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Why you should register yourname.com today

You’re not famous or noteworthy, so why should you have you register yourname.com? Personal domain registrations have been on the rise for many years now and while you may not be accepting a Nobel Prize any time soon, there are a number of reasons why you should register “your .com.” …

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Did Rolling Stone let its domain expire?

Visitors to RollingStone.com were surprised a few days ago when instead of seeing the popular magazine’s website, they were greeted with a generic “coming soon” landing page. The website is now back up, for but some time people speculated that Rolling Stone forgot to renew its domain. What happened? Luckily …

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Develop a domain to increase its value

There are a lot of domains out there that are good, but can’t stand on their own two feet. These are often names that sell in the $xx-$xxx range. When I see a domain that obviously isn’t worth a lot but has potential, I often recommend the owner develop it. …

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Verisign publishes domain industry report

Verisign has released the latest volume of “The Domain Name Industry Brief,” a quarterly report of the domain name industry. What did it find? There are currently 192 million domain registrations across all extensions. Last quarter saw an 8% increase in registrations overall. .Uk experienced the most growth. It jumped …

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More restrictions placed on .cn registration

China, which has seen rapid growth on its .cn domain, has made news lately for its attempts to cut down on illicit .cn websites. Recently, new rules were instituted requiring prospective domain owners to submit paper application. Now the People’s Republic has gone even further. Domain applicants will now be …

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Disney, Coke win domain domain disputes

Two large companies, Disney and Coca-Cola, have won domain disputes this week. Disney won the names diseny.com and dsiney.com after filing a trademark complaint with the National Arbitration Forum. The registration of these names clearly constitutes typosquatting. Because the owner did not want to take part in the proceedings, Disney …

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BlackJack.org sells for $298,000

PokerCompany.com, the company that bought Poker.org last week for a whopping $1 million, revealed today that it also bought Blackjack.org for $298,000. This makes the name the second-most expensive .org ever. The name was sold on October 27, 2007, and the sale was kept secret until now. The company says …

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ICANN "fined" $475,000 for rejection of .xxx

The International Centre For Dispute Resolution ruled yesterday that ICANN should pay ICM Registry, the main proponent of the controversial .xxx domain, $475,000 in damages plus $221,000 in arbitration fees for its rejection of the extension. Fortunately for ICANN, the ruling is not binding. ICM has applied for the extension …

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CompanyBook.com sells for €15,000

Domain CompanyBook.com sold last week to an undisclosed buyer for €15,000. Of course, that’s not anywhere close to the $1 million Poker.org was bought for, but six-figures is still a good chunk of change. Also of note are the sales of supermechanics.com, superelectricians.com,superpainters.com and superplumbing.com– all for $10,000 USD each. …

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