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Beware Go Daddy Phishing Email – Status Alert: Potential risk to the server.

August 26, 2014

I received a notification in my spam folder today with the following subject line: Status Alert: Potential risk to the server. Hovering above the sender in Gmail reveals the spammer is masking their email as tech@mya.godaddy.com. However the message is not legitimate.  The actual hyperlink contained in the email points to a .ru (Russia ccTLD) […]

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2012.com Finally Changes Hands

August 25, 2014

Back in 2010, I covered the domain 2012.com, which had been sitting idly for years without resolving.  The owner had been adamant that, “this domain is not for sale. Please do not call. Please do not write. Please do not email.” Then again toward the end of 2012 I speculated that the domain’s value might […]

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Why Do You Bid So Early On Go Daddy Expired Domain Auctions?

August 20, 2014

There are a lot of reasons I can think of that one might want to bid on a Go Daddy expiring auction more than 7 to 10 days in advance of the end date, and absolutely none of them make sense. Following is a poll to see if we can get to the bottom of […]

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Ching.com Flipped For Profit After 6 Months

June 30, 2014

Bought on Namejet this past January, the domain Ching.com was resold in Sedo’s GreatDomains auction which closed last Thursday. While eyeballing a domain at Sedo’s latest monthly GreatDomains auction which closed this past Thursday, another domain, Ching.com caught my eye because I knew I had seen it before in the not too distant past. Sure […]

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Pending Delete Domain Assigned the Wrong Drop Date At Namejet Today

June 27, 2014

This morning I was going to put in a back order at Namejet for AppDevelopment.org, a domain that I believed to be dropping from the registry today. When I headed over to Namejet to register the back order, I was surprised to see that there was (and still is) a day left until closing time, […]

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Sales.mx Is Holding a Contest, and Tomorrow Is the Last Day To Enter

May 19, 2014

From the Sales.mx blog … Get Loco With Sales.mx and Win a Free Domain Sales.mx is going loco, and we’re taking you with us! To help spread the word about Sales.mx, the world’s only exclusive market for buying and selling .mx domains, we will go to any lengths – even giving away one of our […]

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888.asia Reaches $2,427 at Namejet with 22 Hours To Go

May 7, 2014

In case you weren’t aware, Namejet has a featured auction running for a plethora of 3-number .Asia domains. The names were opened for pre-bidding several weeks ago, and the private auctions are now all officially under way. 888 is considered a luck number in Chinese culture. According to this Chinese Lucky Number Cheat Sheet for […]

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.Club Domains Enter General Availability – Did You Get Any?

May 7, 2014

Admittedly I have been a bit lackadaisical in keeping up on the new TLD launches. This has been to my detriment, on the one hand, as I may have missed out on some possible opportunities in these new spaces that could be fruitful down the road. On the other hand, its also worked to my […]

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After Selling for $250,000, BitcoinWallet.com Now Open For Business

April 5, 2014

BitcoinWallet.com, a domain that you’ll remember sold for $250,000 back in February of this year, is now open for business. Price Givens, who identified himself as a founder, seems to have introduced the new site to the bitcoin community just two days ago via a thread on the forum BitcoinTalk.org. My name is Price Givens […]

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