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Bots for domains : NameJet “shilling scandal” fizzling out

The alleged “domain shilling scandal” identifying an active group of NameJet sellers and bidders as “shillers,” shows signs of fizzling out. Domain auction platform, NameJet, has yet to come up with an official final statement about their investigation; meanwhile, three parties involved have stated their side of the story, among more than 40 pages of […]

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David Duchovny : Domain UDRP followed up by a trademark application

Actor David Duchovny of “The X-Files” fame, retrieved his matching .com domain, DavidDuchovny.com, via the UDRP process, last month. The decision might have startled some, particularly since the domain was registered and held for almost 20 years. At the time of the UDRP, the Complainant asserted “common law rights” to the DAVID DUCHOVNY mark: “Complainant […]

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Top 5 from GreatDomains : Sedo auctions for July are now live

Sponsored by Sedo* The GreatDomains auction for the month of July is on; Sedo has been running these monthly domain auctions of quality inventory. July’s domain list contains 43 domains currently – we aren’t sure if the number will increase. For now, here’s our choice of Top 5 names from the Sedo inventory of GreatDomains: […]

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Domain Memes : The Shillbid Redemption

Domain Memes is a section on DomainGang where we poke fun at various current events in the domain industry; quite often, to emphasize important, funny or extraordinary elements of domain investing in a meme. Today’s subject is the published allegations of bidder misconduct (“domain shill bidding”) at NameJet, and while the investigation is ongoing, one […]

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Honest domainer ridiculed for his domain bidding ethics

An honest domain investor was exposed and publicly ridiculed for his great ethics, while bidding on domain marketplaces. Seeking to remain anonymous due to fearing a massive industry backlash, “Honest Abe” shared his pain with us: “I never break the rules of engagement with other domainers, I’m honest to a flaw. Bidding on my own […]

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Feds seize .XYZ domain

The .XYZ gTLD is getting hit by massive domain drops, to the tune of 2.5 million, and now Homeland Security Investigations has added one domain to its seized list. Dubsrewatcher.xyz moved into ICE possession, and is currently displaying the standard message: “Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders […]

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XF.com is for sale and the price is in the millions of dollars!

Super premium, two letter .com domain, XF.com is up for sale. Aron Meystedt, the owner of XF.com, used it for several years for his personal, services-oriented web site, XF Investments. Meystedt recently rebranded to Napkin.com. Registered in 1994, XF.com is being offered for sale for the first time ever. The price: $3.5 million dollars. Without […]

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.XYZ domain adoption to skyrocket after Fed Meeting stunt

Despite recent rumors that .XYZ domain registration numbers are plummeting, new developments might point to the exact opposite direction. An unprecedented stunt during the latest Fed Meeting last week, might ensure just that. Someone from the .XYZ Registry held up a sign, asking millions of viewers on national television, to register .XYZ domains. While we […]

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HugeDomains : UDRP against FastMill.com ends with RDNH finding

HugeDomains has fought off the UDRP brought against one of its domains, FastMill.com, and the decision was sealed with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainants are FPT Industrie S.p.a. of Italy and REM Industrie S.r.l. of Italy, represented by Brioschi IP, Italy. According to the UDRP: “Complainant holds registered rights in the […]

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