Domains with “X” are cool but the Twitter rebranding is horrendous

Using domains that contain the letter “X” has always been rather cool and against the norm. Maybe due to the political impact of Malcolm X, or the intro to religion, cyberspace, and afterlife by Norman Spinrad and his Deus X novel. Whatever your drive is to register or acquire domains that consist of the letter […]

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Dan.com tweaks signal “end of life” for popular GoDaddy brand

Recent changes at Dan.com indicate that the GoDaddy brand is approaching its end of life. While there is no public time frame shared by GoDaddy about an oncoming retirement of Dan.com, it’s expected to follow the trajectory of Uniregistry, another successful domain platform bought and shut down by GoDaddy. In recent days a series of […]

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DNForum: Annual membership of $750 a shocker to existing members

DNForum is reportedly going to roll out memberships costing $750 dollars per year, in a shock to existing members who already paid for memberships. These paid members (Exclusive, Gold, Silver) will be losing both visible and invisible benefits, such as the ability to have signature images and access to exclusive domain trading sub-forums. The new […]

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Reza Sardeha talks about the Dan future and fee changes

Dan founder, Reza Sardeha, emerged via Twitter and delivered his personal opinion about the recent drastic fee changes at GoDaddy. The back story: Just months after acquiring Dan.com in June 2022 for a reported $71 million dollars in cash, GoDaddy increased the fees domain investors pay to use the Dan platform. Starting on February 1st, […]

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Also taking a blog break!

It’s been a long year and 2022 is about to wave us all goodbye. With all that in mind, it’s about time to take a long-deserved break from domain blogging, following Elliot’s paradigm to which we fully agree. A big hug to our kind sponsors and our supportive readers who’ve enjoyed reading an average of […]

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Acquire.com sales price quote; “dick move,” or just a fun moment?

Acquire.com is a great brand and a domain acquired by MicroAcquire as part of their plan to rebrand their identity. Registered in 2000, the domain Acquire.com was in the possession of a Korean registrant for many years. MicroAcquire CEO, Andrew Gazdecki, pulled a fast one yesterday, quoting the acquisition price of Acquire.com at $2,000,000 dollars. […]

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DomainGang at 13: It’s hard being a teenager but it’s fun

I remember when I turned 12 because my voice broke during music melody lessons. It was also the last summer of the 70s and the last time before becoming a teenager. The following summer I turned 13 and went on vacation with my family. I had a white t-shirt with the number “80” and “JOGGING […]

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Unicorn status: Dan.com to become a GoDaddy company

Dan.com will be joining forces with GoDaddy, per the official announcement. GoDaddy puts emphasis on the sales landers and fulfillment platform provided by Dan.com and will be accelerating its integration with its own platform, Afternic. Note: Dan.com is a sponsor of DomainGang. In the short term, Dan.com users can expect to see the familiar customizable […]

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No, Dan.com does *not* steal your domain names!

“Dan.com stole my domain in under 24 hours.” This inaccurate claim is part of a recent review of Dan.com, a platform designed for domain owners to sell their assets on. The reviewer asserts that Dan.com is part of a group of “cybersquatters” that steal domain names – a completely false claim. Note: Dan is a […]

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HappyNewYear.com – One of Frank Schilling’s best domain names

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2021 and hello 2022. Depending on which timezone you’re on, this may have happened already; if not, it will happen in a few hours, whether you like it or not. đŸ˜€ Let me start by wishing everyone the very best for the next 365 days in 2022. Stay healthy, positive-minded, loaded […]

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As the year ends, domain offers from penniless students increase

‘Tis the season to be jolly – the year is about to end, pushing 2021 out like a giant piece of processed food. But no worries, with 2022 ante portas, domain investors are eager and hopeful to commence sales and forge new alliances and relationships. Selling domains at the end of the year is a […]

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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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