GoDaddy continues to pester domain owners with “offers” that ignore the BIN

I wrote about this issue before, and it's obvious that GoDaddy and its team of brokers don't really care. At the very least, middle management at GoDaddy is not doing anything to address this issue, which they promote as a "Domain buy" service. GoDaddy's aggressive approach to relaying offers and … [Read more...]

Scammers using Bitcoin in an effort to steal domain names

During the past two weeks I experienced two attempts by scammers to steal domain names, by offering payments in cryptocurrency. These Bitcoin scammers offered to acquire premium domains by indicating they can only make payments in BTC. There is a reason why such a method of exchanging domains … [Read more...]

Domain offers : I can do $X,XXX tonight only

When receiving offers for domain names, the exchange can become progressively interesting as negotiations unfold. Domain offers are often mere "pings" on a domain, to gauge its owner's activity, but some times they are honest inquiries with a random number tagged to them. The task of issuing a … [Read more...]

Old domains : From hand-registration to sale, 17 years later

Between 2001 - 2003 I was perusing dropped domain lists provided by one of the best paid-for services at the time, DomainsBot. Hundreds of dictionary domains were available, in .com, .net and .org. I scanned through thousands of domains, looking for worthy registrations. I think I hurt my eyes … [Read more...]

Brokerage persistence : Why are domain BIN prices on ignore?

Happy New Year! For me, the new year began with plenty of domain offers and a solid mid four figure sale, via the Uniregistry Market. It's where I list my domain portfolio to invite inquiries. The negotiation was carried out through the Uni (former Uniregistry) checkout process. The "parking" … [Read more...]