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DomainFest Announced as Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!

DomainFest Announced as Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!

December 16, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT

DomainFest is one of the longest running events in the Domain Name industry. Its early origins in the early 2000s was a one day gathering with a mix of sharing new industry information and a social networking event. DomainFest will continue that tradition after being acquired by NamesCon. Originally... [Read more]

Breaking: North Korean hackers behind recent ICANN security breach

Breaking: North Korean hackers behind recent ICANN security breach

Domain News: December 18, 2014 - 6:49 pm

North Korean hacker at the ICANN web site. North Korean hackers that recently infiltrated Sony, were allegedly responsible for a recent breach of the ICANN’s CZDS and Wiki portals, according to corporate emails released today. The brazen act involved social-engineering of the ICANN CEO’s uncle’s first cousin,... [More]

Best Dot .Christmas ever: Uniregistry rum cakes have arrived!

Best Dot .Christmas ever: Uniregistry rum cakes have arrived!

Domain News: December 18, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Many thanks to Frank Schilling and Uniregistry for shipping a nice big box of Caribbean rum cakes to our door, all the way from the Cayman Islands. As you can see in the photo below, the creative folks of Uniregistry became a permanent part of the rum cake folklore, a tradition that has been going on for several years in... [More]

Alert: CCT.com is a stolen domain name – do not buy!

Alert: CCT.com is a stolen domain name – do not buy!

Domain News: December 18, 2014 - 11:13 am

Domain thieves are preying on valuable domain names. Another day, another stolen domain; CCT.com has been reported as stolen by an active member of DNForum. The domain’s lawful owner, Mr. Dean Vlahos, confirmed that the current status of CCT.com is not legitimate. Registered at Network Solutions, CCT.com appears to... [More]

Bad economy: Russian domainers suffer as the Ruble drops against the Dollar

Bad economy: Russian domainers suffer as the Ruble drops against the Dollar

Domain News: December 18, 2014 - 10:46 am

Russian economy is hurting currently, and it’s not because of a resurgence of Communism. In Russia, the economy is rather consumer-oriented, and traditional commerce maintains a European flair as far as Capitalism is concerned. With the price of oil plummeting, Russia’s financial sector is getting hit; the dropping... [More]

Boston ‘Supermarket King’ Demoulas family ‘feud’ leads to domain sale

Boston ‘Supermarket King’ Demoulas family ‘feud’ leads to domain sale

Domain News: December 18, 2014 - 9:30 am

An undated photo of the Demoulas super market. In Boston, it’s Demoulas vs. Demoulas, in a rivalry between two cousins controlling two super-regional supermarket chains, Market Basket and Demoulas Super Markets. Arthur T. Demoulas recently scooped up his cousin’s half for $1.5 billion, triggering the interest... [More]

Alert: Several valuable domains have been stolen from eNom accounts

Alert: Several valuable domains have been stolen from eNom accounts

Domain News: December 17, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Domain names are stolen by Chinese thieves very often. Several premium numeric and three letter .com domains have been stolen from eNom accounts, and were moved to GoDaddy. According to their owner, when these domains were acquired in the past, they were assigned individual passwords via the access.enom.com reseller portal. Somehow,... [More]

From GoDaddy to Certegy collections over a $13.17 ‘debt’

From GoDaddy to Certegy collections over a $13.17 ‘debt’

Domain News: December 17, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Payment processor Certegy does not hold back; when it comes down to collecting a $25 dollar fee over a debt of $13.17 at GoDaddy, they will either get their money or report you to the credit bureaus, affecting your credit score in the process. A DomainGang reader and GoDaddy customer that wants to remain anonymous, read... [More]

Domain investors cashing in on the upcoming lifting of the embargo against Cuba

Domain investors cashing in on the upcoming lifting of the embargo against Cuba

Domain News: December 17, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Cuban women. President Obama’s announcement of improved relationships with Cuba was welcomed with applause today; the half a century long embargo will eventually be lifted. Domain investors that have long believed in such a change in the US-Cuban relationships, should be excited; Rob Sequin‘s domain portfolio... [More]

Russian millionaire sued GoDaddy in $50 million dollar defamation lawsuit

Russian millionaire sued GoDaddy in $50 million dollar defamation lawsuit

Domain News: December 17, 2014 - 12:07 pm

A new lawsuit involves GoDaddy. Konstantin Malofeev, a Russian millionaire who alleges that GoDaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud, has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit. According to Courthouse News Service, Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the... [More]

Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank

Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank

Domain News: December 17, 2014 - 10:54 am

Probably the last UDRP for Yoyo Email before the Holidays. By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against... [More]

ICANN alerts users of CZDS & ICANN Wiki about security breach

ICANN alerts users of CZDS & ICANN Wiki about security breach

Domain News: December 17, 2014 - 12:40 am

Time to change your CZDS passwords. ICANN has sent out a password reset email, acknowledging a CZDS system intrusion that occurred in November. Through this notification, the system now alerts to the setting of a new password for all account holders: ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe... [More]

Rare sighting of ‘Mobi’ name in the wild!

Rare sighting of ‘Mobi’ name in the wild!

Domain News: December 16, 2014 - 4:08 pm

When dot .Mobi launched in 2005, everyone raved about the endless possibilities of this alternate gTLD for the cellular & mobile market. A lot of things changed since that launch, and even Flowers.mobi had to be sacrificed in the name of sanity. We often see domain names on car tags, but they are usually dot .com’s. Here’s... [More]

Uniregistry: End of year savings and more domain updates

Uniregistry: End of year savings and more domain updates

Domain News: December 16, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Uniregistry. Uniregistry announced its end of year savings, discounting several gTLDs. To take advantage of these promotions, register domains until December 31st, in the following gTLDs: .Christmas, for $18.88 per domain – regularly at $28.88 .Gift, for $12.88 per domain – regularly at $19.88 .Country, for... [More]

T-Mobile creates ‘Data Stash’ product without the dot com

T-Mobile creates ‘Data Stash’ product without the dot com

Domain News: December 16, 2014 - 10:52 am

T-Mobile, the fastest growing cellular phone company in the US, announced the availability of ‘Data Stash‘ – a data rollover product – starting in January 2015. With most phone companies, if you max out your plan’s data you either get throttled in speed or penalized with extra fees. Along with... [More]

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