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Are registrars and marketplaces going down a slippery slope with Covid-19?

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:11 PM

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So a couple days ago I wrote a post about Covid names and how people feel about those who register them. The conversation got a tad nasty on both sides. So now DAN.com (an advertiser here) tweeted today they are removing Coronavirus/Covid-19 from their platform. Starting from today, we will be removing all Corona Virus […]

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  2. alcy

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    i think its okay.
    the real problems may begin if or when by some strange sequence of events where all businesses around us collapse and the economy collapses due to the virus, we begin losing our domains... which really aren't ours per se, just rented out for a year or so, when registrars begin to shut down... like rest of businesses and economy.. its a remote chance... but still... how remote did it seem to us all 3-4 months ago, that the world would look like it does today... with half the world locked at homes, with no businesses and no incomes.

    with what we are witnessin today, taken straight out of our dreams and horros movies, i no longer see anything that may happen in future as utterly impossible.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 9:33 PM
  3. Samer

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    Nope.

    hypocritical double standards. No one buys them anyway.

    Focus on blatant cybersquatters;. "NetKnicks.com" or NetKnicks.com (BuyDomains)

    Feels grandstanding imo, and been against corona dns since day1...
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 10:02 PM
  4. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Jon Schulz noticed

    GoDaddy has also removed Covid-19 domains from GoDaddy Auctions and Afternic.

    But you’re in luck, they will still sell you their domains PandemicOutbreak.com – for $4,999 – and BirdFluPandemic.net – for $1,999 – at their private domain sales website NameFind.com (as well as GDA and Afternic).

    They also own AvianFlu.com, which just says “Request Price” at NameFind and has a minimum bid of $32,500 at GDA and Afternic.

    https://tldinvestors.com/2020/03/censorship-of-domain-names.html#comment-39630
     
  5. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    There're good Corona websites which offer updates...
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 11:17 PM
  6. Indianad

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    Thanks for the info @equity78. It's appreciated!
    (y)
     
  7. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @Sedo you might want to remove RapeWorld.com and ExtremeRape.com listed in the last few weeks.
     
  8. cooljub

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    How ethical and acceptable would be auctioning for astronomical high prices the non-corona domains that people with no income because of the crisis had to drop?
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 11:49 PM
  9. AnthonyD

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    Not any more slippery slope than gambling, alcohol, candy, tobacco, vaping, betting, vice-names, personal names, and on and on and on.

    Its just a knee-jerk SJW move and others will copy-cat grandstand I am sure. IMO of course.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 11:55 PM
  10. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Maybe refers to knickers.
     
  11. AnthonyD

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    Thanks, like I said elsewhere its like CVS banning tobacco sales hiding behind "we want to help people find the path of better health" but oh, hey, we're not getting rid of candy and chocolate and chips to help you on that obesity and diabetes path. :)
     
  12. Samer

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    "Net" is 75% "Nets"& Knicks is 100% "Knicks" Both in NY.

    Conveniently priced just below UDRP. Right.
     
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  13. Ostrados

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    The biggest potential danger is chaos.

    if economy collapses then chaos will happen and if that happens then nothing will be predictable.
     
  14. Samer

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    Why you support Buydomains cybersquatting?

    Samer
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 4:03 AM
  15. Josh R

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    I 100% agree it's a slippery slope... If they're willing to officially ban Corona/Covid names then there's a lot more work they need to do... It's incredibly hard to draw a line.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM
  16. Sedo

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    Hi Equity78,

    Thanks for pointing out those names that have slipped through the blocking process. I have asked our security team to delete and block them as they are certainly not domains that we want listed on our marketplace.

    All the best
    Chris
     
  17. NotFromBayArea

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    Currently accepting offers for GrapeWorld.com and ExtremeGrape.com on Sedo.
     
  18. Corey

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    Are registrars and marketplaces going down a slippery slope with Covid-19?

    yes

    Cheers
    Corey
     
  19. carob

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    Most registrars ToS let them cancel your domain registration if they feel like it, by having vague ToS referring to things like morality and giving offence. Some registries have similar - the .in registry can and does cancel adult domains, the .me one can as well.

    Laws and contracts aside, what you are up against here is the strength of public feeling and a commercial enterprise then probably making a guess about what helps their profits more - looking responsible by preventing abuse or looking responsible by supporting freedom of speech, roughly. A small commission on a once in a blue moon sale of a disaster domain may just not be worth the loss of reputation and customers for being seen to handle distasteful domains like that.

    Marketplaces don't have to take any listings, it is their shop and they decide what is in it, doesn't stop a domain owner from putting up their own sales lander.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 9:27 PM
  21. Domain Crazy

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    Can't stand these self-righteous companies on their high-horses pretending like they give a damn.

    We are not children, let us register what we want.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 8:41 PM
  22. Samer

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    It’s called “grandstanding”

    they’re doing it for media praise.

    Samer
     
  23. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Very true Carob this has happened a few times with nothing as serious as Covid-19.
     
  24. equity78

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    I just let @namedotcom on Twitter know A couple names @namedotcom you might want to pull off your expired auction platform howtokillachild .com and belgiumchildporn .com #Domaining
     

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