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4chan crashed as Domainfest keynote speaker’s nude pics were leaked
The scandal-hounding web site has been down for the past couple of hours, following the alleged release of stolen pictures, depicting Kim Kardashian in the nude. A former Domainfest keynote speaker, Kim Kardashian appears to be the target of the same hacking incident that took advantage of an iCloud vulnerability to expose ... - 9 hr 28 min ago
Domain Obituary: Christo Georg or “Georgiev” is a dead(beat) domainer
This is a Domain Obituary for Christo Georg, or “Georgiev” with an email address of and a phone number from Bulgaria +359888613795, logging in from the IP in Alicante, Spain. On April 23rd, 2014, after placing an offer of $2,000 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Christo Georg... - 20 hr 42 min ago
NamesCon: Domainer lost 45 lbs with the “gTLD diet”
If you’re a domain investor and a fan of the Adkins diet, there’s a new king in town: the gTLD diet. Most domainers struggling with weight issues can attribute their extreme gain to the food served during domain conferences. Jacob Spudowski, a domainer from Seattle witnessed his weight yoyo between 180 to 325 lbs. “... - 22 hr 4 min ago
Why get an .XYZ or a .Website when you can get a great .Link ?
The recent launch of dot .Website domains left us unimpressed, the longer version of .Web has an appeal to content creators with an obsession for this archaic term.But web sites aren’t the only destinations on the Internet, which is utilizing mobiles to tap the potential of apps and other interactive content. With pricing starting at... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 20:55
Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry
Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed,... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:50
WIPO panelist scolds Yoyo Email Ltd: Cannot build a business on the back of another’s rights!
The executive summary: A British company, Yoyo Email Ltd., has attempted to launch a business venture by registering almost 4,000 dot .Email domain names, matching brands, products and corporate names of famous companies. By doing so, Yoyo Email Ltd. exclaims that it has legitimate rights, to provide certification of delivery and rec... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 13:10
Fifth anniversary domain retro news: Party like it’s 2009
DomainGang will be celebrating its 5th anniversary next Friday; with that in mind, we’ll be taking a stroll down memory lane, to revisit some of the domain news and incredible stories of that time. We begin with 2009 and select articles that stood out for their initial, raw content. Keep in mind, that although from […] Co... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:47
Country ccTLD furor: Seychelles won’t be losing .SC to Scotland
Officials from the tiny nation and island cluster of the Seychelles breathed with relief today, after the Scottish independence poll yielded a resounding “NO”. Facing a forceful change from the dot .SC ccTLD, the Seychelles will now be able to keep it – at least, until the next referendum for Scotland takes place. &... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:29
How to downgrade your brand: From Adhesive to Hivewyre
We never heard of Adhesive before, but apparently they collect and analyze data related to the “stickiness” of online shoppers. The company operated from, and somewhere along the road they decided the name was too “soft.” Maybe they were told that the .com company, that produces real adhesive glue,... - Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 17:50
Marketing genius: We have the GoDaddy rubber chicken!
Our parody review of the GoDaddy rubber chicken – an item used in a recent GoDaddy campaign on Facebook - was well-received by the fine folks of the #1 domain registrar in the world. Receiving an oversized package in the mail wasn’t a first; this time around it wasn’t a gorilla costume but rather, a […] Copyri... - Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 15:16
Ammar Kubba sells iceberg & aftermarket domain to the Igloo Eskimo
Thought Convergence CEO and founder, Ammar Kubba, was beaming from ear to ear earlier today, after the announcement of a corporate asset sale involving a humongous shipment of arctic ice. “For years I’ve been trying to sell this North Pole iceberg in the aftermarket and it finally materialized, all thanks to the assistanc... - Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:39
Kilt Alliance: Scottish domainers declare ccTLD independence
A group of Scottish domain investors, led by the owners of, and, have formed the so-called “Kilt Alliance“, seeking the independence of Scotland as a ccTLD, and its immediate secession from “Th’ lads an’ ah hae decided tae abandon stoatin Britain as uir soorce... - Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 0:48 : The majority says it’s a “priceless” domain name
A week ago we ran a poll on the current value of, a domain name that was hand-registered for $35 dollars in 1995. Its registrant and original owner since then, Gruhn Guitars, had the epiphany to spend $35 dollars on top of their corporate name, registering less than a week after This […] Copyr... - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 21:46
Dot .Vegas Domain names now available for anyone to register
We received an industry press release about the official launch of Dot .Vegas, the geo-gTLD that primarily targets residents and businesses in the Las Vegas area. However, anyone in the world can actually register a Dot .Vegas domain name. Here are the juicy details about the Dot .Vegas availability ... - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 17:16
Update: Group of stolen domain names including are now reclaimed
In July, we shared an owner’s plea about the theft of a valuable domain portfolio that included; the domains were moved from eNom to GoDaddy. The domains are now back in their legitimate owner’s possession, according to an update that they relayed via a friend: “We caught the thief and pushed him returned th... - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 16:6
Photos from the dot .Vegas launch
Richard Lau, founder of NamesCon, is an active member of the tech community in Las Vegas, NamesCon 2015 takes place in ‘Sin City’ not too long from now. Richard was present at the unveiling of the new geo-gTLD, dot .Vegas, yesterday and wanted to share some of the photos taken during the event. - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 15:13
Domain ownership: ICANN must change its antiquated system ASAP!
ICANN has gained a lot of traction in its recent motion to enforce a globalization of Internet control. The current focus seems to be reaching “obsession” status, with a large part of the ICANN conference agendas debating the “multi-stakeholder” process. ICANN’s antiquated domain ownership system, howeve... - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 14:40
MannQuotes – Chapter IX: The Money-making machine Mann
When we started the MannQuotes list more than a year ago, little did we know that it’d be such an ever-giving source of wisdom about domains, entrepreneurship, and life in general. Domain investor, Mike Mann, not only possesses some unique business skills – he actually shares his modus operandi with the public, on a regul... - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 13:24
Network Solutions rolls out ‘XYZ’ tool to help delete free dot .XYZ domain names
As part of its redesigned domain services, Network Solutions has rolled out a new tool that allows domain owners to get rid of all free, unwanted dot .XYZ domain names they never asked for. At the click of a button, the XYZ Omega tool terminates all free domains that were added as part of an […] Copyright DomainGang - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 17:24
Domain Obituary: Carlos González is a dead(beat) domainer
This is a Domain Obituary for Carlos González, with an email address of and a phone number in Mexico +5215534115001, from the IP On September 1st, 2014, after placing an offer of $2,500 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Carlos González unfortunately did not follow up with payment at Esc... - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 14:41

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