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Archive News 2017  November

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101 Fascinating Facts About Domain Names has published an interesting infographic on domain names. I’m sure most facts will be known by the readers of the blog, but an excellent recap nonetheless. Here’s another fun fact – the first domain ever registered (not commercially) was on the 1st of Jan 1985 and it was a .net domain! [Source: Wikipedia] [...] Continue reading

Ireland’s ccTLD Manager Announces Slight Relaxation of Eligibility Rules In Bid To Boost Use

The Irish ccTLD .ie has some of the more restrictive eligibility rules in Europe, and hence has one of the lowest numbers of domains under management per capita. A slight relaxation of the rules, which will see applicants not having to show a “claim to the name” from March 2018, may change this. Slightly. Currently, [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Page Howe talks emoji domain names on HBO’s Vice News

Domain investor gets primetime interview on popular HBO show. Domain name investor Page Howe was on HBO’s Vice News tonight talking about emoji domain names. You can watch a preview of the interview here: Howe made a name for himself after selling for $1.8 million and for $1.0 million. He believes in [...] Continue reading

ICANN: View the Latest Quarterly Stakeholder Update and Register for the Q&A Call on 7 December

Today [30 Nov], ICANN published its FY18 Q1 Stakeholder Update, for the quarter ending 30 September 2017. You can view the report on the ICANN website as well as an Executive Summary recording from Göran Marby, President and CEO, and Cherine Chalaby, Chairman of the Board. You are invited to attend a question and answer [...] Continue reading

Huge 3 Letter .COM Sale Tops “Weekly” Sales Chart

The sale of for $2 million through Sharjil Saleem took out the honours on the Domain Name Journal’s chart of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 22 October. The domain name currently sits in equal second place on the chart for sales in 2017 behind only for $2.89 million and alongside, [...] Continue reading

Jean Guillon

Des .MARQUES à la télévision?

Le parcours d’une entreprise ou d’une marque pour s’identifier sur Internet et souvent le même: un site Internet auquel une personnalisation viendra s’ajouter, celle du nom de domaine en “.com”. Pourtant, certaines marques en ont décidé autrement.Des marques Françaises qui s’affichent Bien que créer sa propre extension n’est pas chose facile, certains participants [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Godaddy releases domain name appraisal tool to the public

GoValue will give you a free and quick domain name appraisal. GoDaddy has made its much-improved automated domain name valuation tool available to the public. Called GoValue, the beta tool allows anyone to enter a domain name and receive an instant appraisal that includes some supporting data. For example, when I entered my domain name [...] Continue reading

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