We predicted the huge success of the 3rd and final part of the Sedo auction, featuring short and generic .AT domains; more than $1 million dollars in sales was the total amount spent on the auctions. By selling more than 1000 .AT domains, Sedo should be extremely happy. In the words of its CEO, Tobias […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
What is the most expensive domain ever sold? Although the list of the most expensive domains contains some dubious entries that might include additional assets, the numbers max out at $35 million dollars. Domain investor, George Kirikos, believes that Cars.com was sold for an astounding $872 million dollars, but there is no official consensus for […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, might be preparing for a glorious comeback to blogging; Ricks.blog is the latest domain registration we could find. By acquiring Ricks.blog from Automattic, Rick Schwartz indicates the importance he places in new gTLDs. In 2010, Rick registered Rick.co as well, a domain that forwards to DomainKing.com. Incidentally, another .Blog domain […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investors that often delete domains from their GoDaddy portfolio, should empty the folder. According to new ICANN regulations, all deleted domains must be removed from the registrar after 30 days have passed. “Finally, some new regulations from ICANN that actually make sense, no more bloated Trash folders in your account, taking over our servers!” […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Mike Mann’s conventional and professional wisdom has been immortalized in a series of MannQuotes; we started the series in 2013 for that very purpose. Sharing Mike Mann’s entrepreneurial and often, very personal statements, is an educating and entertaining anthology worth reading. After all, it’s not just Mike’s business acumen that stands out, or his trademark […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Microsoft revealed Surface Studio, a revolutionary, slim desktop computer aimed at creative individuals. The product will be rolled out in early 2017 and Microsoft is already taking preorders, although not via the matching .com domain! As SurfaceStudio.com belongs to a company creating backdrops for photographers, Microsoft went with Surface.Studio, a gTLD managed by Rightside. The […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In a recent post, XYZ Registry CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, gloated over the company’s growth in 2016. Negari stated that .XYZ registrations outsold those of .COM by “over 1 million in June.” That number might be true: more than 3 million .XYZ domains were registered in June, 2016, when an ongoing “penny” promotion allowed […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Frank Schilling will be delivering the keynote speech for NamesCon 2017; the biggest domain conference has long discovered the secret of magnetizing its crowds, by inviting the Uniregistry founder to its opening events. In January, Frank’s speech will be about the future of domaining, a subject that many domain investors are eager to learn more […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We’re at the end of October, and Chinese domain sales will begin their final descent, in a fashion consistent with the overall annual slump. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Year of the Monkey or the Year of the Rooster (2017.) Trading among Chinese domain investors for the type of short domains (2 – 4 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Popular domain news aggregator, Domaining.com, has given its contributing posts a “shrinkage” down to less than Tweet size: 135 characters. That’s 5 characters less than Twitter, and a big drop from the previous limit of roughly 335 characters, which allowed domain bloggers to present content that engages readers. The new format will appeal to catchy […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Well-known domain investor Ronald Dronk, was surprised this morning to learn that his microphone was live before the session at last year’s NamesCorn conference in Las Vegas. The tape, released last night, contains remarks Mr. Dronk made to the session moderator while preparing for his talk, “Why my portfolio is so huge.” Mr. Dronk was […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
GoDaddy is an equal opportunity employer. Men and women are treated equally during their careers at GoDaddy, and that’s great! But did you know that GoDaddy, the biggest registrar in the world, also owns the domain name GoMommy.com? Registered in December 1999, GoMommy.com used to be owned by a company called Mommies Online, according to […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.