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How To Hide That You Own A Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

As a person who does a lot of digging on domain names, I often run into several factors that prevent me from knowing who owns a domain name, so I thought I would provide some tips on how to hide domain ownership. So why would you want to hide the fact that you or your company owns a domain? Why you shouldn't hide? Why you shouldn't hide that you ow...

Dot Weekly 1 hour, 47 min ago

It’s alive: No ccTLD change for The Pirate Bay

 Mark As Read    

The Pirate Bay, a repository of torrent links that point to material that often infringes on the copyright of its publishers, is back alive. After more than two months of downtime and a chase by the Swedish police that shut down its servers, ThePirateBay.se is still the official home page. For now, the pirate galley […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 hours, 21 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-31-2015 (Check Out My Link To Auction Tool!)

 Mark As Read    

For those of you who want to deep link to domain auctions at GoDaddy auctions, feel free to use the tool I developed www.linktoauction.com. The tool itself was created for

Jason Thompson 2 hours, 22 min ago

Trolling the trolls of domaining

 Mark As Read    

When we delivered the story about Credit.Club and its amazing hand registration, we were not prepared for the trollfest that'd follow. Eager to spew venom, dozens of uneducated newbies questioned the validity of the registration, urging each other to dig deeper into the story. The problem was, the story delivered the facts: it was indeed […] ...

DomainGang 2 hours, 41 min ago

Jazz At Lincoln Center Acquires & Re-brands To Jazz.org & Some Fans Are Not Happy

 Mark As Read    

Thejazzline.com, reports that the organization that operates Jazz at Lincoln Center, recently aand re-branded the organization to Jazz.org from it former address, jalc.org which is owned and operated under since it started in the early 2000's Although the story does not say how much the organization paid for the domain, it says that the domain [...

The Domains 2 hours, 46 min ago

Poll: Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

 Mark As Read    

I haven't mentioned anything about the Super Bowl yet, and I want to see who readers think will win the Super Bowl (being played on Sunday). I live about 30 minutes from Foxboro (where the New England Patriots play), and I am a big Pats fan. I root for all of the Boston sports teams, but I only closely follow the Red Sox and Patriots. I know there ...

Domain Investing 3 hours, 48 min ago

Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?

 Mark As Read    

On the one year anniversary of the rollout of new gtlds to the public, our January poll question was, "Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?" We had 110 votes and 62 people voted no while 48 voted yes. This may have been a tricky question […]

The Domains 5 hours, 43 min ago

Bodis Acquires TrafficZ

 Mark As Read    

During the last week of December, TrafficZ announced that the parking service was shutting down at the end of 2014. I was a bit surprised that they chose to shut down rather than be acquired, especially after a commenter reported that there were still quite a few domain names using TrafficZ DNS. According to an email I received this morning, Bodis ...

Domain Investing 7 hours, 16 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, January 31st, 2015

 Mark As Read    

If you noticed lately, Aaron and I have started tweeting more often and actually using Twitter like it supposed to be.  Putting up some things, commenting on others, and retweeting the things we like.  We'd love to hit 5000 followers and we're not too far away.  If you are interested in what we have to say, please follow DomainShane HERE.  Our goal...

Domain Shane 7 hours, 30 min ago

CNN: “Is this the Super Bowl’s next GoDaddy?”

 Mark As Read    

CNN asked if Wix Is this the Super Bowl's next GoDaddy? A company mostly unknown to the public that went public over a year ago, in the article they actually compare and contrast Wix to Apple. From the article: But while tech companies like Wix aren't quite household names, they've been betting big on Super […]

The Domains 8 hours, 29 min ago

State of the Industry: After a Big Leap Forward in 2014 Experts Think 2015 Will Be Even Better

 Mark As Read    

Here it is - our 11th annual State of the Industry Cover Story! We have once again called upon leading experts from across the domain industry to give us their perspective on the most important developments of the past year and their forecast for the year ahead. 

DNJournal 16 hours, 18 min ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Malls.com, DL.com, Elevated.com, BitcoinWallet.com, More

 Mark As Read    

Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Malls.com for $320,000 "Malls.com is an international B2B project and our aim to cover commercial real estate and retail markets all around the world." Owner is under privacy protection. Offices in San Francisco and London. Alexa rank near 1.3...

