Greek domain conference : Smokers are welcome

The first ever domain conference in Greece will allow and even encourage smoking, a pastime many Greeks share. Domain Greekfest 2017 will take place in Athens, Greece, sometime in early fall, and preparations are under way. Smoking while having coffee, or on its own, is a vice many Greeks attribute to the “idle hands” syndrome. […]

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Monetary revolution : Nick Spanos and the Winklevoss Twins are “Banking on Bitcoin”

Domain investor, Nick Spanos, diversified his investments into real estate and Bitcoin – the new era cryptocurrency. In 2013, Spanos founded Bitcoin Center NYC – the only place in the U.S. dedicated to promoting Bitcoin, educating the public, and hosting the local Bitcoin community: “The highlight of the Bitcoin center is every Monday and Thursday night. Bitcoin […]

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Just married : Greek domainer on top of the world!

Mike Bahlitzanakis is on top of the world; the Brooklyn-born domainer has a huge reason to celebrate his Greek heritage with a vociferous “Opa!” This past weekend, Mike and his fiancée Maria became husband and wife, tying the proverbial knot after a lengthy courtship. The young couple has plans to go on a trip to […]

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Crazy Greek Bitch : Smitten foreigner shares his love via domain name!

Greece has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately, but the truth is that its people are full of passion and zest for life; it must be due to the unique Greek light shining down on the endless shores. To anyone who has had the privilege to know a Greek woman, they are […]

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Greek politics: Democrat Socialists Movement and social media failure

George Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece, launched a new political party today called “Democrat Socialists Movement.” With general elections coming up on January 25th, the heat is on for Papandreou to attract votes from his former party, PASOK. Speculations over the name of the party led some media to report the name as “Kinima […]

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Greek domainers participating in the 32nd Athens Marathon race

The 32nd Athens Marathon takes place in Athens, Greece, tomorrow Sunday. Tagged as the “authentic” or “classic” marathon, it begins from the tomb of Marathon, where 192 Athenian soldiers were buried after the battle against the Persians, in 490 BC. This year, the Athens Marathon is expected to break new records, with more than 35,000 […]

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Oroskopos: Horoscope war between two Greeks – Who won the UDRP ?

A war of “horoscopes” erupted between two Greeks, over the domain name Oroskopos.tv. In rather dated Greek, the word “oroskopos” means “observer of the hours” and it’s the source for modern day horoscopes. A UDRP filed at the WIPO by Newsphone Hellas SA of Greece, was targeting the ownership of the domain; Hercules Capritsas, of […]

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Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry

Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed, we […]

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Elder Pastitsios: Satiric Facebook page creator sentenced to jail

Almost sixteen months ago, we reported the enforcement of an outdated Greek law related to insulting one’s religion, in a case that involved the arrest of the creator of a parody Facebook page. “Pastitsios the Elder” poked fun at a long-demised monk, whose name – Paisios – rhymed with a popular Greek pasta dish, pastitsio. […]

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Domainer wins UDRP using ‘Affluenza defense’ at the WIPO

A prominent domainer’s lawyer successfully used an “Affluenza defense” to fight off a company’s predatory UDRP. Tony Angelo Spanakis, of Brooklyn, New York spent the early days of his youth as a well-spoiled child; the Spanakis family restaurant provided a comfortable living since the early 1970’s. “The Respondent’s sense of responsibility was distorted by many […]

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Golden Dawn: Frank Schilling’s .com a magnet of international political traffic

It’s not uncommon for a beautiful name to be used as a cover for something sinister and pure evil. The name “Golden dawn” signifies a shiny rising of the sun, peeking from behind a mountain top, making the treetops shimmer. Unfortunately, it’s also the name of a political party in Greece, that somehow managed to […]

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Domain Gangs of New York: Kosher chicken capers

The day before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, New Yorker domainers Mike Bahlitzanakis and Tony Kanakaris had lunch at Mamma Maria’s, a Greek family-owned restaurant in Astoria, Queens. Just like every other laid back Greek, catching up about domain names and Mike’s sale of Select.com took over two and a half hours. Tony bragged […]

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