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Hanover Politicians Lose Domains to Local Man

A clever fellow by the name of Thomas Sutcliffe has upset local politicians in Hanover, Germany. Taking advantage of their lack of web awareness, he registered two domains used by local politicians in past elections: www.LenFariello.com and www.JudyIradi.com. One of the politicians, Deputy Mayor Judy Iradi, said the actions were …

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Finding out more about a domain with Whois

Whether you are interested in buying a domain name, initiating a trademark dispute, offering a business deal to the owners, or simple good old fashioned spying, there are plenty of online tools available to help make your job a little easier. One of the most commonly used domain information gathering …

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Determining Domain Name Value: Part II

In Determining Domain Name Value: Part I, two important aspects of domain name value were discussed. Not only is it necessary to take a name’s extension into consideration when doing an evaluation, but keyword popularity is very important, too. These two factors are just the tip of the iceberg. There …

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Study: Other TLDs Important, .Com Still King

Domain giant Sedo recently conducted a survey at Internet World 2009. Out of the 100 participants polled, two-thirds said that a site’s domain extension says a lot about its credibility. While 90% of those surveyed own a .com domain, 45% said they use .uk as their main domain. In addition, …

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Blackberry maker RIM wins domain dispute against Indian firm

MumbaiDomains, a Mumbai-basd firm had previously registered three disputed domain names: blackbberry.com, bickberry.com, and bllackberry.com. Research In Motion, the company responsible for Blackberry smart phones, sued arguing that the domains are too close phonetically and in appearance to their trademark. “Save for the addition/deletion of a single letter, the disputed …

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Determining Domain Name Value: Part I

After registering a domain, some may ask the question, “How much is my name worth?” Most see a domain as just an address for their website, a mile marker of sorts. The right name can help drive traffic to a website, but like a piece of land or stock, can …

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Domain etang.com Nets £22,967

Bidder “kevenkou” won the domain etang.com for £22,967 ($35,000 USD) at a NameJet auction yesterday. Quite a few bids were placed- 129, in fact. In French, “étang” refers to a shallow body of water, such as a pond or marsh, but is also sometimes used to refer to lakes. On …

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15 Millionth .TK Domain Registered

Today, the Dot TK registry announced the registration of the 15 millionth .tk domain. Dot-TK is the ccTLD for Tokelau, a New Zealand territory located far out in the Pacific. With only 1400 inhabitants and a GDP of $1.5 million, the group of three atolls partnered with BV Dot TK …

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