Domain Shane 16 hours, 26 min ago

The Royal Treatment: Many thanks, Domain Queen!

 Mark As Read    

It's early Valentine‘s here at DomainGang, as a very thoughtful Domain Queen sent us a sweet and whimsical gift. Taking a break from her busy day, Charlotte Gilbert mailed us an official "royal bobblehead" figure of herself, along with a heart full of chocolates, and a card filled with nice words. This clearly made our […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 21 hours, 38 min ago

Replicating The High: An Entrepreneur’s Lifelong Battle

 Mark As Read    

I've been running a business in one form or another since 1991.  Since I've been an adult I have not had a boss.  I've had partners and investors that I have to answer to, but none of them has been as tough to compete against as myself.  My own personal drive to do better.  After all these years there is one thing that has haunted, driven, and dist...

Domain Shane 23 hours, 18 min ago

Give a Deal to Blog Readers

 Mark As Read    

I noticed that Enom gave a special offer to buy .Rocks domain names in support of the team my New England Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. I replied to them and jokingly asked about a offer code for Pats fans, too. Enom obliged and you can get a .Rocks domain name for $5.00 using the coupon code: GOPATS. That Twitter exchange got m...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

The truth is out there: How Credit.Club didn’t sell for $200,000 dollars

 Mark As Read    

Bruce Marler was visibly excited about the biggest gathering of domainers, that was about to put TRAFFIC to shame. "Tiffany, get your luggage ready, we're going to NamesCon." Tiffany put her beer down, another empty bottle in a row of four, next to an empty box of Kobayashi sushi. It was getting chilly in Missouri, […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

MySQL trademark prevails in yet another Yoyo Email Ltd. UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Right on course for setting a new world record for being served with the most UDRP cases in a year, the British company Yoyo Email Ltd. lost yet another UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, MySQL AB, challenged the Respondent's registration of the domain MySQL.email. The MySQL trademark has been registered since 2003 and it's […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-30-2015

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I Ubered to the Inglewood DMV. I am surprised that I never did this before! One of the biggest frustrations for me about going to the DMV is not

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Domain Movers: xTv.com, DoMore.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another domain name movers that includes domain name that have been purchased by large companies, registered, sold and or moving for some reason. Here is today's list: Research In Motion Limited registered a couple Android domain names and those were SecuringAndroid.com and ManageAndroid.com . Google is the owner of the Android trademark...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

NameJet Expired Domain Name Review

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson looks back at the past week in expired domain name sales at NameJet. NameJet's top expired domain sale during the past week was Lucie.com at only $5.6k. Last week, that same domain would have been #7 – far behind the $29.1k leader. That isn't to say that Lucie.com was NameJet's biggest auction; actually I […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Club Reports Credit.Club on Page 1

 Mark As Read    

The story about how Bruce Marler got Credit.Club is interesting, and it has been covered in a variety of news outlets, blogs, and forums. Marler already built a website on the domain name, and it appears to be doing well in Google already. According to a tweet from .Club Registry CEO Colin Campbell, the Credit.Club website "hits first page of Googl...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Amazon staffing up for new gTLD launches

 Mark As Read    

Amazon is one of the biggest portfolio applicants for new gTLDs, but to date we haven't heard much from the e-commerce giant about how it intends to use its new assets. That could change soon, however. The company is currently looking to bulk up its registry services staff, according to two job ads posted to […] Related posts: Amazon and Goo...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Business Insider Interview With Bidtellect – Co founded by John Ferber of Domain Holdings

 Mark As Read    

Business Insider did an interview with Lon Otremba the CEO of Bidtellect an advertising company that was co founded by John Ferber of Domain Holdings. Bidtellect is the first open native ad exchange. Native advertising is becoming more popular, I have been playing around with some concepts for publications I own or co – manage. […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, January 30th, 2015

 Mark As Read    

I am one of the few people that is making good money on the new gTLDs.  I've made a few thousand just in the last few days on many of the new Gs as they are called.  I realize it can change but this week has been great and I hope that the good luck continues.  My secret?  Buy Rightside when it dropped into the 6s. Here are today's names. GiftMugs.c...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Duels.com, NightlyShow.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of domain movers in a series where I search tens of thousands of domains that secretly move around and unless somebody is digging, likely wouldn't notice them. Some of these domains have been sold (to a large company or by a large company) some are just moving for a reason or unknown reason. I try to find sales prices if I ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Disposable Email Services Product to be rolled out on Discard.Email

