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information Brent Oxley Loses Access to Create.com, Plus Millions of Dollars Worth of His Domains

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Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator, has been accruing a portfolio of ultra-premium domain names since he sold his hosting company for close to $300 million in 2013.

With purchases such as Give.com for $500,000, Broker.com for $375,000, and Texas.com for $1,007,500, Oxley has spent millions of dollars over the past few years accumulating this collection. According to his website, the portfolio is worth more than $25 million.

Oxley has now, however, lost access to a proportion of his portfolio

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darkodds

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India is known for scammers. It is a fact. From IRS extortions to call center scams. Most of these scammers are well educated both on technical and legal aspects. It is very hard to fight against these scammers as India has rotten justice system. Bribes and corruption prevails. It is best to avoid any registrar that has legal presence in India. In my opinion this is a well planned and executed scam by @barybadrinath and his lawyer. I am sure the lawyer will have his share. The lawyers in India don't do this kind of work unless there is a decent bounty involved. I wouldn't be surprised if comments in this thread are monitored and typed by his lawyer.
Scammers who have disagreed with me. Can you guys prove I am wrong? Go to youtube and type scam and see list of scams and from where they originate. Majority of them are from India. There is guy called Karl Rock who lives in India and exposes these scams regularly.
 
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Wali Dahot

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birds of a feather flock together !!
 
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I'll be posting a bombshell of information tomorrow at noon central time! I'd do it now but I'm afraid it would get lost with how late it is.

Unfortunately Godaddy still hasn't reached out to me, and I don't believe they will until mains stream media picks up on this scam.
 
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darkodds

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I'll be posting a bombshell of information tomorrow at noon central time! I'd do it now but I'm afraid it would get lost with how late it is.

Unfortunately Godaddy still hasn't reached out to me, and I don't believe they will until mains stream media picks up on this scam.
Brent, Ask you lawyer to establish Puneet is a Cybersquatter at US and Indian courts. This may make rest of the case easier for you. I hope you get back the domains and are able to sue Godaddy for the damages.
 
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In other satirical news...

The price of GoDaddy stock $GDDY soars in the after hours, on early announcement that GoDaddy CEO will be joining namePros sometime in 2021 to introduce himself and hold an AMA just like @Dynadot CEO Paul Han did last year.

Hey @mitch at namePros, you buying GoDaddy stock? Yeah @Bubba, there is an upcoming AMA with GoDaddy's CEO on the internets most popular public domain forum called namePros. Oh really buy buy buy.

Popcorn still going up :)

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FolioTeam

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Exactly, the rest of the world does not care. Hey Mitch at Goldman Sachs you selling GoDaddy stock? Yeah Bubba, there is a post on a place called Namepros. Oh really sell sell sell.
True. We domainers have no idea how small and niche the domaining world is when compared to other industries.
 
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I'll be posting a bombshell of information tomorrow at noon central time! I'd do it now but I'm afraid it would get lost with how late it is.

Unfortunately Godaddy still hasn't reached out to me, and I don't believe they will until mains stream media picks up on this scam.
what happened aint good but u keep changing ur mind frequently for ur domain prices that might be the reason.
 
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I'll be posting a bombshell of information tomorrow at noon central time! I'd do it now but I'm afraid it would get lost with how late it is.

Unfortunately Godaddy still hasn't reached out to me, and I don't believe they will until mains stream media picks up on this scam.
Godaddy doesn't care... That said, still hard to believe they haven't reached your way.
 
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I'll be posting a bombshell of information tomorrow at noon central time! I'd do it now but I'm afraid it would get lost with how late it is.

Unfortunately Godaddy still hasn't reached out to me, and I don't believe they will until mains stream media picks up on this scam.

One word: Publicist.
 
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oldtimer

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True. We domainers have no idea how small and niche the domaining world is when compared to other industries.

The Domaining World might be a small niche, but having control over Domain Names and domain related services such as Hosting seems to be the biggest factor in gaining influence over people's Freedom of Speech.

That's why protecting the Registrants' Rights in the way of having a set of Uniform Standards and Policies across the Industry is so important.

