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Non-COM sightings : A dot .Gift from Uniregistry

Non-COM sightings : A dot .Gift from Uniregistry

September 20, 2016 · SPECIAL REPORT

Another day, another report on a non-com sighting, the candid capturing of domain names in the wild, that aren’t .COM. With more than 24 million new gTLDs registered, many new extensions are being used by end users, individuals or businesses, to brand their products effectively. This past weekend,... [Read more]

Fuchs against non-Fuchs : Nominet clears domain owner over .CO.UK debate

Domain News: September 27, 2016 - 11:35 amdomain-law

Fuchs is the German word for “fox” and a common surname of German origin; the registrant of Fuchs.co.uk has been holding on it for several years. A man named Christian Fuchs, who just so happen to bear the exact same name as a Leicester soccer player, attempted to...

Win “The Domain Game” : Review and how to vastly improve your score!

Domain News: September 27, 2016 - 9:58 amdomain-news

Michael Sumner Domain investor and NameBio CTO, Michael Sumner, developed a nice little game that most domainers should love. The Domain Game was developed last year for the iOS, and it just made its way to Android! Finally! 😀 The concept is deceivingly simple: guess the price...

Watching the debate? More political keyword domains got registered

Domain News: September 26, 2016 - 10:34 pmdomain-news

The first presidential debate is taking place tonight, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engaging in a battle of wits and smarts. Naturally, such engagements often involve catchy phrases, devised to retain the short attention span of millions of watchers. Early on during...

DomainGang : Seven years of pure domain madness!

Domain News: September 26, 2016 - 3:02 pmeditorial

DomainGang.com – 7 years. Time flies when you’re having fun, but come on – SEVEN YEARS? Where did they go? 😀 It was a slow day in 2009 when DomainGang was launched, as a repository of wacky stories about domain names. From the get-go we covered real industry...

Divyank Turakhia discusses online advertising businesses

Domain News: September 26, 2016 - 1:03 pmdomain-news

Divyank Turakhia. Domain investor and serial entrepreneur, Divyank Turakhia, and his brother Bhavin Turakhia have dominated the business news in India, recently. Their $900 million sale of advertising network, Media.net, to Chinese investors, gave the Turakhia brothers even more...

Non-gTLD domains in the wild : Kevin dot Murphy

Domain News: September 26, 2016 - 10:40 amdomain-news

DomainGang readers often send us photographic evidence of various “domains in the wild,” emphasizing the proliferation of domain names in the real world. We keep track of two types, the new gTLD “non-com” kind, and the classic TLD popular for the past...

Dot .Game vs. Dot .Games : And the winner is …

Domain News: September 26, 2016 - 9:08 amdomain-news

In May, we compared two upcoming, at the time, new gTLDs, catering to the multi-billion dollar game industry: .Game vs. .Games. Uniregistry was about to roll out dot .Game, and things looked equal; then, at launch, the pricing was unveiled to be a rather shocking $1 dollar per...

Father Domainicus : The Internyet era is about to begin

Domain News: September 25, 2016 - 6:20 pmdomain-news

The Internet’s end is nigh, says Father Domainicus. Greetings and salutations, my domainer brothers and sisters; this is Father Domainicus, on a fine yet smoldering hot Sunday afternoon. Many a domain investor have asked me recently, Father Domainicus, what is going on...

Chinese domain market report : Is it downhill from here?

Domain News: September 25, 2016 - 3:56 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. When the year of the Monkey began on February 8th, many expected 2016 to be producing immeasurable wealth. The Chinese domain market thrived in 2015, leading many to believe the voices of those pushing a game of musical chairs. Domain investors recognizing...

Frank’s dot

Domain News: September 25, 2016 - 11:46 amdomain-news

The argument over “left of the dot” and “right of the dot” values, has been polarizing domainers, since the introduction of new gTLDs. Whether one is an old school domainer willing to acknowledge only .com, .net and .org domains, or a new Internet namespace...

Rick Schwartz rocks the Urban Dictionary and political jargon domains

Domain News: September 24, 2016 - 4:03 pmdomain-news

Rick Schwartz. It’s not a secret that Rick Schwartz is enjoying his retirement from active blogging, after a full decade of supporting the TRAFFIC conference franchise. The Domain King® has been active with hand-registrations of domain names, however, and we’ve noticed...

Domain appraisal certificate scam with a new twist

Domain News: September 23, 2016 - 12:48 pmdomain-crime

The domain evaluation / certificate scam isn’t new, and it targets domain owners eager to sell their domains. The way the scam works is simple: You receive an email that expresses interest in your domain. Most of the time, it also mentions a high value dollar range, to...

NikeGoogle.com UDRP : Who gets to keep the domain?

Domain News: September 23, 2016 - 8:52 amdomain-law

NikeGoogle.com UDRP. Back in July, the double-infringing domain, NikeGoogle.com, was challenged in a UDRP. In a surprising decision, the Complainant, Nike corporation, was denied transfer of the domain. The reason: there are two infringing trademarks involved, Nike and Google. Lo...

Chinese domain market report : Do you bleach your meat?

Domain News: September 21, 2016 - 5:42 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. China faces unprecedented growth, rising up from a nation of rice farmers, to a technological giant. Still, the 2nd largest economy in the world operates as a highly unregulated market, and safety regulations are indeed suffering. Take, for example,...

Dot .Games : General availability – so let the games begin

Domain News: September 21, 2016 - 1:36 pmdomain-news

Gamers rejoice! The general availability period opened up for dot .Games, the latest gTLD from RightSide. Although there are plenty of premium-priced .Games domains, the majority will be priced at $15 wholesale. Right now, you can register .Games domains starting at $19.98 at...

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