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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Name.com : How to opt out of the upcoming 60-day domain lock down imposed by ICANN

A new ICANN policy affecting WHOIS changes is causing problems when domain owners update their own information. According to the new policy, a WHOIS change, e.g. to the registrant or the email address, is handled as a domain transfer would. For example, an email is sent out to the old and new contacts to authorize […]

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Stolen or pinched? GoDaddy domain listed on Afternic disappears from account

The owner of the domain AirDoc.com discovered it was missing from his GoDaddy account, and believed that he was a victim of domain theft. Two-factor authentication was not enabled on the account, but further research unveiled something strange: the domain had been sold on Afternic, most likely for $555 dollars. Despite removing all his domains […]

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Mozilla Firefox 50 released : Is it your favorite web browser?

Mozilla Firefox 50 has just been released, and as a popular web browser it’s also a solid tool for domain investors. The “50” milestone release brings along several updates, fixes and changes. One important update that stands out, in our opinion, is this: “Added download protection for a large number of executable file types on […]

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Actors and UDRP : Stamos, Cusack, Downey Jr. – Where are their domains now?

Famous actors often become targets of cybersquatting; the unscrupulous registration of their full names for monetary reasons. Some Hollywood actors fail to register or maintain ownership of their full name as a domain, primarily .com, and someone else does. Upon realization of this, many go after the domain owners, by filing a UDRP against the […]

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NotMyPresident.com : The political domain that went from anti-Republican to anti-Democrat!

#NotMyPresident is a trending hashtag on social media, by Democrats who oppose Donald Trump’s election. The domain NotMyPresident.com currently displays an anti-Obama landing page, and it has been doing so since 2008. Back then, “birthers” promoted the conspiracy that Barack Obama is not a US citizen, or that he is Muslim. But it gets more […]

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New gTLDs break the 25 million domain registration barrier

The total number of new gTLD domains has now surpassed 25 million registrations; the milestone indicates strong demand. Currently, the top 10 chart of new gTLD registrations appears as follows: .xyz 6,548,577 domains .top 4,172,918 domains .win 1,058,490 domains .wang 1,043,456 domains .club 846,330 domains .site 534,449 domains .vip 499,320 domains .bid 487,074 domains .online 476,794 domains .link 404,863 domains A recent, […]

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Poll : Why some domainers hate gTLD domains?

Hate is a strong word, but some domain investors really hate gTLD domains. Already pushing 25 million registrations, gTLD domains were introduced by ICANN in early 2014, to expand the Internet namespace. After years of extensive lobbying by ICANN, the roll-out of gTLD domains has allowed individuals, businesses, brands and even investors to find the […]

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