Bad choice: Man gets life in prison for registering killer’s domain

Such is life : A domain investor with a dark past, will have to live with the consequences of a bad domain registration. Thomas Man, from Peoria, Illinois, registered the domain name of a serial killer, who had been on the run since 1987. In doing so, he set up a single page lander with […]

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Privacy forum founder: We may have to cut #Europe off the Internet

Lauren Weinstein, created the PRIVACY Forum in 1992, and has been involved with Internet and other technology issues for over 40 years, including at the first site on the ARPANET (the ancestor of the Internet), which was located at the UCLA. The busy technologist shared a post, triggered by the recent European invasion of the […]

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Sweet outcome : #UDRP against SugarEx .com is denied at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the aged domain SugarEx.com has been denied at the WIPO; the law firm representing the Respondent is ESQwire, a DomainGang sponsor. In this case, the Complainant is Ferrer Internacional, S.A. of Barcelona, Spain, who asserted rights in the SUGARX mark in the US, since 2017. The Respondent stated that the domain represents […]

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Feds take over the domain #Prblogics .com for contraband, owner arrested

The office of Homeland Security Investigations has seized the domain Prblogics.com, for the following reasons: Pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court, under the authority of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2323. Intentionally and knowingly trafficking in counterfeit goods is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time […]

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Global Internet disaster looms as Articles 11 and 13 pass in #Europe

After GDPR, this is another dark day for the Internet. Articles 11 and 13, a new proposed legislation in Europe that will stifle freedom of speech and destroy the existing copyright model, received vote of approval, by a committee of 25 bureaucrats. Despite receiving plenty of opposition from European citizens, both articles passed with a […]

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Out of the #blue : #Domain veteran hit with his first ever #UDRP

Domain veteran, Bill Karamouzis, is focused on entrepreneurship and generic domain investments. The Canadian domain investor announced that he was threatened with his first ever UDRP notice, for a new gTLD domain that is definitely generic: Blue.app. Bill Kara’s tweet marveled at the fact that the color is being claimed via the UDRP process, by […]

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Seven with #Sedo : Now’s the time to get great #domain deals in auction

Welcome to the latest GreatDomains “Seven with Sedo” domain auction – sponsored by Sedo. GreatDomains is a monthly, week-long domain auction event, featuring premium, hand-curated domains that span a wide range of genres. The June auction takes place from June 21st to June 28th, featuring more than 40 domain names. We picked 7 domains from […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week of 6/11/2018 – 6/17/2018

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week between June 11th – June 17th, 2018. This information is provided courtesy of Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Several big sales this week, with 6 domains that sold in the five figure range for .com, and in particular: […]

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Cassandra .com #UDRP failed with a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the aged, generic domain Cassandra.com has failed, and the panel’s decision delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainant is Deep Focus Inc. of New York, with a registered mark for THE CASSANDRA REPORT. IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, handled the case on behalf of the Respondent. In the UDRP, he […]

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#Domain devaluation : You can now buy #Rams .com for six figures!

As long as we can remember, Rams.com was listed for sale with a price of between $1,000,000 to $1.8 million dollars – in other words, seven figures. Adam Dicker’s animal domain gained notoriety after football fans looking for The Rams triggered an ESPN article about the generic qualities of domains. In that article, Dicker stated […]

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Clits versus clips : Ridiculous #UDRP claim for adult #domain

How can one confuse “clits” with “clips” is beyond our understanding; the domain Clits4Free.com was registered in 2002. Wiluna Holdings LLC owns the trademark CLIPS4SALE and despite the non similarity of it to the domain in question, they filed a UDRP. According to the UDRP, that’s apples and oranges: “Respondent registered the disputed domain name […]

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Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, Dan Sanchez was told that the […]

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