Epik move : DigitalTown dips into dot .Boston inventory with strategic domain acquisitions

ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Epik, operates DigitalTown, a corporate entity that leverages geo-domains and the construction of city-centric portals. Rob Monster, founder of both Epik and DigitalTown, is a busy entrepreneur, for sure. The recent launch of dot .Boston is the latest geographical gTLD, for the city of Boston. Its launch has been satisfactory, according to […]

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New gTLD tally : Dot .Africa surpassed 10,000 domain names

The continent-specific new gTLD, dot .Africa, surpassed 10,000 domain registrations in September. According to ntldstats, the current number of .Africa domains is almost 11,000. That’s almost double the number of dot .Africa domain registrations in August. The largest dot .Africa registrar is Tucows, with almost 2,250 .Africa domain names. This is great news for businesses […]

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Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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Dot .Boston surpasses 2,000 domain registrations on general availability day

The dot .Boston gTLD is the latest city domain to enter general availability. Less than 8 hours later, it has surpassed 2,000 domain registrations, we were told. Victor Pitts of MMX, the Registry behind dot .Boston, highlighted the launch’s quick rise, earlier today: “We are LIVE with .BOSTON registrations. 1400 domains registered in 1st 120 […]

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Mr.Green : Gambling company files UDRP against ultimate domain brand

Mr Green Ltd., an online gambling and sportsbook activities company, established its brand 10 years ago. Operating from the domain MrGreen.com, the Malta-based corporation is publicly traded. The parent company, Mr Green & Co AB, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list. Mr Green Ltd. appears to have filed […]

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Non-com sightings : Dot .Space domain makes its virgin appearance

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild,” sharing plenty of user-submitted web sites. Operating a business or other web site on a new gTLD or alternative ccTLD, is becoming natural, and today’s submission comes from the Baltic city of Riga, Latvia. Eagle-eyed Alexander Schubert provided us with the .taxi sighting, […]

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ICANN approves new gTLD Dot.ard for political domains

ICANN has approved the latest new gTLD, Dot .ard, an extension specifically for political domains with a conservative bias. Dot .ard was applied for by Donald Trump’s political campaign manager, to ensure that a recent epithet about the president remains under control. “Mr. President is aware of the ‘dotard’ allegations against him, by the Rocket […]

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Dot .Radio : Sunrise and Landrush have begun

Dot .Radio is a new TLD, designed specifically for the radio sector, including broadcasters, Internet radios, radio professionals, companies supplying goods and services, and radio amateurs. Eligible organizations and individuals can now apply for their preferred .Radio domains, as long as they are are from the following categories: Unions of Broadcasters Official Radio Operators Internet […]

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Number of XYZ domains falls below the 4 million mark

The number of registered .XYZ domains has fallen well below the 4 million mark, according to ntldstats. And this is not the end of the line, as an additional 1.3 million .XYZ domains are in “deletion mode,” which would further lower the numbers. XYZ rose to the top spot among new gTLDs by a controversial […]

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Non-com sightings : It’s NOT.taxi, it’s something else!

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild”; it’s a fun pastime, and there are plenty of user-submitted web sites. This is a first: a dot .Taxi domain, for a service that is not exactly a taxi. The domain: NOT.taxi 😀 Alexander Schubert, who lives in Riga, Latvia, shared the photo […]

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Dot .GDN takes top spot on list of “The World’s Most Abused TLDs” for August

SpamHaus, the malware activity monitor, keeps track of the number of bad domains spewing out spam, for every TLD. Then, it calculates their “badness ratio,” based on the number of registered domains among the domains seen, and it ranks the TLDs, generating a list of “The World’s Most Abused TLDs.“ Last month, dot .Study was […]

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What are the two best dot .Africa domains?

Africa is the cradle of the world’s civilization, and host to 1.216 billion people across 54 recognized countries. The new dot .Africa gTLD spans an entire continent and offers its residents the ability to register domains they’re proud of. Says the Registry: “The benefits of a .africa domain name include showcasing the brand and it’s […]

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