#Domain nostalgia : #eNom girl graces someone’s living room

The last time we covered “eNom girl” was almost two years ago, when a UDRP made references to the iconic girl with the backpack. Also known as “backpack girl,” the image of the blonde beauty from her college years, will forever haunt domain investors worldwide. We came across a new snapshot of the eNom girl […]

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Richard Dynas : Best example of why #Escrow .com is a must for #domain transactions

Domain investor, Richard Dynas, shared his recent experience of how he was scammed out of $2,000 dollars in an attempt to acquire the domain Technology.com, without using Escrow.com or a comparable service. A person calling herself “Barbara Untergasser” approached Dynas, offering to sell him the domain. Negotiations lasted about two weeks, during which, the scammer […]

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The Domain King’s latest hand-registered #domain names

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, has been “missing in action” on all social media; since the end of 2017, Rick decided not to waste any more time, and focus on enjoying life. Rick’s approach to domain registrations isn’t just that of an investor: he is also a collector. In the same way that people collect […]

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Hobi Michalec of Lumis : This is how I close #domain deals!

Domain broker, Hobi Michalec, can be on the go for days; the physically active broker loves to hike and snowboard in the mountains of Utah. As part of the Lumis team of expert domain brokers, Hobi strives to keep in touch with his numerous clients, buyers and sellers, no matter what. “Up in the Utah […]

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#Twitter protest : Rick Schwartz cancelled business account, waves farewell in 2018

Rick Schwartz announced that he’s cancelled his business account at Twitter, removed his billing info, and did so in protest. Calling Twitter a time-consuming habit that will take 30 to 60 days to break, the Domain King is walking away from the online medium next year, protesting Twitter’s lack of support in returning Mike Berkens’s […]

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#Bitcoins .com : How Rodolfo Andragnes started the project in 1998 with a 2000 #domain name

The domain name Bitcoins.com was registered in 2000, preceding the creation of Satoshi Nakamoto by 9 years. Unbelievable as it may sound, the Bitcoins project started in 1998, when Rodolfo Andragnes, eventual co-founder of Bitcoin Argentina, decided to create a digital currency. Rodolfo Andragnes registered the domain Bitcoins.com in 2000, to host his Bitcoins project, […]

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#Topcoin announces new “double TPC” exchange, based on the #Ethereum #blockhain

If you’re a Uniregistry customer earning Topcoin with domain transfers, registrations and renewals, then rejoice! Topcoin announced a “1 for 2” token exchange program, and its conversion to the Ethereum blockchain standard. For example, if you have 1000 existing TPC tokens in your account, under the new program you will be entitled to a total […]

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#Cryptocurrency and #ICO : Protecting intellectual property via the #UDRP process

The cryptocurrency market has become huge, with a capitalization of half a trillion dollars. Companies operating in the market, whether they offer a token or other blockchain-related product via an ICO, are becoming very attached to their brands. Domain names that infringe on existing trademarks or even common law marks, are being subjected to the […]

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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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