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DomainGang celebrates its 5th anniversary!

DomainGang celebrates its 5th anniversary!

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]

Till Domains do us part: Divorced couple in dispute over domains

Till Domains do us part: Divorced couple in dispute over domains

Domain News: October 25, 2014 - 3:58 pm

These domains are mine! No they’re not! A former couple from Cleveland, is fighting over the fallout caused by their apparently bitter divorce. The man accuses his now ex wife of stealing his personal “web sites“. According to an article covering the police report, the domains under dispute were registered... [More]

Alert: See.com is currently a stolen domain – Do not buy

Alert: See.com is currently a stolen domain – Do not buy

Domain News: October 25, 2014 - 10:52 am

Mike Loucks, founder of SEE Corporation. Mike Loucks is familiar with the headaches arising from domain theft; his business domain, See.com, was stolen in the mid-2000’s by an Iranian hacker. Back then, See.com was hijacked while at Network Solutions, using a bit of social engineering. Loucks, whose immediate family... [More]

Richard Lau: Conference badge design – The 2015 Edition is here!

Richard Lau: Conference badge design – The 2015 Edition is here!

Domain News: October 25, 2014 - 9:12 am

An intuitive article on conference badge design, by Richard Lau, founder of NamesCon. Richard Lau, founder of NamesCon. Last year about this time I wrote an article about designing a great conference badge. I have been to many conferences since, and thought it would be useful to discuss some of the larger conferences that... [More]

Facebook copied its Rooms from Room, a private social network app

Facebook copied its Rooms from Room, a private social network app

Domain News: October 24, 2014 - 8:15 pm

This Room is not Facebook’s. Launched to much fanfare, Facebook Rooms attempts to bring back the 90’s, introducing “chatrooms” where users interact presumably anonymously, using nicknames instead of their real names. Facebook is using the domain Rooms.me to promote its product, and the Montenegrin... [More]

TGIF! DNPost Pumps Domain Bloggers!

TGIF! DNPost Pumps Domain Bloggers!

Domain News: October 24, 2014 - 7:22 pm

DNPost.com It’s Phriday! Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of yet another exciting week, but with the weekend ahead, it’s time to reward yourself. DNPost, the “baby” of all domain forums, rolled out yet another colorful video. This time around, it’s not about the DNPost Twins,... [More]

Yoyo Email Ltd loses UDRP over Maplin.email domain

Yoyo Email Ltd loses UDRP over Maplin.email domain

Domain News: October 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Yoyo Email’s business model: It’s complicated. Yoyo Email, Ltd. is a British company that somehow managed to break all records for the total number of UDRPs filed against, in a given year. Frankly, we have lost count, as the company has registered thousands of dot .Email domains, matching company names, trademarks... [More]

Social media newcomer Ello: We’ll never show ads and here’s why

Social media newcomer Ello: We’ll never show ads and here’s why

Domain News: October 23, 2014 - 6:46 pm

No ads on Ello. Social media newcomer, Ello, launched on the principle of not storing personal data and displaying no ads. Operating from Ello.co, the company appears to have taken the noble cause of its existence rather seriously, and converted into a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), in the state of Delaware. Here’s... [More]

Should the Ebola.com sale be recorded at $50,000 dollars instead?

Should the Ebola.com sale be recorded at $50,000 dollars instead?

Domain News: October 23, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Ebola.com has changed hands. Today’s big news was covered by Elliot, in a post about the sale of Ebola.com; the valuable tip came from Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos. The domain name received plenty of – mostly negative – coverage recently, from higher-than-thou reporters with obvious personal... [More]

Acme Billing Company files federal lawsuit for 14 stolen domains

Acme Billing Company files federal lawsuit for 14 stolen domains

Domain News: October 23, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Keep your domains safe, choose a safe registrar. A federal lawsuit has been filed by Wiley Rein, a law firm specializing in intellectual property matters, on behalf of Acme Billing Company of Florida. The lawsuit is brought against several Defendants, for a total of 14 domain names that have been stolen, and are being monetized... [More]

Shark Tank ‘spinoff’ to go live without securing the dot .com

Shark Tank ‘spinoff’ to go live without securing the dot .com

Domain News: October 23, 2014 - 4:04 pm

The highly entertaining TV show, Shark Tank, utilizes the different personalities of five angel investors, judging the viability of entrepreneurs seeking capital. Yesterday, ABC that it was moving forward with a spin-off titled Beyond the Tank, which will follow up on the results those that received investments by the show. Beyond... [More]

Media.net founder Divyank Turakhia learned how to pilot helicopters in a week!

Media.net founder Divyank Turakhia learned how to pilot helicopters in a week!

Domain News: October 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Divyank flies helicopters as well. A new article in the economic section of The Times of India describes Divyank Turakhia‘s passion for flying airplanes and helicopters. The founder of Directi and Media.net has a passion for flying which materialized in 2008, when he bought a Cessna172 plane and learned how to fly... [More]

Dot .Crap LLC to bring equilibrium in the Domain industry as a new, affordable gTLD

Dot .Crap LLC to bring equilibrium in the Domain industry as a new, affordable gTLD

Domain News: October 23, 2014 - 10:42 am

Dot .Crap domains will cost less than a dollar. The apparent collective failure of gTLDs to deliver meaningful domains for end-user web sites, is leading to the creation of even more gTLDs. Despite the huge success of dot .XYZ – a top level domain with more than a billion active web sites – the total numbers... [More]

Reports: New gTLDs rank as ‘exact match domains’ in Google searches

Reports: New gTLDs rank as ‘exact match domains’ in Google searches

Domain News: October 22, 2014 - 8:48 pm

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]

New York City drama over “welcome to the Bronx” dot .NYC domains

New York City drama over “welcome to the Bronx” dot .NYC domains

Domain News: October 22, 2014 - 7:02 pm

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]

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