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Could VeriSign lose its .com monopoly?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Verisign’s appeal today to overturn a previous ruling stating that the company cannot have a monopoly on the .com TLD. This stems from a lawsuit filed by the Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) against the firm for its no-bid contract with ICANN. …

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Dismal results for .us domain auction

A well-publicized auction of 86 .us domains ended today and yielded some pretty poor results. Only 29 of the names (34%) sold, in part because of sellers who overestimated the value of their names and set obscenely high reserve prices. The only real winner of the lot is flights.us, which …

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.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 …

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Mr.com sells for $24,712

Two-letter domain Mr.com sold at auction this week for $24,712 USD. This name is generic yet relevant enough to be used for a wide variety of the websites. Personally, I think the buyer got a great deal. This name should have sold for a lot more, especially considering it is …

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NIC Chile lowers price of .CL domain

If you’ve been thinking about registering Chile’s .cl ccTLD, now is a great time. As of July 1, NIC Chile has reduced the registration fee by $2.00 USD. That brings the cost of a .cl domain down to $9.45 per year, although Chile requires a 2-year commitment. Of course, while …

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VeriSign launches How Do You .com? contest

Verisign, operator of the .com gTLD has launched the How Do You .com? contest inviting .com owners to submit videos or essays about how the domain has changed their lives. What’s at stake here? Contestants have the chance to win one of ten iPads, $2500, $5,000 or $10,000. The video …

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