Chinese domain market report : China might not be #1 after all

China might not be numero uno, after all. The world’s second largest economy is a fast-paced, growing consumer market operating on the Chinese “Communist Capitalism” model. And yet, there are indications that India, another fast-growing economy, is in fact more populous than China. In a shocking report, Yi Fuxian, a University of Wisconsin-Madison academic, says […]

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Cut the drama : Hard facts about the Uniregistry gTLDs and their real pricing

There’s plenty of misinformation regarding what is the real upcoming pricing of certain Uniregistry gTLDs. We’re here to set the record straight, providing the hard facts about these gTLDs. Disclosure: Uniregistry is a premium sponsor of DomainGang.com. We share news and information about their products and services, which we also use. Whether domainers like it […]

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Domain Memes : Mar-a-Lago meets Montenegro at “Despicable .Me”

Domain Memes is a section on DomainGang meant to poke fun at a variety of domain industry situations; often crossing over to the real world, to emphasize funny or extraordinary elements of domain investing in a meme. This time around, it’s Donald Trump’s apparent shoving of the prime minister of Montenegro, at a NATO event […]

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Last call : Domaining Europe 2017 domain auction ends tomorrow

There’s one day left before the end of the online domain auction, organized by Domaining Europe 2017. The auction is operated by Undeveloped.com, and Dietmar Stefitz, founder of the Domaining Europe event said the results exceeded all expectations. For a last chance to bid on the domain inventory, visit DomainingEurope.Auction.  

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TwinLakes.com UDRP : Estoppel a plausible domain defense

The domain TwinLakes.com was hit by a UDRP, 12 years after its registration date in 2005. The Complainant, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation, is in possession of the registered mark WIN LAKES COMMUNICATIONS. According to the Complainant, Respondent offered to sell the domain name for $50,000, an amount in excess of the typical out-of-pocket costs […]

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Avvo.com lawsuit : $2 million dollar judgement against Chinese phishing domain names

Avvo.com has won a lawsuit it filed against the Chinese operators of an elaborate phishing scheme. A Federal Court in Arizona delivered a $2 million dollar judgement against hackers who created a spoofed web site, that copied the well-known legal review web site. Randazza Legal Group, PLLC represented Avvo in this successful lawsuit. In Avvo, […]

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Internet Reboot Report : Dandruff, Cheeto crumbs main cause of PPC domain “fat-fingering”

Typo-squatting owes a lot of its success to fat-fingering, the act of slipping a finger while typing a domain in the browser. While some typographic errors are true misspellings of a domain name, a large number is due to foreign residue trapped inside the keyboard. According to the Internet Reboot Institute : “About 87.5% of […]

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Cut the UDRP cheese : Gorgonzola.CLUB in a safe place

If you love Gorgonzola cheese, join the club. The Italians make it, and there is an official association in Italy, who filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain Gorgonzola.CLUB. Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow’s milk. It can be buttery or firm, crumbly and quite salty, with a […]

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Google acquires Russian email provider, Gmail.RU

Google has reportedly acquired the domain Gmail.RU, a Russian email provider established in 2003. The domain was previously owned by the Russian development company Sema.ru, since February 11, 2003. Thus, Gmail.ru began its operations earlier than Google rolled out its popular email service, Gmail.com. WHOIS information for Gmail.RU currently depicts Google and Markmonitor. The transfer […]

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Bob Parsons : Grateful that elephant didn’t land on me!

GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, was ecstatic and grateful after a freaky accident involving an elephant hit the wire. “Back in the day when I went safari hunting sick elephants posing danger to the natives, the entire Internet piled on me,” said Bob Parsons. “At least, I survived the hunt. I would not wanna be this […]

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Domainers : Sedo rolls out escrow service for external domain transfers

Sponsored by Sedo* Sedo has partnered with Escrow Domains, providing secure transfers of funds through an independent law firm. Aimed at domain investors and professionals closing deals outside of Sedo, the service will be useful by those who want to: Create customized sales agreements Save on Transfer Service Fees Use a trusted intermediary to hold […]

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Someone just paid $510 for the “weed.com” IDN domain

Someone forked out $510 dollars for the IDN “weed” domain we covered yesterday. The eBay auction attracted 7 bidders, and 33 bids in total. Considering how the only way to view the domain is via copy/paste, five hundred bucks seems like a waste of money. Cherokee letters have been used in the past to pass […]

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