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Columbia to Bring .Co TLD to World

Weekly Video: Are you ready for the .co Revolution? from Domainvestor on Vimeo. When there was talk nearly a decade ago in 2000 about marketing Columbia’s .co TLD to the world, the state’s government turned the idea down. Many countries have made their domain extensions available in more developed countries …

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ICANN Sydney Meeting Under Way

ICANN 35, the organization’s 35th international meeting, is currently taking place in Sydney. Topics to be covered at the meeting include Internationalized Domian Names (IDNs), changes to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP), abuse policies, and the new gTLD program. ICANN holds several of these meetings every year in order to …

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70 gTLDs Now Available for Preorder

I posted a month ago about how two registrars have teamed up to offer preorders for gTLDs. While everything sounded great on paper, the reality was and still is that the duo is misleading consumers. Now the joint company has issued a press release declaring that 70 gTLDs are now …

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The .Tel Domain that Could Save Your Life

KFA Technologies of France has made good use of the .tel TLD. Take a look at SOS1.tel, a worldwide directory of emergency service numbers that can be accessed from any Internet device. As Francois Amigorena, founder of KFA Technologies, put it: SOS1.tel is probably the most ambitious .tel site ever …

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Susan Boyle Cybersquatting Fiasco

With her performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent, Susan Boyle became an overnight sensation. Days after her TV debut, just about every possible domain containing the term “susanboyle” was registered. Despite her fame, Susan Boyle still doesn’t have her own website. In fact, the show’s production …

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Contests.com Sells for £231,870

The domain contests.com sold for a whopping £231,870 ($380,000 USD) at auction late yesterday. Starting off at £91,528 ($150,000 USD), the name sold after receiving fifteen bids from three bidders. What’s interesting about this sale is not the domain, but the owner: Yahoo. Fortune 500 companies do not typically participate …

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Two Companies Fight Over Dumb TLD

What? from dot eco on Vimeo. With ICANN getting ready to begin receiving applications for new TLDs, there are a lot of great ideas for new extensions, but also a lot of duds. Chief among them is the proposed .eco TLD. Even worse, two companies seem to think it’s a …

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TRAFFIC ccTLD Extended Auction Results

TRAFFIC Amsterdam ended more than a week ago, but the online extended auction that started during the event just came to a close. In all, £64,006 ($105,000 USD) worth of domains were sold. The biggest sale was the combined auction of Blackjack.co.za and Casinos.co.za, which fetched £29,526 ($48,436 USD). Other …

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Africa Backs ICANN

In a statement regarding ICANN’s current partnership with the Department of Commerce, a representative group of African registrars and government leaders officially announced its support for the organization. The group believes that Africa has benefited and will continue to benefit from the relationship. The Internet’s sound and effective coordination should …

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SexToys.com.au Fetches £15,395 as .XXX Heads to Arbitration

A record deal was made yesterday when sextoys.com.au sold for £15,395 ($25,000 USD). The seller originally paid under £92 ($150 USD) for it. Earlier, mortgage.net.au sold for a whopping £8,313 ($13,500 USD). The .au market has taken off since auDA, the organization responsible for managing the Australian TLD, lifted a …

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