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Just reported 10 trademark violation auctions on Flippa

After a year plus of allowing the listing of blatant trademark violations at its marketplace, Flippa.com – the Australian auction house for domains and web sites – finally decided to utilize a filtering mechanism. The method of disallowing certain strings in domains was welcomed by DomainGang. So exactly how is it implemented these days? We […]

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Vindicated: Flippa takes measures against trademark violation listings

DomainGang is finally vindicated. For a year now we’ve been saying how Flippa.com – the Australian marketplace for auctioning domains and web sites – allowed particularly famous trademark violations to be listed. The examples we raised our concern about included Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft. According to the latest corporate blog post by Flippa, first […]

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DNForum closes trademark sales threads down – What does Flippa do?

Popular domain forum DNForum.com – voted top domain forum for 2011 – continues its firm practice of disallowing and closing down sales threads that offer trademark violations for sale. An example can be seen at this thread, where an obvious Google trademark domain was being offered for sale. The thread was closed with the notification […]

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Weird Wednesday with Flippa

A couple of days ago we received an email from a member of the Flippa.com staff. The email was promoting two auctions on Flippa, for the domain names Better.com and TheBe.st The message was personalized, in the sense that it included the whimsical statement: “…as far as we can tell, there’s no trademark violation in […]

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Australian owner of CreditCard.net snatches CreditCard.net.au in record pricing

Back in September we broke the news of Australian investor Roland B. Bleyer who acquired the domain name CreditCard.net for an astonishing $138,000. The Australian investor and portal developer has managed to set another record – in Australia this time – with the acquisition of CreditCard.net.au Roland B. Bleyer, who operates financial product portals CreditCard.com.au […]

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Flippa: Starting 2012 with yet another Trademark Violation listing

It’s the new year and it’s ridiculous that Flippa.com – the Australian domain auction platform – continues to allow obvious trademark violations on its marketplace. An example can be found here. Famous marks, like Apple’s iPhone are protected aggressively; Flippa maintains that unless the trademark holder complains, they won’t do anything. The problem is, once […]

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Shattered dreams: Made in China dot xxx owner wants $595,000 on Flippa

Due to a severe lack of quality control, the Australian aftermarket Flippa.com is fast becoming the junkyard where domain newbs pose as “developers” and opportunists attempt to sell worthless domains for thousands of dollars. Such is the case with this sales entry on Flippa: the seller of MadeInChina.xxx is asking for $595,000 for this “beauty”. […]

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Fun Sunday with Flippa: Trademark violations

Here’s a short compiled list of trademark violations sold or for sale on Flippa. The Australian domain auction house where domain investors are being talked down, according to Andrew Knibbe‘s post at John Chow’s pro-Blog seems unwilling to utilize any resources in order to exclude obvious trademark violations from its marketplace. The end result: serial […]

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Lo mein for John Chow: How Flippa stepped on the wrong toes

Pro-blogger John Chow hosted an article written by Flippa marketing manager, Andrew Knibbe. The title: “Domain Investing is Dead.” Never read a bigger load of bullshit hosted on a “pro blog“. But then again, I don’t read blogs of people who promote multi level marketing and how-to DVDs. It’s the kind of snake oil that […]

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Flippa flop: How To Make Your Voice Deeper Today dot com

Poor Flippa quality control admins, if they ever got to get things right on the Australian domain marketplace, they’d need 25 hours on a given day. In November we disclosed how a “gem” of a typo was being sold as a “premium domain” on Flippa. Right as we thought nothing could top this off, there’s […]

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Provident Link: When gTLDs go Down Under

The upcoming opening by ICANN of the TLD namespace to include generic words, has many drooling with anticipation. In Australia and New Zealand, Provident Link is a consulting company currently assisting with the creation of gTLDs in this far end of the South Pacific: “Provident Link is an Australian owned and operated Company.  We are […]

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Fabulous.com – Processing Orders

Fabulous.com – the domain name registry popular with domainers – has announced that they have changed how domain orders are being processed. We will be making a number of improvements to our services over the next few weeks, the first of which is background processing of bulk orders for registrations, renewals, name server updates, pushes […]

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