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Key data to follow the story:
Characters of Interest:
Andy Both – NamePros Username: andyboothsi NameJet bidder: boothcom
James Booth – NamePros Username: BoothDomains NameJet bidder: bqdncom
Oliver Hoger – NamePros Username: oliver_hoger NameJet bidder: SEEK – HKDN (Alegedly)
NameJet General Manager: NamePros Alias – NameJetGM – Johnathan Tenenbaum
Oliver Hoger, Andy Booth and James Booth are persons of interest in the case of colluding and shill bidding on their own domain names. Please read the posts and follow the story as it unfolds and determine for yourselves.
Tuesday July 18th at 12:46 PM EST – NamePros user: webquest started the following thread:
Once in awhile I see people bidding on their own domains at NJ. I would think it would be frowned upon. Today’s seems more obvious than normal. Or am I missing something here? Airlinejobs.com owned by Andy Booth at Booth.com and high bidder is BQDNcom (James Booth). 3 bids down we see Boothcom as a bidder. Same thing with MovieZone.com. Owned by Andy Booth in which he currently appears to be the high bidder.
High Bid: $2,475 USD by boothcom
They actually won their own domain airplanesforsale.com. Im guessing it didnt get as high as they wanted so needed to protect it.
Bidder Amount Date
bqdncom $2,001 7/17/2017 12:23 PM
boothcom $1,950 7/17/2017 12:23 PM
Tuesday July 18th at 2:14 PM EST – NamePros user: Grilled replied with the following: