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November 22, 2017 01:41

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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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Expired domains brought down IBM services

Forgetting to pay about thirty bucks leads to critical services going down. For about 24 hours in September, two IBM services associated with IBM Bluemix went down. The cause? Expired domain names. According to an incident report spotted by The Register, global-datacenter.com and global-datacenter.net expired, bringing down Reverse DNS and Global Load Balancing with them. […]

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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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Foster agency files UDRP against domain “held for ransom”

Agency decided to file cybersquatting complaint rather than pay £9,000. Earlier this month I wrote about a UK foster agency that forgot to renew its domain name and then complained that it was being “held for ransom” by someone who registered it upon expiration. The person who bought LittleAcornsFostering.com allegedly asked the foster agency for […]

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TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/15/2017!

Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/15/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! Freshdrop.com Was Formed In 2007 To Provide The First Commercially Available […]

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Domain transfers past expiration : It won’t work with eNom!

In a recent article about domain transfers past expiration, we came to the conclusion that they are feasible. Most domain registrars these days take a non-aggressive stance to losing customers, in hopes that overall they’ll attract more. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with eNom and its antiquated back-end interface, so an update is due on […]

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Marketo donates $10,000 to Project Pinball to thank the guy who saved their domain name

On Tuesday, the wildly popular marketing automation software company Marketo (which was acquired for close to $1.8B last year) accidentally let their domain name, Marketo.com, expire. While you might not use Marketo every day, imagine if a core app that you did use every day suddenly stopped working…so you went to their website and it […]

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Pheenix increases backorders for com/net to $59.99

Pheenix announced that it will be increasing pricing for Gold backorders to $59.99 for com/net. The change will be effective on July 15, 2017. There will also be increases for other domain extensions. This is the 3rd increase for Pheenix in the past year. On January 15, 2017, pricing for Gold backorders went to $38.99 and Super Savers to […]

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Want to buy expired domain names? You should know about these five sites

This weekend a friend who is starting to get into the world of domain names asked me where I go to buy expired domains. I shared some of my favorite sites for buying expired domains and was surprised that he had only heard of one of the five. After sharing my top five list with […]

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