XXXVideos.com WHOIS back to the Domain King® : Did the buyer fail to make payments?

In September, our exclusive report that the Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, had sold XXXVideos.com was confirmed by DNJournal, where the selling price was quoted at $1,368,000 dollars. Without any doubt, it was a price that matches the value of popular, adult industry terms, such as videos in the “XXX” realm. Since then, XXXVideos.com was pointed […]

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Rick Schwartz takes back control of Property.com – was the domain sold?

Property.com is a domain that Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has owned for more than a decade. After acquiring the domain for $750,000 dollars on August 1, 2005 (source: NameBio) Rick Schwartz parked Property.com for several years. Eventually, through his “joint ventures” approach, the domain was leased to the owners of Condo.com, a Florida corporation […]

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Bob Parsons : I told you so, Twitter!

GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, is well-known for his entrepreneurial acumen, often delivering advice in a direct, factual manner. The former Marine and decorated Vietnam veteran, recently made a comment on Twitter, about the financial hardships the latter faces: 2011/Twitter refused deal easily worth millions every yr. Told me “we don’t care about revenue.” Bet they […]

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Schwartz vs Mann : Let’s agree to disagree on widgets

Two domainer monoliths, Rick Schwartz and Mike Mann, agreed to disagree publicly. The focus: widgets, and in particular a “joint venture” that apparently did not materialize over the domain Widgets.com. Rick Schwartz owns the domain, and Mike Mann’s references to “widgets” triggered our response, that the matching .com belongs to the Domain King®. Mike seized […]

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Rick Schwartz rocks the Urban Dictionary and political jargon domains

It’s not a secret that Rick Schwartz is enjoying his retirement from active blogging, after a full decade of supporting the TRAFFIC conference franchise. The Domain King® has been active with hand-registrations of domain names, however, and we’ve noticed a preference in political “made up” terms, along with Urban Dictionary entries. Rick’s recent sale of […]

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Seven figure deal closed during the Uniregistry party at Hakkasan

Domain investors never sleep; during the NamesCon 2016 conference, millions of dollars in domain deals and joint ventures came to fruition. One of the most remarkable deals closed during the Hakkasan party, organized by Uniregistry. The seven figure domain venture was agreed upon in the middle of 145 db mix bursts, laser beams and a […]

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Rick Schwartz : A Domain Christmas Story

A frosty Nor’easter wind was blowing cold air onto the Florida coast; remnants of frost on the ground would barely last after sunrise. It was almost Christmas, and one man laid restless in his large, mahogany bed, rolling every couple of minutes. The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, had reasons to be unable to sleep, and […]

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Domain theft of the “joint venture” kind

One kind of domain theft that is often left untouched, is the type commenced by business partners, that are expected to be in good terms. Are you shocked already? A business partnership or other “joint venture” that goes south, often leads to a sudden departure from law-abiding practices expected among the former partners. Whoever controls […]

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Worldwide Media lands ultimate ‘joint ventures’ gTLD domain!

Worldwide Media, Inc. is a large domain portfolio holder, operated by domain investor and attorney Michael “Mike” Berkens, who operates the popular domain blog The Domains. Mike is actively involved in the research and business development of new gTLDs, as the co-founder and Managing Director of Right of The Dot, along with Monte Cahn. The release […]

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Adam Dicker’s DCG .com domain gets furniture orders on occasion !

Adam Dicker, known as “Dot Com God” among his DNForum peers, operates his ventures portal from DCG.com. At the web site, Adam presents a profile of his qualifications and achievements, along with links and pointers to services, namely website development. How would someone confuse that for a furniture manufacturing web site, is beyond comprehension, and […]

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Qatar investment corporation wins ICANN application for dot .Desert

The holy book of Al-Bakra states: “Out of the noble sands, you shall build a wealthy palace“; the reference is not strange when one considers the wealthy, oil-rich sands of Saudi Arabia. Most of the world’s silicone production originates in the small emirate of Qatar, with 16,000 metric tonnes of computer-grade silicone delivered to manufacturers […]

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It’s a mad, mad, mad gTLD world: Joint.Ventures, Peanut.Gallery and X.Guru

Ah, the fun we can finally have with the endless combinations of keyword+TLD! 😀 When ICANN opened the gates for the expansion of the Internet namespace, little did we know that things could happen so fast. There are some glitches along the way, however. So while dot .Ventures is now an active – and expensive […]

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