Domain investor baffled by “outrageous fees” on

A domain investor was hit with a 30% commission fee after selling a domain via The sale completed after the buyer accepted a counter-offer of $3,500 dollars, thus triggering a sale via the GoDaddy-owned platform. The Europe-based seller was baffled when the payout was just $2,441.25 after fees and taxes. The effective 30.25% commission […]

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How to export *all* your domain sales leads from the Uni Market

There is nothing worse than not having access to years of your own data, such as detailed leads about your domain names. The Uniregistry Market became the Uni Market upon its acquisition by GoDaddy three years ago. With the upcoming shutdown of the platform on April 18th, you might have to act fast to save […]

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Domain offers: Polite email to a college student

College students are often in need of domain names, as assignment and thesis requirements might ask for a presentation online via a web site. That being said, many domain inquiries from college students that arrive in the mailboxes of domain investors, are 100% bogus. It’s simply another domain investor being sneaky, or an entrepreneur working […]

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The Domain King gives a thumbs up! 👍

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, has been having a small “system upgrade” as part of a recent scare. The process went well and Mr. Schwartz is taking a break per his medical instructions. Getting fitted with an electronic widget is a routine procedure these days, for which Rick has already presented a “thumbs up.” This […]

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Winner of auction lost domain via the UDRP process

From the “what were you thinking” department comes the UDRP of the domain Matching the name of popular mega-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, this domain was in the possession of the Hollywood actor until August 2022 but it wasn’t renewed. Instead of dropping, the domain name ended up in a NameJet auction and someone from Indonesia […]

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Michele Neylon turns 50 on an .ICU!

Blacknight founder and domainer extraordinaire, Michele Neylon, is turning 50 years old today. While this is old by pre-Industrial Revolution standards, it’s still a very young age in 2023, even for men involved with the highly stressful industry of domains and web hosting. This time, Michele Neylon is celebrating his birthday on an .ICU – […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Aged domain name lost via the UDRP process

The domain name was registered in 1996 and in recent years it didn’t resolve, or resolved to a basic page with links. Generic use aside, “Fox” is also a registered trademark by numerous entities and one of them filed a UDRP to get the domain, citing phishing attempts. Whether the domain was truly used […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP failed due to Complainant’s rushed filing

When you claim your mark has become distinctive but it hasn’t, filing a rushed UDRP won’t get you the domain name. Impossible Kicks Holding Company, Inc. filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP denied; it’s the Respondent’s initials, dummy!

Some Australian companies late to the domain game are using the UDRP process as the “Plan B” approach. In the case of the domain name, the UDRP was filed by Liquor Marketing Group Ltd, claiming rights to the LMG mark in Australia. It seems that they could have known the acronym matched Leo Mark […]

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Domain sightings: is the first LLL .com

When it comes down to three letter .com domains, they range from AAA .com to ZZZ .com for a total of 17,576 combinations. The first one is obviously, the American Automobile Association (the “AAA” or “Triple-A”) which was founded on March 4, 1902, in Chicago, Illinois, in response to a lack of roads and […]

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MarkUpgrade: Give us $249 dollars first if you want to make an offer!

MarkUpgrade was founded in 2018 by “a small group of entrepreneurs” led by Tatiana Bonneau. The mystery-shrouded domain branding company leverages a portfolio of solid domains and they are priced accordingly. MarkUpgrade’s mission is to connect the best domain names available globally to the most suitable companies for them, according to their web site at […]

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Also taking a blog break!

It’s been a long year and 2022 is about to wave us all goodbye. With all that in mind, it’s about time to take a long-deserved break from domain blogging, following Elliot’s paradigm to which we fully agree. A big hug to our kind sponsors and our supportive readers who’ve enjoyed reading an average of […]

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