A group of rowdy domainers gathered outside the house of Icannius Pilate, armed with pitchforks and torches. With covered faces, despite the ample darkness provided by the veil of night, they chanted angry words against the domain messiah, Jesus Francus Schillingus. “Down with Schillingus and evil Uniregistrum! Down with the gTLDs!” Icannius Pilate looked wryly […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 16 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
‘Tis the season for December’s editorial here at DomainGang, and this time it’s about China and domains. China’s grappling with an astounding growth in construction and technology, while suffering from social pitfalls as the world’s largest nation. With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, China’s economy is fueled by a massive inventory of consumers; […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It’s Election Day in the US, and also time for the November Editorial here at DomainGang. For months now, domain investors both in the US and abroad have been pouring out their political beliefs, and into their daily routine. From blog posts to domain acquisitions, politics has seeped into daily life, often eroding its very […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Hurricane Matthew is one sick mofo of a hurricane. Floridian domainers would acknowledge that this is the closest that Florida has been to sustaining devastating loss of property and life, since Hurricane Andrew. Those of us that experienced the 2004 trifecta, take note: Matthew is a bigger hurricane, scraping the guts of the Atlantic coast. […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Time flies when you’re having fun, but come on – SEVEN YEARS? Where did they go? 😀 It was a slow day in 2009 when DomainGang was launched, as a repository of wacky stories about domain names. From the get-go we covered real industry news, along with parody variants, and each year since has been […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The domain industry has grown to encompass numerous areas that until a few years ago were disconnected from it. Domain investing is a lucrative, multi-million dollar business, attracting buyers outside of the core industry’s realm. When reaching out to inform domain investors and other related professionals about upcoming products, services and events, it’s great remembering […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
September is upon us, time for the monthly DomainGang Editorial. It’s been an interesting year thus far, and Q4 of 2016 will help define many trends for next year. Several important new gTLDs are set to launch until the end of the year: .Games, .Blog and maybe dot .Web. If you’re either a “poor student” […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Another month, another DomainGang editorial is due. Now that Verisign made its involvement in the Nu Dot Co acquisition of dot .Web official, we can openly speculate on the future of this upcoming new gTLD. According to the press release on dot .Web by Verisign, the managers of .COM and .NET plan “to quickly grow […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In June, I promised to post an editorial on the first of each month; life is what happens while one is busy making plans, so two days late it is. Bad news: The road ahead for domain investors is far from covered with rose petals, and I’ll explain why. Many newcomers to the domain industry […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Looking at the calendar today, June 1st, I realized there hasn’t been an editorial for a long, long time. Therefore, I seize this opportunity to commit to a monthly post, addressing the domain industry and its direction. Tomorrow marks the 2nd anniversary of .XYZ, and the controversy surrounding its launch is more or less known, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
NamesCon 2016 is hours away; the biggest, baddest, best domain conference of the year is already setting new records. More than 1,100 attendees from the domain industry and beyond, will be there. Witnessing the growth of the domain industry through the prism of NamesCon is simply amazing. The combined brain capacity of the domain industry […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.