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Dan Green Corners New .Blog Domain Market Within 2 Minutes Of Opening

Kevin Boer, Broker Owner, 3 Oceans Real Estate, Inc. ()

April 1st, 2008 · 11 Comments

Dan Green, the well-known — and very entrepreneurial — mortgage re.net 2.0 blogger, mortgage broker, businessman, and 50% of the brains behind the re.net’s “Associated Press of blogging” pinged me last night with some interesting, if perhaps geeky, news:  a new top-level domain .Blog has been announced and will be available starting today.

What does this mean?  Quite simple — if you’ve been thinking of starting a blog, you may have noticed that every single possible domain name has already been taken.  Seriously.  Trust me on this.  Say you’re in Wapatachee, WI.  WapatacheeBlog.com, the obvious choice, is already gone, as is its plural form.  WapatacheeHomeBlog and its plural twin — taken.  Same with WapatacheeRealEstateBlog[s].com, WapatacheeHomesForSaleBlog[s].com and so forth…you’d have to content yourself with something like WapatacheeRealEstateAndMortgageServicesInformationForYouFromMeYourTrustedRealtor[s].com

With the new .Blog domains available, you’ll now be able to settle for something much simpler and much more memorable.  Wapatachee.Blog, for instance, would be a good choice.

At just a few minutes after midnight, just after the domains had become available, I thought I’d reserve a few obvious choices for myself — 3Oceans.blog and 3OceansRealEstate.blog.  Guess what — taken!  I did some sleuthing and found both domains had been registered just minutes earlier by a company named DotBlog.Blog, headquartered in Cincinnati OH at 10979 Reed Hartman, Suite 118B.  Some more investigation proved my suspicion:  DotBlog.Blog’s head office is in the broom closet of Dan Green’s mortgage business.

You see, Dan Green is not, in fact, a mortgage broker.  He’s actually a domain cyber-squatter.  He got wind of the new .Blog domains a few days ago and took the time to write an automated blog that reserved every single conceivable re.net domain name within minutes of them becoming available.  Greg Swann — want Bloodhound.blog?  Sorry, Dan’s got it.  Joe — looking for Sellsius.blog?  Same news.

It turns out that through another of his nefarious shell Cayman Island-based shell companies, Dan has started another venture called BringTheMoolahForYourDomain.Blog.com  If you want to ransom your hijacked domain name, send $50 in crisp $3 notes to Dan Green’s West Coast office in Menlo Park.  Email me for the address.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dan Green // Apr 1, 2008 at 2:16 am

    No squatting here! I grabbed my three domains and left the rest for the next guy.

  • 2 Jay Thompson // Apr 1, 2008 at 4:57 am

    The bastard even got PhoenixRealEstateGuy.blog…

  • 3 loren nason // Apr 1, 2008 at 4:57 am

    looks like dan also took ‘realestatetechnology.blog’

    did u here what happened to mytechopinion & geek estate & future of RE marketing?

    Get the news at Future of RE Tech

  • 4 Dan Green // Apr 1, 2008 at 6:21 am

    It must have been somebody else, guys. I only grabbed my three.

    But, I thought there is an authentication process where you “prove” you own the blog? How did somebody get around that?

  • 5 Dave Blockhus // Apr 1, 2008 at 8:34 am

    I guess because its a small town, I was able to beat Dan and I got “losaltoshomes.blog” and “siliconvalleyrealestateinfo.blog.” I look forward to building my blog presence with these new domains. Sorry Dan!

  • 6 BawldGuy Talking // Apr 1, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Now I’m afraid to even look. :)

  • 7 Todd Carpenter // Apr 1, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I was already burned by Dan Green’s sneakiness during the Fake Greg Swann affair. So I wasn’t in the mood to play. I did add it to the 2008 Humdinger nominees though.

  • 8 Geordie Romer // Apr 1, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    It looks like he missed a couple good ones that I managed to pick up.



    http://www.Overpricedcondodevelopmentthats headedbacktothebank.blog

    were both available

    Strange as it sounds so was the very obvious


  • 9 Greg Tracy // Apr 2, 2008 at 8:07 am

    No only did he take Blueroof.blog, but he took BlueRoofsucks.blog and IHateBlueRoof.blog- That’s just low….

  • 10 I Hate Domain Squatters // Apr 2, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Domain squatters ought to be outlawed. If you can’t post a meaningful website, you ought to risk losing your domain. Domain parking ought to be restricted/removed from the web.

    What say you?

  • 11 joe // Apr 16, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    do you think my doman shroomheat.com will one day sell for millions to a stoner website or should i take out shroom.heat because of what your saying and is that in anyway possible or is my internet interprise a lost cause?

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