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Archive News 2009  September

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ICANN Free From U.S. Government Control

As of October 1, 2009, ICANN will no longer be under the control of the U.S. Government. The Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the U.S., which is the agreement that ICANN has operated under since its inception, expires today and a new agreement, The Affirmation of Commitments, will take its place. The Affirmation of Commitments, [...] Continue reading


.Biz Banks Big Bucks, Sedo Co-Founders Sell Out & U.S. Loosens ICANN Leash

Today in the Lowdown at .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. [...] Continue reading


Six-Figure Country Code Sale Beats All Comers in This Week’s Domain Aftermarket Action

The new weekly domain sales report is out at 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 [...] Continue reading


T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Co-Founders Hand Five of Next Year’s Six Shows Over to Rick Latona

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. [...] Continue reading


Castello Brothers Secure the Services of a Legendary Local TV Personality for Nashville .com

GeoDomainers continue to raid traditional media for talent as the Castello Brothers secure the services of legendary local TV Personality Tim Ross for, one of the flagship properties at Castello Cities Internet Network. [...] Continue reading


1000 Consecutive Days of Training by my mate Alan Stewart, Wow!

An amazing milestone was passed on Saturday 27th Sept 2009 by my best mate Alan Stewart. Alan is a KickBiker (also known as FootBiker)  What the heck is a KickBike I hear you asking?? KickBikes were originally developed as a fitness and cross-training device for elite Nordic Athletes, the KICKBIKE is the original bicycle-scooter hybrid.  [...] Continue reading


People Who Use the Internet Have a More Positive View of PPC Than SEO. Really?

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. [...] Continue reading

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