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Domain theft saga the result of lack of two-factor authentication at Dotster

Domain theft saga the result of lack of two-factor authentication at Dotster

October 15, 2016 · SPECIAL REPORT

A couple of days ago, we received the following message from a distraught professional, who is not a domain investor: “I wish I didn’t have to contact you but my domain has been stolen. Details per your reporting page: Granting the right to use: Yes you are granted the right to use.   Theft... [Read more]

Massive DDoS attack takes down DNS provider affecting Twitter, PayPal and others

Domain News: October 21, 2016 - 3:51 pmdomain-news

A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeting DNS provider Dyn DNS, took offline major services networks. Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, and many other online providers went fully or partially offline. appears to be down for the same reason as well. The... : “Out of Africa” author’s name lost in UDRP

Domain News: October 21, 2016 - 11:48 amdomain-law

Karen Blixen – Wikipedia. Karen Blixen is the author of the memoir book, “Out of Africa,” which inspired the award-winning movie of the 80’s. The Danish Duchess has long passed, but Rungstedlundfonden of Rungsted Kyst, Denmark is a foundation set in her...

Chinese domain market analysis : Prepare for the hard crash

Domain News: October 21, 2016 - 9:34 amdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. We’re at the end of October, and Chinese domain sales will begin their final descent, in a fashion consistent with the overall annual slump. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Year of the Monkey or the Year of the Rooster (2017.) Trading... : Dirty Chinese spammers continue to harass domain investors

Domain News: October 20, 2016 - 3:56 pmdomain-crime

Serial spamming outfit,, has sent out a new barrage of spam to email addresses harvested from the WHOIS of domain names. We first reported those unrepentant phucksticks in August, when they sent out emails that insinuated the domains’ owners were in some kind of...

Domain news aggregator summaries shrank down to Tweet size!

Domain News: October 19, 2016 - 11:10 pmdomain-news

Popular domain news aggregator,, has given its contributing posts a “shrinkage” down to less than Tweet size: 135 characters. That’s 5 characters less than Twitter, and a big drop from the previous limit of roughly 335 characters, which allowed...

FrankieLeaks : Domainfest video with a bunch of domainers!

Domain News: October 19, 2016 - 5:54 pmdomain-news

Domainer Airlines – That one was fiction. Remember that time we all got aboard a Learjet, after Domainfest ended? It was so much fun! 😀 The Playboy Mansion was rather entertaining too. Oh yeah, the domain conference was great also. Heading to Vegas on a private jet,...

NameJet announces new ticketing system for its domain auction platform

Domain News: October 19, 2016 - 3:29 pmdomain-news

NameJet has announced that a new ticketing system for support is in effect, released today. The ticketing system is utilizing the Salesforce CRM. Here is the announcement from NameJet: “Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of our new Support Ticketing system. This...

Another Chinese domain spammer sending out fake expiration notices is exposed

Domain News: October 19, 2016 - 9:05 amdomain-crime

Serial domain spammers from China are flooding the mailboxes of domain investors, harvesting WHOIS information. In China, this is considered a “normal” practice, to aggressively bombard others with crappy products and services. Unsolicited email, aka “spam,”... : Does it matter that it hosted adult content?

Domain News: October 18, 2016 - 6:54 pmdomain-news

Domain investor, Rick Schwartz, announced the sale of the domain yesterday. The current, 1998 registration sold for an undisclosed amount, potentially including royalties, according to Domain Investing. This great new “joint venture” by Rick Schwartz has... : Man uses own name to host pirate torrents

Domain News: October 18, 2016 - 5:27 pmdomain-news

Not the most sharp tool in the shed, a guy named Rainier Tamayo used his own full name as a .com to host torrents of pirate movies. Hosting his content since 2012 at, and, the Filipino citizen apparently believed he’s outside the reach...

Ragazzo Greciano : “Many LLL .com domain are a-wortha zero”

Domain News: October 18, 2016 - 2:24 pmdomain-news

In what appears to be shocking news to many hard-working domain investors, a new industry analysis is ruffling many a feather. Ragazzo Greciano, established domain analyst from Napoli, Italy, published a report on the current value of LLL .com domains. In a nutshell, they are...

NamesCorn audio : Domainer on tape making crass comments

Domain News: October 17, 2016 - 11:46 pmdomain-news

Leaked audio tape from NamesCorn. Well-known domain investor Ronald Dronk, was surprised this morning to learn that his microphone was live before the session at last year’s NamesCorn conference in Las Vegas. The tape, released last night, contains remarks Mr. Dronk made to...

Rick Schwartz : What is the Domain King®’s single post at NamePros about?

Domain News: October 17, 2016 - 10:20 amdomain-news

The Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, has been enjoying the benefits of being a retired domain blogger; the TRAFFIC founder maintains a healthy appetite for registrations of political and jargon domains. For years, Rick shared his domain investment wisdom through his blog,,...

Sedo : Great results from attending dmexco 2016

Domain News: October 17, 2016 - 9:42 amdomain-news

Sedo attended dmexco 2016, which took place in Cologne, Germany. dmexco is the global business and innovation platform of the digital economy, enabling visitors to experience disruptive trends; it helps define the business potential of tomorrow. It’s the meeting place for...

Frank Schilling : 50 million new gTLD domain names by 2019

Domain News: October 16, 2016 - 7:46 pmdomain-news

Frank Schilling, Uniregistry founder. Domain investor and Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, made a bold prediction about the future of new gTLDs. Said Schilling: “Registrations of new “not com” endings will out-pace .com and others absent heavy discounting....

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