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Rick Schwartz acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa

It was a wild guess, but it turned out to be 100% accurate: Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa. Exactly as we predicted yesterday, Rick’s acquisition of Cybersquatter.com is an instant pointing of the domain to Hall Of Shame, a repository of shameful UDRP cases involving Reverse Domain Name […]

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Flippa Friday: Microsoft domain hits the chopping block

Flippa.com, the domain and web site auction house Down Under, continues to allow trademark violations on its marketplace. Not content with iPhone and Apple trademarks, Flippa goes full house this Friday with a listing that clearly violates one of the famous Microsoft trademarks. MicrosoftFeed.com is presented by its seller at Flippa as “A top quality […]

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How domain scams work at Flippa

When Flippa transitioned from the feedback system that eBay and other venues use, it opened a can of worms. Because Flippa is not a marketplace like Sedo, where transactions are exclusively handled via the venue itself, the process of cheating the system is quite simple. When a sale occurs, the seller and the buyer complete […]

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Success: Listed on Flippa, another Stolen Domain is returned to its rightful owner!

In February we uncovered a serial domain thief who successfully sold domain names on Flippa.com The Australian domain marketplace has tightened its authentication rules but in the case of premium domain name AV.net it wasn’t so easy. The thief simply emailed Flippa from the updated Administrative contact; the domain had been hijacked away from the […]

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More Stolen Domains sold at Flippa despite rules update

Three weeks ago, Flippa – the up and coming domain marketplace – updated its set of rules and regulations, introducing tighter security over domain ownership confirmation. Following a string of sales of stolen domains on Flippa.com it was an expected move by the Australia-based startup. Unfortunately, there is simply no way to automate ownership verification […]

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Flippa impoves Ownership Verification of Domain Names

A week ago we talked about Flippa.com – the online marketplace for selling domains and web sites – and a recent lapse of ownership verification control. That unfortunate situation led to the listing of stolen domains and their attempted sale. Flippa.com was very responsive in their commentary and they have now added more features to […]

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Flippa.com about to tighten Domain Ownership Verification

This is an ongoing situation at Flippa.com and as such, the domains won’t be revealed at this time. In a nutshell: an unscrupulous domain thief sold stolen domains on Flippa.com and used the rules of the game to his benefit. How did it happen? In the course of two weeks, the Flippa.com seller managed to […]

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