Domain theft is a crime. Stealing domains amounts to removing a valuable asset that belongs to someone else, and it’s no different than stealing a car, for example. For many years, domain names have been stolen, and overseer ICANN does not currently offer the type of domain ownership record, or title, made available to owners […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A few days ago, Network Solutions sent out a number of emails related to domain transfer requests. At first, we thought there was some sort of malicious account compromise, or that the emails were part of a phishing campaign. The emails, however, were legitimate, but they were about domain transfers that occurred months prior. In […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domainer Comics is an open series designed to poke fun at facts, figures and other aspects of domain investing. If you missed the previous installments of the DomainGang Domainer Comics, check out “A penny saved is a penny earned“, or head over to the central repository. Faithful to our promise to create a new domain-related […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Robert Platt Bell is a patent attorney in Jekyll Island, Georgia and he feels “mad as hell” – thanks to .XYZ domains and Network Solutions. Apparently, Mr. Bell received one email too many from his primary domain registrar, and it’s not for the .com – it’s for the freebie .XYZ he was forced to have […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Despite having several thousand domains in pending delete, dot .XYZ is still the top new gTLD with more than one million domain registrations, according to ntldstats. The difference in numbers – a hefty 200,000 .XYZ domains – is due to the annual drops, after a Network Solutions robo-registration campaign occurred this time, last year. While […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Swiss company filed a UDRP for the domains Regofix.com and Regofix.xyz, claiming it infringed on their REGO-FIX mark. The trademark was registered in Switzerland in 1997. Meanwhile, a former partner of the company, residing in Singapore, registered the .COM in 1996. Once their partnership ended several years ago, they offered the .com for sale […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
As part of its redesigned domain services, Network Solutions has rolled out a new tool that allows domain owners to get rid of all free, unwanted dot .XYZ domain names they never asked for. At the click of a button, the XYZ Omega tool terminates all free domains that were added as part of an […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When Gruhn Guitars rebranded online from Gruhn.com to Guitars.com, the move was expected by many to be due to a domain acquisition in the millions of dollars. The shocking truth is, that Gruhn Guitars hand registered this amazing generic dot com domain in 1995, paying the $35 fee to Network Solutions. This was the dawn […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
After perusing the domain gTLDs included in the newly launched, beta version of Google Domains, we kinda asked ourselves: Why wasn’t dot .XYZ included on the list? After all, the ‘generation XYZ’ registry considers itself hip and groovy, so why not include .XYZ domains to the approved list of manageable Google Domains? There is no […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A frustrated domainer over at DNForum, is getting palpitations by the way Network Solutions treats its customers. Despite the apparent chest pains, the domain investor maintains his sense of humor and offers Network Solutions some sound advice regarding domain names, using the following three-pointer: Please update your computers so that when I have to call […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Not content with giving away 232,000 free .XYZ domains via Network Solutions, the “generation XYZ” domain Registry is now reaching out to other, lesser Registrars with similar offers. In its latest newsletter, EuroDNS offers “1000 free domain names” waiving the fee for the XYZ domain of your choice, for the first year: “Beating the drum […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Network Solutions, the registrar of more than 180,000 automatic registrations of .XYZ domain names, has applied for a patent of the process at the USPTO. Application number 54922212173-XYZ covers the process as follows: “A method of domain allocation, utilizing a software script, that registers and places a domain name into the account of an existing […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.