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DNForum and NamePros on the alleged #Epik data breach

Users of domain forums, DNForum and NamePros are actively debating the alleged data breach at Epik, a much publicized incident involving Anonymous. Epik, operating from Epik.com, is a domain registrar that is known outside of the domain investing community for “providing services to websites that host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content.” In recent days, […]

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VRST.com : “The sky’s the limit” with new Dick’s clothing brand

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced VRST, an “exclusive, new men’s apparel brand positioned to be a first of its kind.” According to the press release, the largest U.S.-based sporting goods retailer, announced the introduction of VRST, a men’s athletic apparel brand built for the modern active man who lives life on-the-go. The brand is pronounced “virst”—like […]

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Brent Oxley just released a ton of emails about his locked #domains

Domain investor and entrepreneur, Brent Oxley, just released a ton of emails related to his ongoing saga. Disputing that there was ever a contract with the Indian broker who has managed to lock down his domains at GoDaddy, Oxley shared dozens of emails, messages, and other information depicting the mental state of his former broker. […]

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Adam Dicker on #NamePros: “I made a mess and it’s time to clean it up”

Adam Dicker, Canadian domain investor and former owner of DNForum, returned after a long hiatus to NamePros, where the most lengthy exchange of the forum takes place. In a series of comments, Dicker acknowledged that he “made a mess and it’s time to clean it up.” In doing so, Adam Dicker promised to spend the […]

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“Abject stupidity:” James.Bond and 007.Bond for sale at #Sedo

IP attorney, John Berryhill, shared news of the domains 007.Bond and James.Bond up for sale on Sedo. The obvious trademark violations were advertised via a banner at NamePros, with links to the Sedo auction for James.Bond. Said John Berryhill in a post titled “Abject Stupidity:” So, some idiot paid $800 for this domain name, made […]

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Poor.com just sold for only $1,200 at #NamePros but it’s definitely a scam

The aged domain Poor.com was listed for sale at NamePros, with a BIN of $1,200 dollars. Its seller, account “LookMan19,” listed the domain for sale for only 3 hours. Answering questions by NamePros members, he insisted the domain for sale is not an IDN, or anything other than Poor.com. Registered in 1995, Poor.com appears not […]

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#Afternic and #GoDaddy : Easy to fake the #domain ownership without even Photoshop!

Domain verification is important when adding domain names to marketplaces like Afternic and GoDaddy. The currently used process is flawed and dangerous, however, as it relies on a verification method that is manual and easy to fake. To provide proof of ownership, the seller is asked by GoDaddy to send a screenshot of the registrar […]

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Epic thread about #NamePros being sold for zero dollars!

An epic thread over at NamePros, the domain name forum that never sleeps, is titled “Rob Monster bought Namepros without paying a dime.” In less than 24 hours, the ensuing discussion has ballooned into a dozen pages and thousands of pageviews, but why? Apparently, Epik founder Rob Monster, who has been controversial in the past, […]

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From #NamePros to #NameJet : JE.com is being auctioned

It’s rare to see two letter .com domains go in auction, and JE.com is one of these rare gems. Two letter .com domains are being snapped by the Chinese, often without consideration to the “quality” of the letters involved. Simply put, China’s capital for LL .com domains is almost unlimited, and many two letter .com […]

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#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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