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July, 2010

  • 26 July

    Do high renewal fees kill domain resale value?

    Domainers have registered more than 200,000 .co domains, many with the intention of reselling the names for profit. It is normally easy to see a domain for at least the registration fee, but will this be the case with .co? One challenge .co presents to sellers is its high renewal …

August, 2009

  • 31 August

    Ban on the Word "Bank" in .SE Domains

    The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has banned the use of the word “bank” in any .SE domains, except for those companies granted permission to use it. Furthermore, any combination of the letters b,a,n, and k are apparently also banned. Presumably, permission will be granted to those organizations which …

  • 28 August

    ICANN Plans to Rethink Expired Domain Recovery

    It happens all too often. You have a lapse and forget to renew your domain name registration. One day you go to your website to find it filled with text link ads instead of your content. Re-registering should be simple, but ICANN‘s At-Large-Advisory Committee (ALAC) reports that the methods available …

May, 2009

  • 25 May

    Bulgarian residents look forward to Cyrillic domain names

    In anticipation that ICANN will soon allow domain names in languages other than English and characters outside of the Latin alphabet, Bulgaria has submitted an application to allow the registration of domains using the Cyrillic alphabet. Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin stated that this move was highly anticipating by Bulgarian residents, …

  • 14 May

    Blackberry maker RIM wins domain dispute against Indian firm

    MumbaiDomains, a Mumbai-basd firm had previously registered three disputed domain names: blackbberry.com, bickberry.com, and bllackberry.com. Research In Motion, the company responsible for Blackberry smart phones, sued arguing that the domains are too close phonetically and in appearance to their trademark. “Save for the addition/deletion of a single letter, the disputed …