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Facebook copied its Rooms from Room, a private social network app
Launched to much fanfare, Facebook Rooms attempts to bring back the 90’s, introducing “chatrooms” where users interact presumably anonymously, using nicknames instead of their real names. Facebook is using the domain to promote its product, and the Montenegrin ccTLD Registry saw this as a great endorsement ... - 6 hr 43 min ago
TGIF! DNPost Pumps Domain Bloggers!
It’s Phriday! Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of yet another exciting week, but with the weekend ahead, it’s time to reward yourself. DNPost, the “baby” of all domain forums, rolled out yet another colorful video. This time around, it’s not about the DNPost Twins, but about domain blogge... - 7 hr 36 min ago
Yoyo Email Ltd loses UDRP over domain
Yoyo Email, Ltd. is a British company that somehow managed to break all records for the total number of UDRPs filed against, in a given year. Frankly, we have lost count, as the company has registered thousands of dot .Email domains, matching company names, trademarks and products. In the case of, some stern commentary [... - 11 hr 44 min ago
Social media newcomer Ello: We’ll never show ads and here’s why
Social media newcomer, Ello, launched on the principle of not storing personal data and displaying no ads. Operating from, the company appears to have taken the noble cause of its existence rather seriously, and converted into a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), in the state of Delaware. Here’s the full announcement: El... - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 18:46
Should the sale be recorded at $50,000 dollars instead?
Today’s big news was covered by Elliot, in a post about the sale of; the valuable tip came from Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos. The domain name received plenty of – mostly negative – coverage recently, from higher-than-thou reporters with obvious personal agendas. Mr. Jon Schultz is probably laug... - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:27
Acme Billing Company files federal lawsuit for 14 stolen domains
A federal lawsuit has been filed by Wiley Rein, a law firm specializing in intellectual property matters, on behalf of Acme Billing Company of Florida. The lawsuit is brought against several Defendants, for a total of 14 domain names that have been stolen, and are being monetized by individuals in China; the lawsuit is seeking [̷... - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:28
Shark Tank ‘spinoff’ to go live without securing the dot .com
The highly entertaining TV show, Shark Tank, utilizes the different personalities of five angel investors, judging the viability of entrepreneurs seeking capital. Yesterday, ABC that it was moving forward with a spin-off titled Beyond the Tank, which will follow up on the results those that received investments by the show. Beyond th... - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:4 founder Divyank Turakhia learned how to pilot helicopters in a week!
A new article in the economic section of The Times of India describes Divyank Turakhia‘s passion for flying airplanes and helicopters. The founder of Directi and has a passion for flying which materialized in 2008, when he bought a Cessna172 plane and learned how to fly for that very reason: “I didn’t know... - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:17
Dot .Crap LLC to bring equilibrium in the Domain industry as a new, affordable gTLD
The apparent collective failure of gTLDs to deliver meaningful domains for end-user web sites, is leading to the creation of even more gTLDs. Despite the huge success of dot .XYZ – a top level domain with more than a billion active web sites – the total numbers of all other gTLDs combined are quite paltry. […] Copyr... - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:42
Reports: New gTLDs rank as ‘exact match domains’ in Google searches
A pair of new independent reports on search engine – read: Google – rankings, claim that gTLDs give a boost to your web site, raising it several spots in searches, over traditional TLDs. German SEO specialist firm, Searchmetrics, examined the effect that dot .Berlin domains had on local searches. The study claims that dot... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 20:48
New York City drama over “welcome to the Bronx” dot .NYC domains
The dot .NYC gTLD launched with much fanfare, and a direct order for non New Yorkers to stay the hell out. New York City is bigger in population than many small nations, so there’s always a chance that some friction will occur among its numerous, multi-cultural inhabitants. An incident involving threats on Facebook, appears to have m... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:2
Bob Parsons: We’ll undo the gTLD injustice against the Marines!
Outspoken GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, is very passionate about the US Marine Corps, where he enlisted fresh out of high school. In 1969, Parsons served as a rifleman in the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, during a tour of duty in Vietnam. The latest launch of the military gTLDs, .Army, .Navy and […] Copyrigh... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 17:32
New service on : Disappearing headlines
Francois of introduced a new service today, as a “media option” of its established brand: Disappearing headlines. Inspired by such popular apps such as SnapChat, the DDH service (Disappearing Domain Headlines) is a must in today’s fast-paced domain industry. Here’s the reasoning behind this servi... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:47
Was your domain name stolen? Be vocal about it!
Domain theft is a ‘hot potato‘ among domain investors and business owners currently; recent mass breaches and hijackings of domains reaffirm one thing: When your domain gets stolen, don’t keep quiet about it. Several great to premium domains are currently in the hands of cyber thieves, who employ a variety of techni... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:5 up for sale at Heritage Auctions; Positive media coverage!
Finally, some positive coverage about domain sales, by the Baltimore Sun. In an article titled “Here’s your chance to buy“, writer Julie Scharper alerts the local business community about the availability of, a premium geodomain. The domain is being auctioned via Heritage Auctions, under ... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:11
Hilarious! Charles Esten domain cybersquatted by ‘elderly couple’
This is one for the UDRP books. American actor, comedian and musician Charles Esten is famous for his participation in the successful TV series, Nashville. In 2011, someone from China registered and set up a web site on it, displaying the photo of an elderly couple and the note: “Welcome to the homepage of [... - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:18
Domain upselling? takes a jab at … Godaddy
GoDaddy has been targeted on several occasions – tastefully, of course - by; the latest jab is about domain upselling. Known for offering a myriad options before allowing a final order to go through – anything from SSL certificates to web hosting and other add-on services – GoDaddy isn’t named, but im... - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 20:16
Array of Domain Registrars prepare for NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas
An impressive array of domain registrars are already booked for NamesCon, the 2015 domain conference that takes place in Las Vegas in January. Some domain registrars include: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Endurance, Key-Systems, Web/NSI, Radix, Directnic, Eurodns, Epik, InternetX, and DynaDot. Definitely a great business move by these registra... - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 13:25
Sixteen years of “cyberbullying”: Monica Lewinsky still does not own her dot .com
Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern that became the source of a spicy scandal in 1998 involving then US President, Bill Clinton, is back on the news. In an emotional speech against cyberbullying, the 41 year old author, speaker and former fashionista described herself as the “patient zero” of online harassment.... - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:16
Video: DNPost launches domain news section with dedicated RSS feeds
DNPost, the newcomer in domain forums, promised lots of new features to be delivered by the end of the year, and beyond. In an exclusive interview to DomainGang, Gerard Michael, founder of, made it clear that the domain forum is simply the facilitator of several future services for the domain industry, including a domain [... - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:28

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