Stolen domain names : The ethics of brokering stolen assets

Domain names have been stolen since the early days of the commercial Internet. The most known case involves the hijacking of Sex.com, a domain that was "milked" for its traffic, before it was returned via a court order to its registrant. There are thousands of domain names that have been stolen … [Read more...]

Uniregistry “affiliate plus” payouts update

As shared by Uniregistry, all affiliate earnings balances are to be paid by the end of this month, as the Affiliate Plus program was terminated. Today, I received my final payment from the program, and plan to use my "check" to buy more domains - that's what domain investors do! It was a good … [Read more...]

Recycling Mike Mann’s domains: Thanks Konstantinos!

Querying Mike Mann's domain droplist was a herculean task, but Konstantinos of Online Domain delivered! Fifty thousand domains, or about 16% of Mike Mann's portfolio dropped recently, and Konstantinos shared those that became available, along with a separate list of upcoming deletes at the … [Read more...]

Domain sob stories: Should I feel sorry for your political mess?

An increasing number of businesses produce "sob stories" in order to usurp domain names on the aftermarket. The usual excuses involve using a company's status as a start-up or as a non-profit to indicate an inability to budget up for a domain name. By default, these excuses are not true; … [Read more...]

Affiliate program no more at Uniregistry

As a beta tester at Uniregistry, I opened one of the first accounts for its Affiliate Plus Program, six years ago. The program paid handsomely, with 20% being standard on domain registrations, renewals and transfers done with one's ID. Retention of products (domain names) was dependent on how … [Read more...]