Archive for December, 2011

Universities buy up .xxx web addresses to avoid embarrassment – Dallas Morning News

The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the creation of .xxx in March. The nonprofit corporation oversees the use of Internet domain names. Schools and other entities were allowed to buy names that might infringe on …

GoDaddy lost thousands of domains due to boycott – Examiner

The protests really got rolling when Jimmy Wales, CEO of Wikipedia, announced via Twitter that he will move all of Wikipedia’s domain names from GoDaddy. Late last week, the CEO of GoDaddy, Warren Adelman said that the public has responded very negativ…

Happy New Year!!!

We want to wish everyone a Happy New year. Judi and I send out our best wishes for Healthy and Happy New Year. I also want to thank all our readers, commentators and advertisers for another record year for us at theDomains.com. 2011 marked a record for traffic, posts and comments and I deeply appreciate […]

Website owners see no upside in new domain names – Crain’s Chicago Business

When Internet protocol was established in 1985, just six top-level domain names were available. By 2011, when dot-xxx was added, the options had increased to almost two dozen in the U.S. Next week, the non-profit organization responsible for …

Internet names expansion should be reviewed, senator says – Arlington Heights Daily Herald

The expansion by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers could cost “millions of dollars” as companies and groups buy Internet domain names they won’t use to prevent others from abusing their brands, Rockefeller said in a …

GoDaddy Boycott: Domain-Hosting Company Changes SOPA Stance – Huffington Post

As reported by CNET, GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman said on Thursday: We have observed a spike in domain name transfers, which are running above normal rates and which we attribute to GoDaddy’s prior support for SOPA, which was reversed. GoDaddy …

GoDaddy Boycott: Domain-Hosting Company Changes SOPA Stance – Huffington Post

As reported by CNET, GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman said on Thursday: We have observed a spike in domain name transfers, which are running above normal rates and which we attribute to GoDaddy’s prior support for SOPA, which was reversed. GoDaddy …