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Breaking: North Korean hackers behind recent ICANN security breach
North Korean hackers that recently infiltrated Sony, were allegedly responsible for a recent breach of the ICANN’s CZDS and Wiki portals, according to corporate emails released today. The brazen act involved social-engineering of the ICANN CEO’s uncle’s first cousin, whose 14 year old son used the same password on h... - 6 hr 39 min ago
Best Dot .Christmas ever: Uniregistry rum cakes have arrived!
Many thanks to Frank Schilling and Uniregistry for shipping a nice big box of Caribbean rum cakes to our door, all the way from the Cayman Islands. As you can see in the photo below, the creative folks of Uniregistry became a permanent part of the rum cake folklore, a tradition that has been going […] Copyright DomainGang - 11 hr 2 min ago
Alert: is a stolen domain name – do not buy!
Another day, another stolen domain; has been reported as stolen by an active member of DNForum. The domain’s lawful owner, Mr. Dean Vlahos, confirmed that the current status of is not legitimate. Registered at Network Solutions, appears to have been pushed to another NetSol account around December 12th; ... - 14 hr 15 min ago
Bad economy: Russian domainers suffer as the Ruble drops against the Dollar
Russian economy is hurting currently, and it’s not because of a resurgence of Communism. In Russia, the economy is rather consumer-oriented, and traditional commerce maintains a European flair as far as Capitalism is concerned. With the price of oil plummeting, Russia’s financial sector is getting hit; the dropping exchan... - 14 hr 42 min ago
Boston ‘Supermarket King’ Demoulas family ‘feud’ leads to domain sale
In Boston, it’s Demoulas vs. Demoulas, in a rivalry between two cousins controlling two super-regional supermarket chains, Market Basket and Demoulas Super Markets. Arthur T. Demoulas recently scooped up his cousin’s half for $1.5 billion, triggering the interest of domain speculators. A remarkable note: Demoulas Super Ma... - 15 hr 58 min ago
Alert: Several valuable domains have been stolen from eNom accounts
Several premium numeric and three letter .com domains have been stolen from eNom accounts, and were moved to GoDaddy. According to their owner, when these domains were acquired in the past, they were assigned individual passwords via the reseller portal. Somehow, a Chinese domain thief managed to guess those allegedly... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 21:32
From GoDaddy to Certegy collections over a $13.17 ‘debt’
Payment processor Certegy does not hold back; when it comes down to collecting a $25 dollar fee over a debt of $13.17 at GoDaddy, they will either get their money or report you to the credit bureaus, affecting your credit score in the process. A DomainGang reader and GoDaddy customer that wants to remain anonymous, […] Copyrigh... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 18:39
Domain investors cashing in on the upcoming lifting of the embargo against Cuba
President Obama’s announcement of improved relationships with Cuba was welcomed with applause today, the half a century long embargo will eventually be lifted. Domain investors that have long believed in such a change in the US-Cuban relationships, should be excited, Rob Sequin‘s domain portfolio consists of several thous... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 16:21
Russian millionaire sued GoDaddy in $50 million dollar defamation lawsuit
Konstantin Malofeev, a Russian millionaire who claims GoDaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud, has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit. According to Courthouse News Service, Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on Dec... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:7
Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank
By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […] Copyright Domai... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:54
ICANN alerts users of CZDS & ICANN Wiki about security breach
ICANN has sent out a password reset email, acknowledging a CZDS system intrusion that occurred in November. Through this notification, the system now alerts to the setting of a new password for all account holders: ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a “spear phishing” attack was initiat... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 0:40
DomainFest Announced as Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!
DomainFest is one of the longest running events in the Domain Name industry. Its early origins in the early 2000s was a one day gathering with a mix of sharing new industry information and a social networking event. DomainFest will continue that tradition after being acquired by NamesCon. Originally established as a casual meeting of... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 17:48
Rare sighting of ‘Mobi’ name in the wild!
When dot .Mobi launched in 2005, everyone raved about the endless possibilities of this alternate gTLD for the cellular & mobile market. A lot of things changed since that launch, and even had to be sacrificed in the name of sanity. We often see domain names on car tags, but they are usually dot […] Copyright D... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 16:8
Uniregistry: End of year savings and more domain updates
Uniregistry announced its end of year savings, discounting several gTLDs. To take advantage of these promotions, register domains until December 31st, in the following gTLDs: .Christmas, for $18.88 per domain – regularly at $28.88 .Gift, for $12.88 per domain – regularly at $19.88 .Country, for $9.88 per domain – re... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 13:21
T-Mobile creates ‘Data Stash’ product without the dot com
T-Mobile, the fastest growing cellular phone company in the US, announced the availability of ‘Data Stash‘ – a data rollover product – starting in January 2015. With most phone companies, if you max out your plan’s data you either get throttled in speed or penalized with extra fees. Along with the introd... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:52
Moniker wins the prestigious ‘Registrar of the Year’ award
The Web Hosting and Domains Weekly announced its industry awards a little earlier this year; for the past decade, the awards are meant to congratulate distinguished industry leaders. Despite recent problems related to security and lack of customer service, the Registrar of the Year award went to an unlikely finalist, Moniker. “... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:22
Trademark applications for ‘Domain’ brands hint of upcoming services
Several new trademark applications for domain related services were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office during the past three weeks. First, the application for ‘Raj Domains’ was filed on November 26th, for the following classes: “IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Brand development in the field of Domain n... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 0:4
Dear Chinese domain investors!
This is an open letter to all the legitimate, hard-working domain investors from China. After numerous cases of domain hijacking and domain theft from individuals originating in the Chinese mainland, it is time to address the issue among your peers. China’s economy is expanding in leaps and bounds, and it’s slated to surp... - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:15
ESQwire: WIPO to provide emotional support to recipients of RDNH decisions
WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland; the Red Cross also has its offices a few blocks away. The close operation of the two organizations has inspired the formation of a humanitarian support group for those UDRP Complainants that faced the soul-scarring delivery of a Reverse Domai... - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:16
Adam Dicker’s iBobble video song became a huge hit
Adam Dicker‘s latest venture is about bobblehead figures. The Canadian domain investor launched in November, just in time for the Holiday season. And now, it’s time for the iBobble video song – already a huge hit among Adam’s family and friends. It could easily make it to the #1 of domainer charts ... - Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 14:0

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