Insane domains: What do these #DropCatch auctions have in common?

We’ve been following some DropCatch auctions and they all have something in common. These expired domains dropped and were auctioned off for 3 days at DropCatch, the 800 lbs gorilla of domain-catchers. Many domain investors are using the service to catch domains that were not renewed. One of them appears to have an insanely large […]

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N-FT.com: Domain auction scores highest L-LL .com sale ever

The domain auction for N-FT.com closed earlier today on DropCatch, achieving what appears to be the highest sale of a L-LL .com ever. Consisting of a letter, a dash, and two letters, N-FT.com sold for $32,460 dollars. That’s thirty grand and some change. Visually, if one were to remove the dash, N-FT.com spells out NFT, […]

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MyEx.com: Revenge porn #domain now in auction

MyEx.com, the former domain of a notorious revenge porn web site, dropped and is currently in auction. In June 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC,) the state of Nevada, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada won a legal complaint against the operators of MyEx.com. According to the law firm C.A. Goldberg, […]

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Metawatch.com: Domain auction shadowed by “Meta” trademark

Meta domain names have become the focus of investors & opportunists, ever since Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the formation of Meta Platforms as a new umbrella company. Meta has actively sought to acquire domains, such as Meta.com, social media handles, and has filed UDRP cases against domain squatters. Protecting its Meta brand, Facebook/Meta is […]

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DNZ.com: Youngest LLL .com #domain on earth NOT caught by DropCatch!

Domain investors looking for a chance to acquire DNZ.com might be disappointed: the youngest LLL .com in the world—including rogue states like North Korea, Belarus, and Russia—was NOT caught by DropCatch. The domain DNZ.com dropped because its Ukrainian registrant failed to renew it, most likely as the result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The domain […]

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BigMama.com: Former #Russian domain fell in the hands of investor

BigMama, operating from the domain BigMama.com, was a Russian internet services provider. The company was providing web hosting, VPN access, and DDoS protection for attacks of “up to 350 Gps” with the following message: “Services are resistant to various kinds of provocations of your enemies and other idlers.” The original message in Russian was “Услуги […]

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SBR.org: DropCatch auction closed at $5,705 dollars and here’s why

The auction for the dropped domain SBR.org closed at $5,705 dollars at DropCatch, earlier today. While LLL .org domains can command large amounts, such auctions have hovered between $184 and $5,050 in the past two years, with a mean price of $1,120 dollars. Source: NameBio. The auction for SBR.org is now the second highest DropCatch […]

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ByteCraft.com: After the founder passed on, the #domain name did too

It’s a sad reality: Domain names expire every day because their registrants pass on and no one takes over the account. In the case of ByteCraft.com, the domain was registered in 1994 by three Canadians that had formed the company “Byte Craft” in 1976. One of them was the founder, Walter Banks. According to archived […]

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GeoZone.com : Twenty-three year old #domain name dropped, got auctioned!

A geozone is a virtual boundary formed around a physical location that handles specific traffic and data within that location. A geozone is created as part of a larger network, such as a mobile mesh, that provides location aware data to any device within the borders. Source: WyldNetworks. The matching domain name, Geozone.com, was auctioned […]

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Yakuza.com auction: Afraid this Japanese crime gang will get you?

Yakuza are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. Heavily tattooed, the Yakuza have historically been involved in violent crimes and other criminal activity. Source: Wikipedia. The domain Yakuza.com was registered in 1997. Early records of it on Archive.org display content related to music such as hiphop. In 2001, an Irish creative services […]

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ImageStation.com: Sony dropped the ball on a 26 year old domain name

Sony dropped the domain ImageStation.com after holding it for more than 23 years. Registered in 1995, this is a two-word .com that was held by Sony since early 1998, acquiring it from its prior registrant. Sony ImageStation was a service provided by Sony as an online photo service that was revolutionary at the time of […]

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PorLaPuta.com: Busy 17 year old meme #domain auctioned off at #DropCatch

PorLaPuta.com, a domain registered in 2005, inexplicably expired and dropped off. “Por la puta” roughly translates as “fucking” (for emphasis) in Spanish, as in ” ¡Pagué 20 dólares por la puta Internet!” 😀 What happened to the domain? Registered with donweb, a domain registrar focusing in Latin America, the domain was in the possession of […]

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