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Shill Bidding At Snapnames?

In an email recieved on November 4th I was informed that a top executive at Snapnames was fired for shill bidding. For those unfamiliar with the practice it’s when an insider is falsly bidding on an auction to artificially inflate the price. The accused is Nelson Brady who was the VP of Engineering. While many […]

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Dot Com Grows in Power as TLDs Explode

Recently over at Namepros there was this discussion about the dot coms vs other TLDs.  Much of the discussion was based on the effects of the new policy by ICANN to lower it’s standards for accepting new TLDs.  Previously it was a rigorous process often resulting in years of paperwork and ultimately many were turned […]

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