Editorial : What worked for others might not work for you

Time for the monthly editorial column here on DomainGang. Let’s be blunt: a lot of bullshit advice circulates currently, about what to do as a newcomer to the domain industry. The good news first: people are still flocking to become domain investors, whether part time or full time. The latter type, usually went through the […]

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AOL acquires Oath.com and Oath.co domains

Oath is the new face of an AOL/Yahoo merger, and for that matter they acquired the domain Oath.com. Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, identified the buyers of Oath.com as stealth acquisitions firm, Treadstone Group. Oath.com belonged to the World Media Group, owners of a large generic domain portfolio. AOL also acquired Oath.co which was up […]

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Sedo pictures : From WHD Global in Germany, onto Dubai

Sedo completed a successful tour in its native turf of Germany, and World Hosting Days 2017. The six day event was a big success, attracting thousands of visitors eager to learn about the state of web and cloud hosting, branding and of course, domain names. Here are some photos from the Sedo presence at the […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Old school China

At the end of 2015, there were 222 million people aged 60 or above in China, or 16.1% of the total population. According to the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs, 143.86 million were 65 or above, or 10.5 % of the total population. That means China is “old school” and aging fast, a side-effect of […]

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Amazon invests in .TUBE domains for content streaming

Amazon is another mega-corporation known for its investment in media-related products and services. The company founded by Internet visionary, Jeff Bezos, has become the destination of choice for consumer products. They just so happen to own Twitch TV, an online gaming stream service that they paid $970 million dollars to acquire. For reference, Twitch TV […]

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Philando Castile : Dot .COM domain registered after shooting video turns viral

The shooting of an apparently innocent man, Philando Castile, by a police officer in Minnesota over a traffic violation, is shocking and saddening. A graphic video was streamed live by his girlfriend on Facebook, showing Philando Castile as he bled to death in his own car. Facebook allows graphic videos to be shared on its […]

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Chinese domain market report : The rich are getting richer in China

China‘s high net worth families will reach 3.88 million by 2020, and their financial assets will account for 51% of China’s individual wealth. More rich Chinese are expected to send their assets overseas, seeking better investment returns, as the economy continues to open up. Liberalization of the Chinese market expands on the current model of […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Lucky 4’s and lucky 8’s

For several weeks now, the Chinese domain market has been keeping itself afloat in friendly waters. No longer the sad sight of months prior, China’s domain investors seem to have found a healthy medium for their investments. Buying and selling domains that are primarily numbers can lead to some very large transactions. The Chinese are […]

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A domainer and his dog : Help Ira Zoot save Raz’s life!

A man’s best friend could very well be their dog. In the case of domain investor, Ira Zoot, his beloved dog Raz has been a companion for several years. Unfortunately, Raz has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, and for a dog of its size, the vet’s bill is bound to be several thousand dollars. Chemotherapy is […]

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Domain trademarks : It’s not always about the .COM

While researching domain-related trademarks, one has to keep in mind a very simple fact: the word “domain” has other meanings as well. Indeed, the primary definition of the word “domain” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is as follows: the land that a ruler or a government controls an area of knowledge or activity In other words, […]

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Chinese domain sales : Short letters, short numbers for the win

The Chinese stock market reopens on Monday, after a week-long closure due to celebrations for the arrival of the Year of the Monkey. Investors are getting nervous, as the other Asian stock markets closed on Friday with big losses. Domain investing in China has been the subject of much discussion lately; while Guta.com founder, George […]

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Domain economy : Dot .Net pricing inches up

With hundreds of new gTLDs, it’s good to remember the original 3 TLDs, .com, .net and .org. Verisign manages the first two currently, and their contract grants them consistent annual raises in pricing. The dot .net base price for registrations and renewals is going up by 50 cents, effective February 1st. Keep that in mind […]

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