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GoDaddy is closing an expired domain “loophole”

Last second backorders will no longer circumvent closeout process. Auctions for expired domain names at GoDaddy can get competitive. With no backorders required, domain names can go from $0 to hundreds of dollars even when no bids are placed until the last few minutes. This is complicated by the closeout process. If you bid on […]

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WIPO panel explains a common expired domain occurrence

A company wanted a domain but failed it capture it when it expired. Then it filed a UDRP against the new domain owner. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has provided an unusually descriptive explanation and interpretation of a very common occurrence. Rolyn Companies Inc. filed a UDRP against the domain name Rolyn.com just weeks […]

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Please, GoDaddy, don’t add watcher data to expired domains

Disclosing the number of watchers could change how people use GoDaddy Auctions. Alvin Brown recently discovered data that GoDaddy is sharing for its closeout expiring domain name auctions. It’s valuable data including the domain age, links to search results, etc. But one thing is troubling: Showing how many people are watching a domain name could […]

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3 Tips to Discover Expired Domains Available at Hand-Registration Fee

[Editor’s note: I’m pleased to have Alvin Brown join as a contributing author on DNW. Brown is a fellow Austinite, domain investor and digital marketer. He posts great tutorials at KickstartCommerce.com, and will be writing posts for DNW that will help domain investors.] Each day I spend my fair share of time reviewing a vast […]

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From the “scandal” department : Is Pheenix warehousing domains?

Domain aftermarket and auction platform, Pheenix, received a barrage of unsavory comments over at NamePros. Coming fresh from the drop of several of its satellite registrars, Pheenix appears to have angered a customer, who claims they are “warehousing customers’ expired domains.” The Pheenix customer is livid over the fact that his winning bid did not […]

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LittleAcornsFostering.com case is worse than I expected

Perhaps saying this domain was held for ransom is a fair characterization. In September I wrote about a UK foster agency that forgot to renew its domain. It said the person who bought the expired domain was holding it for ransom by demanding £9,000 for its return. The foster agency opted to file a UDRP […]

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Another “forgot to renew domain, service went down” story

This time a Dell domain is dropped. Earlier this week I wrote about how part of IBM’s cloud infrastructure went down when it failed to renew two domain names. Krebs on Security has another example, this one coming from a provider to technology giant Dell. A backup provider called Softthinks.com used the domain name DellBackupandRecoveryCloudStorage.com, […]

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Domain Industry Roundup – DNW Podcast #157

Five interviews from Merge bring you up-to-speed on the domain business. This week we catch up with five people in the domain name industry with interviews from last week’s Merge conference. You’ll hear from Dr. Hani Armstrong with Protected Parking about typo domains, Jonathan Tenenbaum about Tucows’ domain inventory and new lower prices, Ryan Colby […]

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Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the full pending delete cycle. Domains from Tucows (which owns half of NameJet) will be […]

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NameJet drops pricing to $39 for some domain backorders

NameJet announced that it’s dropping the price of some domain backorders to $39 dollars. Normally, the price is $69 dollars, so that’s a considerable discount. According to the latest news from NameJet: “While most of the domains on NameJet still start at $69, you will likely see more and more domains starting below this amount. […]

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