Domain bidder Halvarez to be named sniper of the year

Military training paid off for domain sniper Halvarez, who shows off his skills at Snapnames daily

Military training paid off for domain sniper Halvarez, who shows off his skills at Snapnames daily

Los Angeles, California – Google News

If you plan to bid on Snapnames, you’d better be a fast cat playing videogames such as Halo, Counter-Strike or at least, Bejeweled. You will need these sharp, feline-response skills when you enter the realm of last-minute domain bidding.

For the past 4 years, no-one does it better than the illustrious “Halvarez”, a domain sniping god who has amassed the best expired domain names in the drop-catching universe.

On several occasions, frustrated co-bidders who have lost to Halvarez resorted to venting their frustration by questioning the legitimacy of his bids.

“Dude, this Halvarez guy bids on every doggone domain I have on my domain list! Every time I locate a decent name hoping to pre-order it without getting it into an auction, this SOB enters the auction the last minute before cutoff time”, said a domainer from Clermont, FL – while another one exclaimed not so politely his true feelings about Halvarez:

“I’d like to punch Halvarez in the face for making me bid up more than $20,000 this year at Snapnames, out of spite to beat him. He’s a carpet-bombing domain-sniping d*uche!”

So far, Snapnames has responded with short statements that nothing illegal occurs during the pre-auction period and that Halvarez is simply a highly skilled domain professional that takes advantage of an obvious loophole in the pre-order system and fires his salvo away.

Rita Van Hall of Snapnames responded to our inquiry via instant messenger:

“Halvarez is definitely the domain economy stimulus-generator that President Obama would be proud to have as his chief financial adviser. Thanks to Halvarez, more domainers have spent more money bidding on Snapnames than ever, trying to trick and out-smart this outstanding domaining individual that is not – I repeat – is not affiliated with us.”

Halvarez has definitely caught the attention of the crowd and he’s now a candidate for “Domain Sniper of the Year” in the annual domainer awards at TRAFFIC NYC/2009. The award, a statue of a goose laying a golden egg, will be presented at the closing ceremony, when everyone is usually too drunk to respond negatively. The event’s sponsor is Oversee, parent company of Snapnames.

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19 Responses to “Domain bidder Halvarez to be named sniper of the year”
  1. Herbert Alvarez says:

    Sorry Guys. I am not able to attend Traffic event. I will be in Spain visiting
    Cheers !!


  2. Alvarez Fan says:

    So will you be bidding online from Spain via blackberry ?

  3. Steve Fox says:

    What is he doing? Is he a vulcher you mean?

    He scans the list before cutoff time and jumps in. So your only hope is to bid with 10 seconds left int he cutoff time.

    I would think one auction house would make it so others can’t see your bids at all and they would get all the business.

    When I pre ordered one with Snapnames and tried to view it all I saw was 0 bids still. So I thought Snapnames didn’t show others domains bid on.

  4. Alvarez says:

    Is he a vulcher you mean?

    You didn't know ??

  5. Halvarez….. we need a coming out of the closet ceremony. πŸ™‚

  6. Windy City says:

    Complaining about Alvarez’s abilities is like a mom and pop establishment complaining about Walmart. They, and you, just can’t compete. Yes, mom and pop, you are fighting one of the “Walmart” of domainers.

    Just wave the white flag already and be happy with the scraps that you do get that are left over, as the more you gripe the more you sound jealous of the relationships that he has with the registrars concerned.

    Good luck to all, including Alvarez.

  7. Mark says:

    Halverez? Personally, I wouldn’t trust one of these auction houses, parking companies or for that matter many registrars as far as I could throw them. Anyone with any business sense knows that there is a lot of questionable conduct that goes on across the board. All it is going to take someday is one slick lawyer and ones of these criminal outfits is going to get the ass in a ringer.

    You have to laugh. All one reads on message boards day after day is how it is difficult to get anyone to take the domain business seriously when domainers try to sell domains. You have an industry (and I use that word loosely) which is made up largely by any moron with a credit card that isn’t over the limit, and some think Wall Street is going to beat a path to their door?

    A recent article by one of the most well known domainers that everyone knows, and I would venture to say one of the smartest persons in the business, wrote on how his account was cut off by the leading search company. The gist of the article was that you should try to depend on as few people as possible and not get dependent on others.

    Halverez? Yeah right. Meet Tinker Bell. Bid up those prices boys and girls.

  8. Lakshan says:

    Congrats Halvarez for being candidate for β€œDomain Sniper of the Year”

    & I say this is some kind of a great script. aren’t you Halvarez? or pure skill?
    I also know a guy who made some scripts which can catch enom, snapnames drops, which doesn’t go to auctions. But you work on another way, biding at auctions and Sniping!

    Good Luck to Halvarez & all other fellow domainers!

  9. This news is missing an important point.

    Halvarez is now getting rebate on domain purchases under the new US Government economic stimulus program called the “Cash For Domains”.

  10. Jeff says:

    It always helps to be a Snapnames insider when bidding on Snapnames auctions…

  11. Δ± see him all actions. what will do snapnames?

  12. Cole says:

    So great to fall back on this post…nice result for a Google search of “Halvarez”.

    Time to get that 20K back! πŸ™‚

  13. Blunner says:

    Uncanny timing for this article.

  14. pitbullstew says:

    uh rita? ya musta dropped yer nickers when the news broke that halvarez is, repeat, is one of your own?
    like you never knew nor even suspected?

  15. Steve Fox says:

    HAHAHAHAHA, egg in their face

  16. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    Don’t tell me we didn’t tell you so πŸ˜€

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