The Colombian government plans to block online gambling sites and domains

The government of Colombia is about to introduce a black list of international gambling sites, making them unavailable to its citizens. That means, no access to betting, poker and other such gambling activities that take money out of the country, and more money – allegedly – will be used to gamble in state-owned establishments. Colombia’s […]

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Rolf Larsen of dot .Global : Drop the “Domain Name Drama”

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot .Global, took to LinkedIn to share his thoughts on the fallout from a recent decision by Uniregistry to raise prices for 16 of its gTLDs. Despite titling his op-piece as “Domain Name Drama,” Larsen takes a balanced approach to analyzing the events: “I think the frustration and criticism […]

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ESQwire wins WinTech.com UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum

Winklevoss Technologies LLC filed a UDRP against the domain WinTech.com, which was registered in 1999. According to the UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, the Complainant has rights to the WINTECH mark based upon multiple registrations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) (e.g. Reg. No. 2,145,935, registered Mar. 24, 1998). The Respondent […]

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Domainer Poll: Should Rick Schwartz return to active blogging on DomainKing.com?

Rick Schwartz is on a roll; the veteran domain investor recently sold 977.com to a Chinese buyer, and has been super active on Twitter. The Domain King® retired from active blogging via RicksBlog.com in 2014; in late 2015 he made a series of posts about his 20th anniversary as a domain investor. Twitter is an […]

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Is WordPress a safe platform for domain blogs?

WordPress has been powering numerous domain industry blogs, including our very own, DomainGang.com, for several years. From the early days, to the current version 4.7.3, WordPress has come a long way; it’s now powering more than 26% of the web. Its founder, Matt Mullenweg, was interviewed by Braden Pollock during NamesCon 2017, and stated that […]

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Domain Memes : Family investments in domain names

On Friday, we rolled out Domain Memes – a new, fun repository of funnies for the entire domainer community to appreciate. Meme originates from the ancient Greek mimesis, or imitation, with the intent to mock and make fun of something or someone. There are lots of inner jokes to be shared through a meme, and […]

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Domain Memes : The excitement of new gTLD sales

Let’s face it, memes are like extended emojis, and today we’re rolling out Domain Memes – a new, fun way to send out a quick giggle to the entire domainer community. Domain Memes are obviously related to the domain industry, and its vast user base, and there are lots of inner jokes to be shared […]

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Rick Schwartz : I’m also a domain collector

Rick Schwartz is back “live” on Twitter, and he’s been sharing tidbits of domain wisdom that can fit in 140 characters – hashtags included. 😀 Many of these tweets by the Domain King® describe his position on gTLD domains, the power of .com and the necessity of companies to own their brand as a .com […]

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Sedo : Domini eccezionali per grandi idee!

Sedo loves Italy and Italian, and we’re not just talking about pasta, pizza and gelato – its marketplace is now available in the Italian language. Earlier today, Sedo announced the news, titled “Sedo launches Italian Website:” All Product Pages, Menus, and service pages now available in Italian. This makes Sedo the only global domain marketplace […]

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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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Gelatoria.com UDRP : Respondent asked for a gelato machine in exchange for the domain!

Gelato, the Italian word for ice cream, is commonly used in English for ice cream made in an Italian style. An Australian producer of gelato acquired a trademark for GELATORIA in 2003, and filed a UDRP at the WIPO against the owners of Gelatoria.com. Registered in 2012, the domain became the center of the dispute […]

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Sedo increases domain listing limit to $50,000 dollars per customer

Sedo has announced the increase of its domain listing price cap, from $10,000 dollars to $50,000 USD. Until recently, the lower listing threshold for domain auctions without prior authorization created a lot of red tape for Sedo; with the new limit in place, every Sedo customer can add domains priced up to $50,000 dollars to […]

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