Who knows rentacoder.net

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The owner is trying to sell it to me. Didn't rentacoder.net use to be a popular freelancer website for programmers? Or am I thinking of something else?
How many people know rentacoder.net?
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  • Profile picture of the author Damien Kring
    Josh, you might be thinking of rentacoder.com, which is now known as vWorker.

    Rent a Coder: We've changed our name to vWorker!

    Edit: Wait, I just realized that rentacoder.net redirects to vWorker as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author dv8domainsDotCom
      Originally Posted by Damien Kring View Post

      Josh, you might be thinking of rentacoder.com, which is now known as vWorker.

      Rent a Coder: We've changed our name to vWorker!

      Edit: Wait, I just realized that rentacoder.net redirects to vWorker as well.
      That does not mean a thing. Be careful.

      rentacoder.net not the same as rentacoder.com : checking whois, they are completely separate listings for the admin/owner info.

      Furthermore, checking the wayback internet archive machine, there's an interesting pattern to it's history:
      domain seems to have started as a mock hosting company or some form of hosting reseller, then was parked for some time, then had some "for sale, make offer" type of domain parking page up, THEN was forwarded to rentacoder.com, parked again with "make offer", forwarded again, parked again/etc...

      My speculation is: the individual purchased based on the rising popularity of rentacoder.com, and just simply forwards it when he contacts prospects. They see it is "basically" the same as rentacoder.com, and (he hopes), buy it at some ridiculous price...

      So, again, speculation on my part, but it seems that he is just trying to "jack up" the price based on the .com popularity, although I do not think they are related at all.

      IF you make a buying decision, make the decision based on standard keyword research/search volume, and traffic potential to the .NET, not the .COM. Be suspect of earnings claims, as the domain has simply been parked for sometime and there has not been a "real" site on it for some time. Don't be 'wowed' that it is forwarded to the .com : I can do that with any domain (my 2 cents, is that unless you put a lot of work into SEO'ing that bad-boy, it's probably not worth what that person will inevitably ask for it.)
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    4 Letters: S-C-A-M.

    Unless you happen to be filthy stinking rich, in which case I have some ocean front land out on Oklahoma that I need to sell by tomorrow.

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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    Haha thanks for the input so far guys.
    Someone help me! I don't know if I'm sitting on a scam or a gold mine. It was registered in 2003.
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  • Looks to be with Moniker, is that who has contact with you?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    all good advice. Vworker is an excellent site. I get jobs from there myself and I know they would not sell such a profitable site. So if you're looking at an imitation, RUN>>> don't walk. and don't take your hand off your wallet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    Conclusion: I did not buy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbs
    Rentacoder.net and Rentacoder.com are not the same thing! Be careful about that.

    RentaCoder is now called Vworker, as somebody already mentioned.

    Ian, the owner of Vworker.com, has made it clear on several occasions that he is not going to be selling his website to anyone. This is most definitely a scam!
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    • Profile picture of the author Takereal
      Originally Posted by abbs View Post

      Ian, the owner of Vworker.com, has made it clear on several occasions that he is not going to be selling his website to anyone. This is most definitely a scam!
      In result Ian sold both. "vWorker.com" and "RentACoder.com" sold to Freelancer.com
      And I still want to sell my domain "RentACoder.net"
      Auction via sedo.com started, first bid received, reserve $100 met.
      Auction will be closed on
      Saturday, Dec/22/12 07:06 PM Central European Time.
      Link to auction:
      rentacoder.net is on auction - Sedo.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Takereal
    Originally Posted by Josh MacDonald View Post

    The owner is trying to sell it to me.
    Cool.
    I am the owner of this domain.
    It is moniker.com / snapnames.com "feature": send less or more targeted emails when domain is in auction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gec
    Still, why do you redirect it?
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  • Profile picture of the author lisag
    Call (813) 908-9029 and ask for Ian Ippolito. He is the owner of RentACoder..com, now vWorker.com. I know him personally and if he's trying to sell I can assure you he wouldn't be calling random people on the phone. It's a snap fpr the owner of rentacoder.net to redirect to vWorker or RentACoder.com.

    Tell him Lisa_G sent you :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    I remember seeing this thread when it first started. Just to note, at the time rentacoder was trademarked, but it appears that trademark is dead now.
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