Last week, I wrote about a security incident at Network Solutions, Register.com, and Web.com that was announced by these registrars. All three of these domain registrars owned and operated by Web.com. By chance, when I was logging in to my Register.com account, I discovered the security alert that appeared to be quietly published by the registrars. I had not received an email about the incident, nor did I see any mention of it on social media. At the time I published my article, I was told the registrars were in the process of notifying customers about the alert via email.
I operate my own “for sale” inquiry pages for my domain names via Embrace.com. I like that I can control my own landing page designs and have total, private control over my leads (I trust platforms like Efty and Dan.com have privacy features, but I also assume if someone acquires either business, they would also acquire data). There are several downsides to managing your own landing pages, and I want to share them with readers.
I saw a job posting that might be of interest to someone with experience and expertise in the domain name space. Disney posted a job opening on LinkedIn for a Domain Names Project Specialist. It appears that the job will be based out of Disney’s Burbank, California headquarters.
Here’s the gist of the job’s responsibilities, which focuses on in-house domain name management:
Sedo had been expected to begin a week long four letter .com auction today, which would conclude on November 7th. I was informed by a representative from Sedo that due to some website updates, the auction has been postponed one week.
Here’s what I was told about why the 4L .com auction was postponed for a week:
Flabbergasted, someone asked “why would anyone let their valuable domain name expire?” It’s a good question, and there are many reasons for why this happens. Based on my own research over the years, I thought I would share 10 reasons for why people and companies let valuable domain names expire and sell for a lot of money at auction venues like NameJet and GoDaddy.
10 reasons why valuable domain names expire: