Mike Mann : They are trying to grab my 20 year old #domain Tasty .com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, raised a lot of concern today, about his generic domain name, Tasty.com. Mike said that he’s owned the domain for 20 years, although it was registered in 2003: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive owned for 20 years, prior to their birth. You can […]

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#Domains and trademarks : IP theft rampant in #China

A recent decision against the registrant of the domain AirBNBChina.com serves as a reminder of copyright and trademark violations in China. Intellectual property theft is rampant in China, where trademark registrations by foreign companies must follow the “first to file” Chinese law. Unlike Western trademark offices, where the filing entity must provide proof of “first […]

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#Indian domainer wins #UDRP filed against the domain #Digel .com

An Indian domain investor has successfully defended his domain, Digel.com, against the German Complainant. Digel Aktiengesellschaft of Nagold, Germany, filed the UDRP at the WIPO, after turning down the registrant’s asking price of $29,000 dollars. Their offer was $12,000 dollars. According to the UDRP, the Complainant says that it was founded in 1939 and that […]

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Domainers : Job opportunities at #Bodis

Veteran domain parking (PPC) provider, Bodis, is hiring. The DomainGang sponsor announced its current job opportunities in the US and Europe, in a recent blog post: Account Manager With a presence in the US and Europe, we are now recruiting an experienced Advertiser Account Manager, based remotely, to assist in our ambitious growth plans. Working […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 8/12/2018 led by Christian.com

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending August 12th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. One six figure sale this week, along with 7 domains that sold in the five figure range for .com, and in particular: christian.com […]

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Sir Stelios is back : #easyJet sues two Latin American airlines

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou founded easyJet in 1995, at the age of 28. The Greek-Cypriot billionaire operates an empire of “easy” companies; for his entrepreneurial acumen and philanthropic contribution, he received the knighthood in 2006. The easyGroup group of companies has filed several UDRP cases against domain names that infringed on the “easy” mark – the […]

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#MisterAuto .com #UDRP : It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the domain name MisterAuto.com didn’t end well for the Complainant, Mister Auto SAS of Villeurbanne, France. They tried to acquire the aged domain, that was registered in 1999; when negotiations failed, they filed a UDRP. End result: it’s a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH.) That’s what the sole panelist at […]

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Turkish #domainers face dark times ahead due to Donald Trump’s tariffs

The financial situation in Turkey is getting dire, thanks to an escalation of measures by US president, Donald Trump. Tariffs imposed on Turkish goods, along with a not so good channel of communication between Trump and Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, have sent the Turkish Lira tumbling. The Turkish Lira now stands at 50% of its […]

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Redacted for privacy : Writing #domain content in the time of #GDPR

Welcome to the August Editorial. Redacted for privacy, a GDPR byproduct, is one of the redacted for privacy thorns on the Internet. Without doubt, by using the redacted for privacy, several negative results can be identified, and in particular: redacted for privacy redacted for privacy redacted for privacy and lastly, redacted for privacy Many domain […]

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#Domainer steals plane, crash-lands it on #MERGE! show grounds

An apparently drunk domainer stole a Cessna plane in Florida early Sunday morning, and crash-landed it on Disney World grounds. Aiming for an early – and secretive – immersion to the MERGE! 2018 conference, domain investor Bob Vince Jablowski appeared shaken but unhurt from the rough landing. “I wanted to get a head start at […]

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Hobi Michalec : #Domain broker’s solid advice on negotiations

Domain broker, Hobi Michalec, is the co-founder of Lumis, a boutique domain brokerage company. Along with his business partners, Hobi focuses on premium domain names, and has extensive experience in dealing with corporate acquisition teams. In a recent exchange, Hobi offered some solid advice on how to best deal with domain offers, maximizing your ROI […]

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#DomainTools : Small change in #brand alerts makes a big difference

DomainTools is the quintessential domain research tool, for domain investors and industry professionals. It’s often used by security experts, attorneys and representatives of the law, to identify and track down cybercriminals. Despite the onslaught of the GDPR that took away many features of the WHOIS data, DomainTools maintains the biggest historic WHOIS database on the […]

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