420beginner.com : One year old web site sold on Flippa for six figures

Who says you need an old domain to reap the traffic? The web site at 420beginner.com sold at Flippa for six figures, as a high performing Amazon affiliate web site. According to its seller, the $165,000 dollar sale was based on the following performance parameters: Traffic : 36,056 uniques per month Revenue : $8,097 per […]

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Mind’s an abyss : Sedo offer wants to pay in ICO tokens for domain

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage currently, and new ones are popping with initial coin offering (ICO) rollouts. What that means is, that people are printing their own digital money – or “tokens” as they are described, for legal reasons. Once on the exchange, those new cryptocurrencies begin their dubious appreciation game, and they can be […]

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HugeDomains crosses 3 million domain threshold !

HugeDomains has more than 3 million domains in its domain portfolio, currently. The milestone was achieved in recent months, and it’s without doubt the biggest self-managed domain portfolio in the world. DomainTools reports the HugeDomains inventory as follows: “domains@hugedomains.com is associated with ~3,104,104 domains” They need to update their website’s masthead, that currently states “Shop […]

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DigitalTown acquires travel affiliate solutions provider Comencia

Rob Monster, founder and CEO of DigitalTown, Inc., announced the acquisition of Comencia, a travel affiliate solutions provider. Domain investors with travel-related domains can make money through hotel bookings. DigitalTown began integrating the Comencia hotel booking capability a few months ago, and here is an example of such integration. Comencia founder, Mike Cartwright, was previously […]

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GST and domains : Goods and Services Tax to mess things up in India

On July 1st, the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is hitting online transactions in India. The measure has a lot of potential to disrupt online activities, including those related to domain name registration, negatively. What is the Indian Goods and Services Tax? Currently, Indian e-commerce web sites do not collect any tax in any […]

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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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