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#Istanbul Airport .com : Seventeen year old #domain name hit with #UDRP in #Turkey

The geo-domain name IstanbulAirport.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. This 2002 registration was sharing information about airport hotels in Istanbul, Turkey at the time. Can a generic geo-domain be hit with a UDRP? Apparently so, as Complainant is a Turkish company, IGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi, operators of the new Istanbul Airport. […]

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Epik on free speech : Disclaimer attempts damage control after #Christchurch fiasco

Epik, the domain registrar founded by entrepreneur Rob Monster, is performing “damage control” on Twitter. In a pinned Tweet, Epik.com refers to its stewardship of freedom of speech on the Internet, along with references to providing no endorsement of content for domain names it services. Says Epik: “Epik.com has a long history of standing for […]

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4×5.com : 21 year old #domain dropped despite famous owner

The ultra short domain 4×5.com dropped and was auctioned off at DropCatch. The auction involved 29 bidders and a total of 62 bids. The domain went for $2,100 dollars, with Dropcatch user “CatchOnTheBeach” winning the domain. 4×5.com was registered in 1998, and in late 2007 it changed hands, being acquired by Stéphane Pictet, founder of […]

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Dimensional #domains retain their intrinsic value among #Chinese investors

Domains that are popular lumber sizes retain their intrinsic value among influential investors, a new study shows. For example, 4X5 or 4X8 along with 2X4 and 3X5 are domain sizes investors go after. Even 8×12 and 12×16 are valuable these days. “We are definitely looking to acquire domains at auctions in those popular sizes, and […]

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#Reindl .com : Stanley Pace wins #UDRP against Austrian casserole #domain

Domain investor, Stanley Pace, won another UDRP – this time against the domain Reindl.com. The domain was offered for sale with a $79,000 dollar price tag. Registered in 2016, the domain’s keyword, “reindl,” means casserole in German. An Austrian company that creates protective clothing, asserted that they have a trademark since 1999. Reindl Gesellschaft m.b.H. […]

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#Altamira .com : Paleolithic #domain sells for mid $X,XXX

The auction for Altamira.com, a dropped domain originally registered in 1995, has ended. Previously an asset of Banque Nationale du Canada, Altamira.com was auctioned off at DropCatch. The closing price was $5,751 dollars, and the highest bidder was the DropCatch user “somealias.” A total of 198 bids from 68 bidders clearly demonstrate an increased interest. […]

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Lumis #domain newsletter : Million dollar assets for sale

Lumis, the boutique domain brokerage known for its eclectic clientele, has released their latest newsletter. Several new domain names are available to acquire, ranging from a few thousand dollars, to millions. Some of these quality domain names are listed below: Vehicles.com – $2.5M Everest.com – $1M Wind.com – $500k Modern.com – $300k Behave.com – $150k […]

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Last chance to download your Google+ data before shut down

A few months ago, Google announced the end of life of its Google+ service, and now it’s coming to the final days. You only have until March 31st to save your data with Google+ and after that it’s no more accessible. Google+ was a monumental failure by Google to tap the social media market; after […]

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#Google gaming : Would you have spent $3k+ on the domain Stadia.com?

Today Google unveiled more details about Stadia, a box-less gaming platform that uses a new games controller, called Stadia Controller. Aside from that, all one will need to play games instantly, is a Chrome browser and – naturally – a fast Internet connection. During the presentation, the Stadia managers unveiled the game environment’s primary features: […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 3/11/2019 – 3/17/2019 topped by Vivlio.com – Means “book” in #Greek

Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning March 11th, 2019 – March 17th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This report contains 7 domains sold in the […]

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#EnergyNova : Don’t buy trademark #domains in hopes of selling for a lot of money

If you register domain names, or buy them in the aftermarket or auctions, make sure they are not infringing on existing trademarks. In the case of EnergyNova.com, the domain was allowed to expire, was captured by SnapNames a year ago, and it was allegedly resold. The registrant sought $31,250 dollars for it, but there is […]

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Long tail #domains : Time to play fair!

It’s time to play fair, says Spotify, openly accusing Apple of favoritism and of bullying the app market. Spotify, the popular streaming music service, has filed  a formal complaint against Apple with the European Commission, and is making a public relations push. To do that, Spotify registered the domain TimeToPlayFair.com and is using it to […]

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Mike Mann on #domains and charity : The return of the “dot com king”

Domain investor and serial entrepreneur, Mike Mann, is once again challenging Rick Schwartz’s title. Mike Mann’s use of the “domain king” epithet became a friction point in the past. The founder of Domain Market often refers to media coverage about his right to use “domain king” as proof of achievements, along with donations to charity. […]

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