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Negative eBay feedback for IDN peddler selling “three letter .com” domain

The seller of “суе” .com on eBay made it extremely difficult for domainer newbies to understand what they were bidding on. As an IDN domain, суе.com resolves to a puny code equivalent, xn--e1axg.com. Buried in an ocean of rambling about how domains are great investment opportunities, the fact that it’s an IDN three letter .com […]

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Someone just paid $510 for the “weed.com” IDN domain

Someone forked out $510 dollars for the IDN “weed” domain we covered yesterday. The eBay auction attracted 7 bidders, and 33 bids in total. Considering how the only way to view the domain is via copy/paste, five hundred bucks seems like a waste of money. Cherokee letters have been used in the past to pass […]

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Just don’t do it : Turkish dotless “i” involved in Nike domain UDRP

The use of a Turkish “dotless” letter “i” was recently the center of a UDRP brought forth by Nike, Inc. The domain in question, Nıke.com, resembles “Nike” but is in fact an IDN, or Internationalized Domain Name. Nıke.com was parked with a zero click lander leading to Google results about Nike; the world-famous corporation filed […]

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