DomainGang : Our 7th year and beyond

Happy New Year! It’s 2016! Holy molly! 😀 All of us at DomainGang would like to extend our best wishes to the great people of the domain industry. What started as a repository blog for thoughts, news, and funny (or not so funny but quirky) stories, has evolved in the past 7 years into an […]

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X3.com : Formerly stolen domain has been recovered

In April of this year, we reported that the premium, aged domain X3.com was stolen from its legitimate owner. At the time, Mr. AJ Alfieri-Crispin, shared the agony of witnessing the domain disappear from his registrar account in the course of 25 minutes. The owner’s Odyssey ended about a month ago, when the 3rd District […]

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Non-COM sightings : Dot .Vegas makes the list!

It’s been a while since our last – official – non-com sighting, although there was a recent snafu with Wendys.jobs. 😀 Still, an eagle-eyed DomainGang reader, Bruce Marler, took the following image while riding in a cab in Las Vegas. The first dot .Vegas non-com sighting is a reality, with Teach.Vegas, a web site dedicated […]

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LLLL .com : Liquid domains by the pound

Brewski & Brewski, the dynamic duo of domain brokers, is once again taking the domain world by storm. Bruce and Bobby Brewski have been quiet in recent months, and now they are striking gold with their latest project: LLLL .com domains, sold by the pound. “More domain investors in China are asking for insane quantities […]

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Free Kim Davis : Domain pointed to Marriage Equality USA web site!

Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, is out of jail. Davis was jailed last week for contempt of court, after she refused to comply with a federal order to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. In an obviously effective trolling of Kim Davis supporters, the registrant of FreeKimDavis.com pointed it to the web site of […]

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ESQwire : Reverse Domain Name Hijacking ruling for client and iPayments.com

The domain name iPayments.com was challenged in a UDRP filed on June 15, 2015. The Korean Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, a domainer-friendly lawfirm. For a domain registered in 1997, the Complainant, iPayment, Inc. of Westlake Village, California, claimed exclusive rights to the “IPAYMENT” mark it asserted to hold since 2001. In an interesting twist […]

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Non-COM sightings : Rare dot .BIZ domain seen in the wild!

It’s been a while since we added a new TLD to our roster of non-COM sightings, a collection of TLD and gTLD domains that don’t end in .com. The latest addition, is an underutilized TLD, dot .biz. Launched in 2001, the Neustar asset counts 2,193,503 .biz domains, according to stats provided by DomainTools. Our non-COM […]

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ABC to XYZ : When Larry called Negari

Daniel Negari scrolled through his emails, finishing off the last bits of a crunchy chicken salad with balsamic vinegar and croutons. Twenty five notifications about XYZ domains becoming active web sites, a couple of emails from Paul Stahura, five spam promos that somehow escaped the strict .XYZ filters – all this pile of work and […]

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DomainSherpa : And the winning Sherpa replacing Adam Dicker is …

Adam Dicker’s departure from the DomainSherpa show marks the end of an era, and the beginning of another. While Sherpas come and go, Adam’s contribution to Michael Cyger’s show through domain knowledge and Canadian sense of humor has been paramount. We ran a poll to take the domainer community’s pulse regarding who could be a […]

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Alphabet madness : Domain listings multiplied after ABC.XYZ launch

A lot of domainers seem to somehow believe that Google’s creation of a mother company called ‘Alphabet, Inc.’ will magically increase the demand for related domains. From zero to hero, the Greek word denoting the first two letters of a written language set – alpha and beta – became an overnight sensation. Australian domain and […]

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Domain Name Sales upgrade : Expanding the Search feature for domain inventory

Domain Name Sales has been upgrading its features and tools, ever since opening the domain selling venue to the public in 2012. The DNS team is eager to listen to suggestions, recommendations, and always strives to improve the platform. The latest upgrade that was rolled out involves the Search feature for your own domain portfolio, […]

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Donald Trump owns more than 3,000 domain names!

If you thought that Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is a domain newbie, think again. According to a report conducted by Business Insider, there are more than 3,000 domain names under the control of the Trump Organization. Many of Donald Trump’s domains are negative expressions, most likely registered for protecting his image and brands. Here […]

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