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The New Domain Extensions – Another ploy to get your cash

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetWell here we go again! The new domain get rich quick ploy. It is amazing to me that anyone with $185,000 and a good lawyer can apply to get their own domain name extension. That’s great if you hundreds of millions of dollars to build brand awareness in the years after receiving the approval. The [...]

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U.N. takeover of the Internet must be stopped, U.S. warns

| June 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell warns a House committee that Google, iTunes, Facebook, and Netflix could face new international taxes. (Credit: U.S. House of Representatives) Democratic and Republican government officials warned this morning that a United Nations summit in December will lead to a virtual takeover of the Internet if proposals from China, Russia, Iran, [...]

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Google spends over $9-million dollars on new TLDs

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetLast month, Google told Ad Age that it was poised to go on a web-domain buying spree. Today, thecompany announced in a blog post some of the specific top-level domains it is applying for and the general categories they fall into. Among the top-level domains (the part of a web address to the right of the dot) [...]

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Google applies for .google, .youtube, and .lol domain names

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tweet (Karen Bleier – AFP/Getty Images)Google said Thursday it has applied for the Internet identifiers “.google,” “.docs” and “.youtube,” with the planned expansion of the Web’s domain name system. Aside from the suffixes that reflect their brands and services, the search giant said in a blog post that it has also applied for a bunch of other [...]

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ICANN to Reveal Proposed Domain Names June 13

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetThose anxiously waiting to find out what new names may be introduced to the Internet’s domain name system will finally find out on June 13. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the nonprofit group that manages the domain name system,unveiled a new timeline related to its controversial new domain name program late on Tuesday. The [...]

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Faux Coke Porn Site Symbolizes Cybersquatting Concerns

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetCoca-Cola Co. (KO) (KO) had to win a complaint at a United Nations agency last year to get control of an adult website called pornforacoke.com. Online name theft is called cybersquatting — and companies with recognizable brand names say it is about to get much worse. The organization that manages the Internet’s addresses is moving ahead [...]

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ICANN to notify domain applicants of data breaches

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetLONDON (Reuters) – Organizations taking part in the most ambitious expansion of the Internet so far will find out next week whether their applications for new domain names could have been viewed by competitors as a result of a software bug. The U.S. non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which operates the [...]

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ICANN To Announce New Domain Applicants April 30

| April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetThe organization that manages internet domain names says it will release the names of applicants for new dot-something domains on April 30. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has only released a few details about who’s applied so far for the new generic top-level domain names, which will greatly expand the current 22 offerings that [...]

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