Archive for December, 2011

The latest in technology: lots of new phones, email slips and .xxx domain names – The Vancouver Sun

We have a new day – first it was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and now there’s Sofa Sunday. That’s the name some commentators are giving Christmas Day when people activated 6.8 million new Apple and Android phones, and then downloaded a …

1&1 Takes a Stand Against SOPA & PIPA & Asks Customers To Join The Fight

1 and 1, one of the largest hosting companies in the world, and a domain name registrar,  this morning sent an email to it current customers telling them why they oppose both the  Protect-IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and why customers should join the fight against the current bills. Its a […]

VeriSign Puts Domain Names Tally on the Internet at 220 Million – Itproportal

There are almost 220 million registered domain names on the web, a new report released by VeriSign has revealed. The company informed that the internet grew by 2.3 per cent or 4.9 million domain names in the third quarter of 2011 when compared to the …

Rockefeller Seeks NTIA Help in Delaying Domain Name Increase – Multichannel Online

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) says the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is not taking the slow and steady approach to expanding generic top level domain names (gTLDs), which could have “adverse…

Afternic.com Sells $1.1 Million In Domain Names, $430K of Those Owned & Operated Domains

Afternic.com just posted its sales for the week selling just short of $1.1 Million Afternic.com changed its report of reportable sales this week and broke out the sales of the domains owned by its parent company NameMedia, which they refer to as owned and operated domains, from those domain owned by third parties which were […]

Reassess Web-address expansion plan, senator urges – San Francisco Gate

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 letter …

U. of I. not buying up ‘xxx’ Internet domain names – Chicago Sun-Times

The University of Illinois won’t be buying Internet domain names with the suffix “.xxx,” but that doesn’t mean you should. Many universities are snapping up the newly available domain names to keep them out of the hands of pornographers. Southe…