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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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#DropCatch : Half of #China’s investors are bidding on #Pudong.com!

Pudong is a district of Shanghai, China, and the domain name Pudong.com is currently being auctioned. Pudong.com was originally registered in 1998, and its Chinese registrant somehow lost control of the domain name’s renewals. The domain expired, and eventually it dropped. The auction is taking place on DropCatch – where else – with lots of […]

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Is the #Domain King “just nuts?”

In the entire domain name industry, no one is more well-known than the often outspoken Rick Schwartz. The Domain King spearheaded the domain industry’s growth by rolling out the TRAFFIC domain conference in 2004. Since then, Rick has rebooted his franchise with the Asheville Meetup – an event that will happen again in 2020. Rick […]

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Andy #Milonakis : Bullshit, that’s my #domain they want $2k for!

Greek-American comedian, Andy Milonakis, wasn’t happy yesterday, after discovering that his exact name as a .com, AndyMilonakis.com, is up for sale at Afternic. Said Andy Milonakis on Twitter: “what kinda bullshit is this? 2k for my own name as a domain?“ Milonakis posted a screenshot of the GoDaddy availability, showing the asking price of $1,999 […]

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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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