By the way the domaining World seems to be getting bigger too considering the number of new members who are joining the forum everyday. :xf.wink:

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By the way the domaining World seems to be getting bigger too considering the number of new members who are joining the forum everyday. :xf.wink:

IMO

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Bombshell.com - For mature audiences only...
 
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I'll be posting a bombshell of information tomorrow at noon central time! I'd do it now but I'm afraid it would get lost with how late it is.

Unfortunately Godaddy still hasn't reached out to me, and I don't believe they will until mains stream media picks up on this scam.

"Bombshell" information sounds slightly more than just GoDaddy unintentionally dropping the ball, or blindly enforcing crappy policies. If you have big news, it's sounding more and more that they weren't necessarily blind at all during this fiasco. But once again, let's all hope that's not the case. Look forward to the news, @create.com, whatever it may be.
 
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Last night I finished going through 2,000+ emails from Puneet, most of which is spam and took 50+ screenshots that I zipped up for you all and attached to this post.

The majority of Puneet's threats, mutilated body images, and prostitution discussions took place on Facebook messenger. If needed, I'll waste another day of my life organizing that for an upload.

These emails are proof that there are no contracts, Puneet was paid fair compensation on the very same names that are locked down, and that he is, in fact, the one that stole from me on multiple occasions.

I've purchased domains from just about every major broker in the industry and receive 100's of emails a day with thousands of domain names pitched. The first correspondence I had with Puneet pitching domains was on 3/24/2018. I made the mistake of being kind and responding, which eventually led to a few deals getting done. This email, too, can be found in the attachment.

I'm still waiting for Godaddy to explain why they locked Create.com, especially when considering that I purchased it in August of 2015, and it wasn't until years later Puenet and I met! But then again, Puneet doesn't seem to need to have any proof on having my domains locked down at Godaddy! Puneet is even in this forum claiming that he's aware of Godaddy's CEO Aman's personal phone calls and emails that he receives, and here I am with a $10mm+ portfolio locked down for over a year, and I still can't get him to reach out to me!

2) you called and emailed ceo of godaddy many times but he avoided you as you are a very big jerk.

In the beginning, Puneet did a good job at finding deals and came off as trustworthy; as time goes by in these emails, you can begin to see his brain seem to melt away.

I'm convinced that he's either bipolar or has schizophrenia which is most likely why he was stalking Prime Minister Modi. (the president of India) One theory I have on his rapid decline is possible drug abuse due to the newfound money flow.

I was concerned about his well-being and even discussed him getting medical treatment with his wife when she reached out to me about him being crazy.

Puneet stole $30,980 USD from me on a transaction that involved memo.com, piano.com, and flute.com. You will see a chat from Puneet talking to escrow.com chat support in the attached files, asking them to change funding to me. You will also see an email from him in which it's agreed that this is my money and that he'll wire it back. In a later Facebook chat, I offered to use this commission to purchase Indian domains to be held in my account, and, in turn, he and I would split futures profits from the sale of these Indian domains 50/50. We already had the seller cancel one escrow transaction, and we didn't want to risk the whole deal being canceled by starting escrow over with corrected payment details. Most of these deals you'll find were from 2018 when I was new to domaining as a business and before domain valuations skyrocketed.

Puneet received this wire, as proven by the included escrow transaction. He eventually tells me that he spent all the money on prostitutes, drugs, alcohol, and loans. The money was gone, and as reimbursement, Puneet offered to work it off in future deals. I was not happy, and this was the big turning point for the relationship.

I was left with little choice but to take him up on this offer and hope that he could deliver. Big mistake! In hindsight, it's clear that I wasted $100,000's worth of my time, if not millions, with his games and insanity. Even worse, there's no telling how many opportunities I lost from him pissing off sellers and all this drama that has locked $10mm+ worth of my domains. Losing the money would have been one thing but never in a million years would I expect Godaddy to lock my names down without a court order, siding with a scammer, and refusing to look at the evidence or hear my side of the story.

How Puneet got my credit card....

Puneet had a few domains about to expire within his Godaddy account and requested that I renew them as payment for a deal.

I renewed what was in the cart and quickly discovered there was no way to delete the credit card from Godaddy's system. I contacted him to have him reach out to Godaddy to get the card removed.

