& trademark : Domain auction ended at Pheenix

Trademark domains can cause a lot of headaches to even the most seasoned domainers!

Last month, we let everyone know was about to drop; the former domain of Donald Trump‘s now defunct hotel expired in December.

That’s after more than 21 years, as it was a 1995 registration – at the very dawn of the commercial Internet.

The domain was caught by drop-catching service, Pheenix, and a bidding war ensued. received a top bid of $4,010 dollars which sounds foolish for a domain with potential trademark issues.

Then again, not every domain investor is playing by the rules, it seems.

While we aren’t sure if there would be a UDRP on the domain, we would not touch it with a 10ft pole made in Moscow!

Hat tip: Bruce Breger.

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7 Responses to “ & trademark : Domain auction ended at Pheenix”
  1. Anon says:

    Was that a Polish joke?

  2. DomainGang says:

    Anon – Met a couple of 6ft chicks from Poland, but never a 10 footer! 😀

  3. Jeff Manes says:

    Was this drop a byproduct of the wiretapping?

  4. anonymous says:

    Gripe site would be legal use.

  5. DomainGang says:

    anonymous – Parked for sale isn’t exactly a gripe site. 😉

  6. anonymous says:

    They should put up a gripe site to save their investment.

  7. DomainGang says:

    anonymous – It was a silly move, and a waste of money, not an investment.

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