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June 21, 2018 18:16

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#GDPR : All #European Union countries to be blocked effective May 25, 2018

After nearly 9 years of daily global access to our domain industry publication matched with consistent growth, our audience is about to shrink by 10%. Thanks to GDPR and its ridiculously over-reaching clauses, a decision has been made to block all European Union traffic, effective tomorrow, May 25th, 2018. GDPR is an Orwellian dream, as […]

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Editorial: A message from beyond the #domain blogging grave

Is domain blogging “a dying art?” Rick Schwartz seems to think so, and in a post written at 7:00am today, he points out the quantity of posts appearing on the Domaining.com timeline, since Friday night. A quick backgrounder on Domaining.com and its free services, for those that are not initiated. As a domain news aggregator, […]

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Editorial : A fun revisit to the embargoed #news practices

Welcome to the DomainGang Editorial for March 2018. A press release about the acquisition of Domaining Europe by NamesCon was embargoed until 4PM Pacific (7PM Eastern.) Two fellow publications shared the news already, because the embargo was lifted early by NamesCon. We were not copied on that update, however, and it’s understandable that mistakes do […]

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#Domains versus #crypto : Who wins the duel?

This month’s Editorial is about domain investors moving their hard-earned cash to cryptocurrencies and facing a very hard week. Cryptos dropped 15% – 20% on average across the board, and the market is extremely volatile; the so-called “correction” might take long to recover from. If you panicked and liquidated your crypto, no worries: there are […]

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This brilliant company is disrupting the $200 billion #domain industry

There are times when we should all look back at the domain industry’s growth in sheer awe. From the early beginnings of domain investing, to the daily multi-million dollar sales gracing the lists of DNJournal and NameBio, domainers are living in an extraordinary era. And now, a brilliant company is disrupting the $200 billion dollar […]

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Editorial : What worked for others might not work for you

Time for the monthly editorial column here on DomainGang. Let’s be blunt: a lot of bullshit advice circulates currently, about what to do as a newcomer to the domain industry. The good news first: people are still flocking to become domain investors, whether part time or full time. The latter type, usually went through the […]

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Editorial : The world knows very little about domain names but you can help change that

Welcome to another DomainGang editorial. As strange as it may seem, domain investors take one thing for granted: that by now, the general public knows everything they need to know about domain names. Let me tell you how completely false this perception is. In fact, the general public, ranging from common folk of every age, […]

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Editorial – Domainer Passover : Give us Barabbas! Give us Barabbas!

A group of rowdy domainers gathered outside the house of Icannius Pilate, armed with pitchforks and torches. With covered faces, despite the ample darkness provided by the veil of night, they chanted angry words against the domain messiah, Jesus Francus Schillingus. “Down with Schillingus and evil Uniregistrum! Down with the gTLDs!” Icannius Pilate looked wryly […]

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Editorial : ICANN and the future of the new gTLDs

Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 15 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]

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Editorial : China’s domain over-speculation is hurting the domain industry

‘Tis the season for December’s editorial here at DomainGang, and this time it’s about China and domains. China’s grappling with an astounding growth in construction and technology, while suffering from social pitfalls as the world’s largest nation. With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, China’s economy is fueled by a massive inventory of consumers; […]

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