Karma.com : Baseless #UDRP ends in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Karma.com and its owner, Mr. David Malaxos, were vindicated; the UDRP against the 1994 registration ended with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The Respondent registered the domain in 1994, and the claims made by the Complainant, Karma International LLC, were rebutted by the Respondent’s attorney, David E. Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP. According to […]

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#Domainers : The Twitter account #DomainKing isn’t who you think it is

In December 2017, Rick Schwartz made a decision to withdraw from social media, and Twitter was the first one he left behind. The Domain King closed his Twitter protesting about its slow response to recover TheDomains, Mike Berkens’s account that had been hijacked for a week. During 2018, Rick Schwartz announced how much better he […]

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#Rams .com : Super Bowl losing team still has interest in the #domain

The Los Angeles Rams might have lost the Super Bowl to their arch-nemesis, the Patriots, but football life goes on. Operating from the domain TheRams.com, the NFL team doesn’t own its exact match .com, Rams.com. For several years, the domain Rams.com has been in the possession of Canadian domainer Adam Dicker, who was featured on […]

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Malicious #domains : Scammers distilling safe URLs for phishing purposes

Scammers are improvising new methods to trick visitors into visiting phishing domain names. The new method is utilizing Google Translate, that converts a malicious link into something seemingly innocent. Akamai security researcher Larry Cashdollar, exposed the new domain scam last week: “Using Google Translate does a number of things; it fills the URL (address) bar […]

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#Asheville, North Carolina : The #Domain King’s new domainerville

Hipster-friendly Asheville, is North Carolina’s hidden gem city. Overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains and home to numerous microbreweries, Asheville attracts young couples that love to smoke pot, newlyweds that exchanged vows in Little Switzerland, mature singles looking for a hookup – and now, domainers. Rick Schwartz’s announcement that he’ll be coordinating a domain investors’ gathering […]

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New #GoDaddy video not chauvinist enough, according to #domain veterans

The new GoDaddy video fails to reek of blatant male chauvinism and sexism, and that’s the plain truth from the mouth of veteran domain investors. Long known for its T&A approach to visualizing life and domain names, GoDaddy’s commercials used to incorporate females with ample bosoms and spectacular derrieres. Men were still men, and women […]

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#Sophie .com : Another aged #domain name has been acquired by Media Options

There’s no stopping Media Options, the brainchild of ever-busy domain entrepreneur, Drew Rosener. After grabbing Pegasus.com by its wings, the premium domain brokerage acquired Sophie.com – apparently from the same owners as the winged horse domain. This remarkable female first name was registered in 1998, although it existed as early as in 1996 and presumably […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 1/28/2019 – 2/3/2019 topped by Pay21.com

Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning January 28th, 2019 – February 3rd, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This report contains 6 domains sold in the […]

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VDG .com : Three letter .com #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

VDG.com, an aged three letter .com domain, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 1995, and in 2018 Van der Graaf Inc. of Brampton, Canada registered a trademark for VDG. The three member panel at the WIPO found that it was impossible for the Respondent to have known […]

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#BizCoin .com : Fraudulent activity caught at #DropCatch domain auction

Bidding at domain auction platforms comes with a pinch of salt. Ever since the notorious “Hank Alvarez” shill-bid on SnapNames auctions, everyone is nervous when bidding against others to acquire a domain at an auction. DropCatch is most likely the most active domain auction platform, due to the sheer number of dropped domains it catches. […]

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#Uniregistry to add special #domain captcha to its landing pages

Uniregistry is taking the domain investment game very seriously, and a good portion of its platform-generated revenue is via “pay per click” or PPC. There are many ways to stop potential click fraudsters, a worldwide phenomenon that costs advertising providers billions of dollars in lost revenue. The Uniregistry methodology is without any doubt, ingenious. By […]

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#GreenRoads .com : #UDRP denied with dissenting opinion on #RDNH

The UDRP case filed against the domain GreenRoads.com was decided upon by 3 panelists at the WIPO. The 2005 domain registration was challenged by Green Roads of Florida LLC that asserted rights to a 2017 mark for GREEN ROADS. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. The WIPO panelists found no proof that […]

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