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June, 2010

  • 18 June

    ICANN puts a bullet in three defunct domain registrars

    ICANN has terminated three registrars for failure to pay accreditation fees. The registrars— Abansys & Hostytec, S.L, NameHouse, Inc., and Gee Whiz Domains, Inc. — have been in arrears with ICANN for some time. Each owes between $7,000 to $13,500 to the organization. According to ICANN records, none of the …

May, 2010

  • 28 May

    Ghana Becomes Third African Nation to Register Domains


    As Africa continues its quest to catch up with the rest of the Internet world, a company in Ghana called Ghana Dot Com Limited, has become the third in Africa to become an accredited domain name registrar. Accreditation was awarded by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), an …

  • 26 May

    Domain Auto-Renewal Pros and Cons

    Many domain registrars offer a service that will automatically bill your credit card, on or near the anniversary of your domain registration, to renew your domain. Some registrars have this feature set by default, while others require you to opt-in. At any rate, the outcome is that your domain is …

  • 3 May

    Go Daddy hit with class auction lawsuits over PPC ads

    Thought you were having a bad day? Disgruntled domain owners filed class action lawsuits against Go Daddy in Arizona and Arkansas today over the PPC ads it displays on customers’ domains. These advertisements appear only when the domain is parked at Go Daddy or no name servers have been set …

April, 2010

  • 23 April

    Protecting Your Whois Information

    If you run a company and have your domain registered under the name of that company, having your Whois information public might actually do your business some good. If something ever goes wrong with your website, Internet-savvy customers will still know how to contact you. But if you are an …

  • 19 April

    ICANN cites four registrars for misconduct

    Four registrars have come under fire from ICANN for various breaches of contact. Last week, the California agency contacted the four and told them to fix the breaches within 15 days. If the misconduct is not fixed, the registrars will face termination. Three of the firms– Western United Domains, Inc., …

  • 12 April

    UK government gains power over registrars

    While the passing of the Digital Economy Bill by Parliament last week changes quite a few things, one of more important inclusions in the legislation deals with domain registrars. Among other things, the government now has the right to regulate any “UK-related” domain registrar. Most notably, this includes Nominet, the …

February, 2010

  • 10 February

    Two registrars lose ICANN accreditation

    Only a little more than week after ICANN shut down DomainCannon, the agency has de-accredited two more registrars: ISPREG LTD and SBNames Ltd. The companies lost their accreditation after failing to renew their agreement with ICANN. Considering the firms did not renew their contracts, they were probably already failing to …

  • 1 February

    ICANN shuts down delinquent domain registrar

    If you want to stay in business as a domain registrar, owing ICANN a large sum of money is never a good idea. Neither is having an unresolvable website. New Orleans-based registrar DomainCannon made both these mistakes, however. It not only owes the agency $186,598.39 in overdue accreditation fees, but …

December, 2009

  • 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, …