GoDaddy restores gTLD domain partnership with Uniregistry

GoDaddy has restored domain registrations of Uniregistry gTLDs, a few weeks after they were suspended citing company policy. Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, stated: “We’re delighted to see Godaddy offering Uniregistry domain extensions to its customers. New name endings present a huge opportunity for future website owners. As a registry we are sometimes forced make difficult […]

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Is Trump At Mar-a-Lago, Florida? This domain name will tell you

Donald Trump has been going back and forth between Washington and Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where his exclusive club is. The presidential trip costs approximately $3.6 million dollars every time, according to a Governmental Accountability Office report. Is Donald Trump At Mar-a-Lago currently? A new web site, IsTrumpAtMaraLago.org will tell you, and it seems that so […]

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Domain loss : Your domain account does not update your WHOIS info

There is very little education of end-users about how important up-to-date WHOIS information is. In a case involving an end-user’s domain that was lost via the UDRP process, updating the Account Settings at GoDaddy was not enough. The GoDaddy customer, who is not an investor, assumed that by keeping that part of the contact information […]

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Domain history : Thirty years ago, there were less than 200 .COM domains

Symbolics.com, the first .com domain, was registered on March 15, 1985. By December 15, 1987, there were a total of 167 .com domain names registered. In other words, the lack of interest, and the manual approval and registration process, added just 166 .com domains in 33 months. Which were these domains? Here’s an alphabetical list, […]

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THE Domain Conference : Moving to Orlando for 2017 ?

Update: Visit DNJournal for the news. — THE Domain Conference is most likely moving to Orlando, Florida for 2017, and the event will be held in mid-October. An announcement made today on social media by Barbara Dillman Neu, event organizer, leaves very little to the imagination: Big announcement ~ COMING SOON More details next week […]

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OneChampionship.com UDRP lands RDNH finding for Respondent

The domain OneChampionship.com was challenged at the WIPO, and the Complainant got slapped with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. Registered in 2006, the domain was among 161 domains that the Respondent “came up with,” hand-registering them after he found no active marks. The Complainant is a Singapore company that owns and manages the “ONE […]

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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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