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ICANN reveals salaries of top employees

Yesterday, ICANN published a report detailing compensation for its top employees, including CEO Rod Beckstrom. As a non-profit, the agency is required to do this. What did it reveal? For one thing, Rod Beckstrom receives one heck of a salary– $750,000 USD per year plus bonuses. The best-paid UN employee …

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China takes more steps to censor .cn domain

China has been cracking down on pornographic and other illicit content on its .cn domain lately, but now the country has taken things one step further. The government has hired some 600 temporary workers to manually check all 14 million names on the extension for pornography and inaccurate registration records. …

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Biking.com sells for $250,000

Biking.com has sold for $250,000 USD. As it turns out, the buyer of this name, a company by the name of Stein Holdings, was also the buyer of Boating.com earlier this week. How about that? In addition, South African ccTLD fly.co.za fetched $65,000 while toys.co.za brought in $20,000. Two-letter name …

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Two registrars lose ICANN accreditation

Only a little more than week after ICANN shut down DomainCannon, the agency has de-accredited two more registrars: ISPREG LTD and SBNames Ltd. The companies lost their accreditation after failing to renew their agreement with ICANN. Considering the firms did not renew their contracts, they were probably already failing to …

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Boating.com sells for $250,000 USD

Domain boating.com has sold at auction for $250,000 USD. Now is the perfect time to buy such a name. Soon spring will arrive and boaters everywhere will want to get out on the water. In my opinion, the price paid is a fair one. Boating.com is a stellar name that …

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8,000th .ge domain registered

Georgia is celebrating this week as its .ge ccTLD has reached 8,000 registrations. While a drop in the bucket compared to more popular extensions, the domain has been growing at a steady rate of 12.5%. Furthermore, it is not a lack of demand, but rather strict registration rules that has …

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Choosing a good domain

Everyone knows how annoying it is to spend hours thinking of a good domain only to find out it’s taken. In the YouTube video above, Internet entrepreneur and amateur comedian Chris Pirillo pokes fun at this unfortunate fact of life. Using Wordoid as an example, he points out how useless …

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Domain sale round-up

Domain sales in February are off to a slow sort. A number of domains sold over the last week, but no six-figure sales were reported. Topping the charts is 3p.com, which fetched $19,500. LTN.com sold for $12,501 with screenprinter.com trailing close behind at $12,000. Zipcode.org also garnered €4,250. On the …

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