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Big fail to renew domains

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by atom, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. atom

    atom Administrator

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    auDA Member:
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    An interesting story about TP Link failing to renew some important names.

    "Together, these domain names appear to be quite busy; estimates based on Alexa's ranking suggest that tplinklogin-dot-net sees about 4.4 million visits per month, with another 800,000 for tplinkextender-dot-net. It's not known who the new owner of the domains is, but Dan tweeted that domain name brokers are offering the more popular of the two for $2.5 million. This high price tag is perhaps why TP-Link has declined to buy the name back."

    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...main-name-leaves-config-pages-open-to-hijack/

    Similar to what Chris and helloworld posted last week but much worse! https://www.dntrade.com.au/threads/200-000-expired-domains-used-to-distribute-malicious-ads.10789/
     
  2. chris

    chris Administrator

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    Ouch!!

    "The domain name's new owners want $2.5 million to give it back."