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Jpedal.org : Complainant gets domain back after it lapsed, via the UDRP process

The former registrant of Jpedal.org filed a UDRP, hoping to get the domain back. IDR Solutions Ltd. of East Peckham, UK, registered the domain Jpedal.org in 2002, and for 14 years used it providing computer software solutions. Somehow, the domain’s registration lapsed this year, although the Complainant asserts it paid for its renewal, as usual. […]

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Domain quickies : Bunch of short .Sex domains on a Dynadot expired auction

When it comes to domains, shorter is better. A bunch of short .Sex domains that expired are being auctioned off at Dynadot, and if you really want a two digit, two letter or three digit .Sex domain, now it’s your chance. We counted a total of 168 such .Sex domains, including the following “gems:” car.sex […]

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GGP Events : When is a “stolen” domain not really stolen?

Domain theft incidents are rampant, but each case needs to be examined individually. There are cases where a domain that was perceived by its former owner to be “stolen,” is not. How is this possible? A recent plea for help by the – former – owner of the domain GGPEvents.com tagged the domain as “stolen:” […]

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TP-LINK : Router manufacturer forgets to renew gateway domains

TP-LINK, a manufacturer of router hardware, has apparently forgotten to renew two of its domains. The domain names tplinklogin.net and tplinkextender.net are used by TP-LINK router owners, to configure their hardware. They expired and are both parked, and available for sale. These domains are printed in the TP-LINK manuals and even on the router’s guide […]

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Dropped domain owner : They stole it from me!

A domain owner who failed to renew it on time, witnessed it being picked up from GoDaddy by drop-catching company, DropCatch, which is affiliated with the registrar NameBright. The domain wasn’t disclosed, and the furious former owner attributes its loss to an alleged sale of it by GoDaddy. Apparently unfamiliar with the domain expiry cycle, […]

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Ketchup porn ? Expired German domain leads Heinz users to nude images

Ketchup is a popular condiment around the world, and Heinz makes probably the best tomato ketchup there is. A year ago, Heinz launched a campaign in Germany and placed a domain link with assorted QR code on the label of ketchup bottles. The web site was about allowing visitors to design their own creative labels; […]

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FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […]

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Hey junior! Talented 14 year old developer releases “Expired Domains Free” app

Having coded since the age of 18, we feel at a disadvantage as compared to the youth of today. 😀 Fourteen year old Max H. of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been churning code for a while; the junior developer has apparently just released an app that locates expired domains with traffic. Like all self-released […]

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4XDomaining – Vive la France!

It iz very – how do you say – tres magnifique, to experiance ze domain in French, you know, dot .FR. Not because un ami parfait, Francois, operateur de la Domaining.com, merci bien. After research and impossibile effort, find domain expire called 4xdomaining.fr. Mon dieu, ce n’est pas possible! Expire domain, in .FR ccTLD tres […]

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Schwartz on Cutts: Are old expired domains tainted by Google?

Matt Cutts, the baron of Google on SEO matters, doesn’t mince his words. Except, when he does. When it comes down to expired domain names and hand-me-down Google penalties that might go with the package, Matt Cutts is beautifully ambiguous: “The short answer is that it depends. If domain hasn’t really been on the web […]

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Fabulous: New ICANN rules ask for better info on expiring domains

ICANN has recently updated the rules and regulations governing domain name expiration notices. Until now, it was pretty much left up to the registrars to send out email notifications for domains that were about to expire, or were recently expired. Fabulous.com, a top domain registrar, has updated its email notifications to registrants, reflecting the changes […]

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Did ‘Anonymous’ threaten Moniker, SnapNames over MrsJello LLC domains?

Mike Berkens over at TheDomains announced today that in the past several days, domains owned by MrsJello LLC – the company outfit of the late domain entrepreneur, Igal Lichtman – were being auctioned off on SnapNames and NameJet. While some of us would have preferred to see the matter resolved with the Lichtman family prior […]

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