The domain world is abuzz with the SOPA bill which gives the US government the ability to rule with an iron fist anything remotely linked to or suspected of unlicensed or unauthorized information, without much of a due process. What exactly is the SOPA bill and what are the key points this legislation raises? What [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We’d like to put our glass of eggnog down for a minute and wish a very Merry Christmas to our readers, sponsors and supporters around the world! It’s been a very productive year with so much more news to relay and wonderful stories to tell. As we move closer to 2012 – which some say [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
This is about a case of a domainer squatting on the intellectual property of a famous hardware maker – and yet, the bad news will arrive from a different source. At the end of 2010, computer maker Asus announced a new tablet by the name of Transformer Prime and someone went ahead and registered the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The ICM Registry launched a new .XXX domain campaign today, wishing its numerous domain registrants a “Merry .XXXmas“. The new campaign web site, XXXmas.org (pronounced: XXXmas OhArGee) attempts to stimulate skeptic domainers and rewards them with eye candy that is mildly unsafe for work. Merry XXXmas!Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Despite the reversal of GoDaddy with regards to their support of the controversial SOPA bill, Jimmy Wales – co-founder of Wikipedia – announced that his company will regardless pull its domains away from the world’s biggest registrar. “I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Just two weeks ago we wrote about the sale of the three letter .com domain TCP.com – a top tier LLL .com that was sold for a ridiculously low sum. TCP.com is not only aged and meaningful but it could not have gone to a nicer home! Network security expert and published author, Gordon “Fyodor” [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Bob Parsons, founder and CEO of GoDaddy, revealed the new GoDaddy logo and a new marketing campaign today – all in accordance with the removal of support of SOPA by the biggest domain registrar in the world. “As a former US Marine I’m pleased to announce that we support our troops, our customers, against this [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Smart domain entrepreneur, Frank Schilling is promoting his domain name, Festivus.com with a Festivus holiday card about the day of Festivus; the time of the year when domainers around the world gather for the annual Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength. “I’d like to seize this opportunity to thank my fellow domainer friends and [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Despite its sale for $13 million dollars, Sex.com continues to generate ample amounts of legal controversy. In an opinion posted at Forbes online, involving the famous case of Gary Kremen, an engineer who purchased a number of internet domain names, including the highly valuable Sex.com name – Jay Adkisson, partner of the Newport Beach, California, [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When Flippa transitioned from the feedback system that eBay and other venues use, it opened a can of worms. Because Flippa is not a marketplace like Sedo, where transactions are exclusively handled via the venue itself, the process of cheating the system is quite simple. When a sale occurs, the seller and the buyer complete [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In an effort to appeal to unsatisfied GoDaddy customers, domain registrar Name.com has issued a coupon code that offers discounts to those that transfer their domain names to Name.com The code: NODADDY According to several sources, GoDaddy is an avid supporter of the SOPA initiative currently on discussion at the Congress.Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The current count for .XXX domains – according to top domain tool, ZFBot – stands at 101,089. While this includes a substantial number of so-called “defensive registrations“, one thing is certain: ICANN hasn’t been made much richer yet. ICANN charges $2 a pop for .XXX domain registrations and that means only $202,178 have gone into [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.