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Surge in 6-Figure Domain Sales Continues With a Record 17 Names Hitting That Mark on New DNJ Chart

A record that took 18 years to set lasted just 2 weeks! The 17 six-figure sales on this week's chart easily surpassed a record set in the previous report. [...] Continue reading


Outrage at ICANN’s new “clown shoes” social distancing mandate

ICANN has been slammed by community members after announcing a return to in-person public meetings this year, but only to attendees wearing clown shoes. The Org said the new rule, which will come into force at ICANN 71 in The Hague this June, was “a bold but necessary measure to enforce social distancing in the [...] Continue reading


Ethos Capital completes deal for controlling interest of Donuts Inc.

Back on January 22 the news broke that Ethos Capital, LLC would acquire the controlling interest in Donuts Inc. Acquisition includes world’s largest portfolio of top-level domain names. Today they put out a press release BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ethos Capital, LLC (“Ethos Capital”), a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies, announced today that it has [...] Continue reading


COVID-19 passports not good for #ICANN meetings

If you got vaccinated against COVID-19 already, congratulations. Please continue to practice social distancing and wear your mask. Even if you get a COVID-19 passport, that alone won’t get you an in-person meeting pass to the infamous global ICANN meetings and their illustrious buffets. For now, at least. ICANN president and CEO, Göran Marby, announced [...] Continue reading

DomainGang : Great .ORG #domain closed at almost $7k, a great one word .org domain name, was auctioned off at DropCatch today, following its drop. The auction lasted for an extended period of time, and in the end closed at $6,951 dollars. The winner was DropCatch user “FredNB1” who hopefully will follow up with payment. Originally registered in 1999, the domain was [...] Continue reading


The 25 UNR TLDs will be auctioned with matching #NFT support

Uni Naming & Registry, the company founded by Frank Schilling upon the sale of Uniregistry to GoDaddy, announced an update to its upcoming auction of TLDs in April. UNR will be providing technology that will allow for the use of NFTs that control their namespaces in the Ethereum Name Service on the Ethereum blockchain. In [...] Continue reading


Unbiased Ltd Trading lost 2nd #UDRP it filed against the #domain!

When you file a UDRP against an aged, generic domain, your facts and figures better be unbiased. Unbiased Ltd trading attempted to get the domain and failed., a premium sponsor of DomainGang, represented the Respondent in this case. The three member panel at the WIPO denied transfer of the domain to the Complainant, [...] Continue reading

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