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NETCOM.cm launches .CM Toplevel Domains

The Cameroon-based domain registry in charge of the Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) for the Republic of Cameroon has announced that the .cm TLD will be available this summer. NETCOM.cm Sarl is based in Yaounde, Cameroon and provides services to countries in central Africa, including domain name registrations and …

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How Good Are Free Domain Appraisal Tools?

There are a number of free online tools out there that provide domain appraisals. These tools use a software algorithm to estimate the value of a name, but are they any good? Some of the factors these services take into consideration are domain age, length, number of words, inbound links, …

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Team ARIN To the Rescue…

For years, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has been pushing for a switch to IPv6, stressing that the IPv4 system still used by most providers will run out of addresses very soon. In an effort to promote the switch, the non-profit has created Team ARIN: Team ARIN is …

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Registrars See Fewer Registrations in Bad Economy

Melbourne IT, an Austrian domain registrar, has reported a 1.6% drop in the number of domains it manages. Less people are renewing their domains this year compared to last. Is this news surprising at all? With the economy deep in recession, people have less spending money. With £8, you could …

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Registering Expired Domains

Most of the time, anything previously used by another person is less desirable. Used autos cost a fraction of models just a year newer and computers drop in value very quickly after being purchased. The opposite is true for domains, however. The more a domain has been used, the more …

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New gTLDs Available for Preorder, Customers Being Misled

Registrars Pool.com and Quintaris made news today with their new joint preorder program for gTLDs under the auspice of ICANN’s new policy, which allows the creation of additional domain extensions by businesses and organizations The names are being registered at a rate of 10,000 per day. The extensions available include …

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