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Techdirt : Sketchy #ICANN executives and the #ORG deal

An article at Techdirt refers to the “self-serving” .ORG deal as the result of very “sketchy” actions by executives at ICANN. The article points out the various steps in the deal that secured the removal of price caps for .ORG domains, and once this was in place, the announcement of PIR’s sale for a reputedly […]

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Black Friday deals for #domainers are finally here

Black Friday is the biggest sales event of the year, at least in the US. Billions of dollars are spent to buy gifts for our loved ones, and for ourselves. It helps create a society full of materialistic people that want more things in order to be happy. 😀 Today we’re rolling out “Domainer Black […]

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Seven with #Sedo : iGaming auction brings gambling #domains to the masses

Sedo, our premium sponsor, is rolling out a seven day auction of iGaming domain names. Said Sedo on Twitter: “We’ll be promoting the top notch inventory during the @iGamingSummit event which starts today in beautiful Malta!” The domain auction includes gambling, gaming and sports betting domains, and is expected to attract many. Internet gambling and […]

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#Bodis will now display Google “blocked” status code for parked #domains

Bodis, a kind sponsor of DomainGang, announced a PPC industry first as far as domain status codes are concerned. Google, the primary ad feed provider for many pay per click providers, often blocks domains, that once parked, end up displaying no ads. Bodis will now display the “blocked” status, instead of leaving these domain names […]

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#Sedo #domain sales for the week of Nov 24, 2019 topped by Buoy.com at $110000 dollars

Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of Buoy.com at $110,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending on November 24, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, Sedo has rolled out its separate Expiring […]

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#Uni Brokerage report: Top 20 #domains sold in the week ending Nov 25, 2019

Uniregistry, a DomainGang sponsor, announced its Top 20 sales for the week ending November 25, 2019. Top sale: GreenRoads.com at $160,000 dollars. The report includes only domain sales that can be shared publicly, and only domains that were sold using the services of the Uni Brokerage team — not self-brokered sales. Here’s the list of […]

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Bad #domain rebranding : #Lifestyle magazine became #Claur without the .com

Lifestyle, a fashion magazine focusing on the qualities of modern lifestyle, rebranded to Claur last December. The popular mag raved about moving forward to a renewed brand, which can always be a challenging move. In the process, the magazine’s marketing team left the domain name LifestyleMag.com behind, and moved to Claur.com – right? Well, they […]

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Girl #Scouts of America and the #YMCA protest the sale of .ORG registry to Ethos Capital

The Girl Scouts of America and the YMCA have joined numerous organizations, protesting the sale of PIR – the Registry for .ORG domains – to Ethos Capital. According to a BBC article, the Internet Society has been sent almost 7,000 letters asking it to halt the sale of PIR to Ethos, as part of a […]

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Ragazzo Greciano : #Italian foods are best for five letter #domains

Ragazzo Greciano, an established, widely respected domain analysis expert from Napoli, Italy, shared his latest official report about trends in domain investing. Known for his love for pasta and pizza, both five letter words, Ragazzo Greciano is moving his analysis and focus to 5-Letter .com domains. “I believe is best when can eat domain, mama […]

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Dot .ORGy : #PIR confirms Fadi Chehade link, defends sale of company to Ethos Capital

PIR, managers of the dot .ORG TLD, have launched a new website, called “Key Points about .ORG.” The web site, at KeyPointsAbout.ORG, contains some new information about its acquisition by for-profit company, Ethos Capital. PIR also confirms the link to former ICANN president, Fadi Chehade: Is Fadi Chehade involved in this transaction? Fadi Chehade’s company, […]

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Dot .com sightings : The #Asheville Tourists after Rick’s #domainer gathering

What are “domain sightings” really? It’s very simple: real life encounters with a domain name. When we come across domain names emblazoned on vehicles, boats, or businesses and products, that’s what’s also called seeing “domains in the wild.” We categorize them in two groups: dot .com domain sightings, and everything else in every other TLD. […]

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#Domain name history : On September 14, 1995 all free domain registrations ended

September 14, 1995, marks the date that domain name registrations were no longer free. On that date, Network Solutions, under contract to the National Science Foundation, began charging $50 dollars per year per registration of domain names, with a two year minimum. What had happened? In May 1993, the National Science Foundation privatized the domain […]

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