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Rent.co.uk sells for £65,000

In another big sale, Rent.co.uk has sold for £65,000, or $103,000 USD. I think this domain has a lot of value because it can be used in all sorts of industries, including flat or home rental, auto rental, and possibly even dedicated server rental. Other recent big sales are Hacker.de …

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Domain registrations grow amid recession

Despite the recession, domain names continue to grow. Though the number of TLD registrations last quarter was only 1% more than the quarter before, compared to last year, new registrations have gone up by 9%. This growth easily outpaces most industries. ccTLDs also saw similar growth, increasing by 1% this …

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Admedia.com sells for $50,000

Admedia.com sold at auction last week for $50,000 USD, or £31,342. The domain would be perfect for a web advertisement agency, especially one specializing in multimedia ads. Other sales of note include: beyondcars.com- $3,500 onsetcorporation.com- $3,500 newsgroup.eu- €3,000 goodmin.com – €2,700 internetwerbung.com- €2,500 widow.co.uk- £2,000 heartburn.co.nz- $1,975 USD Source | …

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Australian data centers prepare for dust storms

Everyone knows how dust storms are making everyday life difficult for many Australians, but few realize that this natural disaster is also impacting data centers. According to itNews, the dust storms are clogging ventilation filters in data centers across Syndey and Brisbane. At some, the wind has been so powerful …

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.SU celebrates 19 years

The .su ccTLD was delegated to the Soviet Union in 1990– just one year before its collapse. Though Russia eventually switched to the .ru suffix three years later, .su is still alive and kickin’. It celebrated its 19th birthday this week. Today, there are more than 80,000 .su registrations. The …

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Premium .cm auctions fall through

Earlier this month, a number of .cm domains sold for very high prices at auction. This includes sex.cm for $51,300 and free.cm for $17,800. In an apparent lack of confidence for the .cm extension, many buyers in these domain auctions have backed out. As a result, a decent number of …

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AreaRugs.com sells for $405,000

A group of investors just bought AreaRugs.com for a whopping £249,423 ($405,000 USD). They will use the domain to create an online store specializing in– you guessed it– area rugs. Justifying the purchase, Lee Weber, Head of Marketing at the newly created AreaRugs.com, Inc said: It is very rare to …

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Rod Beckstrom responds to Congress

Last week, two Congressmen sent a letter to ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom expressing concern about the new gTLD program. Now the CEO has written a response. Beckstrom stood behind the gTLD plan. ICANN stands to make a good bit of money from gTLDs, so it’s it’s only natural that the …

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