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Shills, Insiders, & Front Runners – 5 Bidding Scandals

Joseph Peterson reviews domain industry auction bidding scandals to bring context to the NameJet issue that blew up last week. Recently, the domain auction platform NameJet found itself embroiled in a controversy involving “shill” bids. This is by no means the first such scandal to plague our little industry. In fact, at least 4 major […]

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Domain investor Steve Kaziyev – DNW Podcast #145

Learn what this domain investor is doing to buy and sell domain names. Like many domain investors, Steven Kaziyev was introduced to domain names while researching names for his non-domain business. Now he owns a strong portfolio of thousands of domains across mortgage, real estate, generics, brandables and other categories. Steve discusses how he acquires […]

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Domain Memes : The Shillbid Redemption

Domain Memes is a section on DomainGang where we poke fun at various current events in the domain industry; quite often, to emphasize important, funny or extraordinary elements of domain investing in a meme. Today’s subject is the published allegations of bidder misconduct (“domain shill bidding”) at NameJet, and while the investigation is ongoing, one […]

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Honest domainer ridiculed for his domain bidding ethics

An honest domain investor was exposed and publicly ridiculed for his great ethics, while bidding on domain marketplaces. Seeking to remain anonymous due to fearing a massive industry backlash, “Honest Abe” shared his pain with us: “I never break the rules of engagement with other domainers, I’m honest to a flaw. Bidding on my own […]

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