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July, 2010

  • 27 July

    Who can register a .edu domain?

    .edu domain registration

    The .edu domain is very popular among educational institutions and carries a strong sense of authority. Some SEO professionals even believe that links from .edu sites carry extra weight on Google. With this in mind, doesn’t registering a .edu domain sound like a smart idea? Unfortunately, .edu registration is heavily …

  • 15 July

    ChatRoulette caught in domain mess-up

    It’s always great when sites launches new features. Of course, this might not be the case with a site like ChatRoulette. The company announced this week the launch of new ChannelRoulette and LocalRoulette sub-channels. Unfortunately, it forgot to register the relevant domains. Two domainers registered ChannelRoulette.com and LocalRoulette.com several months …

  • 14 July

    Employ Media seeks to open up .jobs domain

    Few people outside the domain world have ever heard of .jobs, but if TLD operator Employ Media gets its way with ICANN, things could soon change. Against much opposition from some in the webmaster community, the company is seeking approval to allow the general public to register generic names on …

  • 8 July

    .Com vs. Co.uk

    If you live in the UK and are starting a website, you have many domain extensions to choose from. The most popular choices are .com and .co.uk. Which one should you pick? Both are good choices and cost about the same to register on a yearly basis, although .co.uk requires …

June, 2010

  • 24 June

    How long does it take to find the right domain?

    If you are looking for that one domain, you may be wondering how long the search takes. Whether you are buying a name for a business or a personal website, obtaining a quality domain is very important. Sure, finding exactly what you want takes time, but how much time? Finding …

  • 10 June

    Changes to .eu domains and use of symbols: domain registrations in "bad faith"

    New criteria to reject abusive .eu domain registrations has been established by the European Court of Justice. According to reports, a clause for using special characters has been exploited, in particular by Austrian company Internetportal und Marketing GmbH. Using the “&” symbol, the company managed to register 33 generic trademarks …

May, 2010

  • 31 May

    Who can register a .pro domain?

    The .pro gTLD is intended specifically for professionals. These days, however, almost anyone in any occupation is a “professional.” So just who can register a .pro domain? Originally, only engineers, doctors, lawyers and accountants in the United States, UK, Germany, France and Canada could register the names. The registration restrictions …

  • 28 May

    Register a .biz domain

    Introduced in 2001, .biz is a gTLD geared towards businesses. It is intended to be an alternative to .com, but so far adoption of .biz has been slow. Should you register a .biz domain? First off, the good thing is anyone can register a .biz domain. The only requirement is …

  • 25 May

    Russia changes rules for .ru registration

    russian crime

    The .ru ccTLD has a long-held reputation as a haven for spam and cyber crime, but recent changes made to the domain’s registration requirements could clean it up. It used to be very easy for criminals to register .ru names with fake identities. But as of April 1, all registrants …

  • 6 May

    Why I cringe at the sound of the words "cheap domain registration"

    People always want to pay the lowest price possible, so when it comes to buying a domain, everyone always looks for “cheap domain registration.” While you should always look for a fair price, there are just some things you shouldn’t skimp on. Domain registration happens to be one of them. …