think it is so they can make the money from the regs of names that get zilth whois data returned (instead of as they should -note sometimes it does show this way on their site- saying the status of the whois is unavailable). A glitch done on purpose, I believe, because the same glitch has been there for I don't know how long without them even trying to fix it. But a glitch it is.
Take looking up "eu" : http://sedo.com/search/searchresult...._type=advanced.
This results in:.
Eu.com already registered.
Eu.us already registered [Registry Reserved].
Eu.eu already registered [Registry Reserved].
Eu.info available <<<<< Even the official registry for .info (Afilias) says it is available to register via their website, yet ALL 1-2 character .infos are reserved by the registery (not sure if used internally as intended).
Eu.mobi available <<<<< .mobi registry (dotMobi) says it can't be registered (mentions being reserved on website when try whois)...but returns no whois data as being registered to the registry.
Eu.net already registered.
Eu.org already registered.
Some TLD's (ccTDL's and Generic) are just glitchy, and Sedo just doesn't care to fix their systems to read what the whois returns (or the lack of actual returned data) correctly. If it can't be found, say so, and if it comes back with the registry's data-text for reserved or taken, say so...either way...Sedo seems to be saying "We are not sure, but take this link and go try registering it, just in case, so that if you're successful we make money off you."..
Humm... true. They should just say We are not sure. But well if they are not sure then telling it is available is wrong..
I think two things are happening here:.
1. Estibot is showing the "acquire this domain" link when it really shouldn't.
2. SEDO is treating all .ca domains as registered even when they are not.
I don't think you are at any risk for having the names grabbed from in front of your nose, there is nothing sinister here; just imperfect software.
The "acquire this domain" link on Estibot is intended to be shown for already registered domains, to point the users to SEDO's broker service in case they wish to acquire the HostGator from the current owner.
Estibot doesn't do a whois check for .ca domains so it offers the "acquire this domain" link just in case. For the top .tld's it will not show this link if the HostGator name is available; rather it will show that the HostGator is available and also a "register this domain" link.
-> this is mea culpa so I'm going to have to improve here. I'll put a more complete whois check on my to-do list.
I'll talk to SEDO about this and I'll let you know what they have to say.
Thanks for reporting this bug..
Why would sedo bother to steal your HostGator name? Doesn't make sense economically wise. I dont believe in conspiracy theorieis..