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Old 4th November 2009, 06:35 PM
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Talking Halvarez is BUSTED!

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Dear SnapNames customer:

I’m contacting you today to inform you of an unfortunate incident at SnapNames, and to let you know what the company is doing to address it.

Recently, SnapNames discovered that an employee had set up an account on the SnapNames system under a false name and, under this name, bid in SnapNames auctions. This is a clear violation of our internal policy and was not approved by the company. We deeply regret that this conduct has impacted our customers.

Extent of impact

This conduct affected a small percentage of SnapNames auctions:

* Bidding affected approximately five percent of total SnapNames auctions since 2005, most of which occurred between 2005 and 2007.
* The incremental revenue from the bidding represented approximately one percent of SnapNames’ auction revenue since 2005.

No matter the level of impact, SnapNames takes this matter extremely seriously. When the matter was discovered, the company immediately closed the account in question and began a thorough investigation. The employee has also been dismissed from the company.

SnapNames further discovered that, on certain recent and limited occasions, when the employee won an auction, the employee secretly arranged to refund from SnapNames to the fictitious account a portion of the winning bid amount.

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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

we need a human flesh search of the real identity of halvarez

please let's out this mother fugga
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Old 4th November 2009, 06:58 PM
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

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November 4, 2009 @ 1:46 pm EDT

@JoshP We have an email from Mason Cole confirming it was Halvarez: “I can confirm the user name as halvarez.”

http://www.domainnamenews.com/news/s...ain-names/6479
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Any lawyers in the room care to analyze the potential liability against snapnames.

If snapnames stole $1, are they liable for $1 or more damages?

This could be a class action lawsuit.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Snapnames is paying a nice rebate to those who had to pay more due to Halvarez and Snapnames should be applauded.

But how about those who lost a domain altogether due to Halvarez? What is the potential liability there? Potentially enormous. If I could prove that I lost two years of owning, developing and monetizing a superpremium domain, and could show potential revenue lost....$xxx,xxx judgments could start rolling in.

This is pure speculation above, but we'll see when we get more detailed info regarding the applicable facts/law.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

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Snapnames is paying a nice rebate to those who had to pay more due to Halvarez and Snapnames should be applauded.

But how about those who lost a domain altogether due to Halvarez? What is the potential liability there? Potentially enormous. If I could prove that I lost two years of owning, developing and monetizing a superpremium domain, and could show potential revenue lost....$xxx,xxx judgments could start rolling in.

This is pure speculation above, but we'll see when we get more detailed info regarding the applicable facts/law.
Halvarez...
I was one of the victims.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

I worked at SnapNames for about a year in 2001/2002 and this guy was my boss. He wasn't my favorite guy in the world but I could not imagine him doing something like this. Absolutely amazing.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Snapnames is a small company - employee wise. There is no way he was the only one in on this scam. It could not have gone on without the CEOs approval.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Well, bugger me sideways.

So what was the actual employee's name?
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

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Well, bugger me sideways.

So what was the actual employee's name?

According to the article below, it was Nelson Brady, VP of Engineering




You can call Nelson with your complaint.

cell 360-254-5211

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Nelson Brady, VP of Operations
SnapNames.com, Inc.
1600 SW 4th Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
tel: 503-219-9990 x223
direct: 503-459-5723
cell: 360-903-8844
fax: 503-274-9749
nelsonb@SnapNames.com
http://www.SnapNames.com




http://www.domainnamenews.com/news/s...ain-names/6479
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Old 4th November 2009, 10:20 PM
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

been going on for a while... http://www.dnforum.com/f205/importan...ad-197282.html
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Hell, it's even in the Washington Post now:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sec..._bid_up_d.html
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Is Snap goes down, so goes Moniker?!
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

I wonder how many buyers are busy at their calculators right now.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Say it ain't so, Nelson!

Man, he had access to reserve bid info etc etc.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

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I wonder how many buyers are busy at their calculators right now.
Not many - SnapNames erased all auction history from 2003-2007 during the past few hours, e.g. covering up their asses.
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

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That post started December 18, 2006....someone smelled a turd in the punchbowl.

Amazing the guy was not more clever and use multiple aliases, emails and payment methods.

And I seriously doubt any other management/ownership at Snapnames was in on any largescale fraud.

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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

It would be interesting to see if he bid in any of these auctions:

Porn.net 400K

Photograph.com 195K

TopModel.com 117K

FreeHoroscope.com 185K

DreamLife.com 171K

Jasmin.com 310K

UncleSam.com 185K

HotelDeals.com 171K

Date.org 150K


there is a flat 20% commission fee that is taken from the domain sale proceeds http://www.domainappraisal.org/artic...market-review/

and a few more:

* Bookmarks.com - $300,000
* AR.com - $225,000
* A1.com - $260,250
* MovieRentals.com - $100,249
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

Wow, from a month ago: http://domaingang.com/domain-news/do...r-of-the-year/
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Re: Halvarez is BUSTED!

I am sure Snapnames will eventually be taken to court and made to givefull disclosure, if they don't voluntarily do so and give full transparency.
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