Since the beginning of last month I am bidding in quite a few brandable domain name auctions at GoDaddy. When I check the whois for the ones I did not win, I find that in 8 out of 10 brandable domains, HugeDomains is the registrant. They must be currently working on a strategy to acquire as many as possible brandable names while setting some other - mostly keyword names - that were previously for sale at HugeDomains for "Auction Type: Pre-Release" at their DropCatch platform. I found one such keyword name which was for sale ($2995) and now it shows a changed whois : "This domain was caught by DropCatch.com". Some names HugeDomains won in GD auctions include: They are using proxy bids and I cannot tell the budget they have per name as they even spent $720, $670 and more than $100 to acquire some of the brandable names. They won some really nice names for their inventory and they make this game more competitive and as such it is harder for individual investor to acquire expired brandable names within a reasonable budget. We are competing with the big guns.