|Forum: Domain Names|
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|1:|| Invested $18,000 Acquiring a One Word, Industry Defining .Org Domain|
"Anyone else spend what you may consider mad money recently for a domain?"
|July 18, 2013|
|2:|| ICANN's Domain Expansion Criticised, and May Cause "Collisions"|
Particularly troubling is the possibility of widespread "name collisions" that could happen when domains used by internal corporate computer systems, such as ".corp" or ".home", get assigned to the Web more broadly.
|July 15, 2013|
|3:|| ICANN working group seeks to kill WHOIS|
An ICANN working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system
|June 26, 2013|
|4:|| Moniker Hacked - Invokes System-Wide Password Reset|
Moniker's Operations and Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Moniker network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access a number of Moniker user accounts,"
|June 20, 2013|
|5:|| ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse - Launches March 26|
The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) - launching March 26 - is the most important rights protection mechanism built into ICANN's new gTLD program. It allows brand owners to submit their trademark data into one centralized database, prior to and during the launch of new gTLDs. Simply put: The TMCH is a one-stop-solution for protecting your brand in the new gTLD era.
|Mar 14, 2013|
|6:|| ICANN To Face Objections From Governments Over New Net Addresses|
Some countries have already registered individual complaints, but the latest move represents collective concerns.
|Nov 20, 2012|
|7:|| Report: Open DNS Resolvers Increasingly Used To Amplify DDoS Attacks |
"It should be stressed open recursive nameservers are not a problem in themselves; it is the mis-configuration of a nameserver where the potential problem lays,"
|Oct 29, 2012|
|8:|| U.K.'s Nominet Proposing Shorter .uk Internet Domain|
The scheme would give businesses the chance to register www.name.uk as their web address. It would run alongside the current co.uk service.
|Oct 1, 2012|
|9:|| GoDaddy Outage: Millions of Sites Affected|
According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
|Sept 10, 2012|
|10:|| Google Loses Out In Dispute Over "oogle" Domain|
Yesterday, a panel decided that Google failed to show that the disputed domain was registered in bad faith, which basically means its current owner gets to keep it.
|July 27, 2012|
|11:|| Key Factors To Consider When Selling or Buying an Aged Domain or Web Site|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the options and considerations in buying or selling and aged domain or web site.
|July 26, 2012|
|12:|| ICANN Suspends Digital Archery Part Of New gTLD Program|
Given public comment regarding the timestamp process and that many applicants had yet to register a timestamp, the decision was taken to suspend the system now, pending further analysis of the process.
|June 25, 2012|
|13:|| ICANN Announces Full List Of New TLDs|
Icann said that it had received a total of 1,930 requests for its first round of new net names. 166 of them were in alternatives to the Latin alphabet.[br][br]It has now invited anyone with an objection to any of the claims to lodge their complaint within the next seven months.[br][br]Icann then aims to make the new domains live in batches of about 500, with the first set going live some time after March 2013.
|June 13, 2012|
|14:|| IPv6 Launch Day, June 6, 00:01 GMT|
To ensure a smooth transition, and to make sure devices do not stop working, both systems will work side-by-side for the next few years.[br][br]"Most users shouldn't notice anything," said Leo Vegoda from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the Internet address system.
|June 6, 2012|
|15:|| ICANN Reopens TLD Application System Until May 30|
During the last few weeks, we have fixed the technical glitch that caused us to take the system offline.
|May 22, 2012|
|16:|| Domain Name With No EU Trademark Should be Stripped From U.S. Entity|
An American eyewear company cannot take a dot-eu Internet address since its trademark is not established in the European Union, a high court adviser said Thursday.
|May 7, 2012|
|17:|| ICANN Plans To Notify All Applicants Over TLD System Data Breaches|
"We have absolutely no reason to believe it's a hack. We have been able to find some of the instructions in the software that caused the issue,"
|Apr 30, 2012|
|18:|| ICANN Takes TLD Application System Offline Due To 'Unusual Behavior'|
ICANN is taking the most conservative approach possible to protect all applicants and allow adequate time to resolve the issue.
|Apr 12, 2012|
|19:|| US Customs: It Has The Right To Seize any .com, .net or .org|
...it says it has the right to seize any .com, .net and .org domain name because the companies that have the contracts to administer them are based on United States soil, according to Nicole Navas, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.
|Mar 7, 2012|
|20:|| Keydrive Acquires Moniker and Snapnames From Oversee|
Moniker once had a reputation for providing the highest level of service to many of the most successful domain portfolio holders.[br][br]What will Keydrive bring to the domain name game to regrain or restore that reputation?
|Feb 1, 2012|
|21:|| 100 Million DotCOM Domains|
The .com TLD has broken the 100 Million active .com domains barrier.
|Feb 1, 2012|
|22:|| ICANN Plans To Make Verified Customer Identities Mandatory For Domain Registrations|
The changes would not affect registrars' ability to offer Whois privacy services for an additional fee, though other amendments could formalise the process of unmasking such registrants accused of criminal behaviour or cybersquatting. And it's not certain yet that Whois verification will become mandatory.
|Jan 31, 2012|
|23:|| World IPv6 Launch Day June 6 2012|
Leading internet firms have set 6 June as the World IPv6 launch day.
