Virtual Web Fair 2014: The immersive Domain Conference for the new Internet era

Virtual Web Fair 2014: The immersive Domain Conference for the new Internet era

May 9, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT

Imagine, being able to reach out to dozens of domain industry companies and several thousand professionals at the same conference, who got together to share their products and services. Imagine, visiting company booths, collecting brochures in your backpack and talking to hosts and fellow attendees... [Read more]

Exclusive photos from Webfair Virtual 2014

Exclusive photos from Webfair Virtual 2014

Domain News: July 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Webfair Virtual 2014 is ongoing, and it’s been fun to walk around and meet people from various companies of the domain industry. Finally got to meet Francois Carrillo of Catchy.com although my French is minimal. Here are some exclusive photos from the first virtual domain conference! At the DomainGang & Saper... [More]

Ukrainian rebels shoot down Google balloon providing Internet access

Ukrainian rebels shoot down Google balloon providing Internet access

Domain News: July 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Ukrainian rebels used missiles against Google Blimps. Ukrainian rebels supporting a pro-Russian government, have resorted to yet another act of terrorism. After the downing of the Malaysian flight MH17, commercial flights in the region have stopped; but Google maintains several blimp “balloons” in the area to... [More]

Breaking news: 4.CN rebrands as 8.CN

Breaking news: 4.CN rebrands as 8.CN

Domain News: July 23, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Chinese women love large digits. The story regurgitated more often than a goat’s dinner, is that Chinese love numbers. Numeric domain names are thus used as coinage, more or less retaining their intrinsic value, but not all numbers are created equal. Chinese domain name marketplace, 4.CN, is taking a bold rebranding... [More]

MannQuotes – Chapter VIII: The Magnificent Mike Mann

MannQuotes – Chapter VIII: The Magnificent Mike Mann

Domain News: July 23, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Domain investor, Mike Mann. It’s been a full year since the last chapter of ‘MannQuotes‘ – tidbits of conventional wisdom from domain entrepreneur, Mike Mann. Mike’s recent sale of MakeSomeNoise.com for $40,000 dollars, a domain he paid less than $1,000 on, shows that Mike possesses a magnificent... [More]

Reseller Club logo: And you thought Airbnb screwed up

Reseller Club logo: And you thought Airbnb screwed up

Domain News: July 23, 2014 - 1:05 am

Reseller Club logo. When Airbnb announced the redesign of their corporate logo to one with combined phallic and vaginal overtones, many could not believe how the designers didn’t notice the obvious. Here’s a quick explanation. Sometimes, designers get caught up in the concept and attempt to present an abstract... [More]

Business Insider India: Squatted domains and “a man named Rick”

Business Insider India: Squatted domains and “a man named Rick”

Domain News: July 22, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Business publications need to study the Domain Industry better before making “squatter” statements. Leave it up to business journals to ruin the fun for everyone else, as far as domain name investing goes. A new article on the Indian edition of Business Insider attempts to list the top domain sales over $1,000,000... [More]

This is Global: British radio behemoth behind acquisition of MakeSomeNoise.com

This is Global: British radio behemoth behind acquisition of MakeSomeNoise.com

Domain News: July 22, 2014 - 3:35 pm

This Is Global, registrants of MakeSomeNoise.com Mike Mann‘s recent sale of the domain name MakeSomeNoise.com for $40,000 dollars made some speculate about the buyer. Some pondered about existing trademarks for the phrase “Make Some Noise”, the most recent application of which is related to financial services;... [More]

GoDaddy buys data center in the Cayman Islands

GoDaddy buys data center in the Cayman Islands

Domain News: July 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Cayman Islands – New GoDaddy HQ. GoDaddy is gearing up for a future face-off with Google; the numero uno domain registrar in the world wants to ensure it remains at the top of the list. The recent acquisition of a high tech data center in the Cayman Islands is a significant indication that GoDaddy plans to move a large... [More]

Domain Registry of Canada: It both sounds and looks official

Domain Registry of Canada: It both sounds and looks official

Domain News: July 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Domain Registry of Canada is not an official domain authority. Late last week we covered the big slam-dunk by ICANN on serial slammers, Domain Registry of America; their registrar outfit, NameJuice, aka “Brandon Gray Internet Services” was given a 90 day suspension. DROA operates other similar points of contact,... [More]

Zions Bank reaps first multiple new gTLD domains in clear cut UDRP

Zions Bank reaps first multiple new gTLD domains in clear cut UDRP

Domain News: July 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Registering trademarks will make one a cybersquatter. Zions Bancorporation of Salt Lake City, Utah landed the first multiple new gTLD UDRP that we’re aware of, seeking to protect its marks “Zions Bank” and “Zions.” The Respondent in this case clearly went after the intellectual property rights... [More]

Wednesday warning: Get ready for Webfair Virtual 2014

Wednesday warning: Get ready for Webfair Virtual 2014

Domain News: July 21, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Three days from now you’ll be able to attend Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first immersive domain conference for the new Internet era. This is a game changer as far as interactive conferences are concerned; registration is free for all visitors. DomainGang is proud to be on the roster of Webfair Virtual partners,... [More]

Descriptive domain FinancialServicesRoundtable.com saved from UDRP but no RDNH

Descriptive domain FinancialServicesRoundtable.com saved from UDRP but no RDNH

Domain News: July 21, 2014 - 12:27 pm

When you attempt to roll a generic word or phrase into a trademark, you’d better be using it actively. In a UDRP at the WIPO over the domain name FinancialServicesRoundtable.com the Complainant, Financial Services Roundtable of Washington, DC attempted to indicate the Respondent has no legitimate rights to the domain. The... [More]

Pay $3,000 for this domain, are you crazy?

Pay $3,000 for this domain, are you crazy?

Domain News: July 21, 2014 - 11:53 am

I really wanted that domain name, and I typed it in the browser. So it’s parked at Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales platform, which I’m familiar with. Great. So I made an inquiry to get a response and a quote back, as I don’t place offers right away; I want to take the pulse of the seller first. Surprisingly,... [More]

Rob Grant’s pride: Lana Del Rey passes 10 Million Likes!

Rob Grant’s pride: Lana Del Rey passes 10 Million Likes!

Domain News: July 21, 2014 - 1:18 am

Yet another milestone was achieved moments ago, for the talented, melancholic Lana Del Rey. After two back to back Rolling Stone magazine covers, it’s time to take over Facebook. Domain investor Rob Grant‘s daughter’s rise to stratospheric levels can now be proven by 10,000,000 Likes on Facebook, on top... [More]

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