Did Halvarez act alone? Domainers deserve to know!

Now that the Snapnames auction history data is available as far back as 2004, the next question is: Did Nelson "halvarez" Brady act alone, both in the bidding alias sense and in the real wold sense? In other words, was "halvarez" the only Snapnames account used to jack up prices in auctions - and … [Read more...]

Time to compare notes on the Halvarez scandal

Acting under pressure from domain blogs, posts in forums and angry emails and phonecalls to support, Snapnames has re-instated access to the full domain auction history per account - going all the way back to 2004. So it's time to compare notes. After analyzing the data, Nelson "halvarez" … [Read more...]

I beat Halvarez at Snapnames and all I got was this lousy rebate

We all know the "lousy t-shirt" motto; it applies to almost anything that fails to deliver. In the case of the on-going "halvarez" scandal, it's a bittersweet reference to an overall failure to proactively identify the fraudulent activity of a former VP of Snapnames. Yesterday, like many other … [Read more...]

The domain industry needs a whole lot more transparency

While everyone is awaiting the next wave of the Nelson "Halvarez" Brady tsunami to hit the domain shores, the lingering question is obvious: will there be more transparency in the future? Oversee is currently rushing to wrap up the Snapnames shill bidding scandal in a manner that does not instill … [Read more...]

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The domain industry deserves to know

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchmen? When a vice president of a corporation who is supposed to be in charge of security processes violates the trust of clients, who is watching upon him? Nelson "Halvarez" Brady is not necessarily a bad person. In fact, most people who met … [Read more...]