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Domain Cybersquatter terrorizes San Diego family

A serial domain squatter is terrorizing a prominent San Diego family, that invited him into their home as a live-in domain instructor. Javier Jorge Defuentes, also known as “el torro” – the bull – has a long rap sheet that includes extortion, bigamy and cruelty to owners of domain names. “We thought Javier was a […]

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Domains and pasta: Providence employee squats on ‘Mayor Buddy Cianci’ domains

The person in charge of managing web sites for the city of Providence, Rhode Island, has been registering domain names of a former mayor, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. Apparently, the former mayor, who temporarily switched to being a talk show host, is once again considering running for the city’s mayor. Meanwhile, the domain names Cianci.com, […]

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Sony: No ‘swag’ for domainer newbie in what could be the most clueless UDRP response ever!

Elliot Silver wrote an article about “newbies” in the domain industry risking to lose a lot of money, and this is a textbook example. Sony Corporation is a titan in electronics, and audio-visual technology. If you never heard of the world famous “SONY” trademark, then you need to have you head checked pronto! In a […]

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Cybersquatter Hotline: A new ‘venting’ venture for desperate companies and lowballers

We’ve all been there: getting a phone-call that begins as a promising domain inquiry, only to end in a nasty verbal exchange over its pricing. Even Domain Name Sales receives its fair share of such nasty, abusive phone-calls daily; according to its capable domain brokers, they get at least one such call a day. Frank […]

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Name Jargon: Cybersquatter

Most domainers believe that terminology related to domain names is well-defined, when in fact it’s completely inaccurate and incomplete. Major dictionaries and encyclopaedias only scratch the surface of domaining, and domain names. This has to change! Domain Name Jargon is the solution when it comes down to (re)define domaining. 😀 Cybersquatter: (noun) Derogatory reference to […]

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The Cybersquatter: Short movie attempts to expose the world of domain registrations

Now that’s what we call fun! “The Cybersquatter“, a short movie produced in 2012 is attempting to cast light onto domain registrants, demystifying the term “cybersquatter.” Yeah, that word that one cannot mention to kids, apparently. Carlomagno Alvarado, the movie’s producer, director and star, is interviewed as “Mango” the cybersquatter, and he reveals all about […]

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Stop Domain Name Parking and Cybersquatting

A petition to “Stop Domain Name Parking and Cybersquatting” which was started in 2007 has received 775 signatures so far. The 1717-day old petition reads: “To ICANN President and CEO, Dr. Paul Twomey We, the undersigned, are concerned about domain name parking abuse and request that ICANN revisit the Anti-Cyberssquatting Consumer Protection Act and the […]

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Turkish cybersquatter grabs Kate Upton .XXX

Kate Upton is making the news as the new Sports Illustrated girl, gracing the magazine’s edition with her slender body and killer natural curves. The 19-year old beauty was raised in Melbourne, Florida and is being touted as the next supermodel. A video of Kate Upton has surfaced, showing her dancing in her stadium seat […]

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Silly Cybersquatter grabs Greek politician’s domain within minutes

It’s exactly this kind of domain registrations that have been given domainers a bad reputation: registering someone’s full name as a domain name. Within minutes of the announcement that Lucas Papademos takes over as interim prime minister in Greece, some guy from Denmark registered LucasPapademos.com according to DomainTools. Why is this act stupid? First off, […]

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As actor Gary Coleman dies, Cybersquatters rush over his virtual body

Actor Gary Coleman was hospitalized earlier this week, then slipped into a coma and was on life support after suffering an intracranial (brain) hemorrhage. Gary Coleman was pulled off life support Friday morning and later passed away. The diminutive star of the 80’s show Diff’rent Strokes, struggled professionally and financially as his fame and fortune diminished […]

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Cybersquatting Cold Call Script

Do you need help cold calling end users with your cybersquatted domains? *Ring* *Ring* Company: Thank you for calling our company. How may I help you? Me: Hello. My name is [insert your name here]. I am selling a domain your company might be interested in. Would you be interested? Company: Okay, what’s the name? […]

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