#MeToo : Domainer spams company with terrible sexist byline

A domainer spamming a number of companies for the purpose of outbound sales, is in hot waters after delivering a classless intro email. According to Irish domain professional, Michele Neylon, his team received the following email from domain investor, Rohit Goyal: “My name is Rohit Goyal and i am also a domainer whose main focus […]

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Two letter #domain JE.com listed for sale at #NamePros

It’s very rare to see two letter .com domain names listed for sale on domain forums. The reason: members of most domain forums are fellow domain investors, looking for the best possible deal. To maximize a domain’s potential, premium domains such as a LL .com should be brokered to end user buyers, willing and able […]

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#LLLL : Four letter .com #domains are still being stolen

The four letter domain marketplace might have gone south, but domain theft involving such assets still persists. A new incident involving domains registered with Namesilo has been shared at NamePros: Yesterday, I was checking domain list in my namesilo account. Found that my 4L.com’s were missing. Immediately I’ve sent mail to namesilo and got a […]

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Clueless #domainer lists #JacksonvilleShooting .com on NamePros

Following a mass shooting tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida, a clueless domainer registered JacksonvilleShooting.com. Such domain registrations related to crimes or disasters are frowned upon by domain investors. In this case, the registrant listed the domain at NamePros, and asked for people’s opinions on its value: ” Unfortunately there was a mass shooting today in Jacksonville […]

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#AlpNames : #Domain registrar denies it’s being targeted negatively by #Facebook

Domain registrar AlpNames is popular for its domain discount special promotions. In doing so, some believe that spammers end up abusing these promotional discounts, registering domains en masse. A domain investor shared their issue with AlpNames when he attempted to add them on Facebook: they were blocked. I register and buy names for one sole […]

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Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, Dan Sanchez was told that the […]

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#Domain drama at #NamePros : “Bait and switch” scam, or bizarre coincidence?

A new “domain drama” thread is unfolding at the popular domain forum, NamePros, after a brokered acquisition went south. Following a member’s request, supposedly to help locate the owner of the domain Vege.us, a Canadian domain investor states that he agreed on a $1,500 acquisition on the member’s behalf. Vege.us was registered on 4/26/2018 by […]

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#NamePros rolls out #NamesCon 2017 highlights in new #domain video

Great things take a while, and in the case of the NamesCon 2017 video highlights it took a year. Better late than never, as they say, and the NamePros Marketplace production does not disappoint; after editing hours of video footage that was shot during the biggest domain conference of 2017, they rolled out a five […]

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#NamePros by the numbers : Whoever owns the #domain forum is happy with these Google Analytics

NamePros is by far the busiest domain forum these days, and has been so for a long time. It attracts numerous domain investors to its ever-active sub-forums, from rookies to veterans like Rick Schwartz. And if you’re looking for some busy, drama-laden threads, often times controversial, that’s the place to be. Very few in the […]

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Barbie88 : Faux female attempted to scam #domain investors via the sale of XX.com

A fake female scammer using the NamePros moniker Barbie88, attempted to scam investors out of $85,000 dollars, by claiming they are selling XX.com. The two letter domain is under WHOIS privacy, and definitely not in the scammer’s control. According to Richard Dynas, the person behind the account “Barbie88” is the same scammer that claimed to […]

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#DropCatch auctions : Updates on allegations of fraudulent domain bidding activities

DropCatch, a popular domain drop-catching and auction marketplace, has been “cleaning house,” after reports of shill bidding surfaced. Last month, reports of auctions being restarted due to non-paying bidders, led frustrated domain investors to a lengthy exchange over at NamePros. “DropCatch.com is very much like a game of hot potato, where fraudulent bidders bid up […]

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Network Solutions : Domain discount promo ends with massive mess

A Network Solutions domain promo offering “free domain transfers” attracted dozens of domainers. The free domain transfer promotion by NetSol, used a coupon code, FREETRNSFEROCT, to facilitate what was supposed to be a controlled amount of domain transfers. Soon after, the domain coupon code was shared on social media and domain forums, such as NamePros, […]

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