 Mark As Read    

Appfield.net is a German technology services provider that is rolling out a new product, Discard.email. The product is a disposable email service that will let users use their own domain name if they wish. Of course it is hard business out there competing with the likes of Gmail and Yahoo. The service claims to be […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Bitt.com, PartyKing.com, BiotechStocks.com, More

 Mark As Read    

The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. FullGear.com sold for $10,000 at Sedo. It's a smart upgrade from GoFullGear.com. A maker of custom sportswear, based in Utah. "Create am...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Owner of Airlineonline.aero Files UDRP On Airlineonline.com

 Mark As Read    

      The owner of the domain name airlineonline.com just got hit with a UDRP by the owner of the domain name Airlineonline.aero It doesn't look like the ownership of the .com has changed since at least January 2013. Obviously in my opinion as generic a domain as you can get The Complainant was […]

The Domains 1 day ago

NamePros video from NamesCon 2015 does not include Richard Lau!

 Mark As Read    

A Very Important Person that was instrumental for putting NamesCon 2015 together, is missing from a NamePros video making the rounds. Shocked by the non inclusion of founder Richard Lau in the 4 and 1/2 minute, condensed version of the NamesCon experience, we decided to protest this. So we created an All Richard Lau NamesCon […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Puppy dogs for sale on GoDaddy parody site

 Mark As Read    

Someone is having fun with GoDaddy's withdrawn commercial…and doing it with GoDaddy services. GoDaddy won't run its controversial Journey Home commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad featured a site called Gabby's Goldens that sold dogs online. It drew the ire of pet lovers and advocates everywhere. Yet someone is having some fun [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Oreos! Greek registrant wins domain at auction

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago we indicated the roots of the word "Oreos" to be a phonetic representation of the Greek word for "handsome" or "beautiful", ??????. The domain Oreos.com was auctioned off yesterday, and the winner paid $1,650 to acquire the domain, which – depending on use – might have some issues with the famous […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domaining.com : Francois pulls the plug at midnight on Friday

 Mark As Read    

It's often a good idea to refresh one's business, and Domaining.com, the active project of French domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo, is not an exception. Despite recent rumors on a sale, the buyer disappeared into thin air, sending Francois off in a quest for a business partner. As of today, there has been no official announcement […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

LeadPages is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

 Mark As Read    

WIPO panel finds that lead generation technology company abused UDRP. A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found the company behind LeadPages.net to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting complaint. Avenue 81, Inc., which offers lead generation software and tools at LeadPages.net, filed a cybe...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Lego Buddies: KickStarter project owner loses LEGO UDRP

 Mark As Read    

A KickStarter project owner has just lost a UDRP over the domain LegoBuddies.com, after the toy maker took them to the WIPO over the use of the domain. Blessed Factory of Deland, Florida, used the domain to forward to the company's KickStarter project, titled "Blessed Buddies". According to the project, "Blessed Buddies is a cartoon […] Copyr...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Revision Legal: Law Firm recovered $3.5 million in stolen domain assets in 12 months

 Mark As Read    

Revision Legal, a law firm based in Michigan, has announced its track record for the past 12 months, regarding the recovery of stolen domains. Acknowledging that domain theft has become rampant, the statement opens thus: "Domain name theft is an ever-increasing reality for any individual or business that owns a domain name. And combating this [R...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-29-2015

 Mark As Read    

We celbebrated Dominique's birthday yesterday by treating ourselves to a great steak dinner at STK Steakhouse here in Los Angeles. I haven't been to that place in years and they

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Five figures: One of Sedo’s largest sales is a .CO domain

 Mark As Read    

Sedo reports of domain sales have been averaging $2,000 to $3,000 over the course of more than a year; the domain venue generates its sizable revenue by selling vast quantities of domains. Then again, exceptions do happen; yesterday, domain broker Dave Evanson revealed the brokerage of KHC.com for $120,000 dollars. Surprisingly, one of the largest ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Verisign Celebrates .COM’s 30th Anniversary with #InternetOfficial Giveaway

