What are the downsides of registering a domain name with 123

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Got a quick question: What are the downsides of registering a domain name with 123 Hoping for any answer or 2. Another quick question... My first HostGator sale on Ebay and I could not be happier...well yes I could with more zeros but I am thrilled.. for 4K.

Not bad for a site I only put on the web March 20th..

Comments (9)

Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at 123 reg as they probably could give you help..

Comment #1

Congratulations on your sale!.

And it is great website. I like it..

Did you develop it?..

Comment #2

Oh yeah, this is the one you sold to me on DNF and then backed out of, so cool!..

Comment #3


So, he puts something on sale for a fixed price without understanding their true value, receives a bunch of PM's from people who do understand their true value, and realizes...hey, I can squander more money out of these people..

It would be one thing if you put a sales out saying accepting offers, but for you to blatantly say $70 takes the two, is wrong...

Comment #4

I did not sell this name to you so therefore I never backed out..

As I said before you were not the first to make an offer I had an offer before you to partner and develop it. Yes I made some errors in the way I handled it and I am sorry for that. Looking back now I was new to this and could of handled it in a different way. Still am new to this and learning all the time..

I have developed good reputation in domaining and people are happy to deal with me...

Comment #5

That's the problem with accepting PM'd offers on fixed price listings. If you get that offer and withdraw the fixed price in the thread by the time someone posts sold, then you wouldn't have a problem. However, anyone can say after getting sold that "I had a PM by so-and-so and wouldn't you know it, it was JUST before your offer." Sometimes you have to see how it appears to us vs. how it appears to you, because I'm sure you probably WERE telling the truth, but when we've had people like Wow! and others that have taken advantage of people's trust, if there's a possible negative interpretation of what you did, then that's how it will be interpreted. Personally if it were me, I would have sold it for $70 and chalked it up as a mistake on my part to make it a fixed price listing. Even though you ended up getting $4k for the name and the site, your reputation is worth more than money...

Comment #6


You had a an offer in the fix price, someone accepted the offer. YOu renegged and use the excuse you had another offer. So my quesiton is this... Why do you still have the domain? according to you, you sold the HostGator to someone else, that is why you did not sell it in the action you posted..

I think this should be looked at...

Comment #7

I sold the domain, I partnered with someone to develop it and then sold it months later..

My rep is good , I have not done anyone wrong here. I pay fast and transfer names quik when I sell them very easy to deal with. What I have learned is to say in a post like that one is to put " First Person to Post SOLD." That in hindsight is what I should have done..

I have learned fromthis experience , I dont think I deserve to be harped on so bad for it...

Comment #8

Sorry but this looks a bit shady to me. At the very least you shouldn't come around bragging about your 4K sale after screwing over someone for it...

Comment #9

Give the guy a break... if he did get a pm then it was technically "sold" to the first PM. I think that it's unlikely that he did since the thread was only up for 2 hours but no need to pull all that bs over to this forum. I've had buyers and sellers reneg on their "deal to buy" or "deal to sell" quite often and I don't start whining about it. Just move on and let tomorrow come.....

PS this sale was for handmessage.


.com not or as was in the DNF thread. Therefore we should all just give him props on selling the plural site for a good chunk of change..

Nice site and good capitalization!..

Comment #10

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.