Lessons on Domain Name Squatting
For months now, Marc has been joking that he’ll sell me a domain I should have owned years ago. So yes, I really intended to get the domain abeolandres.com last month, and I thought I already did (along with several other personally branded ones).
I’m supposed to start my photography blog today. Imagine my utter surprise when I checked the domain a few minutes ago:
Domain Name: ABEOLANDRES.COM
Registrar: ULTRARPM INC. DBA METAPREDICT.COM
Whois Server: whois.ultrarpm.com
Referral URL: http://www.ultrarpm.com
Name Server: SK.S1.NS1.NS180.CNOMY.COM
Name Server: SK.S1.NS2.NS180.CNOMY.COM
Updated Date: 24-dec-2007
Creation Date: 24-dec-2007
Expiration Date: 24-dec-2008
Okay, all along I thought I already had that domain. Dang, and I thought somebody else using “yugatech” on Twitter was enough name-jacking. Either these guys think I’m gonna buy back that domain for a premium or maybe get some nice traffic and monetize the landing page.
I know, it’s my fault. Should have gotten it way earlier.