It’s been a slow day today but not for the participants of the GeoDomain Expo in New Orleans. During the social media presentation by Chef Patrick – a new hire by Oversee – a slight projector malfunction revealed Chef’s upcoming plans with regards to how he will capture the attention of the mostly male domainer [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
There’s no doubt Frank Schilling is an uber-domainer unlike no other – perhaps, the ultimate uber-domainer among the living legends of domaining. Bidding from the Cayman Islands, the hard-working Canadian has managed to acquire a juicy domain portfolio that many crave. Heck, Frank Schilling even owns every known dish known to man – or at [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
How do you turn $400 million into half as much? Simple: you run America Online corporation. The much-hated mass-mailer of floppies and CD’s in the 90′s bought instant messenger service ICQ.com in 1996 for a whopping $400 million dollars. Around the same time Microsoft spent another $500 million to buy Hotmail.com but at least they [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Often taking a lot of heat over practices in the past, VeriSign – manager of the .com and .net namespace – is forging ahead a new era in domaining. Earlier this morning, VeriSign announced the apparent introduction of a revolutionary new Domain Name Authentication system – or DNA – which surpasses any level of security [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Some people swear by short domains – the shorter the better. Others go after long-winded, descriptive domains, several words in length. There is an ongoing claim that such long-tail domains perform well in search engines. If anything else, if the keywords are unique they stand a chance of showing up on the first page of [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
As far-fetched as it might sound, the well-accepted and popular Pope Benedict XVI just might be the elusive speaker, opening the conference at TRAFFIC Milan. Opening its gates in Milan, Italy tomorrow and for three days, the brainchild of Rick Schwartz will be welcoming all domainers from around the globe in a European extravaganza filled [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Ah the French, they are out to conquer the world, once more. Since the days of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French ingenuity and ability to plant the tricolor flag on lands unknown are legendary. We spoke with Francois Carrillo earlier today and he made this statement about the imminent acquisition of DOM.com by Domaining.com “Hello gang [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Yesterday’s article about the domainer’s checklist for the next ICANN meeting in Colombia generated some interesting feedback. While David Castello and ‘Tricolorro‘ seemed to agree with our statement about the dangers of picking such a location as the meeting point for international travelers, some Mexican guy told us we’re ‘idiots‘. Mierda! With that in mind [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The next meeting of ICANN will take place in Colombia in October. It’s rather strange that ICANN selects locations where political or social conflicts would normally hinder even the most adventurous traveler from visiting. One would speculate that the imminent launch of the Colombian .co ccTLD might have something to do with it; perhaps the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Zundi Islands is a constellation of 17 small and medium sized rocky formations in the Kuwu archipelago of Indonesia. The local government consists of a magistrate and four vice magistrates, a hereditary ruling of this 15 square mile land for the past four centuries. ICANN recently approved of the ccTLD for the Zundi Islands [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In what appears to be a case of reverse domain hijacking, New York based society ‘Latino Army Of Light‘ is fighting for its virtual survival against a giant: AOL – America Online. According to the LatinoAoL.com web site: The LATINO ARMY OF LIGHT is a fraternal order composed of members of Latin descent. The order [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.