TRAFFIC Auction to Share Names of Deadbeat Sellers. Are Mark Sokol and Pete Best Deadbeat Domainers?

Morning Folks!!

Starting TODAY,  TRAFFIC will share the names of folks that signed contracts to sell domains and did not fulfil their obligations as well as bidders that don't fulfil their obligations by paying for domains they bid on and won.

I am personally calling on ALL auction houses to start sharing this information IMMEDIATELY. Not doing so continues to allow these dead beats to do what they do.

In this case the domain is and was SOLD to Chad Folkening of but the seller, Mark Sokol of and Registrant/Reseller Pete Best have refused to answer a single email since TRAFFIC about closing this deal. Not a single email. By, by Howard, by me, by Chad. RADIO SILENCE!

So now we do it my way. I don't like DEADBEATS.

If you know these potential DEADBEATS, let them know about this post since I can't reach them by email.

I have axed Sokol from my Linkedin.

See Mark, I don't mess around with DEADBEATS like you and I TELL ALL MY FRIENDS that you waste people's TIME and MONEY and you are not a MAN of your word and your SIGNATURE means nothing and is worthless.

And for your FRIENDS that don't like my style, I am into RESULTS not being stylistic! You EARNED THIS!

Know a DEADBEAT Domainer? List them RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW! Let's start a database!

Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2013-11-17 07:26:30
Creation Date: 2000-11-20 13:43:00
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-11-20 13:43:00
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 69
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Reseller: Peter Best, Jr.
Reseller: Email Masking
Reseller: +1.0000000000
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0119029712
Registrant Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0119029712
Registrant Street: 96 Mowat Ave
Registrant City: Toronto
Registrant State/Province: ON
Registrant Postal Code: M6K 3M1
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: +1.4165385457
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: Email Masking
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0119029712
Admin Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0119029712
Admin Street: 96 Mowat Ave
Admin City: Toronto
Admin State/Province: ON
Admin Postal Code: M6K 3M1
Admin Country: CA
Admin Phone: +1.4165385457
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: Email Masking
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0119029712
Tech Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0119029712
Tech Street: 96 Mowat Ave
Tech City: Toronto
Tech State/Province: ON
Tech Postal Code: M6K 3M1
Tech Country: CA
Tech Phone: +1.4165385457
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: Email Masking
Name Server: NS1.DEVHUB.COM
Name Server: NS2.DEVHUB.COM

18 thoughts on “TRAFFIC Auction to Share Names of Deadbeat Sellers. Are Mark Sokol and Pete Best Deadbeat Domainers?

  1. Anthony

    This is a good idea and a nice compliment to what you are already doing with the RDNH naming and shaming.

    One point I would raise however, is in the instance you noted above you probably are in possession of all of the facts but I can see you getting inundated with stories now where only one side of a story is told. I am sure you have considered this but, it will be important to undertake a thorough investigation before printing these, what amount to, accusations.

    I have no dog in this fight, I have never been or stiffed anyone. I am only recommending this to you because I know you wouldn’t want to offend anyone, deep down you just want to be loved ;-)

    1. Rick Schwartz

      Thanks Anthony. The reason I can do this one is because we do have all the facts. In other cases, i have said a 3 member panel should decide.

      Would need 9 volunteer panelists to achieve this so we could rotate.

    1. Rick Schwartz

      There are plenty of contracts floating around to see. But for now i want to keep the focus on this.

      The contract could be blank but that is no excuse for not returning many emails from many parties.

      So the bullhorn approach as a last resort and then we can discuss other matters if needed.

  2. Neil

    Sokol, stealing from King is like admitting a curse on your domains. Are u superstitious? I am.
    OK, repeat after me: “Rick, 遗憾, извините, sorry, i have lost my wallet…” and pay your debt ASAP.
    Rick helped us so much, we should collect a monthly payment for his professional advise.
    He does not want that because he is too gentleman and too king…

  3. steve

    So this starts today from all auction sites or will you be compiling a list of past deadbeats who did not fulfill their obligations?

  4. David Heard

    Pete Best was the original drummer for the Beatles before Ringo. That could be a fake name.

  5. KD

    I bought and paid for a domain from, owned by iREIT, who then said the price was an error and was really 4X more and refunded my money.


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