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Should domain companies worry about this #trademark?

Domain companies form the domain industry where domain name investors, also known as “domainers” operate. There are hundreds of domain companies worldwide, and many are registrars, registries, brokerage companies, and domain selling or domain auctioning platforms. The secondary domain market part is worthy roughly $2 billion dollars per year, according to this research. But should […]

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#Domains and trademarks: Fry’s files for Frys.com, finally

Fry’s Electronics has done it, finally, filing for the registration of the mark FRYS.COM. The trademark application with the USPTO could not have arrived at the worst time, as the application was filed in November 2020 but was just now assigned to an examining attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The mark […]

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Norwegian blonde taunts you about the parked #domain

Did you search for a domain name and it wasn’t available? Worse still, is that domain parked with a Norwegian registrar such as Webhuset? You might encounter a smiling blonde from Norway taunting with a video you about your search with the following message: Domene du søkte er dessverre registrert og parkert. We have no […]

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Visit Lorain County #domain lost via #GoDaddy auctions

Visit Lorain County, a web site operated by Lorain County in Ohio, channeled most of its tourist traffic through the domain VisitLorainCounty.com. Someone responsible for renewing the domain name didn’t pay the bill, however, and the domain ended up at the expired auctions at GoDaddy. A high traffic geo-domain such as VisitLorainCounty.com ended up selling […]

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Costly mistake? lnvitation.com was sold for $20k at Dynadot

The winner of the Dynadot auction for lnvitation.com might have made a costly mistake, as the final amount of $20,156 dollars is unjustified. How so? The domain is not invitation.com, it’s Lnvitation.com and when the letters aren’t capitalized people might easily mistake the leading lower case “L” for a capitalized “i.” Oops! We would not […]

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Domain sightings: #Peloton company’s actual web site on display

Domain sightings are random encounters with domain names in the real, 3D world. These encounters occur when we come across a domain name on vehicles, business or street signs, and tangible products and packaging. We group these domains in .com domain sightings, and every other ccTLD, gTLD, and TLD. This time around we came across […]

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Both Booth Bros moved to new Twitter accounts!

Domain investors and brothers, Andy Booth and James Booth, are known collectively as the Booth Bros. The busy brothers might be doing business separately, but they do seem to sync here and there. For example, they announced the acquisition of new Twitter accounts one day apart. Yesterday, James Booth moved to the premium Twitter account […]

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Royal domains: Prince Philip’s death a trigger for #domain registrations

Great Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away at 99 years of age, as reported today. The British royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1921 on a kitchen table in Corfu, Greece. The nephew of Greece’s King Constantine I, he moved to England as an infant when monarchy was suspended in […]

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Bring in the G’s: ETH.gg sold for $49,995 on DAN

Crypto domains are hot right now, even in a ccTLD as obscure as .gg. The country code for the Bailiwick of Guernsey off the British islands scored its biggest reported domain sale today. Domain investor and fintech expert, Logan Flatt, reported the sale of ETH.gg via his company, Media Code. The sale of ETH.gg took […]

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.QPON? New TLD about to (re)launch

When you roll out a new TLD based on a word, it makes sense to at least keep the spelling right. Dot .QPON got creative, taking the word “coupon” to another level. It makes sense, as Amazon runs the dot .Coupon Registry. The competition from other TLDs does not end there, dot .Coupons is another […]

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DNWE : #Domain marketplace announced exciting new changes

DNWE, the domain marketplace for curated and non-curated domains, catering to domain investors primarily, has announced exciting new changes. All domains will now appear in the same lot, with Curated and Non-Curated domains showing up in the same place. Curated domains will be bolded and identified by a gold icon. There is also a filter […]

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UNR extends deadline for auction of 23 TLDs

Frank Schilling’s Uni Naming & Registry (UNR) has pushed back the date of the auction by a week, giving the opportunity to potential suitors to sign up. Note: UNR is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. The new date is now April 28th and the public auction involves 23 TLDs: .audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .click, .country, .diet, […]

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