Yesterday we pointed out the case of Virtual Planet of Mill Valley, CA which is dropping 103 domain names all registered at NetworkSolutions.com for 13 years.
At $35 a year it came to almost $50,000 in registration/renewal fees.
Today we seeing a huge drop of domain names at least 1,950 domain names all in the legal field by one company on August 1st.
The domain names were registered to John W. Dozier, Jr. of CyberTrialLawyer.com of Virgina.
All the domain name dropping today are 7 years old and registered at Godaddy.com.
Figuring $10 a domain per year over the 7 year period the domain holder spent $136,000 in registrations and renewal fees.
At one time according to DomainTools.com there were 4,799 domain names registered to the email address of CyberTrialLawyer.com and now they are down to just 207 domain names.
Domaining isn’t as easy as you think here is the full list of the domains that are .dropping (pdf)
As one of the largest holders of legal domains I have to tell you that lawyers basically don’t get it when it comes to domains.
It should be interesting when the new gTLD’s .law, .lawyer, .Attorney and .Legal all go after the same vertical at probably a much higher cost than a .Com