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Divyank Turakhia jumps from edge of Space, breaks record

Google executive Alan Eustace beat Felix Baumgartner’s skydiving record two days ago, but it didn’t last too long. Indian domain entrepreneur, Divyank Turakhia broke Eustace’s record this morning, performing a breath-taking jump from the edge of space. The new altitude record for a free-falling person now stands at 151,822 feet, or 46.2753 kilometers. “It was […]

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Three armed man breaks Mike Mann’s domain registration record!

Records are made to be broken, and Mike Mann’s record of 13,140 domain registrations in one day, is officially gone. Hastimukha Johal of Punjab, India, managed to register 27,227 domains in 24 hours, mostly .in, .com and .link; no free .XYZ registrations occurred. Scoring more than double Mike Mann’s record, Hastimukha Johal utilized an unlikely […]

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Domains King: Meet Raj and his royal domain portfolio

Domain royalty is hard to come by, but if your name is Raj then it absolutely means “king” in Sanskrit. Using the tagline, “Sometime name speaks better“, Raj presents his domain portfolio in a multi-category layout, with colorful graphics as presentation logos. With brandable domains such as YODN.com, ENotebook.org and BootStep.com, Raj targets a wide […]

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Indian technocrats unhappy with the success of dot .Guru

Thousands of professionals from India, are quite unhappy with the newfound success of dot .guru, one of several new gTLDs launched by Donuts, Inc. The name “Guru”, is a special reference to “master”, “teacher” and “guide” and those that share that first name might claim they don’t feel special all of a sudden. “How can […]

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Government censors at work: Mass filtration of XXX web sites in India

The government of India issued a mass filtration directive for numerous web sites that facilitate the exchange of pornography. The Department of Telecom has instructed more than 150 Indian ISPs to re-route traffic to 39 web sites, some of which share non-pornographic content as well. Adult pornography is not banned in India, but apparently, the […]

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No porn domains in India

Pornographic domain names are not allowed in India, where an anti-obscenity law instructs domain registrars to block such registrations. In a case involving 36 .in domain names that somehow avoided this blockade, the operators of those active web sites uploaded pornographic movies, making them available to the public. The Times of India mentions that police […]

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Indian Domainer gets triple gift on 12.12.12

Indian domain investor and developer, Jay Mahal, has approximately three reasons to be ecstatic today. For starters, it’s Jay’s birthday; but that’s not all: Jay’s wife, Sukh, delivered a healthy baby daughter, on this elusive day marked as “12.12.12” on the calendar. Congratulations to Jay, who made headlines on DomainGang earlier this year, after selling […]

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India’s biggest problem – Available as a dot com

It’s shocking seeing how a country with one of the oldest cultures in the world is still doing it in the woods. India, with its 1.2 billion population, suffers from hygiene in the most basic of all functions: going number two. Public defecation is so prominent in large metro areas such as New Delhi, that […]

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Alarming censorship in India: ISP blocks 25 million blogs

Tata Photon, an Internet Service Provider in India, blocked the entire WordPress.com realm, effectively shutting down access to 25 million blogs hosted on the popular CMS. The Indian ISP claims it was following orders of the Indian government to block access to allegedly offensive content. Freedom of speech is an unknown species in the second […]

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BuyDomains – Blocked in India, among power outages

The Department of Telecom in India, recently ordered the blocking of several large web sites, such as The Pirate Bay, and even Vimeo. Large Internet providers in India are thus instructed to block these web sites and display the following message instead: “This site has been blocked as per instructions from Department of Telecom (DOT) […]

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Four-figure Twitter handle sale shakes ICANN-laden blogosphere

Today’s news is 99% about ICANN, what with the revealing of almost 2,000 new gTLD applications. Even the Domain King noticed the plethora of news blogged about by us and other domain blogs! 😀 But this sale of a Twitter handle for 2,750 British pounds (or $4,279 dollars in current exchange rates) is quite shocking. […]

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Thousands of domainers flock to Domainfest in Santa Monica!

Thousands of domainers are flocking to Domainfest, which opens its gates tomorrow, January 31st in Santa Monica, California. The three-day domain conference will accommodate a large party of domain investors from India and Pakistan, where domaining has exploded in 2011 due to new regulations by their respective governments. “We are prepared to welcome and host […]

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