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June, 2010

  • 14 June

    .CO domains to take off in the future: e.co looking cheap at 81,000

    In the aftermath of the e.co auction, you’ve got 24 hours to register a .co domain name via the .co registry founders program. Domain names registered in this way need to have sites up and running by July 20, otherwise other registrations can be applied for via registrars such as …

  • 11 June

    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 …

  • 9 June

    Tenessee police department domain expires, new owner posts speed camera complaints

    We talked about company screw-ups when it comes to domain names, but here is a big one – the Tenessee Police Department let its domain name expire, and as it came up for registration again, someone else took that opportunity and is now using the domain to complain about speed …

  • 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 …

  • 3 June

    Domain name screw-ups: big companies who forget about their domain names

    Managing your company’s domain name can’t be an easy thing. What with remembering to register multiple domain names for your various products or services, to remembering the most basic of things – renewal of your domain name – there are many pitfalls beyond just organising the content of your site. …

  • 3 June

    Desperate Russian housewives just one of the BBC's "strange" domains

    Ever heard of the website desperaterussianhousewives.co.uk? Or watchagrownmanrot.co.uk? You won’t have done because they don’t exist, and are part of a BBC strategy to register unusual domain names which are associated with some of its television shows. The list has reached 154 bizarre domain names, among which are the above …

  • 1 June

    Nominet survey on two letter .uk domains

    Nominet’s Policy Advisory Board (PAB) has stated that two-letter .uk domains should be allowed to registered, and to this effect Nominet is running a survey on two letter, one character and other short domain names. Nominet says: The current rules for registering .uk domain names do not allow the registration …

March, 2010

  • 30 March

    Files.com sells for $725,000

    File download are sites are very popular, so it’s no wonder that files.com sold at auction for a whopping $725,000 USD. In addition, prize.com also sold for $100,000. Other sales of note include kip.com for $80,000, mum.co.uk for £20,000, onlinecasino.se for $32,000 USD, and italy.tv for $19,000. In other news, …

  • 30 March

    What people should know about Windows servers

    Aside from writing, I also develop websites for clients on a freelance basis. In the ideal scenario, I get contacted by an interested client who has neither a domain name nor a current web hosting company. I can then steer that client to the host and domain provider I think …

  • 19 March

    Domain news recap

    A lot happens in the domain industry every day. Some of it we can cover, some of it we can’t. Here’s an overview of some news you may have missed over the past week: 1. Screensavers.com sold for £221,049 ($335,000 USD). This is the fifth-highest sale this year. 2. The …

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