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July, 2010

  • 8 July

    .Com vs. Co.uk

    If you live in the UK and are starting a website, you have many domain extensions to choose from. The most popular choices are .com and .co.uk. Which one should you pick? Both are good choices and cost about the same to register on a yearly basis, although .co.uk requires …

  • 6 July

    VeriSign launches How Do You .com? contest

    Verisign, operator of the .com gTLD has launched the How Do You .com? contest inviting .com owners to submit videos or essays about how the domain has changed their lives. What’s at stake here? Contestants have the chance to win one of ten iPads, $2500, $5,000 or $10,000. The video …

June, 2010

  • 28 June

    Renew your domains before July 1 to avoid the VeriSign price hike

    On July 1, gTLD operator VeriSign will increase the prices its charges registrars for .com domains by 7% and .net by 10%. Registrars will pass this cost onto customers, but not until July 1. Domainers have three days left (including today) to renew their domains and lock in the current …

  • 11 June

    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 …

  • 7 June

    Skype launches music streaming site Rdio.com

    The highly successful VoIP provider, Skype, is expanding its services and has a launched an online music streaming site denominated Rdio.com. Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have explained that Rdio.com would be pronouned “AR-Di-O” and indicates a mix between radio and audio, as it reflects web 2.0 youth …

  • 4 June

    Verisign raises domain prices, gets $27 million extra

    Verisign has informed its registrars that the wholesale prices of .com and .net domains will be going up as of July 1st, so if you’re in the market to be purchasing a domain name, get ready to pay more. Verisign has stated that .com domains will increase by 7% and …

  • 1 June

    From AOL to YouTube: Verisign celebrates 25 years of .com and the internet

    VeriSign has announced a “.com 25″ list of some of the most important websites, and their creators, the world has seen in 25 years of the internet. The honorees were selected by a panel of Silicon Valley elites and includes names such as Pierre Omidyar of eBay, who was also …

May, 2010

  • 4 May

    Prices on .com and .net domains to increase

    VeriSign, a company which provides .com and .net registration services to all registrars, has announced that it will increase .com prices by 7% and .net by 10%. Because the prices paid by registrars will go up, the added cost will be passed on to you and me. The new prices …

March, 2010

  • 15 March

    First dotcom domain celebrates 25th anniversary

    Although it was 1985 with Symbolics computers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA registered the very first .com domain name, it would take nearly 12 years for Web as we know it to really explode with doctoms. “This birthday is really significant because what we are celebrating here is the internet and …

  • 12 March

    Verisign to spend $300 million on tech upgrades

    One of the most well-known Internet companies, Verisign is planning a major upgrade. After the upgrades, Verisign’s hardware will be capable of handling 4 quadrillion requests per day from computers trying to access .com and .net top-level domains (TLD) for which Verisign is responsible. According to ken Silva, the Internet …