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Archive News 2011  November

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On 16 November 2011, ICANN held a teleconference with potential respondents to the Emergency Back-End Registry Operator Request for Information (EBERO RFI). Potential respondents submitted questions to ICANN. Here are the questions and answers [PDF, 411 KB] that may help all the respondents to better prepare the RFIs. The EBERO is designed to be activated [...] Continue reading Sells For Reported $4.2m

The domain name has been bought by the company WeedMapsMedia, a southern Californian company that provides maps for where your neighbourhood pot shop is located, for a reported $4.2 million. Assuming the reports are accurate, it will be easily the largest reported sale for 2011 to date, easily eclipsing which sold for [...] Continue reading

Norid Adds New Student And Youth Business 2LD And Increases Domain Quota

Norid have announced several changes to .NO domain name policy that came into effect on 30 November. The changes are the domain quota is being increased, the rules surrounding the complaint fee are changed and youth and student businesses get their own second level domain. The domain quota increases from 20 to 100 domains [...] Continue reading


A Special Thanks To The Domainer Community & Some Special Friends

This is just a personal thank you from Judi and I. In the last week since Bandit passed the response from the domain community has been nothing less than incredible. I got a least as many personal emails,  as posts on the blog and even more on Facebook;  we got [...] Continue reading

Danno's Blog

Where Is The IP Czar, ICE & HLS Getting Its Current Domain Seizure Power?

The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 ("PRO-IP Act of 2008", H.R. 4279), is a United States law that increases both civil and criminal penalties for trademark, patent and copyright infringement.The law also establishes a new executive branch office, the Office of the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Representative (USIPER).The PRO-IP [...] Continue reading


Cloud Computing Traffic Expected to Grow 12-Fold by 2015

Global cloud computing traffic is expected to grow 12-fold from 130 exabytes to reach a total of 1.6 zettabytes annually by 2015 — a 66% compound annual growth rate — according to Cisco's Global Cloud Index. 1.6 zettabytes is approximately equivalent to 22 trillion hours of streaming music; 5 trillion hours of business Web conferencing [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver

NameJet Releases New Website

According to a Tweet that was posted moments ago, NameJet has released the new website that the company had been beta testing for a couple of weeks. If you’re a frequent NameJet user, you’ll immediately notice that the biggest change appears to be the new design, which lists more available domain names for sale on [...] Continue reading

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