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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
#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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Mike Mann’s conventional and professional wisdom has been immortalized in a series of MannQuotes; we started the series in 2013 for that very purpose. Sharing Mike Mann’s entrepreneurial and often, very personal statements, is an educating and entertaining anthology worth reading. After all, it’s not just Mike’s business acumen that stands out, or his trademark […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Beer is an ancient beverage that many a manly man enjoy. Some even blog about their favorite bottled spirit, that arrives in so many varieties, flavors and alcoholic content. Naturally, a great domain for discussing beer-related content, would be BeerBlog.com. Such two word composite .com domains can fetch a pretty penny when sold in the […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investor, friend and great human being, Lonnie Borck, has passed. It is with great sadness that we deliver this news. His final resting place will be in Baltimore, Maryland, tomorrow Sunday. Rest in peace, Lonnie. Our condolences to your family, and love to you. A short bio follows: Lonnie Borck first became involved in […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We’re at the end of October, and Chinese domain sales will begin their final descent, in a fashion consistent with the overall annual slump. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Year of the Monkey or the Year of the Rooster (2017.) Trading among Chinese domain investors for the type of short domains (2 – 4 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Well-known domain investor Ronald Dronk, was surprised this morning to learn that his microphone was live before the session at last year’s NamesCorn conference in Las Vegas. The tape, released last night, contains remarks Mr. Dronk made to the session moderator while preparing for his talk, “Why my portfolio is so huge.” Mr. Dronk was […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.