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October 20, 2019 16:09

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This is a dirty way to use an expired domain

A double amputee let his domain expire. Someone bought it for online gambling. Not cool: the buyer of this expired domain re-purposed a site by a double amputee into an online gambling site. Earlier this year, the domain name ScottRigsbyFoundation.org expired. It was used by a double amputee who successfully competed in an Ironman Triathlon. […]

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Good luck buying expired Uniregistry and Epik domains at Dynadot!

Uniregistry expired domains have been auctioning at Dynadot for quite a few days now and buyers are already frustrated. Although it (Uniregistry auctioning expired domains at Dynadot) was first announced yesterday by Page Howe, Mark Hershiser a well known domainer and blogger has already bought many Uniregistry expired domains at Dynadot only to find days […]

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Glitch causes GoDaddy auction confusion

You won the auction! Or not. A glitch caused a GoDaddy auction bidder to think he’d won an auction, only to end up the runner up. The bidder sent a screenshot to Domain Name Wire showing that he’d won the auction for OrganicFlowers.com: But the bidder was in for a surprise. He wrote: Notice I […]

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#ShiShiCai .com : Chinese lottery #domain auctioned off for mid seven figures!

The expired domain ShiShiCai.com was auctioned off on a Chinese domain platform and the ensuing auction ended up at mid seven figures RMB. As shared by user YouName.com on Twitter, who apparently followed the auction for ShiShiCai.com: “Can you image [sic] Shishicai.com is bidding closed at 4,625,069 RMB today, in dollar it’s equal $685,195. That’s […]

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How expired domains can lead to credit card theft

Well here’s something I never thought of – criminals are using expired domain names to steal credit card numbers. As a domain investor I see expired domains as potential investment, I’m less concerned with if there was or wasn’t a site on the domain in the past, I’m more interested in who might want to […]

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Where do you go to buy expired domain names?

So as humans we are creatures of habit. I’ve found that for myself, especially when it comes to buying expired domains. For years now I’ve been buying at essentially two places – Go Daddy Auction and Park.io. The other day I was thinking to myself, why do I keep using the same services? Of course, […]

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Three 5N .COMs are in the top ten Go Daddy expiring auctions this week

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I can’t stop noticing the trend – 5N .COMs are seeing really active bidding and four-figure prices in the aftermarket. Looking at the expired domain auctions ahead this week at Go Daddy three of the ten highest priced auctions are 5N .COMs. Here’s a look […]

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REO #Speedwagon : Music legends dropped dictionary #domain registered in 1996 !

Legendary rock group, REO Speedwagon, are still popular to this day. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 70’s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 80’s. REO Speedwagon operates from the domain name REOSpeedwagon.com, which has a registration date of 2001. Around the same time, they acquired the domain Speedwagon.com from […]

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#GoDaddy auctions : Who will pick up the domain #Theranos .com?

RIP Theranos. The technology corporation known for its false claims to have devised blood tests that only needed very small amounts of blood, is closing its doors permanently. Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is now facing criminal charges, alleging that the company defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The company’s dissolution will definitely […]

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Did someone register a new TLD domain you let drop? Don’t despair

They likely paid a lot less money than your renewal fee would have been. If you track domain names in your portfolio even after you let domains expire, you probably notice that people register the domains you let go. That can be an emotional feeling, especially if the next registrant is an end user. Would […]

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