Blog vs. Web : Verisign, please don’t follow the Automattic paradigm

Domain investors are upset with Automattic and the way it handled the .Blog rollout. Apparently, Automattic processed a bunch of .Blog applications, then used the data to evaluate many and reclassify them as premium domains. The practice defeated the prospect many had, entrusting the makers of WordPress with their dot .Blog desires. Programmer and blogger […]

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Editorial : The domain future is on the .Web

Another month, another DomainGang editorial is due. Now that Verisign made its involvement in the Nu Dot Co acquisition of dot .Web official, we can openly speculate on the future of this upcoming new gTLD. According to the press release on dot .Web by Verisign, the managers of .COM and .NET plan “to quickly grow […]

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Father Domainicus : The Evil Church of dot .Web

Greetings and salutations, my beloved brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, on a rather hot and humid Sunday afternoon. Many a domain investor asked me recently, Father Domainicus, what is the future of the Domain Church? A rather profound question. At first, this appears to be a question of anxiety over the […]

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Help buy a beer for the original .Web visionary!

In the dark early days of the Internet, a hard-working man came up with the idea that .com should not be the only commercial option. It was 1995, and programmer Christopher “Chris” Ambler, conceived the idea for the .Web TLD, eventually applying for it. According to Ambler: “I was writing a check for $3,000 to […]

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Kim Kardashian behind the massive .Web auction, according to Domain Live Wire

Hollywood celebrity fans, rejoice! Serial entrepreneur, fashionista and domain aficionado, Kim Kardashian, has reportedly ponied up the $135 million dollars for the dot .Web auction. Citing sources close to the family, Domain Live Wire editor, Andrejus Allman stated: “We believe it was Kim Kardashian who won the ICANN-mandated auction for dot .Web, as it’s the […]

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