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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN Slashes Meeting Sponsorship Prices Up to 50%
Non-profit reverses course and lowers price to sponsor meetings. Currying favor with the ICANN crowd just got a lot cheaper. Well, at least compared to last week. In advance of its meeting in San Francisco next month, ICANN doubled the cost of many o...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 10:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
June ICANN Meeting Moves to Singapore
ICANN announces new location for June meeting. The rumor mill was correct. ICANN just announced that its June meeting will be moved to Singapore. The meeting was supposed to be held in Jordan. But security concerns and unrest in the region prompted I...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 10:39 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo Heats Up As They Sell 100K Of Domains In A Day But Misses On $125k More
The domain name Service.net just sold for $19,000 on Sedo tonight. In a few other auctions that just closed, the domain Oxi.com sold for 8,000 Euro’s or around 12K The domain Allspice.com sold for $7,657, yes its trademarked but just since 2006...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 9:25 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Overstock.com aka The Big O.com Penalized By Google For Promoting .Edu Links
Looks like the Overstock took their SEO tactics a little further than Google likes.  According to WSJ.com, Overstock has been penalized (or put down where they should be) for offering discounts to universities and students who put links on their...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 6:24 pm
IDN Blog
IDN Blog
McDonald’s Missed Out on McDonalds.com But Buys Russian макдональдс.рф IDN
Joshua Quittner, the tech journalist, originally registered McDonalds.com to prove a point. His registration of the fast-food goliath’s domain name was a wake-up call for big companies that they needed to “get it” as to the importan...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 6:11 pm
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Name.com Launches Android App
I just learned that Name.com introduced its Android app today, and it is now one of the only ICANN accredited registrars to produce one. This new app allows people to search for available domain names, register domain names, manage website DNS, and p...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 5:50 pm
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Going the Extra Mile Pays Off
Sometimes the best names you are able to buy are the ones that are the hardest to buy. If you go the extra mile to track an owner down, it can pay off very nicely. A few months ago, I tried to buy a great descriptive domain name.  I emailed the ...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 3:26 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
“Send Me Your Lowest Price” and Other Emails That Rarely Lead to a Sale
I’m sure domain owners get them every day.  I seem to get a lot more of them with my numeric domains.  You know the emails.  They are usually poorly written, mass produced, and sent from a gmail or some free email account.  ...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 11:59 am
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Xoom Goes After Motorola
A couple years ago, I blogged about the company called Xoom, a money transfer service with a name that I think is pretty bad. It sounds like “zoom,” and is spelled differently. I didn’t and still don’t understand why a company...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 11:42 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Demand Media Reports Q4 Results
Demand Media results shed light on revenue sharing, eNom results. Earlier this week Demand Media reported fourth quarter results. The company eked out a small profit in the quarter, but expects to return to losses going forward. You can read the comp...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 11:14 am
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