Mike Robertson and brother Mitch photos : We sold a zoo!

Domain industry veteran, Mike Robertson, visited his homeland Australia last month, to catch up with family and friends. In the past we joked about how Mike might be getting a zookeeping job Down Under, and that was in good jest. This time around, Mike took the opportunity to hop off to Brisbane, meeting with his […]

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#GoDaddy banning all plastic #domain names from its marketplaces!

GoDaddy, the biggest domain name registrar in the world, is stepping in to save the environment. In a Monday announcement, GoDaddy shared news of its plan to eliminate plastic domain names from its marketplaces, including Afternic. “We’re committed to the global effort to preserve the environment, our Earth, as this is truly a heritage to […]

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#Uniregistry adds .EU to its #domain extension list

Uniregistry, a premium sponsor of DomainGang, announced its latest news for July 2018. Dot .EU, the European Union ccTLD, has become the latest addition to the list of available extensions to register at Uniregistry. “Your connection to the European Union is now available at Uniregistry. With .eu, you speak directly to a large audience of […]

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Animal #domains : Bison .com hits #Escrow .com Concierge

Animal domain names are very popular as brands, and even alternate spellings are traded in the aftermarket. Needless to say, that the more common an animal is, the more expensive the matching domain. Domains such as Dog.com, Cat.com, and Pig.com, along with Rooster.com and Rams.com have high valuations. There are more “rare” animals, and Bison […]

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Thai cave rescue : Investor registers all 12 boys’ #domain names

The Thai cave rescue is underway, and the good news is that Elon Musk’s personal submarine won’t be needed after all. So far, out of 12 Thai boys that got stuck in a water-flooded cave along with their not-so-wise teacher, four have been brought to the surface, safe and sound. Meanwhile, an enterprising domainer has […]

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Got a lowball offer for your #domain name? Here’s how to respond internationally

There are many ways to respond to a lowball offer, when it arrives in the form of single or double digits. Even higher price ranges are considered lowball, when the amount offered in no way matches the quality of the domain, such as LLL .com domains or generics. A common approach would be to lash […]

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“I have a life” : #UDRP respondent doesn’t give a damn about the #domain

The registrant of the domain Petplans.org wanted to create a memorial/cremation web site for pets, but Pet Plan Ltd. of Surrey, United Kingdom filed a UDRP. Asserting that the domain is infringing on their PETPLAN mark, the Complainant listed a bunch of British trademarks, going back more than 20 years. The Complainant shared its traffic […]

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#Domain registrars switch from #Bitcoin to good old cash

The era of crypto currencies is coming to an end, as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin values lost steam in 2018. Domain name investing has followed suit, with savvy investors walking away from that particular niche market. Now, a coordinated effort by domain registrars to drop crypto as a payment option, is about to deliver the […]

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Aged four letter #domain FAMA .com grilled through the #UDRP process

The domain name FAMA.com was registered in 1996; the aged CVCV .com was the subject of a UDRP at the WIPO. Complainant is Fabricación de Maquinas, S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico that attempted to get the domain, based on a Mexican trademark dating back to 1973. They operate from fama.com.mx. According to […]

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#Rams .com pulled from parking, price goes back to seven figures

Last month, we pointed out that the generic domain Rams.com was put up for sale on Sedo, with a low BIN price. Listed for only $350,000 dollars “or best offer,” Rams.com was the subject of controversy last year on ESPN. There’s no doubt that the Los Angeles Rams might be the single biggest potential buyer […]

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Google registry : Dot .APP #domains losing steam

Google’s latest gTLD, dot .APP, had a strong start earlier this year, gaining more than 200,000 registrations in a matter of days. Application software developers, both corporate and private, along with a certain number of domain speculators, drove the momentum of dot .APP for several weeks. The gTLD has lost its steam, however, as George […]

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No response : #Toptile .com lost via the #UDRP process 15 years later

The domain name Toptile.com was registered in 2003; fifteen years later, it’s lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainants are Halstead C&W Corporation of Norwalk, Connecticut, and Tower IPCO Company Limited of Dublin, Ireland. The TOPTILE mark was registered in multiple classes between 2015 and 2018, and yet the 2003 domain registration […]

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