I have multiple chats and emails to Puneet saying that he wasn't authorized to renew additional domains and told him to reach out to GoDaddy to remove my card. Puneet acknowledged this and even responded, saying that the card couldn't be charged again.

Months later, I looked at my credit card statement and discovered $10,000's of fraudulent charges from Godaddy. I wasn't 100% sure but had a good guess where they came from, Puneet!

I reached out to Puneet to ask him if he was the one that did the credit card fraud. Puneet at first ignored me, later denied it, and last confessed to doing so. I warned him that I would do a chargeback, giving him a chance to make it right with Godaddy, he couldn't, and I soon did a chargeback for the illegal charges.

It's unfortunate to say this, but from experience, I've found the people that you help most in life are the ones most likely to steal and stab you in the back. I've learned this the hard way over the years from this Puneet experience, my ex stealing, and even close former childhood friends stealing from me.

I apologize for taking so long to get this to you all. It was a big project, and with the wife and our 2nd baby boy being born recently, helping Mama came first.
 

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create.com

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I had to break up into multiple posts due to file size restrictions. These attachments will prove that Puneet is a scammer and thief. Free my domains Aman Bhutani & Godaddy!
 

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I warned him that I would do a chargeback, giving him a chance to make it right with Godaddy, he couldn't, and I soon did a chargeback for the illegal charges.

The non-conspiratorial side of me says that someone at GoDaddy may simply be pissed off at you for charging back tens of thousands of dollars, and in response someone decided to lock down your portfolio. Perhaps they're doing this as a precursor to further action, while they figure out whether they can actually eventually sue you for the chargebacks, despite this being a long time ago? Who knows. Things do move at a snail's pace in the corporate world, and large companies sue for chargebacks all the time.

However, the pragmatic, real-world experience side of me says that GoDaddy may have also seized this particular opportunity to conveniently teach that "terrible hunting ranch owner" a lesson, when ordinarily they'd ignore frivolous filings in other countries without a court order. Perhaps if you weren't "Brent Oxley", they would have reached out to you, and tried to resolve this amicably. I'm getting the sense here, that this could be a mix of both. Perhaps they're pissed off at you for who you are, and they're pissed off at you for the chargebacks. An ideal opportunity for GoDaddy.

Either way, the utter lack of explanation from GoDaddy isn't exactly helping their position. Their intentionally broad and ambiguous policies allow them to hide their true intentions. It sounds like we really don't know too much more than we did yesterday, in terms of the GoDaddy side of things. Puneet is clearly not well in the head. We just need to focus on why GoDaddy is doing what they are doing. That's all that matters at this point.
 
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@create.com

I've downloaded the file, it's a big file, but made the mistake of downloading without asking this first.

You said Puneet sent you mutilated body images, can you confirm none of these pictures are in these zip files?

I don't want any pictures like that on my computer.

Thanks.
 
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To be fair I think he has made his position pretty clear already with that post.....let's see if he wade's in on here

I have been keeping an eye on this discussion here and elsewhere. The entire situation is confusing to me and I don't really understand the full scope of what happened or why. I have quite a few questions that people have already posted. For instance, I would like to know if GoDaddy is legally compelled to do what it did because of the pending litigation or if it was a legal judgment call the company made.

I have no additional information that I can contribute, so I did not post an article. It is tough enough to follow all the commentary here, on different blogs, and on social media. Publishing an article that has no new information or insight would just divert attention elsewhere.

As I mentioned in response to someone who asked about it, I register most of my domain names at GoDaddy. There is a fair amount of risk investing in domain names (financial and legal), and this is a risk I never even thought about.
 
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I edited my post and uploaded a new file with the one pic edited. Puneet 2 is the one you need to delete and re-download. Good Catch, thanks!
 
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@create.com Brent, it's hilarious but I must say you probably found some sort of a karmic wife in Puneet Agrawal (the baddy badrinath madman) who wouldn't part ways without a bitter quarrel and some serious damage to a man's purse. :xf.wink:

Just to be fair to all, even if an explicit agreement wasn't signed between you two, for him brokering the domains on your behalf, it's implied that the brokerage is paid, at least a minimum of 10%. Was this paid to him on these highlighted domains from the complaint copy?

