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200,000th .Tel Domain Registered

Telnic, the UK-based .tel registrar, sent out a press release yesterday announcing that after two months of general availability, 200,000 .tel domains have been registered. Telnic CEO Khashayar Mahdavi had quite a bit to say about the event: This is a truly remarkable milestone considering current economic conditions and with …

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ICANN's New gTLD Program Delayed

Citing “community concerns on particular aspects of the program,” ICANN has announced that it will not take applications for its new gTLD program until next year. The program, which was supposed to start accepting applications later this year, would let organizations and businesses create their own generic top-level-domains (gTLDs). Guidelines …

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GreatDomains Auction Coming

Sedo’s GreatDomains is scheduled to hold on an online auction May 21 at 12:00 PM EST. But are the domains really that great? Dubbing itself the “marketplace for the world’s finest domain names,” GreatDomains was founded in 1994. The company was sold to Verisign in 2000, barely made it through …

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ICANN Meeting Sponsored by .Pro

In a press release made earlier today, RegistryPro announced it would be the sponsor of the 35th ICANN International Meeting. RegistryPro is the official registry for .pro, a TLD aimed at professionals. The meeting, which is designed to promote public participation in ICANN, will be held June 21-26 in Sydney. …

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NameJet Responds to Criticism

After domain blog The Domains criticized NameJet for letting buyers walk out of high-price domain auctions, NameJet has responded: We’ve been taking a harder stance against non-paying customers excluding those with non-payment issues from participating in new auctions and from winning auctions where they were already participants. We are in …

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Protect Your Domain

Every year around this time, I start receiving invoices in my mailbox from a domain registration company informing me that I need to renew my domain names. The problem is, I never registered my domains with that company in the first place. I have about ten domain names all registered …

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Is Domain Speculation Fair?

Since the early days of the web, enterprising individuals have been buying up and hoarding potentially valuable domains in droves. Called domain speculators, many associate these people with the gold miners of the old American West. EURid, the non-profit registry of the .eu TLD, estimates that as many as 50% …

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Nigeria Attains Full Control of .ng ccTLD

After a long process, Nigeria has now gained full local management of the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) .ng, representing Nigeria. On May 13, Versign performed the root server changes, approved by ICANN, that effectively turned over control of the ccTLD to the Internet Registration Association of Nigeria (NIRA). …

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NameJet Bidders Refuse to Pay Up

A number of domains recently sold on NameJet.com have gone back on the auction block. Apparently their buyers refused to pay up. Toxic.com, which sold earlier this month for £37,389, is now back up for sale after the winning bidder backed out. The new auction is currently at £22,750 with …

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Latham.com Sells for £7,209

Domain latham.com sold for £7,209 ($11,000 USD) at NameJet a few minutes ago. The winning bidder was “apres.” In all, 72 bids were placed. Latham is not only a surname, but also the name of several towns and cities across the world. There is also a large law firm by …

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