September 26, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT
It’s been 5 great years already, and how the world of domains has changed since 2009! We now have gTLDs that only existed in “ClownPenis.fart” jokes. Halvarez is nowhere to be seen. Parked.com is gone. Morgan Linton is a millionaire (almost!) Frank Schilling owns a Registry, but... [Read more]
Matt Cutts of Google has some explaining to do. A pair of new independent reports on search engine – read: Google – rankings, claim that gTLDs give a boost to your web site, raising it several spots in searches, over traditional TLDs. German SEO specialist firm, Searchmetrics, examined the effect that dot .Berlin... [More]
The dot .NYC gTLD launched with much fanfare, and a direct order for non New Yorkers to stay the hell out. New York City is bigger in population than many small nations, so there’s always a chance that some friction will occur among its numerous, multi-cultural inhabitants. An incident involving threats on Facebook,... [More]
Bob Parsons in the US Marines uniform. Outspoken GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, is very passionate about the US Marine Corps, where he enlisted fresh out of high school. In 1969, Parsons served as a rifleman in the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, during a tour of duty in Vietnam. The latest launch of the... [More]
Domain news headlines can bow be deleted after 5 minutes. Francois of Domaining.com introduced a new service today, as a “media option” of its established brand: Disappearing headlines. Inspired by such popular apps such as SnapChat, the DDH service (Disappearing Domain Headlines) is a must in today’s fast-paced... [More]
Domain names are getting stolen more often than what you think. Domain theft is a ‘hot potato‘ among domain investors and business owners currently; recent mass breaches and hijackings of domains reaffirm one thing: When your domain gets stolen, don’t keep quiet about it. Several great to premium domains... [More]
Finally, some positive coverage about domain sales, by the Baltimore Sun. In an article titled “Here’s your chance to buy Baltimore.com“, writer Julie Scharper alerts the local business community about the availability of Baltimore.com, a premium geodomain. The domain is being auctioned via Heritage Auctions,... [More]
This is one for the UDRP books. American actor, comedian and musician Charles Esten is famous for his participation in the successful TV series, Nashville. In 2011, someone from China registered CharlesEsten.com and set up a web site on it, displaying the photo of an elderly couple and the note: “Welcome to the homepage... [More]
Jared Ewy, of Name.com GoDaddy has been targeted on several occasions – tastefully, of course - by Name.com; the latest jab is about domain upselling. Known for offering a myriad options before allowing a final order to go through – anything from SSL certificates to web hosting and other add-on services –... [More]
NamesCon 2015. An impressive array of domain registrars are already booked for NamesCon, the 2015 domain conference that takes place in Las Vegas in January. Some domain registrars include: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Endurance, Key-Systems, Web/NSI, Radix, Directnic, Eurodns, Epik, InternetX, 101domains, Above.com, eNom, and DynaDot. Definitely... [More]
Monica Lewinsky, now on Twitter. Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern that became the source of a spicy scandal in 1998 involving then US President, Bill Clinton, is back on the news. In an emotional speech against cyberbullying, the 41 year old author, speaker and former fashionista described herself as the “patient... [More]
The DNPost Twins strike again. DNPost, the newcomer in domain forums, promised lots of new features to be delivered by the end of the year, and beyond. In an exclusive interview to DomainGang, Gerard Michael, founder of DNPost.com, made it clear that the domain forum is simply the facilitator of several future services for... [More]
Ebola is a hot topic. Half the news these days is about the Ebola virus, a deadly disease that has killed several thousand in Africa. Despite the negativity that mainstream media attempted to present the owner of Ebola.com with, one thing is certain: people will find ways to turn negative overtones into something useful,... [More]
It all started as a Billborg joke in 1997. With interest in Google’s tightly-controlled Glass turning lukewarm, Microsoft corporation announced the existence of Project C.Y.B.O.R.G. Allegedly standing for Control Your Bing Operating Rendering Glass, the project takes over where it last left more than a decade ago,... [More]
Trademarks need to be valid for a UDRP to succeed. A panelist at the WIPO has made a great observation, after deciding to deny a UDRP for the Complainant, despite a lack of response by the Respondent. In a case involving the domain name, YourNeighborhood.com, the Complainant brought forth his registered trademark as part... [More]
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