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ICANN to reconsider .xxx

After losing a non-enforceable lawsuit against ICM Registry for blocking the .xxx domain, ICANN will reconsider the extension. According to a spokesman, it will be discussed at a meeting this Friday. As much as we all love the wide array of busts and brawn available online, I really don’t see …

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Register typo domains to increase site traffic

When it comes to increasing website traffic, many webmasters often look to SEO or banner advertising. Both methods are often very expensive and do not result in permanent gains unless continuously maintained. But if you have a high-traffic website, registering typos of your domain could be a cheap way to …

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Guns.com sells for $800,000

Lock and load ’em, boys. Guns.com just sold at a auction for a jaw-dropping $800,000 USD. No information about the buyer or seller has been made available. This is the third-biggest domain sale so far this year. Interestingly, neither of the two names that grossed more, poker.org ($1,000,000) and credit.fr …

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Nigeria to release "premium" domains

In an effort to boost profits, the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has announced the release of some 1,200 “premium” generic keyword .ng domains. The question is, does anyone care? Sure, ccTLDs are on the up, but only in developed countries and not in places with bad reputations for spamming …

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What really irks me about Go Daddy's control panel

I’ve worked with a number of domain registrars over the years and have had to navigate through dozens of different control panels in the process. While no interface or check out process is perfect, the control panel I hate using the most has to be Go Daddy’s. Why? The company …

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Qant.as sells for $1.3 million

Qant.as, a domain that resembles you know, the Australian airline Qantas, was sold for $1.35 million USD. The seller, Dominic Holland, said in a statement, “The domain name Qant.as could be snapped up by a competitor so damage to Qantas’s business could be in the millions of dollars.” The .as …

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Metal.com sells for $165,000 USD

Leading the domain sales pack this week is metal.com, which has sold for $165,000 USD. The name would be perfect for a heavy metal music website or perhaps a firm in the metal market. Another sale of note is stockprices.com for $60,000. If developed into a decent stock quote site, …

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Google may be benefiting from typosquatting

A recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard reveals that Google may be earning as much as $500 million a year from typosquatting. How could this be so? Recall that typosquatting is the registration of misspelled domaina to siphon traffic from more popular websites. The study tracked the 3264 most …

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Rod Beckstrom to visit China

Rod Beckstrom is scheduled to visit China for two days next week. This will be the ICANN CEO’s first trip to the country since assuming his post last year. A number of things are on the agenda. A major point of discussion will be China’s plans to launch its own …

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Domainers flock to register Chile earthquake domains

The second news about Chile’s horrific earthquake got out on Saturday, domainers around the world rushed to their computers to get their hands on possibly valuable domains. Some of the names registered include earthquakechile.com, chileanearthquake.com, and donatechileearthquake.com. These domains will probably be sold on eBay or other auction sites very …

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