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Pope Benedict in .XXX pro-Islam cybersquat drama

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetA Turkish cybersquatter has registered at least a dozen variants of Pope Benedict’s name as .xxx internet domains and is using them to promote Islam. Cybersquatted sites including PopeBenedict.xxx currently proclaim “Everyone will find Islam” alongside pictures of the Quran and Kaaba. Unsurprisingly, the sites also state that “This Web Site is For Sale”. PopeBenedict.xxx [...]

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Net pioneer isn’t giving up on .nyc or on 481 others

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetBY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Internet is getting crowded. It’s something that East Village tech entrepreneur Paul Garrin has been saying for years. “The Internet is like the phone system — they needed more area codes,” Garrin explained. Now, ICANN, the nebulous organization that oversees the ’Net, is poised to approve possibly hundreds of new [...]

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Now Get Ready For .Sex, .Porn And .Adult Domain Names

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida company that brought the “.xxx” domain to the Internet has applied for three more adult-themed domains.Palm Beach Gardens-based ICM Registry says it’s applying for “.sex,” ”.porn” and “.adult” domains. ICM launched its “.xxx” domain in December 2011 and says it now has 215,000 sites registered in it. The oversight agency [...]

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ICANN’s Expansion of Domain Extensions – A Domainer’s Perspective

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet As of today, January 12th 2012, any domain extension you desire is on sale. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, is now accepting applications from companies and organizations to create their own extension. Not your ordinary .com or .org — for a registration fee of $185,000, applicants can register [...]

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.XXX Needs an Ethics Check

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

TweetThe domain name industry has seen its days of good and bad image. In the past few years it has started to be recognized as a legitimate industry with a purpose.  Then we have the .XXX extension. As an extension it has no issues, but ethically .XXX is making most of its profit from companies [...]

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