Now it’s the worst time to buy #RomaineLettuce .com

If you read the news about the E.coli warnings affecting Romain lettuce, better be serious about it. One person has died in the US, and several others hospitalized in several states. Romain lettuce has been kicking the groin of 125 people in 25 states, and the first fatality linked to this lowly veggie occurred in […]

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Domainer LASIK : Big disappointment for domain investor

Claudius Figgins spent the best part of his teenage years as a bespectacled, scrawny young man. Now in his mid 20’s, Figgins is facing life’s changes with a bold outlook. “I always wanted to look buff and handsome, like the kids I grew up with,” said Claudius Figgins, a San Diego resident. “So I started […]

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Crap domains : IDN strings pretending to be premium .com

The trick is not new, and IDN domains have been used several times in the past in a way that distorts their intended purpose: to utilize words in different languages. Using “foreign” character sets other than Latin, IDN domains can be created by characters that visually resemble “English” words. Although Latin and IDN cannot be […]

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Portfolio manager : The best domain name ever goes on sale for $1000 dollars!

Domainers ask us all the time: what is the best domain name to showcase my portfolio? Let’s face it, we aren’t close to being Rick Schwartz or Frank Schilling; their domain portfolios are hand-curated over the course of nearly two millennia. OK, twenty and fifteen years respectively, to be exact. 😀 So what is the […]

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Garbage domains : Pseudo IDN domains lambasted at NamePros

NamePros member Wot is well-respected domainer, strategically investing in IDN domains. Stationed in Thailand, Wot has discovered and pointed out a large cache of pseudo-IDN domains, currently being offered on Sedo and other marketplaces. According to Wot: “They are shown as IDN but they are simply mixed script, English and other languages cobbled together, to […]

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Dot .Crap LLC to bring equilibrium in the Domain industry as a new, affordable gTLD

The apparent collective failure of gTLDs to deliver meaningful domains for end-user web sites, is leading to the creation of even more gTLDs. Despite the huge success of dot .XYZ – a top level domain with more than a billion active web sites – the total numbers of all other gTLDs combined are quite paltry. […]

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Great list of unsold dot .XYZ “fool’s gold domains” at Flippa!

Large list of unsold .XYZ domains at Flippa auctions.

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Name.com: Angels lose their wings when you register crap domain names!

We’ve seen some pretty good commercials involving angels, but never before one related to the domain industry. So Name.com – one of the top domain registrars in phone responsiveness – had to create a fun video involving angels and crap domain names. The tag line, “every time you settle for a confusing domain, an angel […]

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Obnoxious pimp of ‘Cherokee letter’ domains sends out a press release

Last summer, in an article about the obnoxious “Cherokee letter domains” pusher, we got this great quote from Rick Schwartz: “Sorry, I don’t even consider these of “Pigeon Shit” quality which until right now was the lowest form of worthless domains. We now have reached a new low.” Apparently, these pseudo-IDN domains are up for […]

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DNForum pulls the plug on IDN domain sales

DNForum will no longer be allowing the sale of IDN domains, citing its inability to verify the validity of the listings and their claims. Adam Dicker, owner of DNForum stated: “DNForum.com Drops The Sales of IDN Domain Names We have no way to validate that what someone posts is actually the correct IDN for that […]

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Elliot, New·York.com is for sale but don’t miss the interpunct!

The same dufus that has been promoting a series of bastardized domains as “IDN” – which Rick Schwartz accurately labeled as “lower than pigeon shit” in terms of quality – is now selling yet another “gem.” Not content with trying to convince potential buyers about the supposed value of ·Poker.com, the peddler of pseudo-IDN domains […]

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Pseudo-IDN Domain of the day: ·Poker.com – WTF is an ‘interpunct’?

Rick Schwartz commented the other day about a large list of pseudo-IDN domains, as being “below pigeon shit” in quality. The same seller offered another such piece of steaming manure, which contained “Cherokee letters”: ᏒᎬᎪᏞᎬᏚᎢᎪᎢᎬ.com But now he’s topping himself, with more sales of worthless domains, that are only good for phishing. One such beauty, […]

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