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Leaked Area 51 emails and addresses removed from ICANN web site

The leaked document establishing a connection between the ICANN TAS Labs and Area 51 operations, has been mysteriously missing since 4:00am today. The removal of this sensitive document related to time/space continuum intervention by ICANN operators, is a vindication of what we have been saying all along: Rod Beckstrom is in reality a black ops […]

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Unrelated to the ICANN launch: DitchTheDiaper2012.com

We had enough of the ICANN gTLD launch today to last two generations of gerbils! DomainGang is ending the day on a lighter note, presenting the current results of “Ditch the diaper 2012” – a web site that displays “before” and “after” photos of ladies’ swimwear fashion. πŸ˜€ It’s amazing how the domaining world feels […]

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Sedo vs GoDaddy: The ICANN game

GoDaddy – the world’s largest registrar by volume of both registrations and silicone-enhanced model busts – has revealed its application for .GoDaddy. Meanwhile, Sedo stayed put and did not apply for .Sedo, despite having both the financial and personnel resources to do so. But was the Cologne company with offices in London and Boston being […]

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ICANN: Yes to .Football, no to .Soccer

With Euro 2012 continuing in full force until July 1st, today was probably the first day that domain-related discussions became popular globally. Today’s long list at ICANN revealed applications for .Football (x2) and .Futbol – the Spanish name for the game of soccer – but no .Soccer scored. Naturally, .Football could be used for both […]

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Meowrrr???!! Dog lovers gang up on cats

The massive list of ICANN gTLD applications – all 1930 of them – contains several pet-related gTLDs that have been applied for. Among them, .Pet (2x) and .Pets along with .Dog (3x). But the .Cats application is nowhere to be seen, which makes us feline lovers feel very, very upset! πŸ™ That’s the price to […]

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Today is a big day for Internet Traffic

Today is a big day for Internet traffic, and by that we don’t mean the popular PPC outfit of Frank Schilling’s. Internet traffic – in general – comes at a premium, and when the Internet foundation is abuzz with new developments, it’s a good thing to participate in the exchange. ICANN’s announcement of 1,930 new […]

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Justin Bieber will not apply for .Bieber

In a move that disappointed billions of fans – most of them girls aged between 8 and 10 – Canadian pop idol, Justin Bieber, failed to secure an ICANN gTLD application at this time. “Yeah, it’s true, I am not interested in getting .Bieber, my parents always told me that candy from strangers is tainted […]

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Did Rod Beckstrom predict grim future of gTLDs?

In an ironic and ominous twist, outgoing ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, appears to have predicted the future of the ICANN gTLD program. Said Beckstrom in a tweet, yesterday: “Beautiful gravestone in Brompton Cemetery β€ͺ#London‬ from morning run” Could this be an indication that the gTLD program is destined to become the gravestone of the Internet? […]

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Glitch or stupidity? .DotAfrica applied for???

That’s right. According to the official ICANN list, there is a .Africa application made for by the guys below: AFRICA, UniForum SA (NPC) trading as Registry.Africa, http://www.AfricaInOneSpace.org And then, there is another application, for .DotAfrica by some other guys: DOTAFRICA, DotConnectAfricaTrust, http://www.dotconnectafrica.org Could this be a glitch or a realization that if you can’t own […]

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ICANN member asleep during the gTLD launch

Frank Sztupp, ICANN member of the Swiss branch in Zurich, missed all the action earlier today, during the gTLD launch. “I felt asleep during the opening ceremonies and missed the fanfare, so sad!” exclaimed Sztupp, who is an avid yoddler and domainer. “In my sleep, I dreamed of being back in 1992 and all the […]

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.UFO and .Area51 not on the ICANN gTLD list – a conspiracy?

Despite documentation that connects the ICANN TAS Labs to alien life research facility, Area 51, there was a surprise in the gTLD bucket released by ICANN. No .ufo or .area51 gTLDs were applied for, but is this what really happened? “We cannot and won’t comment on gTLD matters while the allocation of the top level […]

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