In a thread over at DNForum where members are venting their frustration over extended downtime or other recurring issues with Moniker, one comment stuck out: [...] what exactly is going on at Moniker ?… As I understand Oversee.net owns both SnapNames and Moniker, but why are the Moniker people MIA ? This simply fuels the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Mike Berkens over at TheDomains announced today that in the past several days, domains owned by MrsJello LLC – the company outfit of the late domain entrepreneur, Igal Lichtman – were being auctioned off on SnapNames and NameJet. While some of us would have preferred to see the matter resolved with the Lichtman family prior [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Moniker and SnapNames are back in business, after an extended outage earlier today. The latest message issued by the combined registrar and drop-catcher was as follows: “We want to express our deepest apology for the service outage experienced on September 14, 2012. We understand that this failure impacted you and your business – we take [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Moniker and SnapNames are currently out of reach, after an unspecified issue took their network offline. The downtime has been experienced since as early as 7:00am Eastern today. Moniker made this statement earlier this morning: “Our apologies for the disruption of services currently being experienced by Moniker and SnapNames customers. We are working to correct [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Hank Alvarez, the former SnapNames executive who rocked the domaining world in late 2009, is back with a project that clearly matches his skillset and enthusiastic approach to domaining. In a short announcement this morning, the notorious “halvarez” definitely reminisces about his old sniping days, but states he is staying clear from any mischief in [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Remember the Hank Alvarez scandal that rocked SnapNames in November of 2009? The shock and awe was managed by a Minneapolis corporation, Rust Consulting, that successfully performed “damage control” on behalf of the then Oversee company. By issuing a series of rebates, most – if not all – domainers affected by halvarez and his shill [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
An email announcing the sale of SnapNames and Moniker to KeyDrive finally arrived: Moniker and SnapNames are Now Part of the KeyDrive Family! Dear Valued Customer, We are pleased to announce that on January 31, 2012, KeyDrive S.A. purchased Moniker® and SnapNames®, the leading providers of products and services for all stages of the domain [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We haven’t heard from Hank Alvarez for a while – the notorious shill bidder that created the “halvarez” scandal as a former VP at SnapNames. Hank Alvarez – or “Hanky” as he’s often known – declared his repentance on multiple occasions, stating that he’s a changed man and an honest domain auction entrepreneur. Something is [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A British domainer who backordered a pre-release domain at Snapnames, was flabbergasted when the deadline passed with SnapNames not releasing the domain for $59. Instead, he received an email with a fixed price notification: Just a few minutes ago, I received as email from SnapNames, pasted below, offering me the opportunity to buy the same [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Befallen Oversee executive, Hank Alvarez is sharing his thoughts about the recent reshuffling at Oversee. Known for his involvement in the SnapNames scandal using the “halvarez” moniker, Hank Alvarez returned from the Himalayas a changed man and often shares his insight about domains and domaining. According to his latest post at HankAlvarez.com I am saddened [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It seems that Hank Alvarez – known as halvarez in his days at Snapnames – is the numero uno scapegoat when it comes down to anything that fails in the domaining world! Earlier today, both Snapnames and Moniker were down, as reported by various sources; the downtime caused the postponing of the live Domainfest auction [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A few days ago we commented on the obvious debranding of domain industry giants, Moniker and SnapNames. By leaving their previous familiar logos behind, the Oversee.net companies apparently renounced their past and are looking forward to a more slender, less graphic-intensive future. Meanwhile, popular clothes line and store Gap has also changed its familiar, elegantly [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.