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Peter Kim Frank

I wonder if that's a semi dark-pattern from Ionos. Making it seem like you've purchased and secured the name, when in fact you've simply executed a pre-order for the full public release (which would be valuable as a standalone feature).

(Even though you might be somewhat in jest), regarding "brand," I did some research into the "sunrise" rules and there are pretty narrow requirements to get trademark protection on your domain. Though there might be similar process to UDRP complaints in general for instances of misuse.

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Ben Sinclair

Hot take: all domains name resales are a dark pattern.