Going through the domains that are transferred over to InternetTraffic.com I notice a batch of 21,000 names moving over from hitfarm. Like any domain investor, my first curiosity was to find out who has the 21,000 domain portfolio moving over to Frank’s house of money. But guess what? Every damn domain in the portfolio has Moniker’s privacy protection on it.
While I’m sure there is some sort of price break for someone that has that many domains, the regular price of $4 per year/per domain would mean that someone spent over $80,000 for the privacy. To some $80,000 is no big deal but to most it’s a heck of a lot of money. My next question is why? Privacy protection does nothing for the owner. If someone sues them, Moniker will hand over your info in a matter of minutes. Forget Chef, Moniker will do it for him. WIPO and URDP? Same thing. The privacy thing does you no good here. So is it worth $80,000 to stop you from getting spam? Not to me.
On a side note, Hitfarm lost 21,000 domains yesterday. That is a HUGE amount of names. I would think that is a thousand or so dollars per day in parking at least. Do the math over the entire year and it’s very possible that Hitfarm took a half million or more hit. Then again I may be overstating how much that portfolio makes in parking. I looked through thousands of the domains and I came across very few category killers. Half of it is typos, much of it trademarks. Maybe that’s why he thinks he needs privacy.