Rick Schwartz returns to NamePros!

Rick Schwartz broke his dedication to Twitter on Saturday, heading over to NamePros for some spunky domain commentary. The Domain King, who until this weekend had made just one post since 2007, left several comments in a thread related to gTLD domain names. A week short of a comment-less decade as a NamePros member, Rick’s […]

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Rick Schwartz’s domain requests on Twitter invigorate the domain industry!

Rick Schwartz has been asking domain sellers to post their best names on Twitter, for a maximum set price. Once posted, Rick’s given first dibs to accept or reject the domains offered. When the 4 hour window passes, these domains are available to others. We don’t keep track of which domains Rick acquired through this […]

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Domain King’s quest : 8 types of domains that don’t pass the “pigeonshit” test

Rick Schwartz wants your domains, and they’d better not be pigeon shit. The Domain King® is actively seeking domain submissions, up to $5,000 dollars per domain – but they have to pass the test. While everyone is proud of their domain name portfolios, sending a domain to Rick Schwartz requires higher quality standards. What are […]

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Domain King trumps Queen.dk over far-reaching UDRP

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King®, is preparing a massive legal salvo against Queen.dk, the Danish florist company challenging his premium domain name, Queen.com. Not only is Rick Schwartz prepared to successfully defend this aggressive move by the Danish florist company, he’s going on the offensive, and it’s already looking nuclear. What has Rick done so […]

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Twitter4Ever : Which is Rick Schwartz’s first domain name?

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 […]

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Rick Schwartz rolls out his .Tel domain; DomainKing.com rises to the Google top results

Rick Schwartz announced today that he’s finally launched DomainKing.tel – a domain he registered in 2009. Dot .Tel domains act like contact cards, and their content can be customized with a variety of templates, but they cannot be pointed to regular web sites. This approach cost dot .Tel healthy numbers; dot .Tel has a little […]

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DomainKing.NG : Public Domain Registry will assist with locked down .com domains

Since early February, India-based registrar, DomainKing.NG, has been causing a lot of frustration to domain registrants using its services. A month ago, its founders were arrested in Punjab, India, and are being investigated into for a variety of alleged crimes; some, as serious as supporting terrorist activists’ domain registrations. After weeks of complaints on the […]

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Rick Schwartz’s 977.com domain went straight to China

Details about the recent sale of 977.com by Rick Schwartz emerged today, and the destination country for this short, numeric domain is none other than China. The domain had been in transfer for a few days, and the WHOIS has just now updated. Chinese bidding powerhouse, Golden Name, is shown as the new registrant; in […]

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Rick Schwartz : I’m also a domain collector

Rick Schwartz is back “live” on Twitter, and he’s been sharing tidbits of domain wisdom that can fit in 140 characters – hashtags included. 😀 Many of these tweets by the Domain King® describe his position on gTLD domains, the power of .com and the necessity of companies to own their brand as a .com […]

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Bad domain karma : NiRA pulls the plug on Nigerian registrar, DomainKing.NG

Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has pulled the plug on DomainKing.NG, suspending its services. The Nigerian registrar with direct ties to India, has been the focus of an Indian police investigation, after its founders were arrested earlier this month. On top of fraud allegations, potential ties to support of terrorist activities are under investigation. After […]

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DomainKing.NG : Indian company’s Nigerian customers in limbo for two weeks

DomainKing.NG, allegedly the top domain registrar in Nigeria, has failed to provide basic support to its Nigerian customers, for the past two weeks. Based in Punjab, India, two of DomainKing.NG’s officers were arrested earlier in February on a variety of charges. Pune City police arrested the DomainKing.NG founders on fraud charges, but the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism […]

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Domain Sunday : The Domain King® acquires FakeMedia.com

“Fake news” and “fake media” are controversial subjects in today’s global politics, and the Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, has acquired one such major related domain. In what appears to be a rather quick flip by HugeDomains, FakeMedia.com was just recently sold to Rick’s domain-managing company. FakeMedia.com was registered in 2003 originally, but its British owner […]

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