It’s captcha time : Uniregistry adds math challenge to contact forms
Looks like Uniregistry is tired of spam offers from spambots, and they are responding in kind. Domains parked with the Contact Form instead of the usual PPC ad page, will now get an improved contact form that contains a captcha. The challenge is mathematical: a pair of additions or subtractions of small numbers, as seen […] Cop... - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 19:56
Who needs .SUCKS? I love ALDI .com taken via UDRP
Imagine this: you can register a dot .SUCKS domain to vent off your sentiments as a consumer, but god forbid if you register “I Love …” alongside that brand! ALDI is an international discount supermarket chain, with headquarters in Germany. It is very popular in Europe and lately in the US. Their products are generi... - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 15:33
*** Click to list your domain for sale at CAX *** domain : Brazilian generic ccTLD lost in UDRP
Gotta love words with secondary meaning. The domain, a Brazilian ccTLD, was lost in UDRP, after its owner tried to sell it for $100,000 dollars. It’d be great to do so if the content at were related to golf – the sport. Unfortunately, the Complainant in this UDRP is the German automotive corporatio... - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:42
Startup names : Spend $11 bucks for a .LINK instead of $85,000 dollars for a .COM
The new Internet namespace has proven to be valuable for startup companies; limited budgets save a lot of money for development, versus domain names. Before the launch of several hundred new gTLDs tailored to many different specific uses, companies would be stuck with secondary tier domain names. In the past, once these companies rai... - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 19:35 : Quiet launch of apparel brand for Father’s Day
The premium generic domain has changed its content and mission statement, in the days before Father’s Day. Once parked with affiliate content, the mega-keyword domain is now a joint venture between two established entrepreneurs. Their new representation and use is as “Father Brands” : A boutique brand gro... - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 11:58
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Dylann Storm Roof : Domains of the “Last Rhodesian” Charleston killer
The evil insanity behind the mindless murders of innocent Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, is still unfolding; suspect Dylann Storm Roof will have a lot of questions to answer in the coming weeks. Calling himself the “Last Rhodesian“, after the former apartheid-led name of Zimbabwe, Dylann Roof registered the doma... - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 22:24
Party like it’s 2007 : Fischer, Goldberger and the Moniker domain auction
NBC News covered a domain auction organized by Moniker in 2007, presenting “dramatic” coverage of live activity by bidders Ari Goldberger and Larry Fischer. The blast from the past article describes the action and aspirations of domain investors 8 years ago: Someone else makes a bid for $120,000. Fischer and Goldberger up... - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 14:55
Worldwide Media lands ultimate ‘joint ventures’ gTLD domain!
Worldwide Media, Inc. is a large domain portfolio holder, operated by domain investor and attorney Michael “Mike” Berkens, who operates the popular domain blog The Domains. Mike is actively involved in the research and business development of new gTLDs, as the co-founder and Managing Director of Right of The Dot, along wi... - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 22:1
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Gmail and domains : Phishers using SMS to hijack your account!
In the past year and a half, a lot of domain names were stolen from their lawful owners by phishing emails. By sending emails posing as legitimate communication from a domain registrar, cybercriminals manage to obtain a domain owner’s user name and password. Without two way authentication enabled at the registrar level, one is ... - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 15:11
Ketchup porn ? Expired German domain leads Heinz users to nude images
Ketchup is a popular condiment around the world, and Heinz makes probably the best tomato ketchup there is. A year ago, Heinz launched a campaign in Germany and placed a domain link with assorted QR code on the label of ketchup bottles. The web site was about allowing visitors to design their own creative labels; […] Copyright ... - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 13:45
Pembroke Isles : Florida geo-domain salvaged at UDRP
Pembroke Isles dot com is a geographically descriptive domain, registered in 1998 according to DomainTools. The area is a residential development in the Pembroke Pines region, in beautiful – and hot – South Florida. After 17 years of use by a community resident and Realtor, the domain was challenged at a... - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:47
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TheNew10 : Plans for a redesigned $10 dollar bill failed at domain registration level
Someone should give the US Treasury some marketing and branding tips as they apply to domain names. The upcoming redesigned $10 dollar bill isn’t due for circulation until 2020; in the meantime, there is a twitter campaign using the hashtag #TheNew10. The plan of the US Treasury is to select a prominent American woman for [R... - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 15:49
More than 700 domain applications : Dot .BANK enters General Availability next week
The General Availability period of Dot .BANK is five days away; the June 24th launch is highly anticipated by a number of large financial institutions, that have applied for their brands and names in the dot .BANK gTLD. Dot .BANK is the result of two years of proactive action by the fTLD Registry’s coalition to […] Copyri... - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:10
Matt Cutts : Google to block all web sites and domains except for
In a shocking announcement earlier today, Google SEO ‘baron’, Matt Cutts, announced the immediate roll-out of Google Wolf 1.0. Substituting cute names like Google Panda, and Google Penguin, the new Google Wolf 1.0 removes all web sites, domains, links and other useless content from Google. The only result to remain on Goo... - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:12
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Shane Bellone launches as latest web project
Shane Bellone is a busy domain broker, and having worked for Flippa and the US Army speaks for itself. The combination of hard work and commitment to a job requires clear focus and attention to detail. While  Bellone’s achievements with the military cannot be fully disclosed, his educational background is jaw-dropping: “C... - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 18:8
‘In the wild’ domains : New website by The Domain Name Association launches
We often post photos of domain name instances in public, that are non-COM, and our roster of such ccTLDs and TLDs is growing. Not to be outdone, The Domain Name Association (theDNA) is launching a new web site, according to .CLUB officer Jeff Sass, who is on the board of directors at DNA. The launch […] Copyright DomainGang - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:10
Uniregistry Market : A window to a portfolio of 500,000 reserved domains opens!
