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Oversee.net LogoMike Berkens told me that he and some other South Florida domain investors will be meeting with Oversee.net CEO Jeff Kupietzky this evening in Boca Raton, Florida. Since I can’t be in Florida, I wrote a list of questions that I shared with Mike that I would like to see answered.

I think it’s good that Jeff is reaching out, and obviously this is going to be a casual get together rather than a grilling. Additionally, I am sure he won’t be able to address any of the legal issues surrounding the case, so there really isn’t a point in asking those questions.

  • When did Oversee learn about bidding by an employee?
  • How did Oversee learn that an employee had been bidding?
  • Why did nobody ever investigate bidder “halvarez” after so many complaints over the years?
  • Did Oversee executives ever try to speak to or meet with “halvarez” who accounted for a % of Snapnames revenue?
  • What measures are in place to ensure insider bidding doesn’t happen again?
  • How can domain investors trust Snapnames/Oversee when we were assured halvarez was a real bidder for several years?

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Comments (16)

    Josh

    ” I am sure he won’t be able to address any of the legal issues surrounding the case, so there really isn’t a point in asking those questions. ”

    If you know that than you know non of these will be answered either. Maybe a little PR as to it wont happen again, otherwise I would be shocked to see any answered straight.

    December 1st, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Elliot

    I think the last 2 questions can and should be answered.

    December 1st, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Josh

    I hope they can, be nice to hear specifically what has be implemented.

    Also glad to see someone ask the tough questions Elliot, good stuff.

    December 1st, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Elliot

    @ Josh

    Sadly, these should be the softball questions. Mike’s sent the questions to Jeff, so hopefully he will address them and Mike or someone else will post the answers.

    December 1st, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Chef Patrick

    If Mike doesn’t ask the questions then I will tomorrow when I meet with Jeff for an interview.

    I’ll be at the meetup tonight, but don’t want to start a riot, lol.

    December 1st, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Adam

    hope you brought your video camera chef.

    December 1st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Chef Patrick

    I did but didn’t shoot any video.

    Nothing about SnapNames was brought up during the meetup. I am meeting with Jeff for lunch tomorrow but have a strong feeling that questions about SnapNames is off limits.

    December 2nd, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Josh

    So no one mentioned a damn thing to him about anything?

    Room full of guys and not one set of balls to be found.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Chef Patrick

    Nope, no one said a word. I think it’s mostly because anyone that had a special interest in the topic spoke to Jeff privately.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Adam

    Out of 50, I’d guess 5 in the room were even affected.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Josh

    Only 5, well that changes things a bit I suppose. Wonder how many he sold names to become they dropped, bet thats more than 5.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    josh

    ment to say BEFORE they dropped.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Josh

    Which leads me to assume once a registrar like netsol for example shifted control to snap a close eye was not kept on what happened to the name.. or was it?

    I bet Nelson has so much crap on so many big players there’s likely a secret hope nothing comes out ever.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    anon

    Josh? then charge every one of em under the R.I.C.O. statutes then?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

    Re: Other comments above?

    Hard hitting investgative journalists you’re not huh?

    December 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Elliot

    @ Patrick

    Nice interview!

    January 19th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

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