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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 12:30 Written by namemon Wednesday, 26 August 2009 11:04
Already at $500 with a few hours left, RubberWristbands.com, those comfortable bracelets you get to wear if you want to support a special cause - made famous by lance Armstrong in his fight for cancer - is up for grabs. Already with lots of visitors to the page and lots of market potential, this one is certain to go for 4 or 5 figures.
Good luck and happy bidding!
NOTE: This auction closed at $1,566 with 14 bids and 65 hits to the bid page at 1:23 PM EST
Written by sunlane Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:55
The last non-enom whois for Sunlane.com was in 2002 displayed below:
Written by nikolov Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:29
As we stated yesterday, the Nikolov domains are still dropping. These are premium domains registered in July 1997. You can get a look at the latest list of names here:
I've taken the time to post my comments related to the expiration process for domains at ICANN. I hope you will all join in and comment about how expiring domains are handled.
Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery
- To: pednr-wg-questions@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery
- From: ed@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:13:33 -0600
ICANN adopted statues specifically directed at "Domain Name Warehousing (4.1)", which don't appear to have ever been levied against any registrar.
"...at the end of the Redemption Grace Period is the domain name permanently removed from the registry database and made a part of the pool of available names." There appears to be no mention of the full expiration process, especially prior to the Grace Period.
This should be solidified, strictly enforced, and made comparable to any normal transaction involving property ownership. Registrars are merely transacting facilities for the registration of a domain name. They do not act as lessors, banks, or rental agencies in any manner. If a domain is really the property of the registrar, then registration agreements should reflect that. Presuming that they are merely a facilitator of a transaction, they should be as relative to the exchange as a real estate agent is to a home rental - it is never the broker's property. In the event of default, the tenant is moved out and the owner can call the broker to relist the property.
Confusion here lies in ownership. In theory all names are owned by ICANN, and by proxy the public at large. The vast portion of the fee in registration goes to the ICANN body. So there should be no ownership by registrars, no right to hold and no right to scuttle names away under aliases and false names.
Registrars should consistently allow names to be available to the general public. Whether this is a pre-release service with regulated fees or a public auction with formalized requirements for sale should not be the point of debate. What is critical is that registrars don't suddenly take on the responsibility for names which they never owned.
More importantly, any person who has lost a domain due to expiration and finds that domain now the property of a registrar or one of its aliases instead of a real, public entity should have the right to reclaim these names in a clear and concise ICANN policy.
Ed Muller - NameMon.com
Today marks the first day of the Great Nikolov Expiration Pool.
This list of domains dropping from this list is big and competitive, so choose wisely. All items are at NameJet as these are part of the ENOM pool of names and were registered July 23, 1997. What is not clear is whether this is a real expiration or ENOM simply releasing some names it has captured over the years from failed renewals.
August 25, 2009
Here are some good single word or keyword domains available to register as of this morning the 25th of August 2009. Each domain has either a wordtracker rating, google search rating or both.
- smackdownvsraw.net - Clearly a popular search phrase. Great for a fight fan site.
- computerpc.net - Perfect for getting traffic to a pc repair site.
- highschoolgirls.net - The strength of the "High School Musical" series makes this a very popular terms for girls.
- bestcandybars.com - After the big sale of Candy.com, all the Candy names are hot!
- bedrail.net - Good bedrails cost money and are always in demand. This would make a nice main site for the product.
- backdating.org - I only add this because backdating account scandals continue to plague corporate America.
- poundstone.net - The last name of a famous comedian, but also registered in every extension.
olympuscamera.net - TM issues here should keep anyone with half a brain from registering this, but I am sure some unsuspecting non-domainer will.
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