Mind-blowing : How do #Germans pronounce #domain names with dashes?

Dashed domains: They do exist, in order to separate words, and make things more legible. In fact, domains can be formed with as many dashes as you need, as in the case of Sex—Sex.com. Oddly, Sex—-Sex.com was once registered, but not anymore. Nope, domain names can’t begin or end with a dash, however. Allowing dashes […]

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#DomainSpa : Fifteen year ago, #domains after the dot-com bust of 2000

Fifteen years ago, DomainSpa was busy capitalizing on the dot-com bust aftermath. The brain child of the late entrepreneur, Igal Lichtman, DomainSpa was a small, private label for monetizing domain names. Lichtman seized an opportunity, when he realized that many companies that went under in 2000-2002 failed to renew their domains, that were often single […]

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Editorial : Brace for the era of #domain anarchy, once #WHOIS goes dark

Welcome to the May editorial; it’s the month of flowers, and nothing blooms more aggressively than the thorny issue of GDPR. A mix of rules and penalties, allegedly devised to protect the privacy of Europe’s citizens, this far-reaching law will release its stinky aroma on May 25th. The European Union is a loose geopolitical and […]

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WW.com : Premium two letter #domain sold via Escrow.com

The ultra-premium, two letter domain WW.com has been sold, and the transaction took place via the Escrow.com Concierge service. Registered in 1990, WW.com was in the hands of Chinese domain investors for several years, and it was brokered for sale, according to this capture via DomainTools: The new owners are located in Hong Kong, and […]

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#Bloggers will pay $920 dollars to stay online in #Tanzania

If you’re a domain blogger in the African nation of Tanzania, things are getting tough. Not only will all bloggers have to register their personal information, they have to pay the Tanzanian government a fee of about $920 dollars. That’s right. Almost a thousand bucks for the “privilege” to be a blogger, whether about domain […]

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Providers.com : Twenty year old #domain sold for $100,000 dollars

The ultra-generic domain, Providers.com, has been sold for six figures. According to a statement made by independent domain broker, Kate Buckley, Providers.com was sold for $100,000 dollars. Registered in 1998, Providers.com had been listed for sale on Sedo as well. The term “provider” is heavily associated with health care, and health care providers, primarily in […]

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Hobi Michalec of Lumis : This is how I close #domain deals!

Domain broker, Hobi Michalec, can be on the go for days; the physically active broker loves to hike and snowboard in the mountains of Utah. As part of the Lumis team of expert domain brokers, Hobi strives to keep in touch with his numerous clients, buyers and sellers, no matter what. “Up in the Utah […]

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#Twitter protest : Rick Schwartz cancelled business account, waves farewell in 2018

Rick Schwartz announced that he’s cancelled his business account at Twitter, removed his billing info, and did so in protest. Calling Twitter a time-consuming habit that will take 30 to 60 days to break, the Domain King is walking away from the online medium next year, protesting Twitter’s lack of support in returning Mike Berkens’s […]

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#Bitcoins .com : How Rodolfo Andragnes started the project in 1998 with a 2000 #domain name

The domain name Bitcoins.com was registered in 2000, preceding the creation of Satoshi Nakamoto by 9 years. Unbelievable as it may sound, the Bitcoins project started in 1998, when Rodolfo Andragnes, eventual co-founder of Bitcoin Argentina, decided to create a digital currency. Rodolfo Andragnes registered the domain Bitcoins.com in 2000, to host his Bitcoins project, […]

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#Topcoin announces new “double TPC” exchange, based on the #Ethereum #blockhain

If you’re a Uniregistry customer earning Topcoin with domain transfers, registrations and renewals, then rejoice! Topcoin announced a “1 for 2” token exchange program, and its conversion to the Ethereum blockchain standard. For example, if you have 1000 existing TPC tokens in your account, under the new program you will be entitled to a total […]

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#Cryptocurrency and #ICO : Protecting intellectual property via the #UDRP process

The cryptocurrency market has become huge, with a capitalization of half a trillion dollars. Companies operating in the market, whether they offer a token or other blockchain-related product via an ICO, are becoming very attached to their brands. Domain names that infringe on existing trademarks or even common law marks, are being subjected to the […]

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#DropCatch auctions : Updates on allegations of fraudulent domain bidding activities

DropCatch, a popular domain drop-catching and auction marketplace, has been “cleaning house,” after reports of shill bidding surfaced. Last month, reports of auctions being restarted due to non-paying bidders, led frustrated domain investors to a lengthy exchange over at NamePros. “DropCatch.com is very much like a game of hot potato, where fraudulent bidders bid up […]

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