Negative eBay feedback for IDN peddler selling “three letter .com” domain

The seller of “суе” .com on eBay made it extremely difficult for domainer newbies to understand what they were bidding on. As an IDN domain, суе.com resolves to a puny code equivalent, xn--e1axg.com. Buried in an ocean of rambling about how domains are great investment opportunities, the fact that it’s an IDN three letter .com […]

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Domainland : MelaniaNaked.com hits eBay

Another day, another “fun” demonstration of domain entrepreneurship, as MelaniaNaked.com has hit eBay. Ugh. Melania Trump is the US First Lady, and just like her husband, president Donald Trump, has shown her ability to be litigious. Blogs and publications that asserted she was of “questionable ethics” during her fashion modeling years, were duly sued, for […]

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Tim Schoon’s massive LLLL .com sale on eBay delivered great results!

Dutch domain investor, Tim Schoon, shared with us the results of a massive domain sale. Instead of going through domain brokers, online domain auction houses or other such venues, Tim chose eBay for the sale of his 150-strong domain portfolio. Consisting primarily of LLLL .com domains, many of which were the “chips” variety, the Godfather […]

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Domain sales tool : PayPal updates policy terms ahead of split from eBay

PayPal will soon be a separate entity from eBay; the corporate decision to spinoff the financial transaction giant was taken a while back. Often used in transactions involving domain names, PayPal operates in a territory that manages billions of dollars annually. With that in mind, PayPal sent a notice email, to notify its users about […]

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eBay hacked: Time to change your passwords once again!

Giant online auction house eBay has been hacked, and is in the process of asking its millions of users to change their passwords. As posted on the corporate blog, a cyberattack on eBay servers compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. While there have been no reports of unauthorized access to user […]

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eBay seeks out user support to suppress the ‘Internet tax bill’

Auction giant eBay sent out an email to its members, seeking their support against the so-called Internet Tax Bill. As an online shopper, you may be negatively affected by sales tax legislation currently being considered in the U.S. Congress. I want to let you know about the bill and give you a quick, easy way […]

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Selling Trademark Domains: Are listing venues guilty?

A post from yesterday regarding the listing of almost 500 “facebook” domains on TDNAM caused some serious stir. It seems that not everyone agrees about a listing venue’s responsibility regarding the trading of trademark-infringing domains. Such venues include GoDaddy’s TDNAM, eBay, Flippa.com and others. Sedo and Afternic are known to pro-actively enforce the removal of […]

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Brilliant ad – Flippa sticks it to eBay on eBay.com !

This is just fabulous: an apparent Flippa ad that uses eBay’s flaws when it comes down to validating domain ownership – right on eBay! It’s almost certain that the Australian domain marketplace placed this viral listing on eBay.com that alleges to sell …eBay.com for AUS $10,000 as the opening price. The “small print” describes it […]

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‘Jesus Toast’ eBay Auction Canceled

The “Jesus Toast” eBay auction that had hundreds of religious followers waiting in anticipation has been canceled. The seller, Jessica Gulli states: “I have had an offer from our Almighty Savior himself in the amount of $20,000 USD. I consider the offer to be acceptable in absence of any significantly higher offer or power. As […]

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