Month: September 2014

The Problem of Shill Bidding in the Domain Industry

You may have heard the story of Adam Dicker (veteran domainer) when he was accused of shill bidding during his employment with GoDaddy. And then, there was the class action lawsuit against SnapNames.com where a former employee was claimed to have bid against potential customers on thousands of domain auctions. These are some serious charges …

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What is an IDN (Internationalized Domain Name)?

While country codes in domain name extensions have become commonplace, domain names themselves have historically been written in the Latin alphabet whether .ca or .cn was tacked on as a domain extension. The introduction of internationalized domain names or IDNs are changing this. IDNs designate domain names that are written in local languages or scripts, …

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FreeMarket.com – The Biggest Threat to Flippa and Other Domain Marketplaces

Freelancer Technology, the company that acquired WarriorForum.com not too long ago, has recently launched a new venture called FreeMarket.com. FreeMarket is a marketplace platform for buying and selling domain names and websites. According to FreeMarket, the Warriors (members) spoke and they listened. One of the main issues that people faced when selling their website or …

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