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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Go Daddy Devises “Pay for Placement” Idea for New gTLD Operators
Patent describes system where new top level domain operators can bid for preferred placement registrar sites. Want to get your new top level domain name positioned well on GoDaddy? Prepare to pay. That’s the idea behind a pay-for-placement appr...
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 11:49 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Uh-Oh. ICANN Traveling to Another Trouble Spot for June Meeting in Jordan.
Safety and security will be concerns once again for upcoming ICANN meeting. I’ve got to hand it to ICANN’s meeting planners. They have a penchant for choosing locales that give less-traveled attendees heartburn. This hit a pinnacle for la...
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 11:02 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Texas Considering the Dreaded “Affiliate Sales Tax”
Legislation would require etailers to collect sales tax if it has any affiliates in Texas. Add my home state of Texas to the list of states that are considering taxing etailers who have affiliates in the state. At least if one state representative ge...
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 10:50 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Google Adsense for Domains Testing New Design Templates
Two new templates being tested, including one with a graphic. Google’s self-service domain name parking program appears to be testing new design templates. An alert reader sent me an example of a domain name using Adsense for Domains “Onl...
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 10:38 am
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
We’ve Jumped the Shark. DomainFest Made Jay Leno’s Monologue
Take a look.  Skip to 3:55  It’s brief but there
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 9:24 am
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Snapnames Backorder Price Now in Line With NameJet
Last night, I received word from Snapnames that the minimum backorder price on deleting domain names will increase from $59 to $69/each beginning today. This price point is in line with the minimum backorder price for domain names at competing drop c...
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 8:55 am
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Tuesday’s Daily Hot Auction and Dropping Domain Selections
I was the lead story for the 10 o’clock news last night ( I think it was lead, I was asleep).  The only thing more exciting for the media than having an illness break out at the Playboy mansion is to have one of the sick people to be from ...
Discussion
February 15, 2011, 3:13 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SnapNames Increases Prices on Deleted Domain Names
Cost to get deleted domains increases from $59 to $69. On Tuesday Snapnames will increase its minimum fee for catching fully deleted domain names by $10 to $69. The fee increase only applies to domains that go completely through the deletion cycle an...
Discussion
February 14, 2011, 9:31 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
L.A. County Health Department Sends New Alert to DOMAINfest Attendees
Those with multiple symptoms asked to undergo testing. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department has sent a new alert (pdf) to attendees of this month’s DOMAINfest conference giving explicit instructions for medical testing. In an email t...
Discussion
February 14, 2011, 9:25 pm
Domain Name News
Domain Name News
SnapNames to Increase Prices Starting Tomorrow
According to an email just sent out by SnapNames the pricing for backordering deletion domain names will increase from $59 to $69 starting tomorrow. See the full text of the email below: On February 15, SnapNames will raise the starting bid for backo...
Discussion
February 14, 2011, 8:28 pm
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