Why was an unexpired domain deleted? (1 Viewing)

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Why is domain 「lacoste.xyz」, which doesn't expire until September, now in a pending delete status?

Domain:
lacoste.xyz

Registrar:
Sav.com, LLC

Registered On:
2023-09-20

Expires On:
2024-09-20

Updated On:
2024-05-16

Status:
pendingDelete
serverHold
serverTransferProhibited
clientTransferProhibited
pendingDelete

Name Servers:
ns1.sedoparking.com
ns2.sedoparking.com

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Just a guess: owner got a C&D or some form of legal threat from the TM holder and hit the big red nuclear option button (delete) instead of handing over the domain to the TM holder (or defending the domain via legal channels). Never been a fan of that hardball 'bridge burning' tactic by domain owners, but it is something that some of them do when hit with a legal challenge.
 
Never been a fan of that hardball 'bridge burning' tactic by domain owners, but it is something that some of them do when hit with a legal challenge.

This is the optimal strategy to take if you don't want to deal with any future harassment, as you're divesting yourself of ownership and it's done. You'd have to be pretty stupid to ever "work for free" for greasy & aggressive lawyers who continually send threats to you, when you can just delete it in 2 seconds and not have to deal with these bottom-feeders, who in turn might have to do some actual legwork to get the domain back.

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It can also end in a positive manner too, as I early-deleted a domain that I really didn't care about and was generic enough to withstand a challenge. But these dirtbag lawyers just kept sending threat after threat after threat through the CIRA email. I even called CIRA about the constant abuse and there was nothing they could do, so while I was never going to freely give it to these scum, I finally rage-deleted the domain one day.

Then karma shone through on the world and some big investor picked it up off the TBR and (probably after getting similarly harassed) set it up on an @ Domain email service, where it is still at today. Mission accomplished!
 
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