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US Government Asks for Public Input

The US Commerce Department has asked for input from the public on the future of the domain name system. The department released a request for comment (RFC) in hopes of getting input on how the name system should be handled in the future. [...] Continue reading


Hack Used to Advance Alternative TLDs

Eugene Kashpureff, founder of Alternic, a service that operates alternative TLDs, recently claimed to have written a hack that would push his alternative TLDs to 90% of website users. These alternative TLDs have never been popular because of limited DNS resolution on the Internet. Kashpureff’s hack is a DNS exploit, though he claims it’s clean. [...] Continue reading


Kingdom of Tonga Sells .to Domains

The Kingdom of Tonga, a small nation in the South Pacific, looks to make money by selling their country code domain names, .to. While most countries have their own country code domains (UK -, Italy - .it), the Kingdom of Tonga is the first to market their domain and sell them for money. [...] Continue reading


BizTraders Offers Exclusive Domain Listings

BizTraders, an online brokerage service, gained exclusive domain listings agreements for a collection of premium internet domain names, including [...] Continue reading


Online Businesses Offer Advice to Newcomer’s

CNN Interactive interviewed current online business owners and asked them to provide advice for those looking to purchase domain names and setup online properties. [...] Continue reading


.to to Hit Market

In order to capitalize on the growing domain registration market and the shortfall of premium available names, the Kingdom of Tonga began selling its .to country code domain to online name buyers. [...] Continue reading


.to Domains for Sale Through Tonic

The Kingdom of Tonga has sold more than 200 .to domain names thus far, through Tonic Corporation, the company handling their .to registry. Registration fees for the .to domain names are $100 for the first year and $50 a year thereafter, which is the same as the .com fees. [...] Continue reading

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