Really? Do you call yourselves domainers?
I was going through the Namejet backorders today and sorted domains by bidders. I saw that 5 people have backordered the domain sedo.tv that is going into auction in about 4 days. High bid is at $70. This is an expiring domain that is registered at Enom so it goes into auction at Namejet.
It was owned by Sedo GmbH up untill last year. It went into “Reactivation Period” last year, meaning it expired. Then it went behind Whois Privacy. Was it auctioned last year at Namejet and someone bought it? Is it Sedo or last year’s winner that let it expire this year?
I don’t care about trademarks and all that in this situation. Really? Are you all 5 domainers? Do you list your domains at Sedo? Are you going to list Sedo.tv at Sedo and try to sell it at, you’ve guessed it, SEDO? This is the point where it becomes simply unethical. As domainers we do business with 5 or 10, maybe 15, companies at most, at a time. Is it really necessary to go after a domain that one of these companies owned?
I will give Sedo the heads up. Sorry “Namejet 5” but I have to do this. There is some possibility that they don’t care about the domain anymore. But they registered it when they were starting the company back in 2000.
I wonder if more people will add Sedo.tv to their backorders after reading this post… Actually I don’t.