Domainer Mike Mann gets the Boot from Google

Numerous articles from domainers are claiming a conspiracy by Google “blacklist” a charitable web site.  Mike Mann’s web site MakeMillions.com has been recently delisted by Google.  See the artcles here along with all the comments.

It looks like real story is that there was duplicate content at MakeMillions.com and MakeMillionsMakeChange.com and the meta description at MakeMillions.com said “Visit MakeMillionsMakeChange.com.”  The Google cache of  MakeMillionsMakeChange.com shows it was indexed in the last week or two.  Most likely Google saw duplicate content and dropped one of the sites.    Due to the meta tag added by the site owner it caused the MakeMillionsMakeChange.com to rank higher than MakeMillions.com.  This can easily be fixed.

Mike Mann is a well known domainer who started BuyDomains.com and sold it several years ago.  Many people dislike him due because he is always claiming his work is for “charity” and many people are skeptical.  He also made his marriage disputes public on web sites.  He also sponsors parties at domain conventions as part of his charitable work.  He also owns SEO.com.

Menopause Dispute Hits ColdFront.com

As reported at TheDomains.com the domain ColdFront.com has been hit with a dispute over the domain ColdFront.com.  Attorney John Berryhill has reported the company filing the dispute is a relatively new company.  One well-known requirement of filing a domain dispute is that the domain owner targeted the trademark holder.  John Berrhill’s clients have been hit with a number of these frivolous-sounding disputes.  in this case the complainant has an office just a few miles from John Berryhill’s law office.  Hugh Brownstone, a Wharton Graduate and Internet strategist is the company’s advisor.  Their linkedin profile states:

Personally Cool Inc. is a privately held, early stage consumer lifestyle products company based in Oceanside, New York and Paoli, Pennsylvania. Susie Hadas, President, mother of three and entrepreneur, founded Personally Cool so that women would not have to go through what she did to find smart and simple relief from the burning heat of menopausal hot flashes. With her brother Hugh Brownstone, a former Fortune Global 500 executive and now Personally Cool’s Chairman & CEO, Susie invented coldfront®, Personally Cool’s first product. She is committed to bringing effective, safe, convenient, discreet, and chic heat relief to hot flashing women everywhere, and to reframe the discussion around menopause and hot flashes. US and International patents pending.

The owner of the domain is Frank Schilling’s company who is a well-known domain investor who runs the 7mile.com blog.  In addition to domain sales the company also focusing on using its name to try to rope newcomers to the domain business into questionable investments such as .XXX domains.