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I’ll start the New Year with a story I wrote on the plane on the flight back from NY. I literally wrote it as it was happening. Here it is in its raw form. No rewrites, very few changes. I was listening to a Jerry Seinfeld talk about writing and [...] Continue reading
Domaining 2021 For some 5 or 6 years of middling .coms or new gtlds has not panned out. Some have told me they really wished they had abandoned domain names and put all their time and money into crypto. 2020 certainly has been a trying year around the globe in dealing with things much more [...] Continue reading
I think that the world is generally becoming a better place as the years go by. But 2020 was a real stinker, even for someone like me. Nothing will magically change as the clock strikes midnight tonight, but surely 2021 can’t be any worse than 2020? As we reflect on the past year, my [...] Continue reading
It’s the last day of the year. Things tend to be pretty quiet from a business perspective, so I am going to spend a few hours doing some business housekeeping before the end of 2020. I thought I would share some of the things I am doing in case it sets off a reminder for [...] Continue reading
As 2020 ends we say goodbye to the things that caused frustration and pain. Out with the old, in with the new. Here at DomainGang we are truly grateful for our readers, followers, sponsors and simply great domainers that have been contributing to our quest for domain-related news reporting for the past 11 years. Writing [...] Continue reading
A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on December 30, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve. I’m only showing where [...] Continue reading
Domain investor costs are about to increase. This is the fifth in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. .Com prices are going up. ICANN agreed to a contract extension with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) in 2020. The extension allows Verisign to increase the wholesale price of [...] Continue reading