I was scanning through the old “Pending Deletion” list last nigh at Namejet and came across a name I recognized, whino.com. The reason I recognized it is because it’s mine….or was mine. It was at my least favorite registrar, melbourneIT. They are ridiculously expensive to renew, impossible to get answers out of, and hard to transfer out of. I got the domain cheap and really didn’t care to go through the hoops to keep it. I didn’t think twice about it and let it go.
Evidently, the name is more popular than I thought as there are 15 bidders that put in their name for the auction. I’m not really sure if I have any ability to get it back or not. There are no signs of it in my account and calling them is tough since they only have an Australian number. It expired in December if I remember correctly so my time may be up. I really wouldn’t have cared if it wasn’t staring me in the face. As usual when I drop a name and it sells, I wonder to myself “where were all these people that wanted the name at when I owned it”?
PS: The pic has nothing to do with the article, I just thought it was funny