 Mark As Read    

This is pretty cool.  Verisign is giving away $100,000 in cash prizes in the next three months for contestants that: * Register the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) * Submit your newly registered .COM name(s) HERE with a description of why it's so awesome * Promote the new domain on your social […]

NameTalent.com 2 days ago

27 End User Domain Name Sales

 Mark As Read    

A weekly run-down of end user domain name sales at Sedo. Sedo's top reported sale last week was SuperSeats.com, which Michael Berkens sold for a staggering $48,888. With Sedo still in possession of the domain, I can't confirm my hunch that SuperSeats.net was the buyer. Some other large sales are in the same boat, including RBU.com ($27,500) and 200...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Champs.com Domain Acquired By Foot Locker

 Mark As Read    

Foot Locker has acquired the premium domain name Champs.com from P. A. Gordon, who has owned the domain name since at least 2001 (oldest whois history record) but likely longer. The domain name has been registered  since June 26, 1997. Foot Locker Retail Inc. owns Champs Sports, which is a sports retail company and uses the domain name ChampsSports...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Poll: What is 8.CO Worth?

 Mark As Read    

Tech Cocktail published an extensive article about the 8.CO domain name that is now up for auction via Heritage Auctions. You'll notice that Tech Cocktail uses Tech.CO for its website, so it isn't a surprise that the author wrote that 8.CO "may just be the luckiest domain on the Web." I think the auction is going to do well, and the article cites q...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Whoops: Mayor Of New York Fails To Register His Own .NYC Domain: Billdeblasio.NYC

 Mark As Read    

This goes right to the you can't make this stuff up file. Crainsnewyork.com,  published a post today chatting about how the the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, who has been touting "the new .nyc domain names as "a unique opportunity" for New Yorkers "to own who they are online," did not buy […]

The Domains 2 days ago

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl ad switcheroo: planned or not?

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy, once again, is getting a lot of press for its Super Bowl ad. How much of it was planned? If you pay for a Super Bowl commercial and no one talks about it before or after the big game, you got ripped off. GoDaddy discovered this many years ago and has mastered the art […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Space wins this week’s new TLD releases

 Mark As Read    

.Space tops in registrations with about 1,700 on first day. When it comes to most registrations, .space appears to have topped the list of this week's new top level domain name launches. That doesn't come as a big surprise since it's the most generic (and lowest priced) domain of the lot. Here's a run down […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Space 1,784; .Band 776: .Rip 348; .How 250; .Ryukyu 143

 Mark As Read    

Five new gTLD's had their first day of general availability yesterday. Here the total number of domain registrations after the first day. These total all domains registered in Sunrise by trademark holders as well as any domains registered during an Early Access Program or Landrush where people paid extra money to get early access to […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, January 29th, 2015

 Mark As Read    

Looking through Ron's weekly sales list it's hard not to get excited about the state of domains.  Sure there are tons of classes of domains who's values have dropped to almost nothing. New gTLDs don't have an aftermarket yet but the top quality names are flying. Numbers, short, and dictionary words are just starting to take off.  Just starting to t...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Want Your Baby To Have A Unique Name ? Do you have an extra $31,000 lying around to pay for it ?

 Mark As Read    

Huffington Post did a story on Erfolgwelle a firm that focuses on giving your baby a unique name. They do all this for $31,000. The article lays out the process and who they bring to the table as far as their staff. From the article: Erfolgswelle is firm devoted entirely to generating unique baby names. […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Big Sale of HomeCare.com & Tidal Wave of ccTLDs Flood This Week's Domain Sales Chart

 Mark As Read    

The weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. While HomeCare.com stole the show with an impressive sale in the NamesCon conference's live domain auction, the ccTLDs also made waves by piling up nine entries on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart,

DNJournal 2 days ago

Evanson and Wang team brokered KHC dot com for $120 Grand

 Mark As Read    

A solid three letter .com sale was announced earlier today, by Dave Evanson, senior sales & brokerage consultant at Sedo. Along with one of the China-based Sedo brokers, Lijuan Wang, the dynamic duo achieved the sale of KHC.com for $120,000 dollars. That is one heck of a price for the three letter .com domain, and […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago
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