Chinese domain market : May 31st is doomsday for domainers in China

Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Chinese domain market report. May 31st is “doomsday” in China, and domain investors in particular. Major cloud providers, such as Alibaba, have provided a government-issued warning, that user verification must complete before then. The process entails providing credentials to match domains with the real names of their owners. […]

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Editorial : ICANN and the future of the new gTLDs

Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 16 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]

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Defunct casino domain, TrumpPlaza.com, to be deleted after 21 years

TrumpPlaza.com is coming of age; the 21+ year old domain is about to be deleted at GoDaddy. Registered in December of 1995, Trump Plaza’s official web site was no longer of any use, as the casino was owned by Donald Trump’s “Trump Entertainment Resorts.” According to Wikipedia: On July 12, 2014,  the Trump Plaza Hotel […]

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Make Trump Tweets Eight Again .com : Have some fun with the President’s twitter account

Donald Trump’s presidency provides plenty of opportunity to the media and content creators to stage opinions and explore creative ways of protest. While the Donald Trump organization safeguards negative terms about Donald Trump, there is a vast range of opportunistic domain registrations available. One such domain is MakeTrumpTweetsEightAgain.com that provides a web browser plugin that […]

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ICANN CEO Göran Marby to speak at WHD.Global next month

ICANN CEO, Göran Marby, will be a speaker during Web Hosting Days Global – the hosting and cloud mega-conference that takes place in Germany. Mr. Marby will be addressing the community at WHD.global on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 with his presentation, “Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it.” If you plan […]

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Rick Schwartz in 2017 : Won’t stop investing in domain names!

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King®, might be retired from active blogging but he’s never been busier registering domain names. The TRAFFIC conference founder created a “20 year plan” and successfully completed his goals, having sold millions of dollars worth of domain names. Is Rick retired from domain investing? Heck, no! 😀 We often look into […]

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Wines.com : Eight figures domain discounted to seven figures for a quick sale

Wines have been produced throughout the world since ancient times, and it’s a popular, adult drink to our days. The Romans believed that “in vino veritas” – in wine, there is truth – and the ancient Greeks consumed their wines mixed with water (3 parts wine, 1 part water) and reserved the unadulterated wines to […]

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January 1st and the “birthday paradox” : Why so many domainers celebrate today?

January 1st is not just the beginning of the year, it’s also the date most shared among domain investors as a day of celebration. If one takes a look on their social media friends, for example on Facebook, they will notice that January 1st is an unusually busy day for birthdays. We found no fewer […]

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SocialEdge.com : Last UDRP for 2016 delivers a shocking decision

This is our last UDRP coverage for 2016, and it’s about SocialEdge.com, a domain registered in 2001. The aged, generic two word composite was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Igor Vaks. Mr. Vaks is the CEO/Founder of Social Edge, operating from the domain getsocialedge.com. For some reason, the NAF panelist made the following […]

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Editorial : China’s domain over-speculation is hurting the domain industry

‘Tis the season for December’s editorial here at DomainGang, and this time it’s about China and domains. China’s grappling with an astounding growth in construction and technology, while suffering from social pitfalls as the world’s largest nation. With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, China’s economy is fueled by a massive inventory of consumers; […]

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Chinese domain market report : Final stretch before the Year of the Rooster

The Chinese domain market is witnessing its final stretch before the end of 2016. With poor results throughout most of the year, and disappointing sales volume, the current jump in sales is an anomaly that engages domain investors desperate to sell. Flipping short domains, between 2 to 4 characters in length, among the Chinese, has […]

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ADD Domainer Issue #2 : News about domains, domainers, sales, and other stuff – OMG, a fireant!

This is the 2nd edition of ADD Domainer, an once-in-a-blue-moon publication about domain names, domainers gone nuts, domain sales, and other non-events from the domainer community. Our content is meant to stop your attention deficit disorder from kicking in, and hopefully – OMG, did you see that squirrel??? Elliot Silver is auctioning off a bunch […]

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