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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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ICANN terminates 450 drop-catch registrars

Almost 450 registrars have lost their ICANN accreditations in recent days, fulfilling predictions of a downturn in the domain name drop-catch market. By my reckoning, 448 registrars have been terminated in the last week, all of them apparently shells operated by Pheenix, one of the big three drop-catching firms. Basically, Pheenix has dumped about 90% […]
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Pheenix : This domain will cost you a kidney

When it comes down to healthcare, the Obama administration did a commendable job, providing affordable health coverage to millions of Americans. Whether Obamacare will stand unchanged, or it’ll get repealed by Donald Trump, remains to be seen. The expression “you’d have to sell a kidney” comes to mind, when something as necessary as a kidney […]

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More expired domain changes: Pheenix jacks up prices

Drop catching service is increasing prices significantly this week. A lot seems to be going on with drop catching expired .com domain names. Verisign is definitely up to something that is going to change how services capture domains. Now comes news that Pheenix, the least expensive of the big three drop catchers, is significantly increasing […]

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ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

ICANN is predicting that about 750 accredited registrars will close over the next 12 months due to the over-saturation of the drop-catching market. ICANN VP Cyrus Namazi made the estimate while explaining ICANN’s fiscal 2018 budget, which is where the projection originated, at the organization’s public meeting in South Africa last week. He said that […]
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Pheenix.com is having some back-end issues tonight

Domain drop-catching service, Pheenix, appears to be having some issues tonight. Users are reporting loss of availability of the web site, which appears to load slowly. After several tries, the following system error appears: Let’s hope that this glitch at Pheenix.com will be resolved soon. Hat tip: Eddie.

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