DomainKing : Nigerian ccTLD domain has stolen Rick Schwartz’s thunder!

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz.

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz.

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, is being missed among the domain community; as a blogger, he last posted in December.

Rick announced his retirement after 10 years of successful TRAFFIC shows, but it seems that some folks are after his crown!

It’s rather shocking seeing how a Nigerian domain registration and web hosting web site tops Rick Schwartz, when searching for “domainking” in Google.

Operating from, the redundant “NG” ending would be humorous, if it weren’t ranking higher than Rick Schwartz’s own blog!

As one can see from this screenshot below, the Nigerian web site appears as the #1 result, and their Facebook page ranks at spot #4.

At spot #5, appears to be the primary operators of the Nigeria-based web site.

According to their “About us” page, they formed in 2008 as Ideaa Biz Solutions; they launched DomainKing in July 2012.

The company appears to be based in India, per The latter, is an accredited domain registrar in various TLDs and ccTLDs.

Meanwhile, with a registration date of July 22, 2003, Rick Schwartz actually owns the registered trademark for “Domain King.”

So what will the real Domain King do about this?



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3 Responses to “DomainKing : Nigerian ccTLD domain has stolen Rick Schwartz’s thunder!”
  1. Amanda says:

    I can’t wait to see what the real DomainKing will do!

  2. DomainGang says:

    Amanda – Looks like Rick is gearing up to protect his intellectual property:

  3. please how do i get my files out of because all mty lifes work for my clients are there and i am not a scammer. i am a regulare web s=designer. even my company website his hosted with them. please anysuggestion

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