After a number of very good names that I have submitted were later registered (Not claiming foul-play necessarily…sometimes just a coincidence, sometimes questionable), I have started registering the best of the best of my names myself. I know this has been addressed in the forum before, but submitting a mis-spelled domain name and then adding a comment to say I own the correctly spelled domain but will transfer the name if I win seems confusing. What about a check box for “I own this name” that would disable the availability checker and allow ‘taken’ names to be submitted?
Thank you for bringing this point up, our team has been working on adding a feature which will allow creatives to submit names that they have personally registered and bypass the domain availability check feature. I will have more to report on this soon!