Fellow creatives and @grant - Hoping for some clarification. I was just reading through the Entry guidelines that grant posted in another thread and have a question:
In regard to this specific portion of the guidelines: or using the entry comments feature to suggest additional names is strictly prohibited.
So if we offer the client - that we are suppose to be finding the perfect name for the option of AlmostThePerfectNameButHasAnSDotcom or AlmostThePerfectNameButItsADotIO because it’s available but we’ve researched enough to know that ThePerfectNameDotCom is for sale - we can’t note that in the comments for the client?
I can understand not being able to enter additional names that are unrelated to the entry but if we are not allowed to inform the client that a slightly better option is available or at least inform them that it’s not in use seems like penalizing the client. I can see if creatives are abusing this and offering only their personal owned domains in comments (and those ideas DO NOT fit what the client is looking for) or unrelated names or lists- but in those specific situations shouldn’t the creative be penalized/warned/simply made to withdraw those entries…?
.Anyways I would love to know for sure if that is what that section is saying. I have recently noted an option like this (not on a contest that I’ve won) and will remove it ASAP if that is the case. Originally reading the guidelines I was under the impression that this was to eliminate people bypassing their entry limit and providing lists of ideas in the comments.
Thanks in advance!