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information Musk grabs ai.com; GoDaddy billing glitch; Afternic broker relays trademark claim; How to manage your domains; End-user buyer negotiation strategies

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Elon Musk has potentially acquired ai.com; Billing error at GoDaddy reverses acquisition; Afternic broker involved in trademark case; Advice about how to best manage your domain names; How do end-users negotiate with domain investors?


Elon Musk buys ai.com
The domain ai.com now points to x.ai, a project spearheaded by Elon Musk. Until recently, it was pointed to OpenAI's ChatGPT portal; the change indicates that Elon Musk paid some insanely ungodly amount of money to acquire it. Find out what other investors make of this.

Topic by @branding


Is this a legitimate GoDaddy billing error?
A domain investor spent $32 dollars acquiring a premium domain name that costs and renews at almost $1,700 dollars per year. GoDaddy reversed the sale, and took the domain back. The buyer is definitely upset by this alleged billing error at GoDaddy; find out the details of what happened.

Topic by @Callmejohn


Afternic broker and trademark case
A company claiming rights to a trademark relayed a message to the seller via a GoDaddy broker: "Give us the domain for a low price or we'll file a UDRP." This outrageous case is fair warning to anyone open to offers from anonymous individuals via brokers that work for the seller—not for the buyer!

Topic by @devma


Domain Names Management Advice
Domain investors that have a few dozen domains are having trouble keeping track of their domains across several registrars. Ha! Imagine if you have several hundred or thousand domains! B-) Find out what other domain investors do to keep track of their ever-growing domain portfolios!

Topic by @arcglobal


How end users negotiate with domainers
When you are a CEO or founder of a company pursuing a domain name, odds are that it's being held by a domain investors. This is an interesting window into the approach and strategy of end-users, when they negotiate with domainers. Join in and share your personal experience for a fun discussion.

Topic by @Mkt Sales Leads


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Thanks OP, I enjoy these roundups!

A domain investor spent $32 dollars acquiring a premium domain name that costs and renews at almost $1,700 dollars per year. GoDaddy reversed the sale, and took the domain back. The buyer is definitely upset by this alleged billing error at GoDaddy; find out the details of what happened.
Regarding this story, in the thread it sounds like GoDaddy was letting him keep the domain for the first year for the price he had already paid, and that they had adjusted it to the regular price when it's time to renew.

Was there an update somewhere that GoDaddy reversed the sale and took the name back? I just remembered that thread standing out to me because I was like "Wow, they handled that correctly!" lol
 
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