Before purchasing or registering a domain name, be sure to qualify the site you are using. There exist hundreds of fraudulent sites that advertise the lowest prices for available domains and never fulfill the orders. These fraudsters have written programs that poll legitimate sites for information and availability and then dupe the consumer into purchasing these available URLs from their own site. As a result, many legitimate sites like and have resorted to requesting that users type in a password delivered in a non-machine readable image when requesting domain availability or ownership info. Again, know who you are buying from or you will lose not only your money, but also the very domain you looked so hard to find. 

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