Uniregistry announced its reserved domain marketplace opening today; aptly named: Uniregistry Market. Interfacing with at least 25 Registrars currently, the Uniregistry Market creates a distribution network for a little over 500,000 domain names that were previously reserved. Vern Jurovich, Chief Operating Officer at Uniregistry, tol... - Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 18:35
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Civil rights attorney, Lisa Bloom, registered several .ATTORNEY and .LAWYER domains
Lisa Bloom is an experienced attorney, specializing in civil rights, divorce, and employment law. She has appeared as an expert guest on many television shows and news channels. Lastly, she’s married to domain investor Braden Pollock, which makes things a tad more interesting to domainers. 😀 In a recent post for Rightside, Lis... - Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:59
Zone file records for .XYZ domains drop below the 860,000 mark
It’s been a week since we reported the apparent reversing of dot .XYZ domain registrations. In a nutshell: Dot .XYZ domains did not reach the projected and anticipated “magic” number of 1,000,000 registrations, despite wishful thinking by the XYZ Registry. Instead, several thousand .XYZ domains began to drop, and th... - Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:11
Part 6 : More Elequa LLL .com domains make it to the Chinese market
It’s been several days that, the web site of legendary domain investor, Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim (Elequa) is down. We aren’t sure why, but Elequa was made aware of this downtime a few days ago. Some other major web sites, such as, share the same DNS and are also down. Meanwhile, the flow of […] Copyri... - Monday, June 15, 2015 - 17:48
*** Click to list your domain for sale at CAX *** was lost in second UDRP after 17 years as a registered domain
If you’ve used WinRar as a utility to compress files in the RAR format, you probably did the obvious: typed in Most likely millions of others did the same thing in the years since was registered in 1998. The only problem: That wasn’t the Windows utility’s web site, which was hosted at... - Monday, June 15, 2015 - 14:17
New Sedo newsletter format improves domain news delivery
Sedo has redesigned its monthly domain newsletter; the Sedo Domain Newsletter was given a visual and functional lifting to incorporate several new features. Adding updates from the Sedo marketplace, along with tips and tricks on a full range of domain topics, the Sedo newsletter will include exclusive – handpicked – domai... - Monday, June 15, 2015 - 12:20
Domainer buying guide: How to buy domains from Mike Mann
Every domain selling venue has its secrets, when it comes down to offering discounts to their domain inventory. Negotiating with the seller of a domain is part of the domainer culture of offering less than the asking price. Just like car sales, never pay full price for the domain on sale, unless you’re after the […] Copyr... - Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 21:8
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Angela St. Julien nails two more non-COM sightings!
Domain investors aren’t all about work and no play. Angela St. Julien, founder of Brand.Bar, has been busy locating and documenting non-COM domain sightings in the wild. She finds this activity of snapping pictures of non-COM domains – primarily in Texas – very entertaining. Our list is expanding, for sure; check ou... - Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 22:35
Dollar Shave Club : Biggest waste of a registered dot .CLUB domain thus far!
There’s no question about the success of dot .CLUB; its registry operates on a dual meaning for the word, which can be used for private groups and places of entertainment alike. Unlike several other gTLDs that top it, dot .CLUB did not give away freebies, and its #4th position overall in the gTLD roster is […] Copyright D... - Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 0:9

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