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I have been keeping an eye on this discussion here and elsewhere. The entire situation is confusing to me and I don't really understand the full scope of what happened or why. I have quite a few questions that people have already posted. For instance, I would like to know if GoDaddy is legally compelled to do what it did because of the pending litigation or if it was a legal judgment call the company made.

I have no additional information that I can contribute, so I did not post an article. It is tough enough to follow all the commentary here, on different blogs, and on social media. Publishing an article that has no new information or insight would just divert attention elsewhere.

As I mentioned in response to someone who asked about it, I register most of my domain names at GoDaddy. There is a fair amount of risk investing in domain names (financial and legal), and this is a risk I never even thought about.

Thanks for responding, @EJS. To be fair, I don't think anyone here really considered this to be an additional risk to worry about until now. Likely (and sadly) because I do believe that GoDaddy is not acting in good faith here (at least partially). Unless Brent is leaving out major key details (I'm kinda doubting that) I really don't believe GoDaddy has the legal authority to lock down multiple domains without a valid court order. I'm trying to come up with a scenario as it pertains to this particular case, and I am struggling to see how can they do this or even why they'd do this, outside of it being intentionally malicious. We really need further clarification from GoDaddy immediately, IMO. Either way, all of this doesn't add up.
 
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Earlier in this thread, I posted about the ICANN TDRP (Transfer Dispute Resolution Procedure). I think that's still the best way forward, as I don't see how GoDaddy could block the transfer to NameCheap unless they actually produce a court order (which doesn't appear to exist, from what we've seen so far). NameCheap would need to file that TDRP dispute, though, not Brent personally.
 
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Since my last post was deleted because @barybadrinath complained that it included his wifes name, I'm reposting the other info to get his response.

1) Why were you stalking the Prime Minister of India?

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2) Why do you discuss domains equal to cancer patients?

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Please respond to these 2 questions.

I'll leave your wife out of this, I'm sure she's already aware of your hooker budget.

Because he's likely mentally ill. The real question (and focus) should be why GoDaddy used this an opportunity to lock down Brent's domains without a court order. The more Puneet posts, the more he distracts from GoDaddy's liability. Grilling Puneet isn't worth it. We need to grill GoDaddy.
 
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Earlier in this thread, I posted about the ICANN TDRP (Transfer Dispute Resolution Procedure). I think that's still the best way forward, as I don't see how GoDaddy could block the transfer to NameCheap unless they actually produce a court order (which doesn't appear to exist, from what we've seen so far). NameCheap would need to file that TDRP dispute, though, not Brent personally.

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Here's an idea for Brent. ICANN does have the TDRP (Transfer Dispute Resolution Procedure) at:

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/tdrp-2012-02-25-en

According to paragraph 2.3:

"2.3 Statute of Limitations

A dispute must be filed no later than six (6) months after the alleged violation of the Transfer Policy. "

So, he might have to reinitiate a new set of domain name transfers to NameCheap, to start the clock anew.

Then GoDaddy (the losing registrar) would have to show that one of the following applies, to deny the transfer (from 3.1.4(ii)(d)):

"d. Evidence of one of the following if a transfer was denied:
  • fraud;
  • UDRP action;
  • court order;
  • Registrant or administrative contact identity dispute in accordance with Section 4 [Registrar of Record Requirements]
  • applicable payment dispute along with evidence that the registration was put on HOLD status;
  • express written objection from the Registered Name Holder or Administrative Contact;
  • LOCK status along with proof of a reasonable means for the registrant to remove LOCK status as per Section __of Exhibit __ to this Agreement;
  • domain name within 60 days of initial registration; or
  • domain name within 60 days of a prior transfer." [emphasis added]
You'll note I underlined and made red the "court order" part. It doesn't say "court action" or "court proceedings", or "legal dispute", it says "court order."

It doesn't appear to me that any of the other potential reasons apply here. So, if there is no actual court order, then NameCheap should be able to be victorious in a TDRP (note that the TDRP has to be brought by the gaining registrar, not the registrant).

The situation might be complicated by the fact that Brent has already filed a separate court action in the US courts, so one should carefully review the full text of the TDRP. But, I note this for potential future situations, where a registrar denies a transfer.
 
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