The government of Colombia is about to introduce a black list of international gambling sites, making them unavailable to its citizens. That means, no access to betting, poker and other such gambling activities that take money out of the country, and more money – allegedly – will be used to gamble in state-owned establishments. Colombia’s […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Lily Camera RIP : Company files for bankruptcy after taking in $34 million dollars in pre-orders and investments
Lily Robotics, a start-up operating from the domain Lily.Camera, has filed for bankruptcy, having taken in more than 60,000 pre-orders that were never shipped. After seed investors poured in millions of dollars in funding, the company started taking in discounted pre-orders for a revolutionary drone that possessed advanced navigation capabilities. The footage, however, was shot […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Another day, another “fun” demonstration of domain entrepreneurship, as MelaniaNaked.com has hit eBay. Ugh. Melania Trump is the US First Lady, and just like her husband, president Donald Trump, has shown her ability to be litigious. Blogs and publications that asserted she was of “questionable ethics” during her fashion modeling years, were duly sued, for […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Sponsored by Uniregistry.* Uniregistry celebrates its 3rd anniversary this weekend, with a 33% discount coupon for all new registrations and transfers of com, net and org domain names. That’s a great deal that can save domain investors a good chunk of money! Here are the terms: For 3 days only we are offering our lowest […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Uniregistry has been emailing domain registrants about the upcoming price increase for 16 of its 26 gTLDs. The notification email is tailored to one’s domain portfolio, and lists the specific gTLDs, the number of affected domains, and the price change. Here is a sample of the email notification from Uniregistry (domain numbers removed): The official […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Dmoz officially shut down today, stealing the thunder of St. Patrick’s Day. The resource index was owned by AOL, but constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. Dmoz.org and the community that maintained it, were also known as the Open Directory Project (ODP). Its long history started in 1998, and by 1999 Dmoz […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Chinese government added Pinterest to its list of major blocked web sites from the West. Often referred to as the “Great Firewall of China,” the filtration includes Twitter, Facebook and Google; protecting the Chinese citizens from exposure to Western ideals and “corruption.” China’s society is at the lowest dissent point in more than a […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Famous Four Media announced that its dot .Loan gTLD recently crossed the 1.5 million domain registration milestone. FFM said in a press release: “Famous Four Media, one of the world’s leading domain registry operators, is delighted to announce that its dot LOAN gTLD has surpassed 1,500,000 registrations! This represents another extraordinary milestone. Famous Four Media […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Sponsored by Sedo.* The Sedo Great Domains auction for March is underway; lots of three and four letter .com domains, along with spectacular numerics such as 1515.com are listed. Sedo lists a small number of domains every month, focusing on quality versus volume. Who has the time to wade through hundreds or thousands of domains […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot .Global, took to LinkedIn to share his thoughts on the fallout from a recent decision by Uniregistry to raise prices for 16 of its gTLDs. Despite titling his op-piece as “Domain Name Drama,” Larsen takes a balanced approach to analyzing the events: “I think the frustration and criticism […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It’s official: Rick Schwartz will stay on Twitter for now, with no plans to return to active blogging soon, if ever. Despite what the majority of the Domain King®’s fans wished for, Rick’s commitment to Twitter – a medium that he took to actively since November – seems rather solid. Recent domain acquisitions, such as […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Many accounts on domain forums make use of an attractive avatar, preferably female and non-identifiable. There’s a reason for that, it seems. It’s one thing if you use a known celebrity, such as Angelina Jolie, or Leonardo Di Caprio, to project both beauty and strength. It’s another, to fully indicate that you are that other […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.