This seemed to be a pretty popular type of article last time I posted it, so here goes again. Below are some of my recent acquisitions (private purchases and auction wins) and hand registrations. Feel free to share yours as well if you’d like.
I also bought a name I would normally be hesitant to purchase: PaulTsongasArena.com. The concert/sports arena in Lowell, Massachusetts was named after Senator Paul Tsongas. Last year, UMass Lowell purchased the arena and renamed it Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. The previously used domain name, PaulTsongasArena.com, was not renewed and went to auction last week.
Prior to this auction, I contacted the director of the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell as well as the University’s director of communications, advised them of the dropping domain name and strongly suggested they renew it. They weren’t interested and I let them know I was going to try and win it at auction. It cost me a few hundred dollars, but I am going to redirect it to my Tsongas Center page on Lowell.com. At least it wasn’t bought by someone else who would park it.