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PiracyIsACrime.com: Former anti-piracy portal sold to comedians by #HugeDomains

In 2004, the Motion Picture Association, the Federation Against Copyright Theft, and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore put together the anti-piracy video “Piracy it’s a crime.” The video was then promoted on DVDs and in movie theaters, making it the most iconic anti-piracy PSA ever made. The once-official web site PiracyIsACrime.com campaign site shut […]

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Will GSM.com change ownership after a #GoDaddy auction?

A lot can be said about GoDaddy auctions of expired domains, and GSM.com is one monster LLL .com currently in auction. The 1993 registration expired on August 3rd and somehow its registrant hasn’t gotten whiff of its status yet. Renewing a premium domain such as GSM.com would be a non-brainer, if the automatic renewal succeeded […]

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BNP Paribas dropped the domain EBanking.com!

BNP Paribas S.A. is a French international banking group; it is the largest French banking group, the largest bank in Europe, and the world’s seventh largest bank by total assets. In 2019, the bank had 44 billion Euro in revenue. And yet, it somehow managed to let a premium domain name asset, Ebanking.com, lapse. The […]

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FreshBread.com and eBeer.com: Two domains loaded with carbs got sold!

DropCatch auctioned off two domains that are loaded with carbs, yesterday. FreshBread.com, an exact match .com domain for “fresh bread” aficionados, sold for $5,601 dollars. That’s a lot of dough for a domain that existed since 1997 and which was inexplicably not renewed. Canada-based Weston Foods dropped this loaf in late April, at Webnames.ca. The […]

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QualityInfo.org : Oregon Employment Department forgets to renew #domain

QualityInfo.org is a domain name registered to the Oregon Employment Department, featuring a web site for posting economic data. The site went dark last week, after the department failed to renew the domain name at Network Solutions. Registered in 2001, the domain QualityInfo.org is both generic and aged, and if the Oregon Employment Department had […]

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Visit Lorain County #domain lost via #GoDaddy auctions

Visit Lorain County, a web site operated by Lorain County in Ohio, channeled most of its tourist traffic through the domain VisitLorainCounty.com. Someone responsible for renewing the domain name didn’t pay the bill, however, and the domain ended up at the expired auctions at GoDaddy. A high traffic geo-domain such as VisitLorainCounty.com ended up selling […]

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Numeric #domains: 0699.com closed at five figures

Short numeric domain names are sought after, especially by Chinese investors. The Chinese like to use numbers representing letters or words even and a four number (NNNN) .com domain such as 0699.com can fetch a pretty dollar. Indeed, the auction at DropCatch attracted several bidders with DropCatch user “DefendOr6” scoring the top bid: $38,549 dollars. […]

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UFOs.com : Registrant’s demise sends expired #domain to takeoff

UFOs.com is a premium, aged domain closely linked to UFOs. Registered in 1996, it’s currently in an auction at GoDaddy, with a $9,100 price tag. Anyone can place a bid on this domain, whose registrant passed away recently. Harry Josephi DeLigter passed away in November 2020 at the age of 73. His friends and family […]

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Someone is losing Sleep.net

Domains drop for a number of reasons and Sleep.net is one of them, once an aged domain before it expired and plunged into 2020 new registrations territory. Why did Sleep.net drop after being held for 23 years by the same registrant? We can blame Covid-19 these days, but the truth is that at this point […]

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Vomit.com : Who threw up this generic domain name?

Vomit.com – not the best visuals, but still a major generic domain, is in GoDaddy auctions. The current bid is $5,000 dollars. The domain expired in October, 24 years after its registration in 1996. Oddly, WHOIS shows that the domain was “repossessed by GoDaddy” – a message reserved for domains involved in a financial scheme against […]

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Terrible #Marketing : One of the #Domain King’s droppings gets re-registered

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, embraced the registration of meaningful new gTLDs early on in the game. Rick went after gTLD domains where keyword+gTLD formed a pair that made sense. Eventually, the experienced domainer dropped most of these domains, focusing instead on the classic extensions, .com, .net and .org. Terrible.Marketing, one of the Domain King’s […]

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FDJ.com : Another valuable LLL .com #domain has dropped!

Crazy as it sounds, FDJ.com is now the youngest three letter .com domain in the known cosmos, with a December 13, 2019 registration date. Years after all LLL .com domain permutations were registered, there are still such valuable, short .com domains that expire and drop. How is it possible, that FDJ.com, a domain actively renewed […]

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