Five Questions : An interview with domain investor and developer, Eric Lyon
Eric Lyon is doing a tremendous job as key personnel at NamePros, the forum for domain professionals. His role there as the administrator expands on his role as a domainer, and quite often that last part tends to be forgotten! We took the opportunity to reach out to Eric, and in this quick interview he […] Copyright DomainGang - Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 13:31
Sunrise : Your Mom goes to .College and she might need a .Tech for her .Site
Looks like it’s getting warmer for a new educational gTLD, dot .College. The Sunrise phase is live, during which applications are taken for trademark holders; presumably, those that have already registered with the TMCH. Dot .College is aimed at higher education organizations, institutions and communities around the world. The ... - Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:21
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8====D Dicks By Mail .com : Will this be the next BIG Flippa auction? 8====D
When sold on Flippa, the novelty factor of the domain broke the scales, at $85,000 dollars. Whether that was a fun promotion or a truly brilliant sale, shall forever remain between the seller and the buyer, but the concept of quickly selling a web site built on a whacky business model hasn’t died off.... - Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 0:2
What Chinese domain spam emails look like
If you were fed up with the onslaught of domain spam from Eastern Europe or certain parts of the US, get ready for the next big wave of junk. Aimed at domain owners whose WHOIS info is skimmed using basic tools, the Chinese spam emails are targeting owners of numeric and short domains. The amazing […] Copyright DomainGang - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 18:56
It’s Paddy, not Patty : The Irish domainers have had it!
We love the Irish for their stubbornness, exquisite beer, and redheaded, fair-skinned lasses. So what about St. Patty’s Day? Enough with the stereotypes already, and that’s exactly what one domainer thought, seeking to clarify once and for all that it’s not, never, ever “St. Patty.” Rolling out the web s... - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:47
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Garbage domains : Pseudo IDN domains lambasted at NamePros
NamePros member Wot is well-respected domainer, strategically investing in IDN domains. Stationed in Thailand, Wot has discovered and pointed out a large cache of pseudo-IDN domains, currently being offered on Sedo and other marketplaces. According to Wot: “They are shown as IDN but they are simply mixed script, English and oth... - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:26
Microsoft shocker announcement : The end of Windows piracy!
Microsoft is ending the piracy of its operating system, Windows, with a shocking announcement full of strategic brilliance. Windows 10, the upcoming version of the Microsoft OS, is expected to be rolled out at the end of the summer. Not only the upgrade will be free for all legitimate owners of Windows 7 and Windows […] Copyrig... - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:56
Intel Capital invests in CaféX Communications!
Domain investor and developer, Bruce Marler, informed us of a major investment that CaféX Communications has secured. Intel Capital, financial branch of leading technology manufacturer Intel, is investing in the company that Bruce Marler is VP of Technical Sales at. “We are thrilled and excited that a top Fortune 500 company ha... - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:57
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DomainTools prepares for yet another web site launch
A new press release from DomainTools was sent out earlier today, hinting of imminent changes to the most popular WHOIS tool: To Our Valued Customers: You may notice something new at very shortly. We will be releasing a redesigned website, one that better aligns the company around our mission to build and deliver the [... - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 17:18
Georgina Domainer: When in doubt, use a Spanish model’s photo
We recently wrote about a fake domainer profile on LinkedIn that accumulated more than 500 connections. While adding some great new connections on LinkedIn, the suggested 2nd degree connection of “Georgina Domainer” popped up. Here’s how Georgina Domainer appears among a group of typical professionals – which ... - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 16:4
George Verdugo : From real estate and space, to becoming “UNO” in L.A.
George Verdugo is on a roll; the Kansas City resident and East L.A. native has so many hot irons in the fire, that one might say “muy caliente“! After launching Casas Baratas for the global Hispanic house market, George went on to conquer things outside this earth, launching Visit Space. Craving some earthly oxygen, Georg... - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 14:41
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RadioShack releases list of domain names to be auctioned off!
The domain portfolio of RadioShack is part of the company’s assets that are being auctioned off, due to liquidation. With a deadline of today, March 17th, at 5:00 PM Eastern, all potential bidders must submit qualified bids – in bulk or for individual domains. There are no minimums. Hilco Streambank manages the intellectu... - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:33
Fadi Chehadé video interview to RSTV of India
ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, gave a lengthy interview to the Indian television station RSTV, for the show Indian Standard Time. Anchor Siddharth Varadarajan conversed with the ICANN CEO for approximately half an hour, on a variety of current subjects, including security, the expansion of the TLDs and Internet governance. Here is the comp... - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 0:11
Domain Discovery : Death to Domain Squatters!
