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AAF.com becomes the youngest three letter .com #domain in the world

New year, new records and AAF.com just became the youngest three letter .com domain in the world.

It’s 2021 and it’s amazing to see LLL .com domains get a fresh registration date through the process of expiration and deletion.

But it’s not like someone hand-registered the domain. DropCatch, the 800 lbs gorilla of domain snatching services, caught AAF.com and it’s now being auctioned.

What a way to turn a $8 registration fee into thousands of dollars!

Why did AAF.com expire and was let go boggles the mind. Let’s take a look at who was the previous registrant and why did they let it go.

AAF.com was originally registered in 1994 to Arbor Acres Farm, as Archive.org records show. By 2003, it was in the possession of Aviagen, “the world’s leading poultry breeding company” at the time.

By 2013, the domain was inexplicably up for sale, after a crafty domain investor acquired it from its previous owners. The domain AAF.com appears to have changed hands again in 2018, presumably sold to the Alliance of American Football, an American football sports league.

It was them that due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic let the domain’s registration lapse, literally dropping the ball after announcing that they are shutting down operations in July of 2020:

This week, we made the difficult decision to suspend all football operations for the Alliance of American Football. We understand the difficulty that this decision has caused for many people and for that we are very sorry. This is not the way we wanted it to end, but we are also committed to working on solutions for all outstanding issues to the best of our ability. Due to ongoing legal processes, we are unable to comment further or share details about the decision.

AAF.com is now in a DropCatch auction with dozens of bids. The top offer stands at $42,350 dollars and two days to go until the domain is allocated to the auction’s winner.

AAF.com in auction at DropCatch

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2 Responses to “AAF.com becomes the youngest three letter .com #domain in the world”
  1. burt says:

    the million dollar question is will it get paid for?

  2. DomainGang says:

    burt – Good question, it’s taken 3-4 times for each of the past few LLL .com domains that dropped!

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