Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: .Biz bags over $360,000 in an auction of 1-character domains (including $66,000 for a single domain), Sedo co-founders sell their remaining stock to the Adlink Group and the U.S. government loosens (but doesn’t release) its leash on ICANN.
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. A British ccTLD reigns over our weekly Top 20 Sales Chart and takes a place among the year’s 10 biggest country code sales. Three other ccTLDs also made the all extension leader board, along with a .org, a .net and the usual dominating pack of .com domains.
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Co-Founders Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu say they will turn responsibility for five of six 2010 conferences over to new partner Rick Latona and his team. In another note, the venue for Skenzo’s official show party at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York next month has been announced.
GeoDomainers continue to raid traditional media for talent as the Castello Brothers secure the services of legendary local TV Personality Tim Ross for Nashville.com, one of the flagship properties at Castello Cities Internet Network.
Do people who use the Internet have a more positive view of PPC ads than SEO? A search engine called “What Does The Internet Think?” says they do. WDTIT also says Yahoo is viewed far more positively than Google and even new kid on the block Bing nips the #1 search engine.