Beware of inquiries from sources using previously existing company domains

These days, inquiries that seek to profit from the good name of a previously existing company's domain are on the rise. Here's how it works. Speculators, with an apparent need for anonymity and trust, find and register domains that once belonged to large, real life corporations. For … [Read more...]

Ghost domains after eNom hands over registrars to Network Solutions

Late last month I pointed out how Network Solutions acquired a group of drop-catching registrars owned by eNom. The list of ICANN-accredited registrars were used by SnapNames to allocate resources to, in order to catch domains. Today, July 12th, SnapNames utilized Network Solutions as the … [Read more...]

Bidding on domain auctions? Better check that trademark first

Expired domain auctions constitute a large portion of a smart domain investor's focus. The main reason: domains are typically aged, and - in theory - belong to a pool of good domains that is running dryer with every new .com registration. Auction venues such as GoDaddy Auctions, Sedo, NameJet … [Read more...]

Expired domains auction trickery won’t get you an accurate valuation

For several years now, some domainers attempt to gauge the value of their domains by engaging in a simple trickery. By allowing their domains to expire and be entered into an auction, they perceive the winning bid to be an accurate representation of value. This practice is not only frustrating … [Read more...]

Can an expired domain make you a millionaire?

While most great domain names are already taken, hundreds - if not thousands - expire daily. Some of these domains belong to the old batch of registrations, particularly with Network Solutions or Register.com Aged domains have one extra benefit: a lot of them were businesses once, some more … [Read more...]