Winning entry without available domain

I just wanted to know how people are able to enter unavailable .com names for contests which require domains. And the winning name doesn’t have .com available. - See more at:

Available domain becomes Unavailable & Unavailable domain Wins!!!

my original entry “”, submitted in this contest, now Gone!

Hi @benson. It’s the type of domain contest that allows for minor variations, and also allows domains that are unavailable to be submitted.

There are some aspects to this type of contest that I feel might be confusing to both contestants and CHs. Read this thread:

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Okay, it’s a bit clearer now…

you could enter google so it seems a weird sort of contest

We are working on making some changes for these types of contests where domain variations are allowed. These changes will address the confusion related to these contests. We will share an update soon.