UDRP: Brand squatter uses the same sales pitch

When you squat on brands with a serial pattern you are a serial cybersquatter. The UDRP involving the domain name exposed a domain investor’s practice of registering .XYZ domains of existing brands and offering them for sale, with the same sales copy. The Chinese Respondent lists these infringing domains for sale strategically below the base […]

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DotNotCom brand rolls out

Nicolas van Heule is an experienced entrepreneur, having rolled out clothes-wear and power drink brands. The DOTNOTCOM project is now the umbrella corporation, operating from the domain Says the founder of the company: The NOT in our name implies a non-commercial endeavor, yet our domain extension is “.com” which is short for “commercial.” We […]

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You can’t be “full of beans” unless you own the matching .com; Khadija Kalifa is a British mom and entrepreneur, who spent a load of beans for the ultimate domain pair. Her seemingly costly investment proved to be right! According to an article in the Mail on Sunday, the British businesswoman took the advice of […]

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ChatGPT pinched domain names from unsuspecting brand seekers!

It has been reported that the popular AI language model, ChatGPT, has taken it upon itself to register a series of domain names that it recommended to unsuspecting users. As it happens, domain investors have been using ChatGPT due its extremely high AI levels. ChatGPT would often suggest domain names to users as part of […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Shocking domain rebranding to a lesser brandable

When you operate from a generic keyword .com domain such as you have to consider potential negative connotations. Registered in 1995, this beauty of a domain appears to project assertive vibes; since late 2012 it has been used by a traveling/camp planning company with a global footprint. Although the domain name was acquired […]

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Dynamic island: Apple trademark application missed domain name registration

Apple revealed its “Dynamic Island” alongside the launch of iPhone 14 Pro during the Apple event on September 7th. The Dynamic Island feature is a shape-shifting overlay that accommodates app alerts and other interactive content on the iPhone 14 Pro display. It’s interesting to note that Apple applied for the registration of the mark DYNAMIC […]

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Identity Digital: Redesigned web site promotes both sides of the dot

Identity Digital, previously known as Donuts Inc. and Afilias, have rolled out a redesigned web site. The new layout provides a new interactive element that allows consumers to explore domain extensions (TLDs) by category, or alphabetically using a dial. The new branding tone lowers the original bright notes and focuses on establishing a useful repository […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Pfizer grabs squatted #domain after registrant let it drop

In 2015, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer completed the acquisition of Hospira, at the time “the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and a global leader in biosimilars.” The acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer cost $17 billion, give or take a few million. At the time, Hospira had filed for the “intent to use” […]

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Chinese brands in the wild: No matching domain names, but who cares!

Quick fact: Chinese products sold internationally are designed to use brands that are discoverable using search engines, without the need for domain names. Whether you use Google, Amazon, or Alibaba, Chinese brands don’t follow the Western “generic” keyword approach. For a while now, China’s government is going the extra mile of subsidizing the cost of […]

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Bitmex fires up salvo of UDRP filings

Crypto exchange Bitmex has been actively hunting down domains that abuse its famous mark. With BITMEX being a registered trademark there are several reasons to target such domain names: Some domains are used for phishing purposes, such as to steal crypto. Some domains are used to leverage “extortion” money via a sale. They infringe on […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Photos from the Web Marketing Festival event

The Web Marketing Festival (WMF) in Rimini, Italy, was a huge success, opening its gates to thousands of participants and hundreds of exhibitors from June 16th to 18th, 2022., kind sponsors of DomainGang, participated in the event and shared with us some photos that showcase the brand and its enthusiastic people, including Natalija […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. reveals new visual identity & logo

Domain registrar and aftermarket platform,, introduced a new visual identity and logo today. The logo is a creative vertical presentation of the bracket delimiters used to enclose the HTML tags that web browsers use to display website pages. Note: Sav is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. Reinforcing its position as a domain registrar and […]

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