There are lots of dumb moments in everyday life and domaining is no exception. One of the “Dumbest Moment” in a Domainer’s life is making a typo error while registering a domain. Its not just about losing some bucks, it really makes one feel dumb, the dumbest i would say.

I suddenly find a great name available. Lots of hearts flying around. I feel why on earth no one registered this name or think may be the domain just got dropped and that i am lucky to be at the right place in the right time. I register the domain and live in paradise for a while before realising the typo error. Ouch that hurts like anything.

What you can do to avoid such errors?

1. Make sure you read the domain you typed carefully. I know thats hard for many of us.

2. If you are lazy to do the first step, then copy-paste the domain name in Google or Web Dictionary. If the domain name has dictionary words then Web Dictionary should help. Otherwise as well, Google will suggest you the right name in majority of the cases if there was a typo error.

What you can do if you have already registered the domain?

1. If your registrar supports domain deletion for a fees, then obviously you should do it.

2. Else, just call the registrar or email them about the error you made. You stand a good chance to get your bucks back. Looks like Godaddy refunds the money in some cases.

What if nothing worked and you end up with the typo domain?

You should feel happy for the funny moment the typo domain gave you…

8 Comments to “Dumbest Moment Every Domainer Can Avoid”

  1. Patrick McDermott says:

    “What if nothing worked and you end up with the typo domain?

    You should feel happy for the funny moment the typo domain gave you…”

    …and make sure the domain is NOT on auto-renew!

  2. Bobo says:

    “Its not just about loosing some bucks, it really makes one feel dumb…”

    Correction: *losing

    This makes me wonder whether you even take your own advice.

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  4. Kumaran says:

    @Patrick McDermott
    You are absolutely right. Thanks for the addition.

    @Bobo
    Good catch. Thanks. This is no chest beating, but for your information i am yet to start my count on typo error in new registration. The point is you will benefit(atleast i hope so) if you follow.

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