MoonJuice.com : UDRP deflected by Satoshi Shimoshita with RDNH finding!

Satoshi Shimoshita is a hard-working domain investor from Japan; many domainers who have been around for the past 15 years have probably done business with him at some point. Satoshi invests in generic, dictionary domains and compound word domains, and one of them, MoonJuice.com, was hit with a UDRP claim at the WIPO. The Complainant […]

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Gaijin-san Domainer: Dot .Ninja domains a big hit in Japan

Gaijin-san Domainer is the writing pseudonym of American domain investor, David J. Walker; as an American expatriate in Japan, he can tell good and bad sushi apart. Here is the result of his latest meditation on gTLD domains, and dot .Ninja in particular; it’s a parody post with a much deeper message. Konnichiwa. Today arrives […]

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Hiroshi Yakamoto: Mysterious Japanese American domainer behind the Bitcoin craze!

Until yesterday, nobody had heard of Hiroshi Yakamoto, a Japanese American from San Diego, California. The man who apparently orchestrated a series of high profile Bitcoin exchange crashes, is a low profile, 24 year old student, working on his PhD in Mathematics and Physics. As the great-grandson of a Japanese samurai warrior, Hiroshi Yakamoto is […]

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Domain haiku: Name.com wants your poetic gTLD creations!

On Fridays, the good people of Name.com don’t just run around like headless chickens, waiting for the clock to show 5:00pm Pacific time. Nope. These guys and gals are actually enjoying what they do, and have fun doing it; no wonder Name.com made it to the top 3 domain registrars in terms of phone support […]

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Texan’s application for .nukular gets rejected on Hiroshima day

A Texan domainer isn’t all too happy today, after ICANN rejected his application for the gTLD .nukular. Bob W. Shrub, a prominent rancher and domain investor from Rusty Hills, Texas, spent the past four and a half years promoting the anticipated registration of .nukular. Today, all these efforts will go to an anti-climactic waste. The […]

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Gaijin-san Domainer: The Art of Car Drifting

Gaijin-san Domainer is the writing pseudonym of American domain investor, David J. Walker; his life’s experiences in Japan are best read with a good amount of warm sake. Everything in Japan – including the way you arrange your flowers, known as Ikebana – to the way you dress and write is an art form. As […]

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Gaijin-san Domainer: Japan Girls .com

Gaijin-san Domainer is the playful moniker of domain investor extraordinaire, David J. Walker, who takes us to yet another tour behind the scenes in modern Japan. After a hard a hard day’s work with the Chief Executive Marketers of Sony and Toys“R” Us having a conference to discuss shelf space for the PlayStation 4 versus […]

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Gaijin-san Domainer: Pay rent this month… or my cell phone bill?

Welcome to another edition of the Gaijin-san Domainer. This is David J. Walker’s second story about life, the Internet and domain names in Japan. If you missed the first part, then by all means click here. -*- Overdue Cell Phone Bill: Arm, Leg or Kidney? – by Gaijin-san Domainer. On Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s second […]

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Gaijin-san Domainer: Bitcoin, balls and gambling in Japan

David is an American domainer stationed in Japan. He has a lot of stories to share, about life in the Land of the Rising Sun. This is the first guest post from David aka “Gaijin-san Domainer“, in an open series; David will be attempting to classify Japanese culture in life and on the Internet among […]

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From Japan to China: New owner for 999 .com

The triple digit dot com domain, 999.com, changed hands recently via Sedo. Registered in 1995, the domain 999.com remained in the hands of Japan-based “Virtual Communications Corporation” for several years. In fact, the previous Japanese admin contact domain, WebSolutions.co.jp was dormant since 2007 – according to Archive.org The new owners are from China, a country […]

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Domain Name Forum plagued by nasty spam and bad jokes

It’s sad when a forum that was launched several years ago as an arena for domain professionals, has been almost completely annihilated. Plagued by spammers that constantly bombard its “Domains For Sale” and “Domains Wanted” sections with spam about iron golf clubs, DomainNameForum.com looks nothing like the image that Japanese domain investor Satoshi Shimoshita had […]

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