I use GoDaddy to register my domains. I got an email from them stating that they are having a sale on .name domains, for $5.95 per year. In their form email, they state:
Now you can put www.westbrook.name On the ‛Net
I thought that it would be cool to get that domain, so I went on their site to attempt to register it. When I tried, I got a message stating that the domain is already been taken.
When I checked the registration, I noticed that it was registered through GoDaddy.
Domain Name: WESTBROOK.NAME
Sponsoring Registrar: Go Daddy Software, Inc.
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: 1292391CONTACT-NAME
Registrant Organization: Visit website WWW.WESTBROOK.NAME
Created On: 2004-07-06T03:17:16Z
Expires On: 2007-07-06T03:17:16Z
Updated On: 2005-08-31T21:53:49Z
First of all, I would have thought that GoDaddy would have checked to see if the name was available before they tried to sell it.
When I checked out this web site, they wanted people to bid on the domain. Their minimum bid for a domain is $100. I am not going to give them my money.