In our previous article, we stated we had filed various official formal complaints against Drop.com.au(.) You can read all about that here.
Since our formal complaints, various domain investors have contacted us stating a company called SEO WEB RECOVERY is suddenly deleting many of their domain names.
But first, let’s talk about how this very new company came into possession of loads of premium domain names.
Guzzini Pty Ltd is a company of which the directors and shareholders appear to be relatives of Mr Warmuz, the owner of Australia’s one and only daily domain name drop catching platform, Drop.com.au and also Trellian.
Drop.com.au is currently an auDA-accredited Registrar, and they’re not supposed to be buying domain names for themselves or their relatives.
Many domain investors have pointed out to Domainer over the past few years that ‘Guzzini’ has been acquiring many domain names for themselves.
Well, in a new twist to the domain names ‘Guzzini‘ has been purchasing, many of us have been watching recently as many of Guzzini’s domains have been moving over to a company called ‘SEO Web Recovery‘. And this has been happening mostly ever since the time I was banned from bidding on the Drop.com.au auctions (I was banned in May 2021).
But who is this mysterious new SEO WEB RECOVERY company?
When looking at the public ASIC Records for SEO Web Recovery, we find the following:
It appears a Mr Fawcett is the Director of this new company ‘SEO Web Recovery‘ that was created in June 2021.
It also appears that 100% of the shares of ‘SEO Web Recovery‘ are owned by a company called ‘Third Exhib Pty Ltd‘.
The ‘Third Exhib‘ contact address is PO Box 19, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
The shares of ‘Third Exhib Pty Ltd‘ appear to be owned by ‘First Exhibition Pty Ltd‘, which appear to ultimately belong to Mr Fawcett when looking at the public ASIC records.
But what can all this possibly mean?
That’s exactly what a bunch of us, who have been looking at the Public WHOIS records over the past few months have been thinking.
Well, when we take a look at the Trellian and ‘Drop.com.au Pty Ltd’ ASIC records and compare them to the above, we find the following:
We can see that Trellian’s Registered Address is an accounting firm called Fawcett & Company. And it appears Mr Warmuz and Trellian’s (and possibly Drop.com.au’s?) accountant is Mr Fawcett.
And Trellian‘s contact address is exactly the same as ‘Third Exhib‘ who owns the shares for ‘SEO Web Recovery‘, being PO Box 19, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Does this mean Trellian‘s (and possibly Drop.com.au’s?) Accounting Firm now suddenly own so many great Australian domain names that they’ve been given or sold from ‘Guzzini‘ over the past few months?
And if so, why do they suddenly own all these domain names and what do they plan on doing with them?
Let’s deviate now for a moment and talk about domain name monetisation, or parking.
Apart from domain names being digital assets that you can sell, you can also make large amounts of money out of “parking” them with domain name parking or monetisation companies.
And it just so happens that Mr Warmuz (who owns Trellian and Drop.com.au) owns his very own domain name monetisation/parking company, called Above.com(.)
Here is a screenshot above of their website, and the footer below from the Above.com website:
It appears most, if not all, of the Guzzini and SEO Web Recovery domain names utilise the Above.com domain name monetisation parking platform.
If we perform a WHOIS lookup on one single domain name that ‘SEO Web Recovery‘ owns (that Guzzini used to own, but has now handed over to SEO Web Recovery), as an example: peanut.com.au(,) we can see the nameservers are set to: ns1.above.com and ns2.above.com respectively.
The WHOIS shows Above.com and Yexa.com.au is the controlling Registrar for the domain name.
Yexa.com.au is owned by Mr Warmuz (owner of Trellian and Drop.com.au).
But more interestingly, the WHOIS records also show that Peanut.com.au earns ‘click’ revenue every time someone visits the website and clicks on a link, because it’s parked on the Above.com monetisation platform.
Imagine how many people click these links on this one website per month?
Imagine how many people click ALL the links on ALL the websites owned by Guzzini and SEO Web Recovery every month?
How much revenue does that generate for the owners of these domain names, and the owner of the Above.com platform?
Okay, enough about domain name monetisation for a moment…
Let’s go back to the really big question…
If Mr Fawcett, from FAWCETT & COMPANY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT now ultimately owns and controls all of these domain names under his SEO WEB RECOVERY company…
WHY IS HE SUDDENLY DROPPING THEM?!?!?!
If he is not dropping them himself, or is not involved at all, is someone deleting them on his behalf?
The domain investor community will list all of the domain names owned by SEO Web Recovery that are suddenly dropping in the comments section below over the coming days.