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Hank Alvarez to open academy for ‘domain squatting’

Forget about domain schools and universities that teach you how to make ‘honest money’ with domains. Hank Alvarez, the notorious domain auction manipulator who drove many investors crazy at SnapNames, is shifting the paradigm of domainer education. Alvarez, whose domain consulting web site is at HankAlvarez.com, has been working on a new teaching principle, leveraging […]

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Halvarez Junior ante portas? A SnapNames customer thinks so

An irate SnapNames customer is dejected by the unfair competition of a bidder, who allegedly fails to pay for the auctions they won, repeatedly – without being banned. According to a thread over at top domain forum, DNForum, the SnapNames account ‘m10v‘ has activity consistent with that of a non-paying bidder. “Does anybody know – […]

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Class action lawsuit: You have 24 hours to claim your stake in $1,100,000,000 dollars

Rust Consulting, the same company that managed the payouts for the fallout stemming from the Hank Alvarez “SnapNames” scandal, is handling yet another class action lawsuit. This time around, it involves LCD screens, televisions, flat panels and laptops. According to the web site at LCDClass.com: “Eligible consumers and businesses in 24 states and the District […]

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Hank Alvarez launching Digital Archery sniping Services

Hank Alvarez, the former SnapNames executive who rocked the domaining world in late 2009, is back with a project that clearly matches his skillset and enthusiastic approach to domaining. In a short announcement this morning, the notorious “halvarez” definitely reminisces about his old sniping days, but states he is staying clear from any mischief in […]

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Dip into Nutella with Rust Consulting of SnapNames rebate fame!

Remember the Hank Alvarez scandal that rocked SnapNames in November of 2009? The shock and awe was managed by a Minneapolis corporation, Rust Consulting, that successfully performed “damage control” on behalf of the then Oversee company. By issuing a series of rebates, most – if not all – domainers affected by halvarez and his shill […]

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Did Hank Alvarez sell out to new SnapNames owners?

We haven’t heard from Hank Alvarez for a while – the notorious shill bidder that created the “halvarez” scandal as a former VP at SnapNames. Hank Alvarez – or “Hanky” as he’s often known – declared his repentance on multiple occasions, stating that he’s a changed man and an honest domain auction entrepreneur. Something is […]

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Hank Alvarez for new ICANN CEO in July 2012

The announcement by ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, that he will terminate his contract with ICANN in 2012 came as a shock to many – except for members of ICANN that experienced Beckstrom’s performance first-hand. In that press release, Beckstrom was eager to toot his own horn and address his alleged achievements in a manner that […]

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BREAKING: Hank Alvarez reacts to Monte Cahn lawsuit against Oversee

These days Hank Alvarez – the former VP at Snapnames – keeps a low profile, away from the domainer limelight. Having taken a sabbatical to the Himalayas last year, Hank Alvarez returned a better man – according to him, at least. Hank Alvarez, notorious for masterminding a series of shill bids when he ran the […]

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Hank Alvarez and the Domainer Hallows – Movie in 2011

After successfully turning around the odds that were against him, Hank Alvarez – the pseudonym of the befallen former VP of  Oversee – is ready for a comeback. The script for a movie is in the works and despite the fact that everyone more or less knows what happened a year ago, there will be […]

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The 7 Dirty Words of Domaining

There is no FCC to control what goes in and what comes out in the domain blogosphere. Unlike television, the Internet is a relatively free, open medium. The original seven words you weren’t allowed to broadcast on television, along with the background story on what caused their ban can be found in this humorous post. […]

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Hank Alvarez offers shares for sale in a pre-IPO special

Hank Alvarez – the ousted former VP of Sleaze at Snapnames – announced today that he’s offering shares of his company for sale, a prelude to an apparent IPO in the coming months. Once regarded as the brains behind the drop-catcher Snapnames, Hank Alvarez was named and shamed last November by his very company when […]

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Sunday Thoughts from Father Domainicus

Good morning, fellow domainers around the world. Every Sunday morning, at the mass, I am asked the same questions by many faithful domainers: Does domain heaven exist? Do registrants of .tel domains go to hell? Is Oversee the true and only triad representing God? As creatures of God, we are all His children. As domainers, […]

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