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DomainGang: Into the 5th year and a badge from Google
Last day of July today, and time for another editorial. DomainGang celebrates its 5th anniversary at the end of September, something that we could never fathom. What started as a collection of jokes and news about the domain industry, has become part of a full time business. The most rewarding part of this, isn’t the […] ... - 7 min ago
Obamacare web site cost: $840 million so far!
If there is a Guinness record for the most expensive web site to build and maintain, the award should go to After a problematic first launch, the so-called Obamacare web site is being maintained with more than $150 million dollars of taxpayers’ money. The Government Accountability Office stated that the total co... - 1 hr 11 min ago
Jonny Guru: On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog
The beauty of gTLDs is that they provide endless possibilities to creators of content. One of the first gTLDs to launch, dot .Guru, is currently #3 on the roster with more than 66,000 domain names. And now for some fun with domains. A popular hardware review site is which has been operating since 2000. […] Copyrig... - 16 hr 27 min ago
Elvis back in after years of domain non use
Elvis the King is back in Graceland, and by that we mean the dot .com. Just four months after reclaiming in a UDRP, the managers of the late Elvis Presley estate rolled out a new web site worthy of a legend. The new bears no resemblance to the antiquated listing of biblical quotes […] Copyright Domai... - 19 hr 53 min ago
Frank Schilling turns 45 and Google knows it!
You know you are an important person, when you type your name in Google adding “birthday” and you get the correct date. Frank Schilling turned 45 yesterday, and here is the Google search screenshot below to prove just that. Tweeting on his own birthday, Frank posted a picture of himself aged 25, and a selfie […] Cop... - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 0:20
List of 6 cities where ICANN won’t be holding its conference any time soon
A long, long time ago we published a list of cities that ICANN should not be holding a meeting at. The list, published before the ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, made light of crime in various locations; some participants were eventually mugged or otherwise scammed at the time. Four years later, we’re now publishing an [&... - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 19:21
Wikipedia domain UDRP respondent cites
The Respondent to a recently decided UDRP at the WIPO used a novel way to attempt to extract unreasonable fees from the Complainant. In a UDRP case involving the domain name, the Complainant – Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. – was sent back this response from the domain’s registrant: “What is this e... - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 13:23 fixes glitch related to gTLD email compatibility has confirmed the fix of a strange glitch that affected the use of gTLD email addresses. As we discovered late last week, when the email address of the parties was based on a new gTLD domain, for example dot .email, the escrow would not initiate. It’s a good thing seeing that there is email […] Copyright Domain... - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:23
Domain Queen: Bringing royal flair to domain blogging!
Rick, take notice: The Domain Queen is about to enter the palace, delivering a hand of royal flush. Promising to be “a different kind of domain blog“, is operated by developer Charlotte Gilbert. The scheduled roll out will be in just over two days, per the web site’s countdown, that promises the foll... - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 17:18
Domainer getting ‘heart palpitations’ thanks to Network Solutions
A frustrated domainer over at DNForum, is getting palpitations by the way Network Solutions treats its customers. Despite the apparent chest pains, the domain investor maintains his sense of humor and offers Network Solutions some sound advice regarding domain names, using the following three-pointer - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:46
DNPost domain forum launches with hot chick video
Domain forum newcomer, DNPost, made its quiet launch last week, announcing its existence over Twitter and through our “Share a domain tip” hotlink. Using XenForo, the same forum software as industry giants DNForum and NamePros, DNPost aspires to be better than both forums, attracting their combined readership under one ro... - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:48
Attended Webfair Virtual? Don’t forget your bag of goodies!
At every domain conference, there’s a bag of goodies to take with you at the end of the conference. Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first immersive multi-industry event – is not an exception; the difference, is that both your bag and the goodies are all digital. If you attended Webfair Virtual 2014, you have until [̷... - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:21
Zillow swallows Trulia for $3.5 billion dollars
Are all the huge news always reserved to be released on Mondays? Online real estate listings titan, Zillow, announced plans to acquire Trulia, its primary competitor of equal statue and value. The merger will materialize in an all-stock transaction worth $3.5 billion dollars, creating a giant conglomerate of epic proportions. Both co... - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:56
Domain brands: It’s that “C word” once again!
It’s no secret that domain brand owners have taken a rather slow approach to protecting their brands online, more than six months after the new gTLDs started popping out. Part of the first batch was the dot .Bike gTLD and it’s exactly that one that Emma Lenthall, partner with law firm Reed Smith, chose to […] Copyri... - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:35
Ammar Kubba: Domainer Deal or no Deal?
And now for some exclusive domainer news: Popular Thought Convergence entrepreneur, Ammar Kubba, is testing the TV network waters, with a new show based off the popular “Deal or No Deal” series. Titled, “Domainer Deal or no Deal?” the networked licensed show will feature prominent domainers that attempt to clo... - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 21:59
Dot Equis: New promotion aimed at beer enthusiasts
If you enjoy beer as we do, you’re going to love the new marketing campaign. Aimed at domain investors with a taste for zythum, the marketing campaign utilizes the resemblance of Ken Hansen, CEO of the .Co.Com Registry, to the popular Dos Equis guy. “It started off as a prank, but we thought it’d […] C... - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 16:5
Oops! Can’t start Escrow if your buyer’s email is on a new gTLD
The expansion of the Internet name lanes is like the Y2k bug at times: gTLD domains introduce challenges daily to functions where regular TLDs do just fine. An apparent glitch that we found yesterday, affects the API between Domain Name Sales and, and it’s something that produced an hour of “fun” attempti... - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:43
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 ... - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 16:18
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... - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 15:21
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, ... - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 13:10

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