Unprofessional behavior of Domain name providers

Need a domain name?
What you do is you search on various websites to purchase domain names for e.g. godaddy.com and instantdomainsearch.com. They provide you comfortable searches and you decide on a domain name after spending days and rejecting those which are already taken. instantdomainsearch.com has an advantage with its Ajax search and is much more convenient than other such domain name engines. Me and my team also decided on a few domain names after searching rigorously for couple of days and finally came up with two domain names (needatrip.com and traveltriangle.com).

Now we decided to purchase them and logged in to active-domain.com to get one. Bang! we see that needatrip.com had already been purchased by a third party and is open for bidding. Furthermore it has been protected by Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. and hence we do not even know who purchased it. The register entry shows that it was taken away on the same day, when we searched for it and found it available. I can only imagine that these search engines are eves dropping on our searches and purchase the domain names that we come up with. So unprofessional! More such cases on digg.

Following is the register entry on whois.com for needatrip.com:
Registrant Contact:
Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
Whois Agent ()

PMB 368, 14150 NE 20th St – F1
C/O needatrip.com
Bellevue, WA 98007

Status: Locked

Name Servers:

Creation date: 02 Sep 2010 22:10:10
Expiration date: 02 Sep 2011 22:10:00

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