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Domain Name Wire sells for $210,689, Twitter stock symbol domain doesn’t sell

Two letter domain sells for big bucks, but three letter domain and Tweeter brands fail to sell. A domain name and intellectual property auction held by Hilco Streambank has concluded with a big two letter domain name sale. Bidding for ended at 210,689, which was above the reserve price for the domain name. 7 [...] Continue reading


Bruce Schneier to Speak About Internet Surveillance at IETF 88 Technical Plenary Next Week

How do we harden the Internet against the kinds of pervasive monitoring and surveillance that has been in recent news? While full solutions may require political and legal actions, are there technical improvements that can be made to underlying Internet infrastructure? As discussed by IETF Chair Jari Arkko in a recent post on the IETF [...] Continue reading


Famous Four vows to fight .sport objection loss

Famous Four Media has promised to pursue “all available legal avenues” after losing a Community Objection over the .sport gTLD to its Olympic-backed rival. The portfolio applicant lost out to SportAccord in an October 23 decision by International Chamber of Commerce panelist Guido Santiago Tawil, meaning its .sport application should be rejected by ICANN. But [...] Continue reading


IETF Looking at Technical Changes to Raise the Bar for Monitoring

During a speech last week at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Jari Arkko, IETF's chair, re-emphasized it's efforts to ramp up online security in light of recent revelations of mass internet surveillance. "Perhaps the notion that internet is by default insecure needs to change," Arkko said according to a Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) report. [...] Continue reading

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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silent Auction Results

By: Raymond Hackney T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silent Auction Results Most names did not meet reserve, but did at $6,000 ND ND 1 [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton – The Craigslist of China, Is Going Public

In case you missed the memo, two and three number .COMs are hotter than ever, just look at the $2.1M sale of and you can see that buyers really see incredible value in these domains. The country that has embraced numerical domains the most is without a doubt China, and now the Craigslist of [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

ING Direct Canada to become Tangerine? They bought for $100k.

Odds are that ING Direct Canada will soon by called Tangerine. David and Michael Castello recently sold for $100,000, as reported on DNJournal this week. The buyer? ING Direct Canada. George Kirikos, a Canadian domain name investor, just tweeted out that he believes ING Direct Canada is about to change its name to [...] Continue reading

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