A balanced article on new gTLDs at The Atlantic is tapping Frank Schilling’s feedback, among that of other domain investors. Titled, “How Search Engines Are Killing Clever URLs,” the article focuses on the current state of affairs regarding the adoption of new gTLDs by the general public. Cyrus Namazi, an executive technocrat at ICANN, acknowledges […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A lot of domain investors believe that shorter is better, when it comes to domain names. But is this true? Longer, descriptive or so-called “long tail” domains can assist with establishing SEO benefits for the terms. In an odd move, PureSnax International, a food and healthy snacks company, has made the decision to change its […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Verisign, managers of .com and .net top level domains, has acquired the rights to dot .turkey as well. .Turkey, a new generic top level domain about Thanksgiving, is aimed at American and Canadian domain investors, primarily. “Spending more than $100 million for a .turkey gTLD might seem extraordinary for some, but to us is a […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
GoDaddy announced that effective December 1st, they are moving away from the all-familiar brand at GoDaddy.com. Citing the need for a domain franchise reboot, the biggest registrar in the world is bidding GoDaddy.com farewell. “It’s only natural that we’d use a real short, generic domain name, and moving to Go.com is the perfect evolution for […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investor and serial entrepreneur, Mike Mann, has been busy at the end of the summer. Setting aside for a while his favorite instruments, drums and bongos, the domainer percussionist unveiled his latest passion. “Any Mann can emulate my success with .com domains, and many have tried to mimic or even clone my secret sauce,” […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Danish cosmetics company operating from Natulique.com, filed a UDRP against a Turkish cosmetics company, for the domain Natulika.com. The Respondent, a Turkish individual, was briefly a representative for Natulique products; then, he launched his own brand, offering cosmetics. According to the UDRP, the Complainant successfully brought legal action against the Respondent in Turkey, where […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Many holders of closed gTLDs – those reserved for corporate use – don’t seem to be aware of the potential presented by their digital asset investment. At a cost of $185,000 dollars for the ICANN application alone, such gTLDs present a unique opportunity to create numerous meaningful domain combinations and to deliver keyword-driven content, to […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Rhapsody, the subscription-based music streaming service, is doing the unthinkable, once again. In 2001, the service was called Listen, operating from Listen.com. By 2011, the company had already rebranded as Rhapsody, using the generic domain Rhapsody.com; that same year it acquired Napster, a relic of the 1990’s that was once associated with pirated mp3 files. […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The war of new gTLDs involving two related keywords, .Game and .Games, might have ended before it even began. Uniregistry rolled out its 7 day EAP phase for dot .Game, with domains costing as much as $11,000 dollars. But if you thought you’d wait it out until the EAP period ends, keep in mind the […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The much-anticipated launch of the “Doom” game remake is scheduled for tomorrow Friday, May 13th. Expected to hit more than a billion dollars in sales, the gruesome first person shooter packs insane graphics that will put most graphics cards to the ultimate test. The online gaming industry is getting stronger by the billions every year; […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Instagram, the photo sharing meta-filter service and app, has updated its brand today. Dropping the realistic-looking camera image that used to be its logo, Instagram switched to a simple, abstract representation of a camera and lens. We definitely love it. 😀 “The Instagram community has evolved over the past five years from a place to […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The launch of dot .Bank gTLD came with a unique warranty: every single dot .Bank domain is linked to an actual bank. No gray areas, as dot .Bank is strictly managed. More than 3200 .Bank domains are currently registered, according to nTLDstats. And while giants such as Chase.Bank and WellsFargo.Bank have yet to activate their […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.