HallofShame.com to Add Attorney Section. Will List Each and Every Firm that has been Engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking!

Morning Once Again Folks!!

With each Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision there is about to be a new price to be paid.

Starting next week, we are going to publish the name of each and every attorney and the law firms they REPRESENT and have the listed permanently on HallofShame.com.

There will be a link to each firm so they KNOW!

Folks, I am out to stop this and I will. Period! Lawyers know better. Now THEY are at risk of not only sinking their own careers but bring down their entire law firm with them. This is not fixable for them. But it can be stopped for us.

They know better! Their firms know better. And now they have to live with the consequences of their actions.

Rick Schwartz

Breaking: Jetgo Australia Holdings Pty Limited is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker on Jetgo.com

Morning Folks!!

One more for the hall of shame.

Frank Schilling wins big!!

The Complainant is Jetgo Australia Holdings Pty Limited of Queensland, Australia, represented by Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Australia.

The Respondent is Name Administration Inc. (BVI) of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by John Berryhill, Ph.d. esq., United States of America.

"The Panel considers that the Complaint filed in this case was brought in bad faith, and constitutes an abuse of the administrative proceeding, on the basis that it is seriously misleading. In particular, the Complaint fails to set out fully facts that were fundamental to the Complainant’s case and of which the Complainant had knowledge – namely, the Complainant’s unsolicited initiation and renewal of communications with the Respondent regarding possible purchase of the disputed domain name. By failing to state these facts, the Complaint makes an implied assertion that is false – namely, that the Respondent’s offer to sell the disputed domain name to the Complainant for a substantial sum was unsolicited by the Complainant. This false assertion might have misled the Panel had not the Respondent provided the evidence, readily available to the Complainant, that refuted this implied assertion. To knowingly make a false implied assertion on a material issue is evidence that the Complaint was brought in bad faith. Furthermore, it is simply not fair to require the Respondent to provide evidence establishing that the Complainant’s case on a material issue is without basis when the Complainant must have known this fact.

Having regard to all the circumstances of the filing of this Complaint, the Panel is of the view that the Complaint was brought in bad faith and constitutes an abuse of the administrative proceeding that is provided by the Policy."


This post will be updated. Congrats to John Berryhill and Frank Schilling!!

WE will end this! Reverse Domain Name Hiajcking is going to be at the end of the road! Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Australia, welcome to the club! You have soiled YOUR name too! Hope you are proud. YOUR NAME will appear on Hallofshame.com for the WORLD to see! Your entire legal team infected!


Rick Schwartz

Housing.co.in Buys Housing.com

Morning Folks!!

It's all about swimming upstream and upstream is .com and we just keep finding PURE EVIDENCE.

Today more pure evidence as Housing.co.in figured out what so many other will and that is they need the .com to compete in the major leagues of the world stage. Pure and simple. No nonsense. They are not the first and this will just be a growing trend. Viva gTLDS's baby!! The greatest fuel .com can ever dream to get.

The entire story is here.

World stage or a local yokel? Choose!

And they got a bargain!

Rick Schwartz


What do You do When the Confusion starts and You Get Confused?

Morning Folks!!

Within a year most folks won't know which way is up or down when it comes to domain investing. The voices will be all over the place and eventually you may want to put your hands over your ears and walk away. But walk to where?

Well, my advice in this coming year when confusion sets in is to come right here and read my posts and let me help you untangle the knot of confusion.

To that end you might want a get a current list of all extensions and see how many of each are registered. Then you have to discount each and every defensive domain. They mean nothing to anyone but the registries. They are not really part of the eco system because of their use or non use.

So don't be fooled by misleading this and that. Stuff that has no influence in value or need. Self serving press releases that will basically make a lot of stuff up. So when you do read these releases, read between the lines. There are going to be thousands of them to come. Many thousands. Our minds could not even absorb what is coming and then actually separate what is truly meaningful.

700 rocks. How many are precious and have long-lasting value? That is what we are about to learn.

Every extension has an infinite amount of combinations and names and that is only with trademarks. There is no limit regardless of what you hear. Just look at this story by Berkens. There is an infinite amount of domains in each and every extension. Every lawyer in the world should come to the domain industry because there is an infinite amount of work and billing. So more than anything else, it will likely open up trademarks to more abuse than ever before. Profiting on those trademarks.

It's gonna be fun tho as we all watch this clusterf*ck unfold. Like 700 different soap operas. And everyone reading this should benefit from it no matter how badly this was all thought out. 70o and who will dominate? Who will die on the vine. Consolidation is already in full force. Every domainer that does not have a domain portfolio to support themselves will eventually find jobs in these companies as domain experts. So that is just one of the things that will unfold and will be very visible.

So when you are exhausted and confused, this is the place to come to untangle the mess that is coming. You may or may not agree with my writings. 90% chance you won't agree. Maybe higher. Scares the crap outta me when too many agree. But it will be VERY hard to disagree with the questions I ask, the pitfalls I point out and the numbers that some will try to use to fool.

We each have an opinion about what is to come. If you really want to know, watch what they do don't listen to what they say.

Rick Schwartz