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Adult trade organization fights against .XXX

ICANN has yet to make a decision regarding the controversial .xxx gTLD, but it seems even the adult entertainment industry is against it. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), a trade organization for adult websites, plans to speak out against .xxx at the next ICANN meeting. In a statement, FSC Board …

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Yahoo obtains Flicker.com domain

Yahoo’s Flickr.com is the most popular photo sharing site online, but for years the site has been missing out on traffic from users who misspelled the name as “Flicker.com.” According to changes in the name’s WHOIS records, Yahoo now has control over it. According to technology news site Softpedia, acquiring …

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Tunisia gets arabic IDN

The Tunisia Internet Agency has approved the move to introduce its own IDN in arabic script. The تونس TLD has been given the green light by ICANN and will join other non-Latin scipt TLDs from another 13 countries who already offer domain names in their native languages. Recently we’ve seen …

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E.co sells for $81,000

The e.co domain has been auctioned for $81,000 to B52 Media, owned by Lonnie Borck and Uri Kerbel. Interest in this rare one-letter domain, which then also spells the world ‘eco’ indicated that the figure could have been higher, even up to $100,000. Bidding started at 10,000 USD and it …

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Sex.com up for auction finally

After bankruptcy proceedings look to have been resolved, the sex.com domain is back up for auction by Escom. An agreement was reached between litigating parties by the Central California Bankruptcy Court such that Escom only needs to take the next steps to put it up for auction. There was a …

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Mexico promotes .mx domains: "Let's Be More .MX

NIC Mexico, the registery which administers the ccTLD of .mx has launched a new promotional campaign called “Let’s Be More .MX”. The campaign aims to promote more registrations of .mx domains to grow Mexico’s domain market. The idea is to use the projects and ideas of .mx users to reach …

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