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Here’s what likely happened with eth.link

No one played dirty, but the expiration process can appear that way. Ethereum Name Service and Virgil Griffith, the registrant of eth.link, recently filed a lawsuit against GoDaddy, Dynadot, and a company that “bought” eth.link in a domain auction at Dynadot. A judge issued a temporary restraining order that handed the domain back to Griffith […]

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Should registrars allow anyone to renew a domain?

The eth.link case brings up an interesting question. Earlier this month, the domain name eth.link expired because the domain owner didn’t renew it. He had a pretty good excuse: he’s in prison. Parties interested in the domain tried to renew it. It’s not clear what they did to try to renew it, and I’m not […]

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Judge halts sale of eth.link domain name

Temporary restraining order puts sale on hold. U.S. District Judge John Tuchi has issued a temporary restraining order (pdf) halting the sale of eth.link. As Domain Name Wire first reported on September 7, Ethereum Name Service and former eth.link registrant Virgil Griffith sued GoDaddy and Dynadot to halt the expiration and sale of the domain […]

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Breaking: Ethereum Name Service sues to stop eth.link domain sale

Group sues after domain sells in Dynadot auction. True Names, Ltd. d/b/a Ethereum Name Service, and Virgil Griffith have sued (pdf) to stop the sale of eth.link. As I wrote about earlier today, eth.link sold in a Dynadot expired domain auction for $852,000. Virgil Griffith registered the domain name for use as a resolving service […]

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Eth.link domain sold for $852k in unique situation

Dynadot auctioned the domain after the previous owner landed in prison. An auction for eth.link ended at a staggering $851,919.30 in a very odd scenario. The previous registrant of eth.link set the domain up as a resolving system for .eth domains in the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). ENS domains don’t resolve in normal browsers, so […]

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