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Domainers: Where were you on September 26, 2009?

If you remember what you were doing on September 26, 2009, without a second thought—congratulations, you’re either a prodigy or a savant! As it happens, it takes a particular reason to recall a specific day in time 12 years ago and for us that’s the birthday of DomainGang.com. A dozen years later we’re still doing […]

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End-users don’t care about the .com price increase by #Verisign

It’s a sad realization of corporate greed: Verisign secured in its .com contract to increase its base pricing up to 7% annually. ICANN, overseers of TLDs and a company that is supposed to negotiate better contracts benefiting the consumer did not invite other, potentially more capable registries to an open bid. Ergo, more expensive domains […]

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I hate DST : Daylight Saving Time affects #domain investing

Daylight Saving Time (DST) sprang us forward last night, moving the clocks from 2:00am to 3:00am in the US. Losing an hour of sleep is not the biggest problem, as is the fact that the US does so two weeks ahead of most other countries, including Europe. Summer time arrives when it’s not exactly spring, […]

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#Clubhouse domainers : Time to get your 10 dollar domain name?

Call me stupid, but I just had to join Clubhouse. It’s an iOS app, so for us Android plebes it’s a no-go. My fingers typed in www dot apple dot com and minutes later I was ordering a spanking new Apple iPhone 12. Seven hundred dollars lighter—I wanted to keep my Samsung S20 and didn’t […]

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New year, new promises: How the #domain market will fare in 2021

Happy New Year! It’s 2021 finally and everyone hopes that the legacy of 2020 will miraculously disappear. The domain investor community is looking ahead with a positive outlook, anticipating bigger and better domain sales in 2021. With global travel pretty much stunted for the better part of the new year, it’s important to remember that […]

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Presidential debate #domains : Some fun exact match registrations!

Like millions of others, watching the 1st presidential debate yesterday I was hoping for an open dialog between two – very old – adults. Alas, it was a Shitstorm.com. You can buy that domain on Afternic, as it’s been waiting for 20 years. Tantrums and interruptions ensued, leading to a show unworthy of a ticket […]

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PIR-o-mania : And now get ready for unlimited price increases for dot .ORG #domains

The acquisition of the PIR Registry by Ethos Capital might have been cockblocked for now, as ICANN put the brakes on the transaction. Bending flat under pressure, ICANN announced that apparently PIR is doing just fine right now, as a profitable company with a valuation of more than $1 billion dollars. Relinquishing their non-profit status […]

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Your #domain names are safe and secure at #Uniregistry

A lot of ignorant commentary in blog posts today suggests that your domains at Uniregistry are in some type of “danger,” or lockdown. Others raise a “warning” that if the supposed transition fails to move your domains to GoDaddy, they are liable for only up to $10,000 dollars. The truth of the matter is that […]

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Editorial : The #domain name market 12 months from now

With one third of the United States population and similar numbers in Europe ordered to shelter in place, or to self quarantine, internet traffic is exploding. Companies such as YouTube and Netflix have agreed to lower streaming speeds significantly. On the other end of the spectrum, some items that are normally brick and mortar exclusives […]

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Editorial : Nasty attack on #domain owners by #Verisign blames #Registrars and the ICA

A nasty attack by dot .COM Registry under contract, Verisign, attempts to point the finger at domain registrants, Registrars, and the Internet Commerce Association (ICA.) In the process, it accuses domain Registrars that informed their customers of upcoming plans to raise the cost of .COM domains, such as NameCheap and Dynadot, of launching “coordinated campaigns” […]

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Goodbye #domaining …

It’s time to say goodbye, farewell and adios amigos to all domain name investors. The ride so far has been fantastic, the stories and news were matched by the great personalities of both real and imaginary characters – but it’s time to go. Taking a much needed sabbatical for the rest of the year. As […]

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#DomainGang is officially 10 years old!

Today, our fun domain publication celebrates a decade of active production – that’s 10 years of pure domain “madness.” As the saying goes, you don’t have to be crazy to work at DomainGang, but it helps! 😀 A big THANK YOU to friends, fans, supporters, kind sponsors – the entire domain industry that reads us […]

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