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Employee Misuse of Moniker WhoIs Privacy Data Harms Customer But May Spur Needed Change

December 31st, 2010 Comments off
Earlier today Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens both wrote about an unfortunate incident at Moniker.com. I heard the details about this incident a few days ago in an off the record conversation. While the customer is understandably angry he is also focused on seeing changes made that will help prevent such incidents from happening again.
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Employee Misuse of Moniker WhoIs Privacy Data Harms Customer But May Spur Needed Change

December 31st, 2010 Comments off
Earlier today Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens both wrote about an unfortunate incident at Moniker.com. I heard the details about this incident a few days ago in an off the record conversation. While the customer is understandably angry he is also focused on seeing changes made that will help prevent such incidents from happening again.
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Employee Misuse of Moniker WhoIs Privacy Data Harms Customer But May Spur Needed Change

December 31st, 2010 Comments off
Earlier today Rick Schwartz & Michael Berkens both wrote about an unfortunate incident at Moniker.com. I heard the details about this incident a few days ago in an off the record conversation. While the customer is understandably angry he is also focused on seeing changes made that will help prevent such incidents from happening again.
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An Interview With Mike Fiol – The Man Behind Innovative Domain Auction Platform Boxcar.com

December 31st, 2010 Comments off
Our latest monthly newsletter is being emailed to opt-in subscribers this weekend. It is also available online. This month we have a special interview with Boxcar.com founder and domain industry veteran Mike Fiol. Mike talks about his innovative new domain auction platform as well as his work at DomainConsultant.com.
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An Interview With Mike Fiol – The Man Behind Innovative Domain Auction Platform Boxcar.com

December 31st, 2010 Comments off
Our latest monthly newsletter is being emailed to opt-in subscribers this weekend. It is also available online. This month we have a special interview with Boxcar.com founder and domain industry veteran Mike Fiol. Mike talks about his innovative new domain auction platform as well as his work at DomainConsultant.com.
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An Interview With Mike Fiol – The Man Behind Innovative Domain Auction Platform Boxcar.com

December 31st, 2010 Comments off
Our latest monthly newsletter is being emailed to opt-in subscribers this weekend. It is also available online. This month we have a special interview with Boxcar.com founder and domain industry veteran Mike Fiol. Mike talks about his innovative new domain auction platform as well as his work at DomainConsultant.com.
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Moniker: Issues Statement On “Unauthorized Data Release” By Moniker Employee

December 31st, 2010 Comments off

Moniker has just released the following statement acknowledging an “unauthorized release of customer data” by a Moniker Employee:

“”Moniker has learned that one of its employees violated company policy by distributing customer data for a single domain name registration.  The employee has been placed on administrative leave while the company further reviews the matter.

“”Only one employee and one customer registration were involved.  However, unauthorized data access of any kind, no matter how large or small, is an issue taken very seriously by Moniker and by its parent company, Oversee.net, and is being addressed directly.”"

This appears to be related to the story Rick Schwartz hinted about yesterday and wrote about today on his blog.

Based on the information contained in Ricks post and the above statement, I think the employee should have been named, fired and Moniker should have immediately implemented a policy that would prevent any future “unauthorized data release” by denying access to such information.

If people place their names under privacy, sometimes paying extra for the privilege, they should receive privacy.

Domains under Privacy should only be disclosure as and if required by law, such as under a UDRP or court order.

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Tech Blog Domain Expires At Godaddy Auction With A $12K Bid & A PR 7 With 3 Days to Go

December 31st, 2010 Comments off

The domain name Riapedia.com expired on November 29, 2010 and is currently at Godaddy.com auctions.

With over 3 days to go the high bid sits at $12,505.

What makes this an interesting one, is that the site on the domain was a popular tech blog which was covered by Technorati.com which had to say about it:

“”"Rich Internet Applications are all the rage these days – Ajax, Silverlight, Flex and Apollo are making headlines. This blog goes beyond the buzz to showcase what companies are doing, right now, these technologies, and highlights their applications.”"

Actually the blog was RIA Pedia with RIA standing for “Rich Internet Applications”

As you might expect with a domain that used to be a popular blog there are a ton of backlinks 18,953 according to one report, a Page Rank of 7.

Wow

By comparison, Thedomains.com only has a page rank of 6 and DomainNameWire.com has a PR of 5.

And the domain is only 4 years old.

RIApedia was run by Mike Potter, who works for Adobe Systems Inc.

Interestingly Godaddy appraises the domain as worth only at $126.

Most of you know the original registrant still has time to redeem his domain after the auction but its sure in interesting domain.

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Webmaster-talk.com Acquired By Freelancer.com

December 31st, 2010 Comments off

Popular webmaster forum webmaster-talk.com (Alexa rank:2602, Compete rank:16,759) has been acquired by the Freelancer.com outsourcing community.

In a move announced via the forum’s newsletter, the new owners explain the acquisition was Read more » Related posts:

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Domain Roundtable Returns to the Conference Wars in a Spectacular New Setting

December 30th, 2010 Comments off
After taking a year off in 2010, Domain Roundtable is open for business again. Registration opened today for a 2011 show that will be held March 1-4 in a spectacular new setting on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. You can save $300 by registering early. Plus, we have background on our latest Cover Story profile.
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