Seven years later: You can buy the #domain on GoDaddy

Domain entrepreneur, Daniel Negari, made waves seven years ago when he listed his namesake .com domain,, for sale on NameJet. The XYZ founder and CEO most likely bet on his name’s unique qualities: anyone bidding would have to be a …relative. 😀 The auction’s results were questioned but at the time, NameJet’s GM, Jonathan […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. sale to Pivotal Ventures confirmed

A week ago, we shared the news of the domain being acquired by the Melinda Gates Foundation. The sale took place on Afternic and the seller’s asking price of $99,995 dollars was met. Pivotal, operating from the domain name, is an organization that was founded by Melinda French Gates in 2015, to accelerate […]

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Afternic’s social media is back from the dead!

Afternic has been working on its next incarnation for over a year now. The GoDaddy-owned marketplace for second hand domains is busy as ever, but its social media accounts, including Twitter, have been quite dead. For example, on Twitter, @Afternic made 8 posts total in the five years spanning 2014-2019 and then disappeared. No-one was […]

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Did sell for $50,000 dollars?

A rug pull is a malicious maneuver in the cryptocurrency industry where crypto developers abandon a project and run away with investors’ funds. The same definition applies to NFT project operators that abandon the project soon after its launch; the floor price or minimum selling price of the NFT then plummets. The matching domain name […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Respondent is a “business man”

If you consider yourself a “business man” then stay away from other businesses’ trademarks. The hilarious response filed by the Respondent in the UDRP against emphasizes the ballsy attitude of cybersquatters. BitMEX is a crypto exchange platform and a registered trademark of HDR Global Trading Limited. They operate from the domain name While […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. #Domain operators apply for the registration of the matching trademark

Wyoming based, Inc., operators of the domain, have filed an application for the registration of the matching mark, EVAL.COM. The mark was applied for the following services, with a date of first use “as early as” on December 7, 2020: Preparation of reports relating to real estate properties; real estate property reports and […]

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There are only 2 Facebook domains for sale on #Afternic

In its current state, Afternic provides limited tools to search its inventory, namely by keyword and by extension (TLD.) That pales in comparison to other marketplaces, such as Sedo, that provide an extensive array of filters. This will change, hopefully soon, with the introduction of Afternic 2.o that is built on Uniregistry Market code and […]

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John Oliver’s show bought to expose the opioid crisis

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver carried an extensive, three part documentary on the opioid crisis. In the 3rd part, John Oliver presents the extensive lengths that Purdue Pharma and its founders, the Sackler family, have gone to preserve wealth and remain untouched by the lawsuits related to the opioid crisis and the abuse of […]

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#NFT domains for sale on Afternic

You don’t have to understand or appreciate NFT (non-fungible tokens) in order to invest in it. How so, you might say. Simple: invest in NFT domains, like others have been doing. We received word from Uniregistry that NFT related inquiries and even sales have been phenomenal this year, so far. Because there’s no official data, […]

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GoDaddy has just released Afternic 1.99998

GoDaddy is on a roll today, unveiling Afternic 1.99998, a step closer to the much-anticipated Afternic 2.0. The release was made available at 6:00am this morning to Afternic account holders with small domain portfolios, including those that have zero domains at Afternic. “I can’t think of a better time to roll out a major Afternic […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. : Former right-wing platform hits the chopping block, the domain of a “right wing” social media platform, has been listed for sale on Afternic. Launched in 2018 with a public opening in early 2020, AllSocial was an emerging social media network that attracted more than a million users, in part by alluding to the unfounded claim that existing sites like Facebook and […]

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Inside view: What’s coming up at #GoDaddy, #Afternic, and #Uniregistry

Here at DomainGang we had the opportunity to join several other domain industry professionals for a presentation on what is coming up at GoDaddy. The Zoom meeting was organized by key operators and managers at GoDaddy, who shared valuable information on GoDaddy’s current advancements, and discussed upcoming plans for the Registrar and its associated platforms: […]

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