Tragic events that involve human loss, such as the Boston marathon bombing, attract certain types of domain registrants like bees to honey. Some of them do it to benefit financially, by attempting to hold the domain until a book or a movie comes out. Others believe that they’d profit from a quick flip, as if [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those injured at the bomb explosion during the Boston marathon. DomainGang will be upgrading its server hardware later today, including IP changes. Due to that, you may not be able to access the web site for the next 48 hours or until the new IPs propagate.Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Like every other industry, competition in domaining is sometimes intense. Domainers face off one another for good deals on domains, bidding against each other in domain auctions, and rush to hand-register the latest trends, news and keywords – preferably, as a .com. There are a few things that a domainer should not do onto another [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When DomainGang started out in September 2009, it was meant to be a repository of ‘quirky stories’ and other anecdotal news and information about domain names, and the domain industry. Back then, the plan was simple: if something made the domain industry news, report it. If it were an outrageous and ‘outside the box’ idea, [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investing is a serious business. We can talk all day about the new .pw domains – although I am not sure who in their right mind would go after a bunch of “pigeon weed” ccTLDs. Definitely neither Mike, or us for that matter. Ah, yes, taxes. They also suck. However, because the economy, no [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
After yesterday’s shocking initiative by Tia Wood to take her blog private (sort of), we decided that the right time has arrived to follow suit. After three full and joyful years as an open feed for all domain investors to peruse and benefit from, it’s about time to make some changes around here, mmmkay? DomainGang [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The untimely loss of Igal Lichtman prompted many to relive great moments that they shared throughout the domain entrepreneur’s life. Those that knew him in person, pointed out not just the business aspect of their connection, but the remarkable human side of Igal’s personality. Born in Ukraine during the Soviet era, he relocated to Israel [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Shane had a great time at Webfest, no doubt. Any domain industry event that caters to the general public and not just domainers, is taking a fresh look at how business is done; with that in mind, Webfest was definitely a successful milestone. And yet, Shane confirmed what I suspected all along, due to the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The antagonism between TRAFFIC and Domainfest – now, Webfest – is well known. For years, both conferences stayed away from each other’s toes, but at the same time they both fought tooth and nail for the numero uno spot in domainer conferences. In a funny, strange, odd, and ironic twist, two years ago we listed [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A little over three years ago, DomainTools gave me a call inquiring about advertising opportunities on DomainGang, which was then barely two months old. They immediately seized on the opportunity to secure the premium, top right ad spot and thus became corporate sponsors. Many were shocked to hear the news. DomainTools is the definitive WHOIS [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
I ran a little experiment earlier today, and the message from domainers was heard loud and clear: We want more numbers! What was the experiment? It wasn’t a poll. It was simply a post saying “$475,000 wow!” – the headline was ambiguous as of what it’s related to. It generated as many clicks as Elliot’s [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In the middle of the GoDaddy Groupon madness, we came up with a parody article about Bob Parsons – the GoDaddy founder – supposedly getting all upset about the sneaky ways of its customers. In other words, we predicted the obvious: that once realizing the hole in the process, GoDaddy would attempt to reverse those [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.