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Archive News 2008  December

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The Location and Dates for the 2009 GeoDomain Expo Have Been Announced

The geodomain industry's premier event will be moving to the West Coast in 2009 for a spring time conference that will close the weekend before the next T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference opens in Silicon Valley. This will allow California visitors to take in two major events in the same week. [...] Continue reading


What Was OnlineNic Thinking!? And How Does Verizon Keep Getting Away With the Same Thing?

Verizon wins the biggest cybersquatting judgment ever - more than $33 million in a suit against registrar Our take on why, even though Verizon was right to sue, this is also a case of the pot calling the kettle black [...] Continue reading


NameMedia Withdraws Its Planned $172 Million IPO

Name Media has decided to pull their planned IPO offering citing market conditions. The Massachusetts-based domain conglomerate (parent company of BuyDomains, the AfternicDLS and several parking services), originally filed for a $172.5 million IPO in November 2007. [...] Continue reading


Largest Cybersquatting Judgment Ever

Verizon sued OnlineNIC, a San Francisco domain registration company that Verizon claimed had 663 domains designed to confuse Verizon customers. The judge in the lawsuit awarded $33.15 million to Verizon Communications. [...] Continue reading


Domains Defy Christmas Sales Slump With Five 6-Figure Sales Closing This Week

The new weekly domain sales report is out at In contrast to retailers who are suffering through a dismal Christmas season domain sellers had a banner week with five names cracking the six-figure barrier. The first three names on our new Top 20 chart banked a total of $1 million. [...] Continue reading


The 100 Oldest .Com Domains on the Internet: PC World Takes Us Back to the Beginning

Do you know what the first .Com domain ever registered was? PC World magazine took us back in time with a new article published this week that runs down the 100 oldest .com domain names on the Internet. It all started in 1985 when no one could have guessed how valuable domains would eventually become. [...] Continue reading

Domain Junkies

As a domainer, do you go both ways?

I just read a great post at about feeling like an “end user” when buying a domain name. I was typing out a comment and it accidentally turned into a book, so I figured I’d post my “reply” here: (I wonder if is registered) I’m actually going through that End User love and [...] Continue reading

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