February 23, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT
ESQwire.com is a domainer-friendly law firm, totaling decades of experience between its principals, Ari Goldberger and Jason B. Schaeffer; the end result is an impressive portfolio of domains that have been successfully defended against litigation or UDRPs. Both IP attorneys are actively involved... [Read more]
The discounted offer by NamesCon founder, Richard Lau produced some great results over the weekend. More than 200 people took advantage of the hefty discount, registering for NamesCon 2016 for only $199 dollars; a savings of $800 as compared to pricing at the door. For a domain conference that is scheduled for January 10th,... [More]
Internet Neutrality. It must have been something I ate last night; either the filet mignon was from beef grown on GMO grains, or the sauteed mushrooms were not brushed clean properly. Now, I don’t toss and turn during my sleep, the dawn finds me tucked in place the way I went to bed, like a wrapped candy placed atop... [More]
On Monday at 1PM Pacific, the price of tickets for NamesCon 2016 – the quintessential domain conference of the year – is going to $399. The price hike won’t stop there; as time passes by, it will increase to $999 at the door! Nobody wants to pay more, right? Not only you’ll save up to $800 by registering... [More]
Domain theft requires a strong response by the victim. Our exclusive coverage of the brazen theft and subsequent recovery of ShadesDaddy.com has a pleasant follow-up. Pablo Palatnik, founder of ShadesDaddy, promised to return and has published an article that was picked up by Forbes. In this three-pager, Palatnik offers... [More]
With more than 2.8 million pageviews and 1.8 million unique visitors in the five years since our launch, DomainGang serves domain news and related content to almost every nation around the world. Having installed Google Analytics from the very beginning, we obtain dependable data about our traffic and content reach. And... [More]
Google does not have money to burn. The much-advertised auction for the new gTLD dot .APP is apparently back in limbo; in a shocking statement, Google retracts its bid of $25 million dollars as an ‘unfortunate error.’ “We are pulling out of that auction, good luck to the 2nd bidder, it was an honest mistake,”... [More]
Sedo has issued a lengthy list of revisions and updates to its Terms & Conditions. The popular domain marketplace seems to have updated several of its agreements and documents, to which clients must agree to, if they want to continue the venue’s services. In particular, there are new versions of: The Sedo User... [More]
The FBI is hiring. During NamesCon 2015, an FBI Cyber Agent joined us on the panel discussing Security and Domain Theft Prevention. It was an interesting and educating discussion for all of us involved in the documentation and reversal of domain theft. The FBI operates a team of Cyber Agents that tackle matters of computer... [More]
Brands need protection at a reasonable price. The VP of domain product marketing for MarkMonitor, a company that assists companies with brand protection, raised an interesting subject: predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries. Elisa Cooper is urging brand owners to appeal to ICANN, so that the hefty bill paid during Sunrise... [More]
Hasbro, Inc. Games maker Hasbro sold one of its digital assets last year, the premium domain name Game.com. While this isn’t exactly a secret, Game.com was acquired by Hangzhou Duomai E-Commerce Co., mother company of the Chinese domain auction market, 4.CN. The selling price for Game.com was uncovered today, once... [More]
MohammedEmwazi.com Minutes after the unveiling of the infamous “Jihadi John’s” identity, the dot com domain of Mohammed Emwazi got registered. Its registrant is now offering MohammedEmwazi.com for sale, as witnessed by the landing page for the domain. The registration of such domain names is questionable,... [More]
Despite a stingy situation that involves a lawsuit filed against it by Verisign, the XYZ Registry is gearing up to ascend new peaks. Last month, we covered the upcoming climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro by iron-kneed domainer, Ian Clark. Ian’s attempting to climb the tallest mountain in Africa, hoping to raise money for... [More]
Money. Crazy money. Domain investor George Kirikos has uncovered what appears to be the highest ever valuation for a domain name. The entire business behind Cars.com, which was valued at $2.5 billion dollars last year, includes a monetary reference of “intangible assets” – or, the very domain name, Cars.com. Its... [More]
A new web app uses the gTLD domain name, SwipeMy.Pics to deliver an easy to use method of viewing Instagram photos. By accessing SwipeMy.Pics on the web, whether on your PC or mobile device, you can move through an Instangram account’s photos by swiping left and right; zoom is available by double-tapping. Created by... [More]
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