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Two high profile domains drop due to Invalid Whois

     
4:34 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Shoppers.com and Video.us both expired recently (apparently due to invalid Whois info) and have both gone to auction at basically the same time.

Shoppers.com looks like it was in Netsol privacy and may have had a misspelled email address. After expiring it did not go directly to namejet, which is strange in itself.

Interesting to note that video.us was bought last year for 75k. Owner was from Belgium so the problem was probably the failure to meet nexus requirements.

Both are in Private auctions now at Pool.com with decent bids:

shoppers.com $46,000
video.us $26,000

4:38 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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so the problem was probably the failure to meet nexus requirements

Which, to me, raises the question of Pool's ability to "catch" - i.e. register - the domain.

Which, in turn, raises the question of their ability to "transfer good and clear 'title'".

Stay tuned.

8:54 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Video.us ended at Pool.com today at $18,500.

Bought by a Belgium company less than a year ago for $75,000 - the largest .us sale publicly reported.

9:02 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If I had $75K on the line I'd be sending in the marines, lawyers, guns and money to salvage the domain. In this case there's not much being reported about any effort to salvage that $75K investment. This is one that I don't quite understand "as is" - just a dropped domain - unless the "reported sale" was less than straight up and true.

Not sure what the lesson is here, except to not allow your expensive domain names to drop for wont of "what I don't know".

Still, it's a nice domain.

9:09 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Most I've heard is that the email on Video.us WhoIs began bouncing and the .us registry was questioned about the Belgian company meeting the Nexus requirements. Because registry could not reach the owner to verify Nexus they canceld the registration and pool caught it.
11:19 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Both are in Private auctions now at Pool.com with decent bids:

shoppers.com $46,000
video.us $26,000

Video.us ended at Pool.com today at $18,500.

(In addition to everything else), did the winning bid at Pool go down by $7,500?

12:59 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That was a typo, video.us was 13.5 yesterday.
Shoppers.com is now up to $53k
 

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