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August, 2009

  • 13 August

    ICANN: New Policy Has Reduced Domain Tasting

    In past years, if you made a mistake when registering a domain name, whether a spelling mistake or some other type of mishap, you had five days to return the domain and get a refund from your registrar. This is called the Add Grace Period. ICANN would refund the registrar …

  • 12 August

    Does domain front-running exist?

    Imagine: you discover a domain you want to register and check to see if it’s available at your registrar’s website. It is, but you decide to sleep on the idea and purchase the name in the morning. Come the next day, it’s taken! What happened? This phenomena might just be …

June, 2009

  • 2 June

    Patent Filed for Tiered Domain Registrations

    Technology company Demand Media has been granted a patent for a tiered domain registration scheme. The system would allow the customer to purchase a domain at one of several tiers. The idea is to offer discounts to those who may not need the full functionality and features of a typical …

May, 2009

  • 18 May

    Is Domain Speculation Fair?

    Since the early days of the web, enterprising individuals have been buying up and hoarding potentially valuable domains in droves. Called domain speculators, many associate these people with the gold miners of the old American West. EURid, the non-profit registry of the .eu TLD, estimates that as many as 50% …