Every day we discover something new, and at the end of a very busy Monday, this little domain discovery pays off. Domain squatting is bad, but is it bad enough for someone to proclaim “Death To Domain Squatters“? We aren’t sold on that notion, but the domain name appears to be a dispenser ... - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 18:36
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Amazon trademark involved in latest domain UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd.
The business plan of Yoyo Email Ltd., a British company that registered several thousand dot .Email domains, has yet to be disclosed. Setting a record number of UDRP cases in 2014, Yoyo Email Ltd. is notorious for the absurdity of its domain registrations: they match famous trademarks. In the latest UDRP at the WIPO,, [... - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 16:10
Google autocomplete search now promotes sponsored results
Google is experimenting with changes in its search algorithm, and even the autocomplete feature is about to be affected. Enabled by default, the Google autocomplete generates results in the search bar at the same time as someone types in. The first group of results appears to be as expected. If you search for Toyota, the […] Co... - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 15:38
Coffee and yogurt? Sedo and .CLUB join forces at SXSW
Mondays are better with coffee and yogurt, preferably free. We reported sightings of the Sedo food truck at the South By South West festival, and their gTLD decals. Sedo isn’t alone, several tech and domain industry companies are there for the obvious purpose: to engage with a large community of tech-minded individuals. The lat... - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:41
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Yahoo wants to get rid of account passwords altogether!
The average person can recite between 5-12 online account passwords from memory, without resorting to stored records of them or resetting them. When this happens every single time, you know you have a memory problem, or far too many accounts. Yahoo! wants to get rid of account passwords altogether, and allows for “on-demandR... - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:56
DomainTools sidekick : Technical glitch at ?
If you’ve been using DomainTools for more than a decade, you’ll probably familiar with its sidekick URL – Set up in the Seychelles under the local ccTLD dot .sc, this shortcut has nourished generations of domainers, and definitely performed millions of WHOIS queries. While we advise everyone to use DomainT... - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 0:2
Freedom of Choice: Donuts, Inc. rolls out end-user marketing campaign
It’s game on for Donuts, Inc. After raising almost $100 million dollars in funding in the past 12 months, Donuts is rolling out its first large advertising campaign, aimed at end users. Branded as “Freedom of Choice“, the campaign is targeting the numerous options that consumers have with gTLDs, about 200 of which a... - Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 16:41
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Symbolics and BTTF : Where were you on March 15, 1985 ?
Thirty years ago, to the day, the first domain name was being registered. On a late Friday evening, no less, as if a bureaucrat had to clear out their tray of incoming tasks before heading home, was recorded as “taken”. Millions of domain registrations later, it’s interesting to look back and reflect &... - Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 9:44
Dot .XYZ infographic : We hit the reset button on the Internet!
The folks over at the .XYZ Registry are known for their focus on the ‘XYZ generation’, and apparent obsession with purple. So when it comes down to creating an infographic spanning the last 30+ years of the Internet, be prepared for lots of color. Paying tribute to the 30 year anniversary of the first dot […] Copyri... - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 19:26
Domain business : The Motley Fool rips upcoming GoDaddy IPO
Financial advisory portal,, just published their view on the much anticipated GoDaddy IPO – and it’s not a positive one. Focusing on the biggest domain registrar’s financials, The Motley Fool writer rips GoDaddy, advising investors to “stay away from this tech IPO.” The article mentions that the... - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 13:11
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Wapa Lau : New island pops up in Tonga, but .COM still available
Thirty years after the registration of the first .COM domain, the Internet serves as a beacon of information. News moves around the globe at the speed of light, even if it happens in the middle of the night. Hey, that almost rhymed. The Kingdom of Tonga is one island bigger; after a volcanic eruption created […] Copyright Domai... - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:0
Buffer App upgraded to for an estimated seven figures
Buffer App, a start-up that provides a method of driving traffic and fan engagement on social media, has had a major domain upgrade. Going from to did not happen overnight; it was the culmination of work by company executives that worked hard to acquire the domain. Overall, the process of acquiring - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 0:2

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