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Archive for April 2008

Afternic – Another Hoax Sale

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Once again, another domain has been listed on Afternic that has turned out to be a hoax. This time it was Auto.com. This domain was listed on Afternic, with a BIN price of only $10,000. Who in there right mind would pass this baby? A fellow NamePros member decided to take the gamble. He knew it was to good to be true…. and it was.

So how does Afternic react to these types of situations? They just pull the listing, no other information provided. Finally they responded to the thread on NamePros. Here is their response:

Hi,

We removed the listing from the site earlier today. Our customer service staff is working with the “seller” to eliminate the possibility of any more false listings.

Adam Gross
Afternic

Way to go Afternic!

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April 16, 2008 at 2:03 am

NamePros Approaches 90,000 Members

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Our good friends at NamePros, have done it again. We reported to you in early 2007, that NamePros had passed 50,000 members. In just a little over a year, NamePros has doubled in size. Now if that is not impressive, I don’t know what is.

We have noticed several changes over at NamePros. They recently added a new Short Domain Discussion forum, which specializes in the discussion of domains with 5 characters or less. Primarily you’ll find a lot of talk about LLLL, LLLLL, and LLL domains, in all various extensions.

Another reason we like NamePros so much is because of the live auctions. Every 2 weeks, NamePros holds a live auction – right in their own chat room. This even attracts buyers, usually over 100, to bid on various lots. They come loaded with their wallets. Usually we see some pretty good sales. This past week was loaded with LLLL.coms and everyone can agree some bargains were made. Everyone can also agree that some great sales were made.

So if you haven’t joined NamePros, now is the time to do so! Next live auction will be on April 24th, at 6PM EST.

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April 12, 2008 at 1:28 pm