|Jan 18, 2012|
|24:|| Grab Generic TLD Domain Real Estate Today for $185,000 Per Application|
ICANN's gTLDs go on sale today.
|Jan 12, 2012|
|25:|| ICANN To Press Ahead Expanding TLDs, Despite Criticism|
Each top level domain would cost $185,000. Applications will be accepted beginning on January 12, although it is not known when the first new registries will be up and running.[br][br]"Of course, we're going to go slow," said a source close to ICANN.
|Jan 6, 2012|
|26:|| Microsoft/Stanford Paper: Domain Bias In Web Search|
This paper uncovers a new phenomenon in web search that we call domain bias, a user's propensity to believe that a page is more relevant just because it comes from a particular domain.
|Dec 16, 2011|
|27:|| US Senator Calls For Slowing and Caution Over Introduction of New TLDs|
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers should consider scaling back the initial round of domains to be introduced in 2013, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat who leads the Commerce Committee, said Thursday at a hearing on the program.
|Dec 9, 2011|
|28:|| .X X X Domains Go On General Sale Today|
The controversial domain name .x x x goes on general sale from 16:00 GMT, as legal efforts continue to scupper it.
|Dec 6, 2011|
|29:|| Adult Companies Sue ICANN Over . X X X|
...the creation of the .X X X TLD forces owners of trademarks and domain names to purchase expensive 'defensive registration' from ICM to prevent cyber-squatters from exploiting those names in .X X X.
|Nov 22, 2011|
|30:|| GoDaddy and their new "Selective DNS Blackouts" policy|
GoDaddy has a new policy (as of July, 2011) that lets them block DNS packets from high-volume DNS servers. Any domains using GoDaddy's DNS hosting are affected (any domains with 'domaincontrol.com' in them). [br][br]Two such sites that are affected include a niche search engine that is in development, and a project that keeps track of statistics on domains. Sites like these that are blocked by GoDaddy's new policy will be unable to include domains using GoDaddy's DNS hosting (except domains owned by GoDaddy, which are exempt from the Selective DNS Blackouts policy).
|Sept 4, 2011|
|31:|| Co-Cybersquatting: Domain Registrar Operates a Domain Parking Company|
There's an interesting update about a lawsuit brought by Verizon against domain registrar Above.com, a registrar that also operates a domain parking/monetization company.[br][br]Judge refuses to dismiss a big money (penalties/fees) anti-cybersquatting law damages claim against Above.com.
|July 18, 2011|
|32:|| U.S.A. Claiming All .com and .net Sites Are In Its Jurisdiction|
The US's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is targeting overseas websites it believes are breaking US copyrights whether or not their servers are based in America or there is another direct US link, said Erik Barnett, the agency's assistant deputy director.[br][br]As long as a website's address ends in .com or .net, if it is implicated in the spread of pirated US-made films, TV or other media it is a legitimate target to be closed down or targeted for prosecution, Barnett said. While these web addresses are traditionally seen as global, all their connections are routed through Verisign, an internet infrastructure company based in Virginia, which the agency believes is sufficient to seek a US prosecution.
|July 5, 2011|
|33:|| MOZ.org Acquired by SEOmoz?|
The cherry 3 letter domain Moz.org was recently sold and was apparently acquired by noted SEO related tech firm SEOmoz.
|June 23, 2011|
|34:|| ICANN Approves .anything Domains|
In the for-profit world, that means that instead of going to coke.com or nike.com, you might be able to go to drink.coke or justdoit.nike. Nonprofit groups could reserve the .school domain and hand one out to every elementary school. Cities could consolidate their online presence at .nyc or .losangeles. And interest groups could stake out their own corner of the Web by offering every auto junkie a .car domain name, every law firm a .law address, and every restaurant a site that ended with .food.
|June 20, 2011|
|35:|| The Problem of Domain Typo Squatting|
Let's take a really popular social media domain such as twitter.com and look at how type squatting works.[br][br]Take a look at your keyboard - take the letter 't' at the start of twitter.com there are 5 adjacent letters 'r', 'f', 'g', 'h' and 'y'[br][br]All of the domains where the first t in twitter is replaced with one of these letters is parked (or has been parked and the services discontinued) [br]
|June 8, 2011|
|36:|| ICANN Approves New .X X X Top Level Domain |
Today the ICANN Board of Directors authorized the CEO of ICANN to execute the proposed registry agreement for the .[smilestopper]xxx sTLD with ICM Registry.
|Mar 19, 2011|
|37:|| Monte Cahn Leaving Oversee in December 2010|
DN Journal is reporting that Monte Cahn is leaving Oversee upon the expiration of his contract, at the end of December 2010. Monte is the consummate businessman - savvy, personable, service oriented. Bon Chance, Monte!
|Dec 4, 2010|
|38:|| U.S. Authorities Shut Down File Sharing Sites|
"The investigative arm of the Homeland Security Department appears to be shutting down websites that facilitate copyright infringement."
|Nov 29, 2010|
|39:|| Libya Shuts Down .ly Shortener|
"Are other shortener's with .ly at risk, too?"
|Oct 6, 2010|
|40:|| Domain Auctions, The Economy and The Web - Are We There Yet?|
"Interesting domains at upcomming auction but are there buyers or bargains."
|Aug 19, 2010|