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Video King : Rick Schwartz’s latest #domain registrations hint of new ventures

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, has taken Twitter by storm by sharing videos carrying his domainer wisdom. Our favorite one, “back pocket“, is one of many such videos that Rick shares, a few months after returning to Twitter. Rick enjoys shooting the videos as much as sharing advice with his followers. It’s fun seeing the […]

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RIP #GrumpyCat, .com is parked at #Sedo

Tardar Sauce, also known as Grumpy Cat, recently passed at the age of 7 from UTI complications. Since 2012, the owners of this cat whose permanent frown spawned countless memes, used her likeness on licensed merchandise and products. Grenade Beverage LLC appears to have acquired the domain GrumpyCat.com in 2014, while they prepared to launch […]

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#Consep .com : A 2008 #domain name lost to a 2012 Aussie trademark

When you get no legal representation in a UDRP, chances are you’d lose the domain. In the case of Consep.com, a domain registered in 2008, the Complainant’s trademark registration is four years younger. And yet, Mr. Grant Steward Director of Consep Pty Ltd Australia, won the case at the WIPO, with the sole panelist, Andrew […]

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#Collagen .ORG : Another dropped #domain keyword sells for $XXXX

Collagen.org, a nice keyword, ended at DropCatch’s auction. Whoever is this guy “dgdgdggg” on DropCatch, he seems to be going after .ORG keywords, and this one ended up at $1,951 dollars. There were 60 bids by 16 bidders, battling it up from $15 dollars. So what is collagen anyway, you may ask. Collagen is the […]

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#Istanbul .AERO : Turkish services provider lost #domain via the UDRP process

A recent UDRP decision on the domain Istanbul.aero involved the Turkish operator of the new Istanbul airport, and a Turkish airport services provider. The geographical term “Istanbul” as related to airport services has led to UDRP decisions before; in a major case, IstanbulAirport.com was at stake. This time around, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi of […]

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#Sunglasses! A #domain keyword with 1.7 billion results just sold in the .ORG TLD

Sunglasses! It’s what you absolutely need if you live in Florida, and the domain Sunglasses.org just got auctioned. The “sunglasses” keyword returns a massive 1.78 billion results in Google, making it a niche market with plenty of popularity. It’s a lucrative market, and when one’s sunglass business gets disrupted due to domain name hijacking, it […]

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#Sunglasses! A #domain keyword with 1.7 billion results just sold in the .ORG TLD

Sunglasses! It’s what you absolutely need if you live in Florida, and the domain Sunglasses.org just got auctioned. The “sunglasses” keyword returns a massive 1.78 billion results in Google, making it a niche market with plenty of popularity. It’s a lucrative market, and when one’s sunglass business gets disrupted due to domain name hijacking, it […]

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Escrow.com : Internet #Domain Index report for Q1 of 2019

Escrow.com, a premium DomainGang sponsor, produced an Internet “domain index” report, that provides insight into the domain name market for the first quarter of 2019, and as compared to previous quarters. The Escrow.com report reveals a variety of factors influence the value of domain names. In particular, the value of domain names with existing content […]

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Escrow.com : Internet #Domain Index report for Q1 of 2019

Escrow.com, a premium DomainGang sponsor, produced an Internet “domain index” report, that provides insight into the domain name market for the first quarter of 2019, and as compared to previous quarters. The Escrow.com report reveals a variety of factors influence the value of domain names. In particular, the value of domain names with existing content […]

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Ten years of #domain industry posts! What crazy news did we blog about on May 15?

As we are getting closer to clocking a full decade of blogging about the domain industry, tech and social media, it’d be great to look back and see what news we shared on this day through the years. Whether it was parody posts, or real news about domain names, we were definitely busy churning out […]

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Ten years of #domain industry posts! What crazy news did we blog about on May 15?

As we are getting closer to clocking a full decade of blogging about the domain industry, tech and social media, it’d be great to look back and see what news we shared on this day through the years. Whether it was parody posts, or real news about domain names, we were definitely busy churning out […]

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Why did #Mercury Luggage lose the #UDRP for #SewardLuggage .com?

With domain names, time lines matter. Mercury Luggage Manufacturing Company formed in 1946, and it claimed the year 1968 as the date of first use for the term SEWARD TRUNK. However, they did not apply for the mark’s registration until 2017, almost 20 years after they acquired Seward Trunk of Petersburg Virginia, and the trademark […]

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Why did #Mercury Luggage lose the #UDRP for #SewardLuggage .com?

With domain names, time lines matter. Mercury Luggage Manufacturing Company formed in 1946, and it claimed the year 1968 as the date of first use for the term SEWARD TRUNK. However, they did not apply for the mark’s registration until 2017, almost 20 years after they acquired Seward Trunk of Petersburg Virginia, and the trademark […]

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Decade of #domain industry posts : What crazy news did we blog about on May 14?

As we are getting closer to clocking a full decade of blogging about the domain industry, tech and social media, it’d be great to look back and see what news we shared on this day through the years. Whether it was parody posts, or real news about domain names, we were definitely busy churning out […]

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Michele Neylon’s photo wins #domainer selfie of the year award!

Michele Neylon, founder of the popular Irish Internet services company, Blacknight, won yet another award on Sunday. After winning best Irish foodie porn blog in 2016, the dot .ie supporter claimed yet another prestigious win, this time in portrait photography. His self-portrait, “Image of a happy domainer,” won the 1st prize at the International Selfie […]

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Lumis brokerage : #Domain newsletter includes some million dollar names

The latest domain newsletter from Lumis, the domain brokerage powerhouse co-founded by the Michalec brothers, contains some big domain names. There are domains for every budget, from a few thousand all the way up to $2.2 million dollars! Here’s a selection of domains included in the latest Lumis newsletter, in no particular order: Castle.com – […]

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#GDPR bullshit : Cause of #WHOIS nightmare is not a Euro money maker

GDPR, the bullshit Euro-law crafted to generate penalty money for the Eurocrats, is failing its privacy claims. According to a report from Digi.me, GDPR driven data breaches result in penalties only for 0.25% of the cases! This astonishing fact makes everyone in the domain world wonder why in fuck’s sake did ICANN push for WHOIS […]

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#LoveAndGreen .com : Generic #domain lost via the #UDRP process

If you register generic-sounding domain names, such as LoveAndGreen.com, there’s still a chance that they infringe on existing marks. Love & Green of Lyon, France, filed a UDRP against the domain’s registrant, citing an existing range of marks for LOVE & GREEN. It’s obvious that the ampersand symbol cannot be used in domain name registrations, […]

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Mike Mann’s unstoppable #domain sales end in lucky “888”

Mike Mann’s been unstoppable recently, and his domain sales have been causing a lot of discussion. The serial entrepreneur who once sold Sex.com, came up with a sales system that quotes prices ending in “888.” This non-round pricing creates a system reminiscent of the “999” figures, only cheaper, and luckier. The Chinese love the number […]

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#Responsibilty : Aussie banknote typo in the hands of Frank Schilling since 2004

If you can’t spell “responsibility” on a bank note, there’s an obvious irony right there. Australia‘s national bank failed to check its $50 AUD banknote for typographical errors, printing its text with “responsibilty” instead. The small print on the banknote is truly small, and can only be seen with a magnifying lens, but still, the […]

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