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This Week’s Articles in Review
This Week’s News in Review
How Google is Helping Vermont Businesses Go Global – 12-Aug-11
Ninety-seven percent of people in the U.S. look for goods and services online, but 63 percent of businesses don’t have a website. And that means you’re invisible online. Google is at it again trying to get small businesses to sign up for its products and services. And this time Vermont companies are in the cross hairs.
Why Your Business Should Care About .XXX Domains – 12-Aug-11
.XXX domains are coming to the Web: ICM Registry will launch the new top-level domain (TLD) next month. ICM claims the goal is to protect kids while organizing pornography on the Web. In fact, .XXX domains are little more than a money grab by domain companies that will do little to actually keep children safe. Regardless, itís happening right now, and the new domains could very well affect your business and cost you a significant amount of money ó even if you arenít in the adult industry. Hereís what you need to know.
South Sudan Secures .ss Internet Country Domain – 10-Aug-11
South Sudan on Wednesday announced that it has been assigned í.ssí as its internet domain code and íSSDí as the alpha-3 numeric code. The undersecretary of the ministry of telecommunications and postal services announced on Wednesday that the code used for internet domains will bear the suffix .ss. For instance, a web site belonging to the Presidency of South Sudan will have the address www.presidency.gov.ss.
Tucows’ CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – 10-Aug-11
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Tucows Inc. Second Quarter 2011 Conference Call. Earlier this afternoon, Tucows issued a news release reporting its financial results for the second quarter. The news release and the financial statements are available on the companyís website at www.tucowsinc.com under the Investor Heading.
ICANN Defends Domain Name Process, Proposal – 10-Aug-11
The group that manages the Internetís domain name system is strongly defending a proposal approved in June that could lead to the introduction of hundreds or even thousands of new Internet domain names.
Sedo’s Jeremiah Johnston Steps Down, Will Open Private Practice – 09-Aug-11
Long time domain industry exec steps down. Sedo has just confirmed a rumor that started peculating recently: CEO Jeremiah Johnston is leaving the company. Johnston will remain General Counsel to the company as he opens his own private practice. Honestly, with Johnston’s involvement with all of the company’s legal business I had kind of …
New Domain Structures Could Mean Change for SEO – 09-Aug-11
According to PCMag.com, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a plan for new domain name structures, including domain extensions-and it could impact the way people find sites on the web. With the new structure in place, searching would be possible directly in the browser and therefore remove the middleman, which in this case is the search engine.
Spanish Site Claims Forfeiture of Link Sites is Illegal – 08-Aug-11
The company that owns the seized Rojadirecta.com domain has asked the courts to dismiss the forfeiture on the grounds that the law doesn’t allow forfeitures for operating a linking site.
Product Expansion? Toys R Us Gets Tattoos R Us Domain Name – 08-Aug-11
Company gets a bunch of unusable domain names in arbitration case. Is it the right strategy? Before long, Toys ‘R’ Us might be able to get into the credit card, insurance, legal, and even tattoos businesses. OK, so it doesn’t really plan to, but it just won a domain name arbitration case for 21 domain names including ‘rus’ that it can …
Hubpages Switches to Subdomains to Optimize for Google – 07-Aug-11
Google Panda update forces HubPages to transition user content to subdomains. Web community HubPages is making a drastic change to its URL structure in an effort to recover from Google’s Panda update. The site’s content is created by members who share in advertising revenue. Like many similar sites, it was hit hard by Google’s update targeted …
Lampoon Loses Domain Complaint – 07-Aug-11
The Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine, was denied rights to lampoon.com after accusing the owner of that domain name of piggybacking off of its brand.
Forget iPhone 5, Apple Pico Domain Name Registered – 06-Aug-11
With iPhone 5 rumors flying in faster than we can keep track of, this little leak has caught us off guard. Earlier today, details surfaced that Apple has registered the domain name ApplePico.com.
Motorola’s Next Tablet Will Be Called The Kore, Domain Names Show – 05-Aug-11
Motorola just bought a bunch of domain names hinting at the launch of a new tablet called the Kore, Fusible discovered. The domain names are MotorolaKore.com, KoreMotorola.com, Moto-kore.com, MotoKore.com, and Motorola-Kore.com.
Judge Says Domain Name Loss is Not a Substantial Hardship – 05-Aug-11
A federal judge has refused to return two Rojadirecta domain names to their Spanish owner, ruling that letting the government keep them until trial does not violate the First Amendment.
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