May 10, 2006

Beware Of Expired Domain Names!

A fellow internet traveler gave me a timely heads-up: The domain name historictroutdale.com, formerly a site for downtown Troutdale merchants, was not renewed. That domain name is now a porn site. Lovely. I just spent over an hour deleting the multiple references I had to merchants on that web site.

Here is the scummy porno culprit:
historictroutdale.com


Registrant: Make this info private
Moench, Dr.Matthias

Ruda 138
Horni Mesto, CZ 79344
CZ

Domain Name: HISTORICTROUTDALE.COM

Administrative Contact , Technical Contact :
Moench, Dr.Matthias
whois.request@googlemail.com
Ruda 138
Horni Mesto, CZ 79344
CZ
Phone: 00420-721-983-981
Fax: null

Record expires on 25-Mar-2007
Record created on 25-Mar-2005
Database last updated on 02-May-2006

Domain servers in listed order: Manage DNS

NS23.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.190.12
NS24.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.189.12

Show underlying registry data for this record


Current Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
IP Address: 67.15.204.22 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
IP Location: US(UNITED STATES)
Record Type: Domain Name
Server Type: Apache 1
Lock Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Web Site Status: Active
DMOZ no listings
Y! Directory: see listings
Web Site Title: Go Away! Nothing here.
Secure: No
E-commerce: No
Traffic Ranking: Not available
Data as of: 03-Dec-2005

1 comment:

Web2earn said...

I’ve heard a lot of stories about domain name importance. However, check out the figures below - here are the top five most expensive domain sales in the last few years:
Business.com – $7.5 million
AsSeenOnTv.com – $5.1 million
Altavista.com – $3.3 million
Wine.com – $2.9 million
Autos.com – $2.2 million

I am not sure how such an investment – paying millions of USD for a simple name – can be recovered and used to produce profit. There was a story about Coca-Cola, which said that if the company lost all its infrastructure, but kept the name and brand characteristics, it could bounce back in about 4 years. However, if the company managers were left with all the infrastructure, but lost the Coca-Cola name, the company would be very likely to go bankrupt. Do you think this is also true for domain names?

Regards,

Michael Rad
Web2earn.com – learn how to make money online