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Failed brands : #Cerebrum .com about to be resold for big bucks

When a healthcare company like Cerebrum closed down last year, it was added to a long list of failed brands that burned through cash. Cerebrum used a controversial technique to treat head trauma; the study supporting its effectiveness cost taxpayers more than $2 million dollars. Upon shutting down, Cerebrum had more than $3.6 million in […]

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Stevie Wonder .com #domain : I just called to say I dropped you!

Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and strangely the domain name StevieWonder.com has dropped. Although StevieWonder.com was used by a fan club of the famous musician at some point, the artist’s official web site is StevieWonder.net, and STEVIE WONDER is a registered trademark with the USPTO. Originally registered in 1999, […]

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Who owned the #domain SayCheese.com and why is it a hot auction at #DropCatch?

The domain SayCheese.com dropped, and its expired auction is in the final hours at DropCatch. The popular phrase “say cheese” is a reference to a photographer’s prompt to their subject, in order to get the “perfect smile.” More than 320 million results in Google for “say cheese,” so why did such an ultra common phrase’s […]

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#ShiShiCai .com : Chinese lottery #domain auctioned off for mid seven figures!

The expired domain ShiShiCai.com was auctioned off on a Chinese domain platform and the ensuing auction ended up at mid seven figures RMB. As shared by user YouName.com on Twitter, who apparently followed the auction for ShiShiCai.com: “Can you image [sic] Shishicai.com is bidding closed at 4,625,069 RMB today, in dollar it’s equal $685,195. That’s […]

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Why did #Lexar let a 22 year old #domain, Lexr.com, expire?

Jot this down as a lesson in corporate asset management; Lexar let the domain Lexr.com expire after 22 years. It sounds crazy, but it’s true: the technology giant with billions of dollars in revenue could not keep control of an intellectual property asset it held since 1996. The domain Lexr.com expired and dropped, then was […]

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Domain crime : Expired and dropped #domains in the hands of credit card phishers

Domains that drop or expire and become available for a small fee, often get picked up for their existing traffic. In the past, such pickups were made by domain investors, who’d park the domains with related keywords, earning PPC revenue. Domain parking has suffered big blows in the past decade, and now these domains are […]

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#DropCatch now offers #domains in pre-release auctions

DropCatch has been making a killing by auctioning off expired domains that dropped, then caught by its ultra fast servers. We’ve been following some auctions and many end up in the thousands of dollars, all for a few microseconds of CPU time and network latency, in order to catch these domains! Very nice. The great […]

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#OVGuide .com is about to sell for big bucks – and here’s why

The domain OVGuide.com is about to sell for big bucks; the dropped domain was caught by DropCatch where it’s being auctioned. With only 30 minutes to go, OVGuide.com is already at $5,149 dollars. There are 85 bids from 41 bidders over at DropCatch.com. Why would OVGuide.com, a non-generic domain name, reach this price range at […]

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REO #Speedwagon : Music legends dropped dictionary #domain registered in 1996 !

Legendary rock group, REO Speedwagon, are still popular to this day. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 70’s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 80’s. REO Speedwagon operates from the domain name REOSpeedwagon.com, which has a registration date of 2001. Around the same time, they acquired the domain Speedwagon.com from […]

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#GoDaddy auctions : Who will pick up the domain #Theranos .com?

RIP Theranos. The technology corporation known for its false claims to have devised blood tests that only needed very small amounts of blood, is closing its doors permanently. Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is now facing criminal charges, alleging that the company defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The company’s dissolution will definitely […]

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Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, Dan Sanchez was told that the […]

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