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Donuts trying their hand at domainer tactics?

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  1. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    Hey All,

    Just wanted to share something interesting I've noticed this last week while out on the hunt. It seems that Donuts has decided to try their hand at some old fashioned domaining.

    I've found several donuts domains that were previously reserved or set at platinum status (you need to contact donuts to negotiate a premium price) that suddenly show as registered via name.com with owner org listed as Donuts. Each of these domains now points to an undeveloped.com splash page offering it for sale.

    Not really a big deal to me since the names were way out of my reach anyway. Just seems to be an interesting tactic being tried out by Donuts, going the domainer route to try and sell some names. I've noticed that many similar names are still reserved or set at platinum status, so it seems to be a light dabble so far.

    I remember Uniregistry tried this awhile back with some of their extensions. I'm not sure how it went for them as I have boycotted all of their extensions and pay no attention to them. I will be paying close attention to this new Donuts tactic though, as I love me some Donuts.

    A couple examples:

    Spin.Studio
    Data.Center
     
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  2. atinc

    atinc Entrepreneur VIP

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    Data.Center is just great !
     
  3. Weber

    Weber Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    When I visit the Sedo.com homepage lately, most of the featured and a fair percentage of showcase domains are new tlds. Many, if not most appear to be registry owned, premium priced.
     
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    house.technology dropped and reserved(n)
     
  5. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    ^ same with visual.technology and natural.technology last night. I wonder why? They're not even really that great of names.
     
  6. kriss05

    kriss05 Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Donuts is known for such shady practices for long time. In 2016-2017 winter they quietly reserved millions of domains. I guess they released them back only after harsh critics. Now they quietly are doing the same, just on smaller scale.

    Maybe they got impressed by some high amount sales and now try to get high dollars on their own by kicking domainers off good inventory. LOL, high registration/renewals fees already not enough for Donuts.
     
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    Loans.Agency - Today was dropped and now
    This name is reserved by the Registry in accordance with ICANN Policy.
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2018-10-05T10:58:00Z <<<
     
  8. Grego85

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    ^ wonder if this has anything to do with the new ownership?
     

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