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Namecheap to offer web hosting for $10 bucks per year and cPanel
After going off on a tirade on Facebook about not getting any love or media coverage from domain bloggers, domain registrar Namecheap announced the availability of discounted web hosting services. The price: a paltry $10 annually, or less than the average cost of a dot .com registration. There are several tiers of web hosting, howeve... - 37 min ago
TRAFFIC 2014 in full blast – First Halloween party pics emerge!
TRAFFIC parties are legendary, and TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami marks the 10th anniversary of the original domain conference founded by Rick Schwartz. With dozens of costumed participants, the TRAFFIC Halloween party proved to be worthy of its reputation. All the big cheese domainers were there, including dozens more that attended for the f... - 2 hr 8 min ago
IBM takes the .Buzz domain via UDRP
Despite the new URS process that allows for trademark holders, particularly those of famous marks, to disable an offending gTLD domain, IBM took the UDRP route. In a case filed at the WIPO against the domain, the Complainant was International Business Machines Corporation. The UDRP was filed 4 months after the domain IBM.buz... - 3 hr 26 min ago
The FTC issues hefty fine to the manager of 18 dating sites for ‘fake profiles’
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a fine to the British dating services company JDI Dating,  for using computer generated user profiles, referred to as “virtual cupids”. These fake profiles were used as a bait, tricking users into upgrading their own accounts to paid memberships. Upon creating their profile, the use... - 15 hr 39 min ago
UDRP for adds to the Yoyo pile
Another day, another UDRP for Yoyo Email, Ltd. – a UK corporation that has had a record number of UDRP cases filed against it this year. The reason: registrations of corporate names, brands and trademarks in the dot .Email gTLD, a practice that Yoyo Email refers to as a “business model”, asserting that it has [̷... - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:36
Cyber-catcall: Shoshana B. Roberts missed out on the dot .com
We’ve said it before: if you plan to be part of a viral campaign, make sure you already own your name as a dot .com, maybe even a variation of it. Shoshana B. Roberts, a New York based actress, made national news recently over her role as a naturally beautiful, casually dressed female walking in […] Copyright DomainGang - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:27
Real Estate agent does not want to be a dot .Realtor
In a brutally honest essay on the dot .Realtor availability, Real Estate agent, Teresa Boardman, states that she will stick to dot .com for now. “I think I’ll just stick with my .com domains. I can have domain names like and and and several others that don’t include ... - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:32
DigikaPart: Iranian domain lost in UDRP due to copycat content
When your brand copies off another business’s name, making claims about the name’s origin won’t work if you also copy their content. A UDRP filed at the WIPO against the domain name by DigiKey Electronics, was met by a surprising claim by the Respondent. DigikaPart was registered in Iran and appears t... - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:1
Same, but different: Sedo gets a redesign
Sedo has redesigned its homepage and content pages, giving them a much-needed “facelift.” The new design is not responsive, and the homepage places emphasis on the new direction in the domain industry, that of gTLDs. Below the masthead, domain listings are displayed, which refresh every few seconds - a nice touch. Inner p... - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:58
UDRP for dropped after Complainant was revealed to be an impostor!
A UDRP that was filed against the owner of the domain name, was dropped by the arbitrator at the WIPO, who issued a partial reimbursement of the UDRP fees. While no details were revealed by the UDRP documents, the sleuths at The Register contacted the owner of the domain, who shared some shocking info. […] Copyright ... - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:43
Juan Diego Calle: LinkedIn profile status ‘unemployed’
After founding and selling .CO Internet S.A.S. to Neustar for several million dollars, Juan Diego Calle is currently in dire straits. Despite the huge success of dot .CO domain names, Juan Diego Calle’s personal story is heart-breaking; his LinkedIn profile clearly states “Unemployed“. We ran across Juan Diego in a ... - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:6
Insomniacs: Sedo, Afternic and NameJet domain sales listings make great bed time reads
If you suffer from insomnia, you are not alone; about 22% of all American adults suffer from a chronic bout of lack of sleep. A shocking 48% reports having insomnia occasionally, and the number goes up as the use of tablets and smart phones at bed time increases. What can domain investors do in order […] Copyright DomainGang - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:29
Class action lawsuit: Get $15 for your antique Pentium 4 PC
More than a decade ago, Intel Corporation apparently manipulated the performance claims of its Pentium 4 processor; the charges brought against the chip manufacturing giant also name Hewlett-Packard as a “conspirator”. In other words, HP and Intel agreed to hype up the performance of Pentium 4 chips, between November 20, ... - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 21:20
Domain thieves continue to provoke while Registrars deny the owners basic rights!
A brazen Russian thief stole the domain name and then fabricated an electronic exchange of a supposed Bitcoin sale. Despite owning this domain since the 90’s, Chicago professional Michael Lee has gone to extreme lengths, trying to prove this is his property. Internet BS, the registrar where the domain was moved to, refu... - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 16:49
Miami club bouncers will safeguard the entrance to TRAFFIC
After ten years as the pioneering domain conference, TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami, Florida defines the end of an era, and the beginning of another. Co-founder Rick Schwartz, started TRAFFIC in 2004 and it soon became the de facto domain conference, attended by thousands of domain professionals over the course of a decade. TRAFFIC parties ar... - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:44
ICANN’s bureaucracy leaves Moroccan delegates hanging
If you want to achieve things excruciatingly slow, then form a committee. Several days after the rumors about ICANN52 in Marrakesh in Morocco being canceled, and two days after its initial announcement of “reconsideration”, ICANN has not issued a decision. Ebola virus fears, perhaps overblown by recent media ‘fever&... - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:44
Ebola drama: Nurse Kaci Hickox will have to fight for her domain!
If you make the news, abandon all hope that your name-matching domain won’t be snatched. Doctors Without Frontiers nurse, Kaci Hickox, made national headlines when she was detained against her will, as a precaution; she tested negative for the Ebola virus, after treating patients with the disease in Africa. Kaci Hickox has hire... - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 18:8
Reverse domain name hijacking finding for UDRP
A UDRP that was filed at the WIPO against the domain name, resulted in the much coveted “reverse domain name hijacking” finding. A Turkish individual, Arif Develier of Instabul, claimed century old rights to the name “Develi” due to a restaurant chain his grandfather founded in 1912: “The Comp... - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:54
Show your Uniregistry pride: moved to the best new domain registrar!
If you’ve got it, flaunt it, they say – and Francois of fame definitely shows it off. We’re talking about Uniregistry, of course, the domain registrar currently managing, one of the many hot projects by the French entrepreneur. After years of keeping the domain at Moniker and then Gandi, ... - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:37
Morocco committee issues angry statement on canceled ICANN52 meeting in Marrakesh
The cancellation of ICANN52 in Marrakesh, Morocco, due to widespread fears of the Ebola virus spreading in the African continent, has angered the organizers of the local event. “We are appalled by the ICANN decision, it is the most awful news,” said Mustafa Selim Mustafa of the Moroccan ICANN Multi-steakholder Committee. ... - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:0

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