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Answers.travel Sold for $3.3 million

Answers.travel Sold for $3.3 million – it was first reported 2 months ago, but recently sprung a more heated discussion in sight of the depressing economy and the ridiculous amount for an unpopular extension. Naturally this is the biggest (and possibly the only) .travel sale to date. Despite the shocker it appears to be true… Read more »

GoDaddy Coupon Codes for February 2009

Update: March 5, 2009 – I have just use this codeto renew and bunch of domains and it still works. If .com is what you’re after you don’t need any other godaddy codes! I was just renewing some domains at godaddy and as usually had to do a little research to find the best coupon… Read more »

Recent Registrations Stats

Here is the recent registrations stats for End of June 2008, or the latest data available. Top 3 tlds, .com, .de and .cn make up over 100 million domains, .net pushed to the 4th place. We can see an enormous growth in .cn registrations, but this is mostly due their extremely low price. Many sites… Read more »

ICANN Sends Notice of Breach to Registrar

ICANN sent a notice of breach [PDF, 81K] to ICANN-accredited registrar Red Register, Inc. based on Red Register, Inc.’s failure to comply with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”). Specifically, Red Register failed to comply with UDRP Rule 16(a) and paragraph 4(k) of the UDRP despite repeated requests by ICANN and the National… Read more »

Mexico is 250K Strong

Dot MX – Mexican domain names registry reached 250K registrations. DomainNews reports: NIC Mexico (Network Information Center México), the registry and administrators of the .MX cctTLD, is announcing that on April 28th, 250,000 .MX domain name registrations have been reached. This new threshhold turns out to be highly promising for the increasing use of .MX domain names, given the… Read more »

Dot-Pro Domain Names Available for Reserving

Qualified businesses and professionals can reserve their business names, trademarks, and personal names on a first-come, first-served basis prior to the rule changes using EnCirca’s ProForwarding service (http://www.encirca.pro). Trademark owners may protect their intellectual property in advance of any rule changes by using EnCirca’s ProForwarding service as well.The dot-pro public comment period is over and… Read more »

Dot SU Forever

Apparently the Soviet Union is still alive. Except for Soviet Union emblem t-shirts being a hot item in Russia now, Russian webmasters don’t want to break their connection to the shady communist past and keep fighting ICANN to protect the obsolete .su extension. Read more on the matter here ICANN is still attempting to delete… Read more »

A New Tld Around the Corner .me

.me is about to be launched. Sounds pretty good for a personal site. I think many people would like it and it has many cool possibilities, like kill.me, love.me, hug.me, pay.me etc. A tld that is also a word! .ME Registry officials today announced the roll-out plan for .ME, the new domain name extension. .ME… Read more »

153 Million Domain Names registered, 33 Million registered in 2007

Interesting registry statistics published on domainnews.com There were almost 33 million new domain names registered in 2007 according to the fourth quarter 2007 Domain Name Industry Brief published by VeriSign. This brings the total of domain names registered to more than 153 million domain name registrations worldwide across all of the Top Level Domain Names… Read more »

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