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The Domains
The Domains
AdAge.com: “Doing Good”; “Why Your .Com Should Be a .Org, Too”
According to Adage.com there is a movement by large companies not only to own the .com version of their domain name, but the .org as well. “”I’ve noticed an emerging trend in the domain name space as a result of the increasing empha...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 1:48 pm
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Being First to Announce gTLD Intentions May Be Critical
I’ve read about a number of companies and organizations that have already announced plans to apply for a new gTLD. Several of the potential new gTLDs have more than one applicant at this point. From my perspective, it may be best for companies ...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 1:38 pm
The Domains
The Domains
NewYork.Net At $45K With Over an Hour to Go; Bosnia.com & Gibraltar.com Also Closing Today on Bido.com
A few domain auctions are ending today on Bido.com The domain name NewYork.net is currently at auction on Bido.com and the high bid is already at $45,000. The auction ends at around 3pm EST today. The “Bido.com” price is $90,000 The domai...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 1:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Owner of .Com Domain Sues for .Co Domain Name
Real estate firm sues owner of .co. The owner of a .com domain name has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to get the .co version of their domain name. This is the first such .co federal anticybersquatting lawsuit I’m aware of (although there have been plen...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 11:42 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.XXX Formally Announces IFFOR Board
Group to help set policy for new .xxx domain name. One of the interesting quirks about the new .xxx domain name is that it will help fund a group called International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). IFFOR will get $10 from every domain ...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 11:15 am
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
I Don’t Understand Brand gTLDs
I am personally not opposed to new gTLD domain extensions at all. In fact, I am more in favor of them than anything, and like any free enterprise, I encourage entrepreneurial companies to try and make money with them. My bet is there will be some gre...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 10:42 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline
Government action and lawsuits could slow down new TLD rollout. So ICANN has approved the new top level domain name program and set out the timeline. Full steam ahead? There are two possible forces that could slow this down. One would be some sort of...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 10:39 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Google to Listen In? Company Buys Listen.in
Company acquires Listen.in domain name. Google has made a curious domain acquisition — Listen.in. Technically it’s an Indian country code domain name, so perhaps we should just ignore the obvious phrase “Listen In”. But it&rsq...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 10:20 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Has Men.com Sold Again?
Curious changes at Men.com. Has Men.com, which Rick Schwartz sold for seven figures nearly a decade ago, changed hands again? That’s a rumor I’m chasing down. If you have any other information, please comment on it. Here’s the deal....
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 10:09 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN to Undertake Four Whois Studies
Studies to examine how whois is used — and misused. ICANN announced it will spend $530,000 to undertake four separate studies of whois. The studies are partially a result of a request by the Governmental Advisory Committee in 2008. 1. Misuse of...
Discussion
June 22, 2011, 9:53 am
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