This happened numerous times to me. I suspected the same.
Jeff Barr wrote:
> So has anyone else had the experience of running whois
> for a promising domain name, then waiting a day or two
> to reguister it, only to find that against tremendous
> odds someone else magically decided to grab it?
> What are the odds?
> My son was going to register teenlinux.com, and in the
> day it took him to convince me to let him do it, it was
> stolen. He ended up with www.lavidalinux.com instead.
> I wonder if NSI is secretly feeding whois requests for
> non-existent domains to an outsider who can buy them up
> and then resell them later? In the days when startups
> would pay big bucks for domains this could have been a
> very profitable sideline.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodent of Unusual Size [mailto:Ken.Coar@Golux.Com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 1:40 PM
> To: Flatware or Road Kill?
> Subject: NSI's latest scurrilousity
> I just noticed on a WHOIS lookup that NSI is sticking
> links at the top of the display for 'Make an offer to
> get this domain'.
> &@^&*^%&*@#(*!!! As if their sequestering of expired and
> enquired-but-not-registered domains was not bad enough..
> #ken P-)}
> Ken Coar <http://Golux.Com/coar/>
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