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Archive News 2011  August

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Trellian/ looks forward to being both a sponsor and attendees of the upcoming DNcruise which will set sail on September 5 - 10.It should be an exciting week to network with our domain industry peers...and have fun!  [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Rick Perry to Buy for Campaign; Rick Schwartz Switches to Rick.TV

The only thing standing in the way is the huge price tag, but Rick Schwartz knows that with a billion dollar budget to get elected, social media so prominently figured in that and only ONE "Rick's Blog" out there, not this Rick's blog, nor this Rick's blog, nor any of the 14 million OTHER [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver

Jeff Kupietsky’s Last Day

According to the news release from a few weeks ago, today is Jeff Kupietsky’s last day. I don’t know who is stepping into the role as Oversee CEO, but perhaps more information will be forthcoming. During Kupietsky’s tenure at Oversee (5 years with the company and 2.5 as President and CEO), the company became [...] Continue reading

Domain Name News

More Than 215 Million Domain Names Registered World Wide

Verisign has released their latest issue of their quarterly Domain Industry Brief (PDF) today. The second quarter of 2011 closed with a base of more than 215 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.2 million domain names, or 2.5 percent over the first quarter. registrations have grown [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

VeriSign: 5.2 Million More Domain Names

Base of registered domain names continues to grow. VeriSign released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today, reporting that the total base of domain names increased by 5.2 million last quarter to 215 million. Registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million since the second quarter of 2010. The total base of .com and .net [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Defining the Core Elements of a Successful Online Brand

I talk about branding a lot on my blog but realized I’ve never done a post outlining what I see as the core elements of an online brand. One of my blog readers emailed an interesting question to me over the weekend, they asked, “When you talk about a brand do you just mean a [...] Continue reading


Google ranks new .xxx site higher than its .com

Is Google experimenting with swapping out .com domains when an equivalent .xxx exists? Last week, ICM Registry announced it had granted to iFriends, a popular network of adults-only webcams, as part of its pre-launch Founders Program. Today, a Google search for iFriends sometimes returns right at the top, with nowhere to be [...] Continue reading

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