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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XF.com is for sale and the price is in the millions of dollars!

Super premium, two letter .com domain, XF.com is up for sale. Aron Meystedt, the owner of XF.com, used it for several years for his personal, services-oriented web site, XF Investments. Meystedt recently rebranded to Napkin.com. Registered in 1994, XF.com is being offered for sale for the first time ever. The price: $3.5 million dollars. Without […]

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Autorenew OFF : Are the GoDaddy renewal emails “predatory” ?

GoDaddy has been quite aggressive with its renewal reminders, and email notices continue when one turns autorenew off. But are such notices predatory? One user seems to think so. In a Reddit post titled “GoDaddy’s transactional emails are downright predatory,” the GoDaddy customer explains: “I manage a set of about a dozen domain names for […]

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This is why domain trading is not recommended : Bar.org traded for Kisses.net

Trading domains is not something that domain investors should engage in. The stolen domain, Bar.org, was traded for Kisses.net, leading to a more complex situation. If Bar.org, a stolen domain asset, had been sold for money, the loss would have been monetary and depending on the payment method, the funds could be retrievable. However, when […]

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Warning : Stolen domains Bar.org, Quit.org, WMW.org and UAL.net

A batch of domains were stolen from the NameCheap account of their legitimate owner. The list of names includes Bar.org, Quit.org, WMW.org and UAL.net. There are several more linked to that same NameCheap account that are of secondary value. We spoke with the owner who alerted us to the fact; these domains were resold via […]

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