For those looking to buy domains, do search in some safe sites before doing so on GoDaddy or other popular domain seller sites.

For a while now, I was really surprised that domains that I was searching for were suddenly turning up as parked by GoDaddy, even ones that seemed quite improbable to have already been booked.

Turns out this practice is quite prevalent & is called Domain Name Front Running. Here’s a link I found while researching this topic. Might be of use to many of you:

http://www.domainsherpa.com/prevent-domain-name-front-running/