@grant Could you review this please?
There are occasions where available domains cannot be submitted to contests because:
a) They won a contest and the CH didn’t buy the name
b) They won a contest ages ago, the CH bought the name and dropped it a year later
c) A different domain extension won a contest
There are occasions were we cannot submit our premium names to contests because:
a) They won a contest but the CH didn’t buy the name.
b) A different extension has previously won a contest.
I think I now have 7 premium domains in the marketplace that I cannot submit to contests and this is going to get worse over time. I don’t really want to remove my premium names that I can’t submit into contests but it seems pointless to leave them where they are.
It also raises the point that, how do we know that names sold on the secondary market can actually be entered into contests?
I also get instances where my marketplace name has been entered into a contest under a different extension, so I can’t submit my marketplace name, which is very annoying. Right now, there is a .com.au pet contest where one of my .com names from the marketplace has been entered as a .com.au entry by someone else (I know because I tried to submit it and was told that it had already been submitted). If that name wins, I won’t be able to enter another premium domain I own into future contests and I didn’t even win this contest! I used to report them but it’s happening so often I just got fed up with it.
Can you allow it so that available domain names and all names listed in the marketplace can be submitted to contests? The new 3 day delay in publishing winning names should protect the CH if they want to buy a name, if they don’t register it in that time, then they are unlikely to register it at all.
Thanks for considering.