Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in Domaining; this is Father Domainicus with a post-Easter message. What a fine Sunday it is today, except that we might be seeing some North Korean nuclear-capable missiles across the western skies. Hopefully, our Domain Lord will diffuse those radical acts of global terror, raining down fire above [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The pending gTLD program from ICANN is currently creating more confusion, producing additional non-news daily; the applications that are being rejected or withdrawn multiply like rabbits. Should you care, really? With that in mind, here’s what we think of gTLDs. TGIF!Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
ICANN officials apologized profusely, earlier tonight, after hardcore pornographic videos were streamed during the conference’s live feed. Somehow, scenes from the X-Rated movies “Dot Com Busters” and “Cybersquat This” made it into the live stream – totaling 7 minutes of hardcore footage. “It was an unfortunate mistake, after data streams from our hosting provider were [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Greg Juricz is a Polish-American developer from Seattle, WA; having worked all his life for companies such as Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, he found himself clutching life’s shortest straw. “Worked my ass off at corporate America and got the boot after a merger eliminated my position,” says Juricz. “After eight years of cubicle life, churning [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
During TRAFFIC 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, we were able to seek out those involved in the gTLD rollout process, and its advisers. Although we decided to keep the source of this information private, it is 100% true. Why would brands such as Canon seek out the registration of gTLDs – in this case, dot .Canon? [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Insane as it might sound, but Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry has just been ‘blasted off’ on the ICANN forum, about one of its applications, dot .Restaurant. On the closing day of commentary for the new gTLDs, David Matthews of the National Restaurant Association left a lengthy comment, objecting to .Restaurant on the ground of “Background Screening“. [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Many unsuspected domainers had a rude awakening after ICANN introduced 1930 new gTLDs that were applied for. While the first round of applications is pending, not many industry professionals have realized that ICANN is still taking applications – for round two. Domain investor, Elliot Silver, is one of them, and he’s going after dot .SILVER. [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
French domainer entrepreneur, Francois, has done it again. Not content with his operation of Domainers.org – an online repository of cryptic domainer profiles, Francois is going after the gTLD .Domainer. “Well make sense, no? I apply for .domainer as business explosive, cax, ecop, dofo and domaining.com” said Francois while typing on his aged French Minitel [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Today is a big day for Internet traffic, and by that we don’t mean the popular PPC outfit of Frank Schilling’s. Internet traffic – in general – comes at a premium, and when the Internet foundation is abuzz with new developments, it’s a good thing to participate in the exchange. ICANN’s announcement of 1,930 new [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
An ICANN document leaks some of the gTLD applications that are expected to be announced tomorrow. Thanks to Bob Pappas, independent investigator for ‘Gator Trails’ – a small research firm in Tallahassee, FL – the list has been retrieved from the bin of ICANN garbage in Marina del Rey. This non-exhaustive list was scribbled on [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The upcoming revealing by ICANN of almost 2,000 gTLD applications on June 13th, is in jeopardy; surprisingly, by ICANN itself! In a shocking release of new documents related to the infamous TAS Laboratories project, the existence of a technological advancement has somehow been leaked. Originally marked as “Above Top Secret“, the set of documents reveals [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
With the ICANN TAS system back in business and only two refunds due to the 40-day long glitch, a new application by the new interim government of Greece has been announced. “We can confirm that the Greeks applied for the gTLD .Drachma,” said Molly Pinebottom of ICANN. “There is an ever-increased possibility that the Greek [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.