#Amazon Echo registered 1000 domains after #Alexa malfunctioned

An Amazon Echo owner received a hefty bill from Uniregistry, after the popular voice-activated gadget went on a domain registration rampage. Shocked? So are we. Apparently, Amazon’s Alexa registered 1,000 domain names, without the Echo’s owner intending to. Bob Smith, the unsuspecting domainer, owns 2 cats by the name of Damien and Regis. On Friday […]

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Peter Thiel believes that #Europeans created the #GDPR out of jealousy

Peter Thiel is a successful Silicon Valley executive, having co-founded PayPal. In a March, Thiel made a statement at the Economic Club of New York, in reference to then pending GDPR legislation enactment: “The good reasons are these privacy concerns and the bad reasons are there are no successful tech companies in Europe and they […]

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Internet divided : A consultant’s great response to the #GDPR clusterphuck

GDPR took effect today, and Eurocrat bureaucrats are celebrating their supposed newly-found Internet freedom. The draconian law is creating a divide across the Atlantic, as many businesses located in the US have set up their firewalls to reject or redirect traffic from the European Union. This measure will become more popular after the first barrage […]

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Got #business cards? Start tearing them up per #GDPR requirements

Data collection is a dangerous practice under the GDPR. The Europe-centric law with extremely long arms, officially crossed over the European Union borders, ever so ready to intimidate start-ups and companies across the Atlantic with its fearsome penalties. It’s May 25th in Europe already, where millions of repressed consumers are getting ready to file a […]

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#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995 for clothing. Despite […]

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#GDPR : All #European Union countries to be blocked effective May 25, 2018

After nearly 9 years of daily global access to our domain industry publication matched with consistent growth, our audience is about to shrink by 10%. Thanks to GDPR and its ridiculously over-reaching clauses, a decision has been made to block all European Union traffic, effective tomorrow, May 25th, 2018. GDPR is an Orwellian dream, as […]

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#ForestGate .com : #Domain registered in 1999 gets hit with a #UDRP

The domain name Forestgate.com was registered in 1999, and almost 20 years later it was hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC. The basis for this UDRP: a pending trademark application. The Complainant applied for the mark FORESTGATE on April 17, 2018, just over a month ago. The Respondent stated […]

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#Payoneer customer claims there are payment issues with #domain escrow services

A Payoneer customer has shared his concern about a substantial delay in the release of funds. The company has maintained that its relationship with a Belize-based bank that defaulted, does not affect its domain escrow business. The statement was made at NamePros, as follows: I think there is something happening in Payoneer or they have […]

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#Domainsville relaunches : Fragmented #domain investing network will get you a piece of the action

Domainsville has been relaunched; the old domain news aggregator is now a “fragmented domain investing network.” Abdu Tarabichi, founder of Domainsville.com, told us: “Wanted to let you know that I relaunched Domainsville.com as a Fragmented Domain Investing Network. Domainers that don’t want / can’t afford the bidding battles can buy fragments of domains that are […]

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#Mugshots .com scandal updates : Sahar Sarid pulls #SaharSarid .com content

Domain investor, Sahar Sarid, has removed all content that existed on SaharSarid.com. Prior to his recent arrest, the South Florida resident uploaded a statement, distancing himself from the Mugshots.com scandal; that content, along with Sarid’s bio, have now been removed. Sahar Sarid posted bail and was released from the Pompano Beach correctional facility he was […]

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#Jewpon .com : Trademark holder reached out to #domain owner – what happened next?

The trademark owner of JEWPON reached out to the matching .com domain owner, offering $3,000 dollars for Jewpon.com. The domain was registered in 2010, according to DomainTools, while the trademark was registered in 2017. That’s a seven year difference, and the domain owner was working on a business plan all these years, apparently, intending to […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domains sold during the week of 5/14/2018 – 5/20/2018

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week between May 14th – May 20th, 2018. This information is provided courtesy of Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Several big sales this week, with the top 6 domains in the five figure range for .com, and in particular: […]

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