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December, 2009

  • 2 December

    Domain name generator

    Coming up with domain name ideas can at times be challenging. Some of us are great programmers or writers, but most people aren’t good at creating brand names. Luckily, there are a number of great domain name generators out there that can help. Here are my top three picks (in …

  • 2 December

    Domain name registration

    Depending on the extension you plan on registering, a domain can be obtained either through a registry or a registrar. The two words are very similar and it is important to know the difference between them. For the record, a registry is the operator of a domain extension. For example, …

  • 1 December

    Domain name suggestions

    Finding the right domain to register isn’t always easy. You may not have much creative inspiration, or all your name ideas might already be registered. Thankfully, there are a number of domain name suggestion tools that can help. One of my favorite domain name generator tools is NameTumbler. Simply enter …

November, 2009

  • 6 November

    .Mobi registration base falls 10%

    Data released by ICANN shows that compared to last year, the number of .mobi registrations has dropped from 946,357 to 850,712– a decrease of almost 10%. The drop is due to a fall in .mobi aftermarket sale prices. Speculators bought up .mobi names like crazy when the extension was launched, …

  • 6 November

    What is a domain reseller?

    Yesterday we covered reseller hosting, but you may have also noticed that there is something called a domain reseller. Domain resellers are simply proxies to real registrars. They are not accredited by ICANN, but instead offer domains through a third party. Many small to medium-sized web hosts are domain resellers. …

  • 4 November

    Judge rules WHOIS privacy constitutes “material falsification”

    Recently there has been heated debate about whether or not WHOIS privacy protection, an inexpensive service that lets domain registrants hide their contact information from the public, should be allowed. In the recent case U.S. v Kilbride, an American judge ruled that using privacy protection constitutes “material falsification.” The defendant …

  • 3 November

    Vote now in the .INFO Awards

    In an effort to promote the .info extension, registry Afilias is holding a contest for the best .info site. Ten finalists have been selected and the top three will split a $15,500 cash prize. Votes may be placed here. Polling will be available until November 6. The finalists are: http://www.turkel.info …

  • 2 November

    MultiVitamins.com sells for $45,000

    Given the massive size of the vitamin supplement market, it’s no surprise that multivitamin.com has sold for £27,424 ($45,000 USD). No six-figure sales have occurred lately. Instead, more modest transactions have dominated the market. Other recent sales: originals.com- $37,500.00 raspberry.com- $27,500.00 istream.com- $25,000.00 trademarklawyers.com- $24,000.00 hockey.org- $22,500.00 costumerentals.com- $21,000.00 designersunglasses.com- …

October, 2009

  • 26 October

    Stay away from free domains

    Over the years, a number of free domain providers have emerged. These services give users a shorter web address, but are not a replacement for a real domain. Examples include .tk and .co.nr. While they might be fine for a small personal site, many free name services do not provide …

  • 9 October

    600,000th .cz domain registered

    Ireland’s .ie domain isn’t the only ccTLD reporting strong growth today. The Czech Republic’s extension, .cz, reached 600,000 registrations today. The name’s growth has been phenomenal. In less than 10 months, the number of .cz registrations grew from 500,000 to its present level– an increase of more than 20%. Ondřej …