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Statoil strike #2: What was the registrant of this dot .email gTLD domain thinking?
Two weeks ago, we covered the first recorded UDRP for a dot .Company domain name, Statoil, a Norwegian oil company undertook the task of protecting its trademark. In this case, the same company filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name, The Respondent, Giovanni ... - 14 hr 52 min ago
Donuts deal: Mega Church acquires Jesus.Saves for $2.4 million dollars
For the past decade, so-called “mega churches” in the US have accumulated both large followships and extreme financial prominence that regular parishes do not possess. In a clear display of such combined power, the Church of Jesus Christ Savior Soter (JCSS) has made a large domain acquisition. Headquartered in Dallas, Tex... - 15 hr 49 min ago
10 Things we gathered at Webfair Virtual
Webfair Virtual 2014 was an one day virtual conference for domain investors, SEO specialists and web hosts, we covered the event extensively, before, during and reviewed it after it completed. If you attended, that’s great, chances are that we bumped into each other at some point. Or rather, due to the code’s particulars, ... - 18 hr 0 min ago
Webfair Virtual 2014: The 1st Virtual Domain Conference reviewed
After spending more than 5 hours at Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first virtual domain conference ever – it’s time for a review. Phew. Our virtual legs, dressed in casual jeans and sneakers are definitely hurting. Exploring the entire area takes some time, even when one is speed walking by holding down the SHIFT key. [... - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:41
Exclusive photos from Webfair Virtual 2014
Webfair Virtual 2014 is ongoing, and it’s been fun to walk around and meet people from various companies of the domain industry. Finally got to meet Francois Carrillo of although my French is minimal. Here are some exclusive photos from the first virtual domain conference! Copyright DomainGang - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:57
Ukrainian rebels shoot down Google balloon providing Internet access
Ukrainian rebels supporting a pro-Russian government, have resorted to yet another act of terrorism. After the downing of the Malaysian flight MH17, commercial flights in the region have stopped; but Google maintains several blimp “balloons” in the area to provide Internet access to millions of Ukrainian farmers. “U... - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:38
Breaking news: 4.CN rebrands as 8.CN
The story regurgitated more often than a goat’s dinner, is that Chinese love numbers. Numeric domain names are thus used as coinage, more or less retaining their intrinsic value, but not all numbers are created equal. Chinese domain name marketplace, 4.CN, is taking a bold rebranding move, as number four means “death̶... - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:15
MannQuotes – Chapter VIII: The Magnificent Mike Mann
It’s been a full year since the last chapter of ‘MannQuotes‘ – tidbits of conventional wisdom from domain entrepreneur, Mike Mann. Mike’s recent sale of for $40,000 dollars, a domain he paid less than $1,000 on, shows that Mike possesses a magnificent instinct. When three-word domains p... - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:50
Reseller Club logo: And you thought Airbnb screwed up
When Airbnb announced the redesign of their corporate logo to one with combined phallic and vaginal overtones, many could not believe how the designers didn’t notice the obvious. Here’s a quick explanation. Sometimes, designers get caught up in the concept and attempt to present an abstract image that combines a variety o... - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:5
Business Insider India: Squatted domains and “a man named Rick”
Leave it up to business journals to ruin the fun for everyone else, as far as domain name investing goes. A new article on the Indian edition of Business Insider attempts to list the top domain sales over $1,000,000 dollars. Citing DNJournal as its primary resource is hardly a surprise, but then the article, written ... - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:56
This is Global: British radio behemoth behind acquisition of
Mike Mann‘s recent sale of the domain name for $40,000 dollars made some speculate about the buyer. Some pondered about existing trademarks for the phrase “Make Some Noise”, the most recent application of which is related to financial services; meanwhile, the usual trolls took low blows against the... - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 15:35
GoDaddy buys data center in the Cayman Islands
GoDaddy is gearing up for a future face-off with Google, the numero uno domain registrar in the world wants to ensure it remains at the top of the list. The recent acquisition of a high tech data center in the Cayman Islands is a significant indication that GoDaddy plans to move a large part of […] - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:3
Domain Registry of Canada: It both sounds and looks official
Late last week we covered the big slam-dunk by ICANN on serial slammers, Domain Registry of America; their registrar outfit, NameJuice, aka “Brandon Gray Internet Services” was given a 90 day suspension. DROA operates other similar points of contact, such as Domain Registry of Canada, Domain Registry of Europe and Interne... - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 13:0
Zions Bank reaps first multiple new gTLD domains in clear cut UDRP
Zions Bancorporation of Salt Lake City, Utah landed the first multiple new gTLD UDRP that we’re aware of, seeking to protect its marks “Zions Bank” and “Zions.” The Respondent in this case clearly went after the intellectual property rights of the Complainant, per the choice of new gTLD domains that he r... - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 18:1
Wednesday warning: Get ready for Webfair Virtual 2014
Three days from now you’ll be able to attend Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first immersive domain conference for the new Internet era. This is a game changer as far as interactive conferences are concerned; registration is free for all visitors. DomainGang is proud to be on the roster of Webfair Virtual partners, which is [&... - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:31
Descriptive domain saved from UDRP but no RDNH
When you attempt to roll a generic word or phrase into a trademark, you’d better be using it actively. In a UDRP at the WIPO over the domain name the Complainant, Financial Services Roundtable of Washington, DC attempted to indicate the Respondent has no legitimate rights to the domain. The Compl... - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 12:27
Pay $3,000 for this domain, are you crazy?
I really wanted that domain name, and I typed it in the browser. So it’s parked at Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales platform, which I’m familiar with. Great. So I made an inquiry to get a response and a quote back, as I don’t place offers right away, I want to take the pulse of […] - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:53
Rob Grant’s pride: Lana Del Rey passes 10 Million Likes!
Yet another milestone was achieved moments ago, for the talented, melancholic Lana Del Rey. After two back to back Rolling Stone magazine covers, it’s time to take over Facebook. Domain investor Rob Grant‘s daughter’s rise to stratospheric levels can now be proven by 10,000,000 Likes on Facebook, on top of millions ... - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:18
Buzz Aldrin’s tweets: Social media and the 2nd man on the moon
Forty-five years ago the Apollo 11 mission made it to the moon. This historic achievement of the human race has been the driving force of many of today’s scientists, engineers, astronauts and commoners. Buzz Aldrin, the 2nd man to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong, is enjoying life and social media on the Internet, […... - Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 12:6
Operation Valkyrie: 70 years ago
You can rest assured that Hollywood studios take hold of important, historic domain names, and hide them in obscurity. Disney did it with, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios did the same with Today is the 70th anniversary of a major turn in World War II history: the day of Hitler’s assassinat... - Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:44

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