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Update: Uniregistry announces Domain Tracker
There has now been an official announcement by Uniregistry, about the Domain Tracker product we covered today. The product was launched silently last week. The announcement follows: Friends, While you’ve been enjoying your Northern summer, our team at Uniregistry have been working diligently on the first phase of integration between ...
DomainGang.com - 3 hr 23 min ago
Nude bowling players: Frank’s got the perfect domain for you!
Facebook has a strange way of connecting people’s locales and sports they like, to truly bizarre combinations of these. Here in central Florida, for example, there’s plenty of bowling activity and we like to hit a strike or two, but we do so fully dressed. That’s right: no shirt, no shoes, no bowling.
DomainGang.com - 4 hr 58 min ago
Domain Tracker: Uniregistry’s new tool as a tracker of stolen domain names
Uniregistry launched “Domain Tracker” quietly last week, a new domain tool currently in beta, that allows domain investors to keep track of their domains. The tool is straightforward: enter one or more domain names and keep track of their vital parameters, such as registrant email, expiration date and lock status. The idea i...
DomainGang.com - 8 hr 50 min ago
Father Domainicus and a Labor Day eulogy for all hard-working domainers
Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus with a special eulogy on this Labor Day, to all domainers. Quite often, I am being asked, Father Domainicus – what is the amount of work and effort I should put into domain investing? This question, however naive and plain it might [̷...
DomainGang.com - 13 hr 3 min ago
Exclusive interview with Peter Kay, owner of Twitch.com
When we broke the news of the huge purchase of Twitch by Amazon to the domainer community, some appeared shocked by our statement that Twitch .com has become a seven figure domain name. The $970 million dollar all-cash purchase of Twitch and Twitch.tv is indisputably a punch in the face of Google, that also was […] Copyright Do...
DomainGang.com - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 0:4
Stolen at GoDaddy and sold at Ename: TX2.com is a stolen domain – Part 2
Yesterday we unveiled how TX2.com is a stolen domain name, currently in the hands of a China based registrant. After contacting its legitimate owner, Mr. Sean O’Carroll, he explained to us how despite being a neighbor to GoDaddy’s HQ in Arizona, little was done since he filed a report late last year. TX2.com was ...
DomainGang.com - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 16:11
Exclusive: GoDaddy Rubber Chicken “hands on” review
We recently saw a Facebook offer from GoDaddy advertising a 99 cent .COM domain, or the option to get a quality rubber chicken for the same price. Such novel offerings are quite rare, and we could not turn down the opportunity to get the GoDaddy rubber chicken instead. After we placed the order at GoDaddy.com […]
DomainGang.com - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 14:41
From GoDaddy to Ename: TX2.com is a stolen domain – Part 1
When the theft of Lightly.com came up, only the very tip of the iceberg was visible, so we started digging; with every layer, we found more clues about organized crime targeting domain owners. Stolen at GoDaddy and then transferred to the Chinese registrar, Ename, Lightly.com shares the same path as 8si.com, a domain whose owner [...
DomainGang.com - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 19:56
PIR Facebook ad: Do people really trust dot .ORG domains?
A new online campaign by PIR – the domain Registry behind the dot .ORG domain extension – appears to be focusing on “trust“. Stating, “With .org domains, organizations instill trust and credibility – sometimes even inspiration“,  the Facebook campaign presents a photo of mountain climbers are...
DomainGang.com - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 15:11
Domainers flock to Ron Jackson’s 40th birthday party in Florida
Domainers from all over the world gathered outside Ron Jackson‘s newly rebuilt mansion in Florida today, to wish him a happy birthday. The popular domain investor and publisher is turning 40 years old today, an important number in every man’s life. Speaking to the gathered crowds of domainers and local random people who j...
DomainGang.com - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 13:14
Domain theft special: What the hell is going on at Ename?
The Chinese domain registrar, Ename.com, also provides a domain name marketplace for the ever expanding Chinese market. All this growth comes at a price, as Ename is quickly becoming the domain venue of choice for laundering stolen domain names. Despite being an ICANN accredited registrar, Ename.com is resisting pressure from legitim...
DomainGang.com - Friday, August 29, 2014 - 23:26
Californians: Get on Frank’s #BigSexyBus !
A new campaign by Uniregistry involves a transportation bus with the link “www.areyou.sexy” emblazoned; the bus is also a chance for all California residents to enter a contest. By sharing your pictures using the #BigSexyBus on Instagram or Twitter, Californians can win stuff. Here are the rules: “The Areyou.Sexy Bu...
DomainGang.com - Friday, August 29, 2014 - 18:17
Lightly.com – Saga of a stolen domain continues as bogus web site is set up
The thieves of Lightly.com hiding behind unverifiable WHOIS information, have now set up a bogus web site about kids stories. George Hong of Guta.com pointed out that every domain hosted in China needs to be registered with the Chinese government; the ICP number at the bottom of Lightly.com is shared with other web sites. This [̷...
DomainGang.com - Friday, August 29, 2014 - 17:0
Chinese registrant of .CLUB domains attempts to rationalize Cybersquatting in UDRP
The Chinese registrant of dot .CLUB domains that match famous trademarks or corporate names, attempted to define alternate meanings, using the Chinese language. That very “clever” approach of an apparent cybersquatter was presented in a UDRP for the domain names Stregis.Club, Westin.Club and WHotels.Club. Starwood Hotels ...
DomainGang.com - Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:28
Google terminates Authorship Program in search results!
The much hyped Google Authorship Program that promoted the use of personal Google+ credentials, is now officially over. The shocking news was delivered by John Mueller who spear-headed the project at Google Webmaster Tools, in an emotionally charged blog post: “We’ve gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and use...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 17:58
Alert: Large cache of mostly Numeric Domains stolen from eNom account!
A large cache of primarily numeric domain names were reported as stolen, earlier today. The stolen domains were taken out of an eNom account and transferred to GoDaddy; their owner is alerting anyone to avoid buying these stolen domains: “These domains were stolen before dawn today. I found the push confirmation email about one...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:25
Yoyo Email Ltd shatters UDRP record with new trademark violations
Yoyo Email Ltd. has been bouncing its UDRP record to new highs, with a 7th UDRP in 2 months’ time. Having registered 4,000 dot .email domains that are mostly linked to trademarks and brands, the rain of UDRPs against the British company has turned into a storm. The situation is so bad, that panelists at […] Copyright Doma...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:11
Jessica Alba’s Honest Company turns $180k domain investment into $1 billion dollars!
Honest Co., actress Jessica Alba‘s environmentally-friendly baby care startup has an estimated worth of $1 billion dollars, according to the World Street Journal. After securing a $70 million investment, Jessica Alba and Honest Co., are busy promoting the sales of toxic-free, environmentally friendly products. The company’...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:42
Upcoming ICANN movie director in search of “good looking cast” of actors
An upcoming movie about the history of ICANN and its impact to the global domain community, is currently in casting mode. San Francisco based film director, Alice Stamatopoulos, placed an ad on Craigslist, seeking “good looking” actors and extras. The ad reads in part: “For the role of young Fadi Chehadé: A young (2...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:1
California: First divorce filed due to “new gTLD investments”
Only in California: a divorce was filed in Orange county, California, by a woman whose domainer husband engaged aggressively in gTLD domain registrations and other activity that damaged their joint finances. This incredible case sets a new standard to the reasons someone raises, when divorcing their spouse. Milly R., of Escondido is ...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:26

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