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Going viral: Ebola.com strikes back with web site upgrades
For the best part of last week, Ebola.com and its owner received plenty of unwarranted negative coverage by mainstream media, that blasted its “for sale” status. Jon Schultz, owner of the domain he lawfully acquired for $13,500 in 2008, was verbally assaulted in a series of sensationalist posts that reeked of anti-entrepr...
DomainGang.com - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 0:26
First dot .Company UDRP a landslide for Volkswagen
Volkswagen was formed in 1937, in Nazi Germany, and the group owns and manages a very famous mark in the automotive industry. Despite all this history, a not-so-smart individual from Canada registered the domain Volkswagen.company in July. It took a couple of months for Volkswagen to find out, and they filed a UDRP at the […] C...
DomainGang.com - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 19:22
Want Ebola domains? You got them!
Ah, it’s Friday, and President Obama just announced the appointing of an “Ebola czar.” While the matching dot com – EbolaCzar.com – has already been registered as of four days ago, you can still get “Ebola domains” for a registration fee. That’s right, we did all the hard work for you. ...
DomainGang.com - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:41
New Yorkers need to be aware of the dot .NYC Nexus Policy
If you live within the Five Boroughs, you can generally register a dot .NYC domain name. The latest geo-gTLD to hit the open market, has in fact several restrictions, all governed by the .NYC Nexus Policy. Here’s what the policy states: The City of New York desires to have only those individuals or entities having […] Cop...
DomainGang.com - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:57
Update: Several stolen FMA domains, others, returned to lawful owners
The recent security breach at Moniker resulted in the theft, direct or indirect, of several premium domains from their owners; several were stolen from the portfolio of Future Media Architects. Moniker has been working on reclaiming these domains, first handling transfers that occurred internally; the domain Busy.com was the first on...
DomainGang.com - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:25
TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami has *almost* sold out its Fontainebleau rooms
If you’ve been considering attending TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami, better get off your butt and book your reservations now. According to an update email, the prestigious Fontainebleau Hotel rooms available can only host 15 more attendees, or 45 room nights in total. Delaying your reservation past this weekend would mean one thing: you...
DomainGang.com - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:25
Extreme security: Frank Schilling locked out of Uniregistry
When it comes down to security, domain registrars must implement the latest and greatest protocols, or risk being humiliated like Moniker. In a case of extreme security at Uniregistry, founder and CEO Frank Schilling was temporarily locked out of the main building, in Playa Vista, California. “It was embarrassing really, I wave...
DomainGang.com - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 0:8
Any current ICANN committees addressing domain ownership and theft?
The glitz and glamor of ICANN51 in Los Angeles, California, ends today; the many committees and subcommittees discussing upcoming changes in Internet governance conveniently failed to address the crucial element of domain ownership, and that of managing domain theft. With rampant incidents of domains being stolen from a grand variety...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 18:4
Morocco: ICANN52 in the middle of the Ebola crisis
The current ICANN51 conference in Los Angeles, California, is attended by more than 2,500 participants, making it the 2nd most attended conference after ICANN50 in London, UK. ICANN52 is scheduled for Morocco, in the African continent, between February 8-12, 2015, in the city of Marrakesh. Many participants of the ICANN conference ha...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 13:51
Obama Administration ready to launch Ebola .GOV
At long last, the Obama Administration has made an 180-degree turn and is preparing for the launch of Ebola.GOV – the national information web site on the Ebola virus crisis. “Just like with the successful launch of HealthCare.GOV, uhhh, we are committed to providing all US citizens and undocumented immigrants, uhhh, with...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:21
Outcome Brokerage scores premium domain Offer.com
Outcome Brokerage, the domain brokerage outfit led by Ryan Colby, has added one top notch domain to its roster of exclusives. After scoring Bike.com and Cryptocurrency.com, it’s time for Offer.com to be made available. A truly premium domain, Offer.com would find application in real estate, ecommerce, affiliates and anything th...
DomainGang.com - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 0:3
Turakhia Brothers ready to buy back 100% stake in Media.net
Directi UAE is a business consortium owned by the Turakhia brothers, Divyank and Bhavin. The company currently owns two thirds of Media.net, with the remainder managed by another investor on-board, London-based Ashmore Investment Management. According to The Times of India, Media.net, which manages over $200 million dollars in annual...
DomainGang.com - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 19:59
World Net Daily: Your Alexa rankings will plummet, if you’re a Conservative!
An article over at the Conservative – aka, right wing – news web site, World Net Daily, proclaims that there is an ongoing conspiracy against Conservative web sites, staged by Amazon-owned Alexa.com. According to the article, the current mass drop in Alexa rankings witnessed worldwide, does not affect Liberal web sites su...
DomainGang.com - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 18:58
Brewski & Brewski sell alcoholic beverage domain for $7.75 million dollars
First cousins Bruce Brewski and Bobby Brewski are kicking up a storm; the dynamic duo of domain brokers has received nothing but praise from churches, libraries and the Mayor’s office. A little over a month has passed since the launch of their Winter 2014 domain extravaganza, and a huge domain sale has been announced and [̷...
DomainGang.com - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 16:8
Update: Stolen domain Lightly.com has been RECOVERED!
We reported and covered exclusively the saga of the stolen domain, Lightly.com for almost 3 months. The domain was stolen from its legitimate owner in early June of this year. The brazen thieves from China hijacked Lightly.com away from GoDaddy, using a phishing email and moved it to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename. After listing...
DomainGang.com - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:35
Snappening: Massive ‘Snapchat’ picture leak a boon for an Event Planning Service!
A massive leak of personal pictures originating from Snapchat – a photo and video sharing app – has generated lots of traffic for an unsuspected web site. More than 100,000 photos were leaked, collectively referred to as “the Snappening“, in the same manner that a previous celebrity photo leak was dubbed ̶...
DomainGang.com - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:53
Report from ICANN51: The Countdown to NamesCon – Including a premium domain auction
With 90 days remaining until NamesCon in Las Vegas, there is palpable excitement in the domain name industry about the upcoming Jan 2015 event. NamesCon focuses on distinct and diverse content and value for the audience, and has just announced the addition of a live domain auction to the 2015 program.  The Auction will include [̷...
DomainGang.com - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 21:33
Top 10 Deadly Disease domains: Who owns which dot .com
We saw a lot of silly arguments about the right to use Ebola.com, from people that do not understand nor appreciate how domain investing works. Here’s a list of the top 10 deadly diseases in reverse order, and who owns the respective .com domain, and what do they do with it: Cancer.com – Owned by […] Copyright Domai...
DomainGang.com - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:23
ICANN51 update: New Multi-Steakholder model fully approved
Months of hard work between committee and subcommittee members of the ICANN at large teams have come to fruition at ICANN51 in Los Angeles. The much acclaimed “Multi-Steakholder Model” is now officially approved, by the ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, who playfully posed with the resulting study’s brochure: “This is ...
DomainGang.com - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 16:48
Parasitic Capitalism? Ebola.com domain owner called a ‘Squatter’
Parasitic capitalism. This is the latest and greatest reference to the availability of the domain, Ebola.com, for $150,000, by the Foreign Policy – a publication that describes itself as “A Trusted Advisor for Global Leaders When the Stakes are Highest.” Describing John Schultz, owner of the domain name Ebola.com as...
DomainGang.com - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 13:35

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