GoDaddy chicken : Teens arrested for taunting domain “Chips” investor

A group of teenagers who did not assist a domain investor fixated with Chinese domain “Chips” has been arrested. Police reports indicate that the five teenagers repeatedly failed to save a man who bid on GoDaddy auctions, for “Chinese premium letter” LLLL .com domains, taunting him instead. The man lost a fortune bidding, and eventually […]

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.XYZ domain adoption to skyrocket after Fed Meeting stunt

Despite recent rumors that .XYZ domain registration numbers are plummeting, new developments might point to the exact opposite direction. An unprecedented stunt during the latest Fed Meeting last week, might ensure just that. Someone from the .XYZ Registry held up a sign, asking millions of viewers on national television, to register .XYZ domains. While we […]

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Aron Meystedt’s Napkin.com rolls out example case of angel investing

Domain investor and Symbolics.com owner, Aron Meystedt, has launched an advisory company from the domain Napkin.com. The unlikely name, used primarily to wipe remnants of food away from one’s mouth and hands, indicates the process of sketching ideas on a napkin. “We’re doing this as a reminder that nothing beats writing your ideas on a […]

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Joint ventures : Elon Musk launches X.com, acquires Y.com and Z.com as well

A few days after acquiring X.com, uber-entrepreneur, Elon Musk, has finally launched it. The minimalist web site, contains the letter “X” at the upper left corner, marking the spot most often reserved for a graphic or logo. “I’m a no-frills guy, and decided to just place the letter ‘X’ there. Who needs a complex, boring […]

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Domain King : Around the world in 80 days!

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, is on a worldwide tour, to celebrate his victory in the Queen.com UDRP against the Danish aggressor company, Knud Jepsen A/S. “Roaming the world of domains is never enough, one has to get on a plane and see places far, far away,” said Rick Schwartz, while in Venice, Italy. “I […]

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Crypto-domaining : SnapNames to offer domain mining “off the blockchain”

SnapNames, the definitive domain drop-catching service, will be offering domain mining for long term investing. Influenced by the success of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies aimed at digital gamblers, the SnapNames service will be totally off the blockchain. “At SnapNames we know what people want, it’s quick flips using a traceable model that can keep track […]

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Domain Memes : Rick Schwartz and the RDNH disease

Our Domain Memes open series are about fun snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Some of these events are funny, others are definitely serious. Today’s meme is about the closing chapter of the Queen.com saga, a UDRP that ended with Rick Schwartz’s victory, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) against […]

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PETA files complaint against Uniregistry chicken game

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has lodged a complaint against Uniregistry. The thorny issue seems to be the Uniregistry chicken game, that appears during a 404 error. What is the Uniregustry chicken game? Visitors of non-existent pages can play a game of jumping chicken, or by visiting the URL https://uniregistry.com/eric directly. […]

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Donuts, Inc. to buy Amazon.com in a “Buy Now” transaction

Donuts, Inc., a multi-discipline domain Registry, is allegedly acquiring uber-retailer, Amazon.com. The astronomical deal, pending approval by the Donuts, Inc. shareholders, involves $1.5 trillion dollars in new gTLD valuation, company stock and all the cash in the corporate cafeteria’s register. Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, stated about the deal: “We are thrilled to be acquired by […]

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Manspreading banned at MERGE! 2017 conference in Orlando, FL

If you’re in the habit of manspreading, the act of sitting with your legs spread far apart while in public places, take notice. Domainers attending MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida, will be issued a citation and a possible ban for life from the conference, if they fail to adhere to guidelines against manspreading. “Spreading one’s […]

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Ten digit .XYZ domains : The next big thing arrives soon!

Who would have thought that “bigger is better” when it comes to domain names? The XYZ Registry definitely thinks so, and they are releasing the full range of 10-digit domains that can be used as phone numbers, to celebrate the company’s third anniversary. “It’s about time to conquer the entire phone directory with numeric XYZ […]

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XYZ Registry applies for .Covfefe gTLD and trademark

The XYZ Registry is once again breaking the proverbial mold, with an ICANN application for dot .Covfefe at the gTLD level. Riding the coat-tails of a popular meme by Donald Trump’s tweet, the XYZ Registry has grand plans for this new extension. Daniel Negari, CEO and founder of the XYZ Registry, stated: “As a domain […]

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