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Original Domain Investor is “‘psychedelic concierge’ to the stars”

I was reading the New York Post this afternoon, when I came across a photo of a person I recognize, Mike Zapolin, known to most as “Zappy.” The article briefly mentions his domain name investment past, but the focus of the Page Six article is his current status as “‘psychedelic concierge’ to the stars.

From the article:

I Like Contact Forms When Doing Outbound Sales

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I haven’t been doing a whole lot of outbound marketing to sell domain names this year, primarily due to the pandemic and economic fallout that resulted. When I do outbound marketing to sell domain names, it is for my “inventory quality” assets that are relatively easy to replace. I have selectively picked up my outbound efforts a bit since the beginning of the month, and I want to share a tip.

To give a bit of background on my outbound marketing efforts, I can share that I primarily find leads via related Google searches and via the lead generation tool at Dropping.pro. Instead of just looking for email addresses and aiming for the cannon approach, I try to take a nuanced approach and find someone specific at a company. I then try to find their email address or the email convention for the company.

AmyConeyBarrett.com Forwards to Demand Justice Website

According to many news outlets, Judge Amy Coney Barrett could become Donald Trump’s nominee to become a Justice on the United States Supreme Court following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As you might imagine, many Democrats are very upset at this prospect.

Mrs Jello Wins Spase.com UDRP with RDNH Finding

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A UDRP was filed against Spase.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The domain name is registered to Mrs Jello, LLC, the company founded by the late Igal Lichtman, which is now operated by his wife, Michal Lichtman. Attorney Stevan Lieberman shared the decision with me, which went in favor of the domain registrant. The panel also found the complaint was brought in bad faith (Reverse Domain Name Hijacking – RDNH).

The factual background section in the decision pretty much tells us why this UDRP was flawed from the beginning and resulted in a finding of RDNH:

Check Out This Micco Ad in Miami

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Two of my favorite things are domain names and the Boston Red Sox (with the exception of this terrible, horrible season). My wife and I have a Red Sox season ticket package, and we get to Fenway Park as often as possible.

I was scrolling through Facebook earlier today, and I saw a highlight from the Red Sox game against the Miami Marlins. The highlight was for a Rafael Devers home run, but that is not what caught my attention. Have a look:

GoDaddy Still Not Frontrunning Domain Searches (Updated)

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There’s a trending post on Hacker News that accuses GoDaddy of front running domain names that are searched for on its website:

“searched a few days ago for felons.io, looked for unique names for simple game didn’t know if I wanted it or not
guess godaddy decided for me: 1 days old Created on 2020-09-16 by GoDaddy.com, LLC

just a warning if you have a special name do not use godaddy to check if its available”

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