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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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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