When I registered my domain name I didn't get the .com version because GoDaddy wanted something like $60 for it. A while later I thought I better get it but the bunch above had taken it and just parked it. Ive had a search on Google and can't find much but it seems they are known for this.
So, apart from saying I should have got it from the start, has anyone else heard the same or if there is a way of getting the .com version?
On a related note is there a way of checking if domain names are available without the risk of someone else nabbing it?