DomainFest – Is the Hank Alvarez scandal finally over?
Less than three months after the announcement of the Hank Alvarez / Nelson Brady / SnapNames / Oversee scandal – whatever you might want to call this clusterflock of a domainer situation – there are virtually no traces of it left in the daily discussions.
Once occupying half the daily forum traffic of DNForum, the threads about Hank Alvarez have been dead for weeks and conveniently so right before the DomainFest extravaganza, sponsored by DomainSponsor – a sister company of SnapNames.
Somewhere among the mountains of Playboy Mansion silicone and the well-fed bellies of keynote speakers, there seems to have been little room set aside for the scandal that shook the domainer foundation and trust in a company used by many, less than 90 days ago.
Is it because major players like Frank Schilling opted for the Rust Consulting rebate early on? Rumors put the amount to above mid five figures – an indication of the amounts delivered to similar uber-domainers around the end of the year and on time before DomainFest.
It was the perfect plan and timing by Oversee; who’d want the scandal of having a contagiously sick child in their birthday party, after all?
It seems that domainers, like ancient Romans, enjoy the blood and gore of the games once they are on – and quickly forget once food, drinks and assorted candy is passed around by the Caesar.
As long as it’s not them that are thrown to the lions!