Sale of FB .com to #Facebook was an example of #domain scalping, says #Tumblr specialist

Domain scalping is an outdated reference to domain name investing, as perceived by the industry’s outsiders. Simply put, those who do not understand the concept of domain investing, or who are envious of the many success stories of domain investors, want to paint it in a negative light. A recent blog post by Verisign stirred […]

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The Seven Dirty Words of #Domaining

Domain investors come together from a variety of cultural, social and economical backgrounds. Thousands, if not millions of domainers around the world, share a common passion: the registration, development and sale of domain names. Big or small, rich or barely making a dime, established or hiding in obscurity, domain name investors pursue a common dream: […]

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Domain investor content with slow pace of sales; wife strongly disagrees

Antonio Gimones is not concerned about the slow pace of his domain sales; the branding and marketing professional from Bogota, Colombia, says it’s all good. “I have a portfolio of 3200 domains, many premium, numeric and brandables. I sell two to four domains a month, and at this rate, I’ll be able to sell my […]

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Mike Mann sold CoolDomains.com for five figures, after a hefty discount

Serial entrepreneur and occasional drummer, Mike Mann, sold the domain CoolDomains.com recently. Unlike some documented sales by Mike that achieved a ROI multiple in the hundreds, CoolDomains.com was an adequate flip. According to Mike Mann’s announcement, CoolDomains.com was sold for $15,000 dollars. Mike acquired the domain for $5,500 dollars a little over year ago, so […]

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GoDaddy glitches continue to annoy domain investors

GoDaddy has been having a less than stellar month, with issues stemming from its API and app changes. Earlier in June, GoDaddy began making changes to its API, along with the continuation of the investor app. The main GoDaddy app is being updated to utilize newer technology, but issues continue. On June 16th, GoDaddy log […]

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Divyank Turakhia : Are your domain names safe in the USA ?

Divyank Turakhia, Co-Founder and President of the Directi Group, participated as speaker during TRAFFIC East in Orlando, Florida, almost ten years ago. In a video spanning about 10 minutes, Divyank Turakhia discusses whether or not you should move your domains offshore, or is it safe to keep them in the United States. TRAFFIC 2008 East […]

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TRAFFIC 2008 – Rick Schwartz’s best 20 minute video interview ever!

Rick Schwartz gave his best video interview ever in 2008, right at the end of TRAFFIC East in Orlando, FL. The event, which was attended by yours truly, presented the opportunity to domain investors and company representatives to network and forge new business relationships. More than $2.5 million dollars‘ worth of domain names were sold […]

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Editorial : What worked for others might not work for you

Time for the monthly editorial column here on DomainGang. Let’s be blunt: a lot of bullshit advice circulates currently, about what to do as a newcomer to the domain industry. The good news first: people are still flocking to become domain investors, whether part time or full time. The latter type, usually went through the […]

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In case you missed it : Schilling, Schwartz and Mann on domain names

In recent months, the three pillars of domaining have been using Twitter more actively, as their preferred medium of communication. Sharing their piece of mind, Frank Schilling, Rick Schwartz and Mike Mann all use Twitter for the same reason: domain names. Twitter summarizes such tweets from one’s followed list, and in a funny twist all […]

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Internet Reboot report : Domainers want something for nothing

Domainers want something for nothing, a new study shows. Expert analysis of the expectations shared by domain investors produced some interesting data, according to the Internet Reboot Institute : “We’ve come to the conclusion that domainers are a group of professionals with some of the highest expectations, when it comes down to calculating the work […]

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Domain Memes : Where did you get those flowers from?

Our Domain Memes series depict short, fun snapshots of events related to the domain industry, whether about funny or more serious incidents. Today’s domain meme is about the Queen.com debacle, and the apparent chutzpah of a Danish florist company to challenge the ownership of the aged, generic domain via the UDRP process. As Rick Schwartz […]

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Bigotti.com UDRP : Generic word investing a legitimate business, says panelist

The UDRP against the domain Bigotti.com, failed at the WIPO. Registered in 2003 by an Italian domain investor, the domain is a dictionary word in Italian, meaning “bigots.” A company from Romania, Graftex Prodcom SRL and Graffitti – 94 R.B.I. Prodcom S.R.L. filed the UDRP on the basis of trademarks from 2001 and 2003. The […]

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