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Brent just dropped some bombs in the NP thread. 3 zip files worth of proof (Don't know what's in them, I didn't open them)

Brent also accused Puneet (the guy from India) of running up charges on his credit card. Brent renewed some of Puneet's domains in exchange of payment and apparently Puneet was able to see Brent credit card info at GoDaddy

Wild stuff complete with hookers, booze and drugs!

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ps: He included two other zip files afterwards, with another 16 sceenshots/files, in a follow-up post.

I've considered posting all the screenshots here but it would be pretty lengthy. If you guys want me to post them anyway, just let me know.

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Esdiel wrote:

More from Oxley, posted on NPs ~10 mins ago:

It's unfortunate to say this, but from experience, I've found the people that you help most in life are the ones most likely to steal and stab you in the back. I've learned this the hard way over the years from this Puneet experience, my ex stealing, and even close former childhood friends stealing from me.

This is very true, as these "close friends" have the emotional attachment and easy access to your assets. This situation reminds me a lot of reading this account of famed Star Wars collectors Stephen J. Sansweet and Philip Wise being robbed by a close friend of 18 years:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cultur … toy-theft/

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Brent is getting his domain back -

https://domaingang.com/domain-news/bren … namecheap/

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Well it’s great to see but I have to say it took far too long. But apparently GD has made changes to hopefully remedy possible future episodes like this.
Left them years ago and this incident certainly won’t get me back.

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Here is the final update from JamesNames
https://www.jamesnames.com/2021/03/bren … -unlocked/

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This was a terrible policy that only got changed because of the uproar in the aftermarket community. And brought to a head mainly because of the enormous values of the names involved. Many smaller investors have suffered over the years due to GD heavy handedness. Now they act contrite and ...“we listened”. If not for the value and Brent’s deep pockets this heavy handedness would still be going on with many small time investors having their domains locked and GD power tripping or ignoring their pleas of “Why is this happening “. I’m not ready to forgive and forget but I’m certainly happy Brent rightfully got control of his names back and hopefully life got a little easier going forward on the smaller players that were subjected to GD’s draconian measures.
@#$& GD

Real character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching.;)
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Sometimes I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with unarmed opponents :)
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Brent Oxley wrote:

After 14+ months of Godaddy holding my domains hostage and locking them without merit, they have been unlocked and safely transferred to Namecheap. I don't believe Godaddy would have ever have changed their policy if it wasn't for the community rallying to protest this injustice. Thank you all very much for your support and for helping to bring about change!

I now realize more than ever how vital the ICA is and what they're doing to protect our domain property rights in both Washington and throughout the domain industry! I highly recommend domainers to become a member of the ICA at https://www.internetcommerce.org/join/

My company Create.com has donated $50,000 to the ICA and is looking forward to becoming a member very soon. This donation is the least I can do as a small thank you to the community and for coming together to rescue my names.

Namecheap also deserves a special thank you. They went above and beyond by offering free legal assistance and started the process of ICANN's Registrar Transfer Dispute Resolution to help rescue my names from Godaddy. Unlike Godaddy, they also refused Puneet Agarwal's demand to lock my domains when he failed to provide a US court order.

I'm currently exploring legal actions against Godaddy for what they did to me and the millions in damages their poor judgment, lack of communication, and broken policy have cost me. I'm also pursuing legal action against Puneet Agarwal in India. Unfortunately, Puneet's harassment, threats, and extortion demands will never stop until he's behind bars.

I thank each and everyone in this community for helping to bring about change.


The saga has ended

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Finally *THUMBSUP* ...Happy for Brent ... that was a strange and scary one.

Real character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching.;)
Be sure brain is engaged before putting keyboard in gear.
Sometimes I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with unarmed opponents :)
Immortality is achieved by living a life worth remembering.