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Make Sure Your Uniregistry Payment Profile is Setup

In March, I published an article with an update email I received from Uniregistry regarding a change to the company’s payments provider. I (wrongly) assumed the update was only necessary for sellers on the Uniregistry Market. In fact, I wrote “I don’t really sell via Uni, so I don’t think I am going to touch anything.”

Over the weekend, I was looking at my Uniregistry parking stats and I realized it had been quite some time since I received a PPC earnings payout. In fact, the end of February was the last time I noted a PayPal payment from Uniregistry for my pay per click advertising revenue.

Some Afternic Partners Mark Up or Mark Down Listing Prices

Afternic boasts “more than 100 partners” in its reseller network, and I have found it to be a great way to passively sell my domain names. Domain name registrants can list their domain names on Afternic, and eligible sale listings will show throughout its partner network. Many of the partners include registrars like Namecheap and Name.com, in addition to GoDaddy, the parent company of Afternic.

I have been aware of some partner registrars marking up the prices of Afternic listings, but I just learned that at least one partner offers a small discounted price for Afternic listings. I learned about this when someone asked about opting out from Afternic partners that alter the list price:

No Limit Creatives Upgrades to NLC.com

No Limit Creatives is a graphic and video design firm that was founded in 2018. The company uses the NLC acronym in its marketing efforts, and it has used the NoLimitCreatives.com domain name for its web presence. In early July, No Limit Creatives acquired NLC.com. Shortly thereafter, it began using NLC.com for its website.

While the price of the domain name will remain private, I can say it was acquired for six figures. The domain name was acquired via GoDaddy. Brian Winegar, a Partner Sales Executive at GoDaddy, was the broker who negotiated the deal to its conclusion.

Jeff Minnichbach, Founder of No Limit Creatives, shared his rationale for the acquisition and upgrade:

Clubhouse Announces Rebrand to Shortcut

Clubhouse has announced that it will be undergoing a rebranding due to brand confusion with the other Clubhouse. The company that operates its website on the Clubhouse.io domain name announced that it will be rebranding as Shortcut. The company appears to have been able to acquire Shortcut.com in advance of the rebranding news (Whois is private, so I can not independently confirm).

Clubhouse announced the news today on Twitter:

Ghost Records Still Exist at Network Solutions

Domain names in my Network Solutions account show a status of “Pending Transfer” even though they transferred to GoDaddy.

More than two years ago, I wrote about the problem of ghost records at Network Solutions. Although the back-end and control panel at Network Solutions seems to have been updated and possibly modernized since I wrote the article, the problem of ghost records in my Network Solutions account still persists.

For those who are unaware, a “ghost record” is when a domain name appears to exist in an account at a domain registrar after it was already removed from the account due to an expiration or transfer. At best, these records are more of an annoyance than anything else, cluttering an account with domain names that do not exist there.

Cybersquatting Lawsuit Filed Over Empower.com

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Empower.com is an exceptional domain name, and it is quite valuable. In fact, I made at least a couple of efforts to acquire this one word .com domain name. As you can see in the image above, there are tens of thousands of company listings on LinkedIn for a search of “empower.” According to DomainTools, there are 332 domain names currently registered with Empower as the sole keyword, and more than 63,000 domain names are registered that have “empower” in them.

I believe “empower” is a meaningful and descriptive word, and Empower.com would have substantial value to many companies.

According to an article in Bloomberg Law (subscription required), a Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) lawsuit was filed against the registrant of Empower.com by a company that operates a subsidiary called Empower Retirement, LLC. According to the lawsuit (which can be accessed via CourtListener), “Plaintiffs launched the EMPOWER Brand nationwide in the fall of 2014.” Empower.com has a creation date of July 26, 1994. In fact, the plaintiff conceded that the defendant owned the domain name long before its brand was created:

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