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Latest News : 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
Time sensitive: Official TRAFFIC ballot sent to domainers
It’s time to vote for your favorite domainers and domain companies at TRAFFIC. The official ballot was sent out to registered voters only, and it’s time sensitive; all votes must be cast by replying to the email by September 19th. Here are the categories and nominees for the official TRAFFIC 2014 Awards: Developer of the ... - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:50
Global Internet Domain Name Association : Part time domaining is illegal
The Global Internet Domain Name Association (GIDNA) that supervises domainer activity across the Internet, is one layer below ICANN. Established in 2004, the quasi-government agency is responsible for the definition of rules and regulations pertaining to domain buying and selling activity. In its most recent meeting in Los Angeles, C... - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:56
Maxthon: The World’s fastest web browser!
If you’re after speedy web browsing, you can’t go wrong with MxNitro, the latest version of the Maxthon browser. Not only it’s a mere 23 Mb to install, it sports a memory footprint smaller than both Firefox and Chrome. The Maxthon web browser loads insanely fast, but that’s only the beginning, it’s almo... - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 23:35
Holy gTLDs! The day Pope Francis met Angela Merkel
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, met with Pope Francis recently; the German head of state discussed many important issues related to today’s society. Pope Francis, who often blesses the faithful from the official twitter account at the Vatican, had a few words to say about technology, as well as domain names. Here’s ... - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:31
DOPA continues to spam domainers without discrimination
Time and again, the relentless spamming from Chinese parking outfit, continues. Snatching email contacts from the WHOIS database, the DOPA spammers mass-email accounts that are meant to only receive system information from the Registrars. Every time we complained about and their spamming tactics, two things happene.... - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:18
Domainer interview: Richard Lau on NamesCon 2015 and the future of domain conferences
In four months, NamesCon 2015 will be opening its welcoming gates to domain investors, registrars, registries and other professionals of the domain industry. As with NamesCon 2014, we reached out to Richard Lau, founder of NamesCon and board member of the Water School project – a non-profit organization that brings clean water to ... - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:54
American detained in North Korea over possession of .XYZ domains
An American citizen has been detained in North Korea, and a trial is pending; the charges include “gTLD proselytism” and dispersion of “dangerous materials.” This astonishing story involves a portfolio of .XYZ domains that the traveler, Morgan Malkoski, attempted to smuggle into North Korea, a country known fo... - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 0:30
Father Domainicus: Apple and other rotten fruit of Domaining
Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, delivering the message of our Domain Lord on a fabulous Sunday afternoon. During the numerous congregations of our Domain Church, many a domainer investor ask me, “Father Domainicus, what is your position on the technological revolution ... - Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 13:27
Minds + Machines: Unboxing the promotional toolkit
New gTLD domain registry, Minds+Machines, is most likely to be remembered by the domainer community, after they declared “the death of the .com” in a Facebook ad. The uproar caused by that statement is still remembered and often parodied. Despite the occasional spoof ad, Minds+Machines means business, and they have appare... - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 19:57
Reverse Domain Name Hijacking versus Cybersquatting – Which is worse?
The use of outlandish claims and unjustified arguments against domain investors by corporations intending to steal domains via a UDRP, often results in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). These UDRP decisions are often cited for their ultimate “gift” to the domain investing community, and Rick Schwartz main... - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 15:36
Huffington Post: Dot .XYZ domain is not a trademark, says cybersquatter!
In what appears to be only the second UDRP involving a dot .XYZ domain so far, the registrant of HuffingtonPost.XYZ alleged that the Complainant “does not have a valid trademark.” The imbecilic statement was made with full ignorance of the registered trademark for “Huffington Post“, a mark registered in 2006. T... - Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:7
Adam Dicker gets his own “Mini Me” figurine!
It’s Adam Dicker‘s birthday tomorrow, and some very fine folks ordered a custom-made figurine, hopefully from Warren Royal’s For your enjoyment, and until Adam posts a video, we created an animated GIF of what this fine “Adam Dicker” figurine would look like, as a bobble head. Happy birt... - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 17:46

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