Amanda Waltz : New position and role at #BrandIT

Amanda Waltz, formerly of Igloo brokerage, has been given an upgraded role and a new position with BrandIT. Waltz’s new title is Director at BrandIT GmbH. Her previous title was Director of Sales and Acquisitions at Igloo. The European company acquired Igloo in June, to create a new corporate domain management team. At the time […]

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Escrow.com releases payment gateway for #WooCommerce

Escrow.com announced* the release of its payment gateway for WooCommerce, a popular plugin used by more than 2 million online stores worldwide. WooCommerce is the top e-commerce platform for WordPress, and the addition of an automated Escrow.com process can help increase sales in a dramatic fashion. With the new Escrow.com extension for WordPress, sellers will […]

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#DropCatch auctions : Updates on allegations of fraudulent domain bidding activities

DropCatch, a popular domain drop-catching and auction marketplace, has been “cleaning house,” after reports of shill bidding surfaced. Last month, reports of auctions being restarted due to non-paying bidders, led frustrated domain investors to a lengthy exchange over at NamePros. “DropCatch.com is very much like a game of hot potato, where fraudulent bidders bid up […]

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Corporate domains : 01.org is a two-digit domain owned by Intel corporation

Tech giant, Intel, acquired the two digit domain, 01.org, a few years ago. According to Namebio, Intel paid $25,000 dollars in 2011 to get 01.org, a domain signifying the basis of all things digital: zero and one. What is 01.org being used for? Here’s what Intel says: 01.org is where we pull together open source […]

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Donuts Platinum Domains: Interview with Matt Overman

Donuts, Inc. is the biggest operator in the new gTLD namespace, with 238 gTLDs in their domain portfolio. We interviewed Matt Overman, VP and GM of Aftermarket and Premium domains for Donuts, Inc. The main focus of this interview: Donuts Platinum Domains. DomainGang: Matt, what are the Donuts Platinum Domains; give us some more details, […]

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Rick Schwartz : I am the new owner of GoDaddyBlows.com

Rick Schwartz announced that he’s the new owner of the domain GoDaddyBlows.com. The Domain King became furious by the method that GoDaddy uses to auction expired domain names; even after payment, the auction’s result can be voided, and funds are returned. But what about the time one spent, researching and bidding up a storm? Said […]

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DomainGang : Eight crazy years!

Time sure flies, and it’s now officially been eight crazy years here at DomainGang. Consistent reporting of domain news and subjects, is a task we’re strongly committed to; after all, the tagline is “Domain news done right.” Along with social media reporting in ways that affect the domain industry, we’ve shared more than 7,745 domain-related […]

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Plated : From a $9.99 domain at GoDaddy, to a $300 million acquisition by Albertsons

Plated, operating from Plated.com, sends its customers the necessary ingredients to cook their own meals. This is what a “meal kit service” is all about. Instead of shipping pre-made, soggy food, Plated took the novel approach when it was founded in 2012. Its main competitor, Blue Apron, operates around the same principles. There is a […]

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Domainer chutzpah : Give me $50 to give you a domain price quote

When it comes down to responding to domain inquiries, nothing beats the Telepathy.com requirement of a $19 dollar payment. At least, Telepathy has all this streamlined and automated, and it possesses a top notch domain portfolio. An unnamed domain owner is now seeking to cash in on this trend, asking for $50 dollars per price […]

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Feds seize BTC-E.com domain following Russian operator’s arrest in Greece

The domain BTC-E.com has been seized by the U.S. Federal Government, following the arrest of the marketplace’s Russian founder, in Greece. A new lander image appears at BTC-E.com, stating the following: Pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey under the authority of 18 U.S.C., […]

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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to domain names, quite accurately. Sounds a lot […]

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KZRA.com : Formerly stolen domain has been recovered

KZRA.com was stolen a few days ago, and the domain has been recovered – but not thanks to any registrar activity. Although NameSilo, the current registrar, has been in touch with GoDaddy, the losing registrar, to reverse the transfer, it was through the domain owner’s bravado that the domain was returned. An over-confident thief agreed […]

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