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Mr. Page Howe, Chief Engagement Officer for .LA Is Going to Washington

March 16th, 2015 Comments off
Mr. Page Howe, the newly hired “Chief Engagement Officer” for the .LA Registry is heading to Washington DC to lobby and promote an aggressive Technology and Initiatives Agenda on behalf of .LA registrants; and technology businesses in and around Los Angeles and Southern California. Page Howe who is a fellow “Domain Sherpa” commented as he […]
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.ZA Domain Registrations Pass The 1 Million Mark

February 24th, 2015 Comments off
According to itnewsafrica.com, the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA, which is the ccTLD for South Africa, says the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million for ths first time this week. .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1 million registrations. The bulk […]
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Coca-Cola Puts Smiley Face Emojis Into Web Address Using .WS Domains

February 20th, 2015 Comments off
  Ad week is reporting that Coca-Cola Puerto Rico that puts smiley-face emojis right in the brand’s web addresses. The brand registered URLs for every emoji that conveys happiness. Entering any of these happy icons into a mobile web browser, along with the .ws suffix, leads users to Coca-­Cola Puerto Rico’s website. Ad Week goes […]

Page Howe Opens Office In Los Angeles To Promote Adoption Of .La Domain Extension

December 22nd, 2014 Comments off
According to a Press Release out today, my fellow Sherpa Page Howe, a “veteran domain name investor and educator, has been tapped to lead the effort to educate and encourage adoption of the .LA domain extension in and around Los Angeles and Southern California. ” “Domain names are the real estate of the Internet, and […]
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Sweden to auction off 349 previously blocked .SE Domain Names

October 14th, 2014 Comments off
Sweden to hold an auction of 349 previously blocked .se names. The auction started Monday and will run for the next 12 days. Some of the names include: USA.se, HR.se, cd.se, Jamaica.se and bahamas.se. Swedish Wire reported on the auction: Through a unique auction during the autumn/winter of 2014, .SE will be releasing .se domain […]
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As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Freenom Operator of 2nd Largest Domain Extension .TK; To Launch .GQ; Yes It Will Be FREE

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Freenom which operates the .tk registry  which is the world’s 2nd largest domain extension in terms of registration, has partnered with GETESA, the largest telecommunication operator in Equatorial Guinea and a joint venture with Orange, to relaunch the .GQ ccTLD. As with .tk domain names, .GQ domains will be offered for free registration. The Sunrise […]
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Trefis Research Says Verisign & .Com.Net Market Share Is At Risk From ccTLD’s

September 4th, 2014 Comments off
In an article from Trefis a stock analysis firm on Verisign out today cites ccTLD’s not new gTLD’s as the biggest threat to Verisign. “For the six months so far into fiscal year 2014, VeriSign reported revenues of approximately $499 million vs. $476 million during a similar period in 2013, indicating a 5% growth in […]

Nominet Handles 674 Domain Complaints Down 17%; 55% Result in Domain Transfer

August 28th, 2014 Comments off
Nominet the company that operates the .co.uk and now the .uk domain name extension (ccTLD)  just released its report for its Dispute Resolution Service in 2013 (DRS). In 2013 Nominet handled 674 complaints down 17% from 2012 although the number of domain names registered increase 2,7% Brands using the DRS in 2013 included Lego, Swarovski, […]
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1 & 2 Character.GD and .VG Domains Will Be Charged A Higher Registration Fee

August 13th, 2014 Comments off
The registry for the .GD and .VG ccTLD announced today that beginning on September 2, 2014,  all 1 and 2 character domains under .GD and .VG will be considered as premium domain names and will be charged with a higher domain registration fee. The renewal fee for these domains will remain on standard pricing. Currently […]
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