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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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#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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