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Old 06-25-2010, 05:43 PM
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The domain name not being re-registered was an accident.

The owner has chosen not to buy the domain back from me.

From what I understand, the owner WILL and always intended to CONTINUE THE FORUM, only now it will be under a DIFFERENT DOMAIN NAME.
I'm sure this site will continue but no thanks from you, your approach to self support non fee website is plain wrong, what your doing it holding the host name hostage and in turn causing the 100's of members to the site to loose their preferred forum. If I was you I would weigh up what you’re doing and pass back the hostname. Would you do the same thing to a charity etc if their hostname was to expire?

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Old 06-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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The reason I would never take up the "kind" offer of buying the domain x5drivers is that under no circumstances I would give into blackmail and extortion.

As others have stated, it was a free information centre, place for banter and organising UK based meets. Unfortunately, the site admin obviously made this mistake and therefore we are in the position we are in now.

The moderators had invested a lot of time and energy in keeping the site running, and we will continue to do so once we are back up and running. With a new site back, we should be able to PM all existing members to notify them that the site is back and we should be able to move on from there.

As far as The Godfather is concerned, I can only express my disappointment that a fellow forum member would do such a thing, then again I gave up being surprised as how low people can get. Never mind, there is such a thing as karma ...
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:48 PM
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I am beginning to you think you are all delusional.

And there is no such thing as karma.

I think this thread deserves to be locked, people cant even seem to read anymore.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:59 PM
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Locked because of what exactly? Being on the receiving end of criticism isn't a reason to lock a thread.

I can read perfectly well, although I did have to do a double take to make sure that the extra zeroes at the end of the "fee" were real.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:03 PM
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Having thought about it some more........we can't turn back the clock....... and as has been stated maybe a domain with X5 in it is not such a good idea. So for the sake of peace we should just let the domain thing drop and best of luck to the guy who bought it.

Maybe just maybe this is a good thing and taking a positive out of it, this now means the guys/girls and moderators on the old site can now get themselves a forum that they have more control over and for this never to happen again.

On a personal note I'm gutted that the site has ended in this way it's not what I wanted that's for sure and something I didn't think would happen.

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Locked because of what exactly? Being on the receiving end of criticism isn't a reason to lock a thread.

I can read perfectly well, although I did have to do a double take to make sure that the extra zeroes at the end of the "fee" were real.
I did not plan on you wanting it back. Though why should I settle for free? Do you or don't you make a profit from your website?

If you can convince me you are a kind hobbyist paying out of your own pocket to run the forum. Or if you can convince me any money you make from the site is only enough to pay for running the site, then I will absolutely transfer the domain name back to you for face value. Even if you don't want to keep it due to possible legal matters you can "dispose" of it or use it to redirect traffic to your new domain name. This offer is 100% genuine and I make it to bring closure and peace. It is clear I am the one losing out no matter what the case, maybe it can allow me to help my damaged forum rep.

I really had no idea the exact worth of the domain when I made the offer to sell it back, but I did know the the value was not face value. I was hoping you would respond with a counter offer or two.

I understand you may feel I am trying to swindle you, but I am not.

Plus I added the cost of the x5drivers.com in there because it is of no use to me or anyone unless its paired with the .co.uk. I guess if we go through with my proposition above you don't have to buy this domain, and it is my loss.
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Some of you have a very outdated concept of the internet. The days of free "geocities" hobby websites are gone.

I run a tiny forum for my university, and make no money (lose money) from its operation. If I failed to renew the domain name, but still wanted it, I sure as hell would not expect the owner of the domain name to simply give it back to me because I f***** up. Regardless of my financial purpose of the forum.
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Well folks, it's great to see a few members of X5D on here and to be honest it did take me a few days to find out what was going on.

As a member of the now lost X5Drivers forum (domain only) I personally could not give a toss what the site name is, call it what you like and give me my hard earned thread count back

Stop wasting time with this idiot and feeding his/her need for attention and concentrate on getting back on the scene.

We have a strong membership base and I'm sure with the right setup we can return relatively intact and without wasting cash on what is now I feel, a tainted domain name.

AW8, pm me if you want to talk shop.
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I am beginning to you think you are all delusional.

And there is no such thing as karma.

I think this thread deserves to be locked, people cant even seem to read anymore.
Weren't you "leaving" like 4 posts ago?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:55 PM
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I am sorry you cannot grasp the truth in my words.

If I was actually able to practice what you outlined (following and researching) I probably would be making money doing this sort of thing.

Basically I have no idea the exact date the name expired. It could have been expired since the site went down or it could have expired the very hour I decided to check godaddy.

All I know is I was not waiting to pounce as you seem to think.

Any one with any knowledge of how the domain name marketplace works would have done the same thing.

It's a market, and I entered it legitimately with non malicious intent.

Is it the fact that I am a member of a forum like x5drivers, that you think what I have done is wrong? It makes the situation unusual, however it is no different than Billy Bob buying the domain that has nothing to do with online BMW forums.

You all seem to think these forums are not for profit .org services.

In fact if x5drivers forum was actually an entirely free and not for profit service I would give up the name. But I think that ship has sailed anyways.


I registered the domain at around 11pm on Wednesday June 23.

If I was "stalking" and preying on this domain name, then my registration would come immediately after the domain expired. I have no idea when this happened but I am very very convinced it was not close to 11pm Wednesday night.

Yup, you're a smart one. You tried to pimp it out which is why you asked a fee that was more than 100 times what you paid for the domain.....

Just stop posting about it already, nobody is going to side with someone one a board built to help people for free, when you ARE attempting to score a profit on an obvious accidental oversight. Even if you originally were dumb enough to believe they just didn't want it any more, representatives have said they do. The 'right' thing to do would have been to give it back for what you paid...but that didn't seem in keeping with your logic train.
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