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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:

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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
Status: ok
Updated Date: 24-dec-2007
Creation Date: 24-dec-2007
Expiration Date: 24-dec-2008

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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.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Jacqualine Kiner
10 years ago

great issues altogether, you simply received a new reader. What might you recommend in regards to your publish that you just made some days in the past? Any positive?

Сергей Александров
13 years ago

Обалдеть просто! Все, блин, об этом знают, кроме меня :)

Антон
13 years ago

Да уж Мне кажется, об этом пишут уже на каждом блоге :)

Marc
14 years ago

abeolandes.com, abeolandrez.com, abeolandtes.com for sale :)

JALANI C. MONTILA
14 years ago

Its because sir Abe was famous. :P gusto nilang binta ang domain ng mas mahal. :P

otoy m. reyes
14 years ago

how about yugababeh.com hehe

Riz
Riz
14 years ago

Hahahhaha. :) Happy new year to you abe. LOL. (I should start buying domain names of popular pinoy bloggers. Hmmm.) :P

rdja
14 years ago

hey Abe, i just checked ABEOLANDRES.COM on goddady.. available pa ata ah.. also checked on domaintools for the whois.. la naman info… might want to double check…

Kiven
14 years ago

naunahan ka din sa olandres.com, brother abe?

ambibilis talaga. buti nga me grace period expiring name kung hindi baka nawal isa ko ding domain lol

Shutter Box Philippines
14 years ago

Hayaan mo na Abe. 1 year lang naman yung registration nila.

dotph nalang kunin mo ;-)

nina
14 years ago

Tough luck indeed. I’ve long since given up trying to get ninafuentes.com (though if I *did* succeed in getting it, I should be so lucky because the domain is pretty popular heehee)

CallCenterVet
14 years ago

May mga nagtatatrack talaga ganyan… Palagay ko they have a way of tracking entry searches by other people in sites like godaddy. For example, somebody posted here na available pa yung olandres.com. The squatters may have caught on the person who queried olandres.com at a domain registrar and registered it. Ganyan din kase nangyari sa akin. I queried olympicblogger.com if it was available 3 months ago and the next day after I queried nakaregister na ang domain na yon. It may be too skeptical a theory but that’s the only scenario I can think of.

quezacolt
14 years ago

so si marc nga ang may ari?

Dark Knight
14 years ago

what do you mean elmer? clan? as in buong pamilya ni abe? “:)

elmer
14 years ago

Hey Able olandres.com is still available…hurry you could sub-domain with all your clan’s name i.e abe.olandres.com .olandres.com .olandres.com, etc..

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