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This Week’s Articles in Review
This Week’s News in Review
Go Daddy Reunites With Victory Junction for Possible $100000 Weekend
GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and net-new SSL Certificates, has partnered with Victory Junction for a second year to help provide life-changing experiences to children with chronic medical conditions and their families. Beginning Friday and through the weekend, five percent of GoDaddy.com’s online sales, up to $50,000, will be donated to Victory Junction. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), will also be participating in the promotion by matching the funds donated by GoDaddy.com for a total donation of $100,000.
87 Major Assns. and Businesses Join with ANA to Form Coalition to Oppose ICANN’s TLD Expansion Program
Eighty-seven major national and international business associations and companies have joined forces with the ANA (Association of National Advertisers), forming the Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO) to oppose the rollout of ICANN’s top-level domain expansion program. Among the many influential members of CRIDO are the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Society of Association Executives, the National Restaurant Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the American Council of Life Insurers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). The WFA represents a global network of 51 advertiser associations representing some 90 percent of global marketing communications spending, equivalent to $700 billion annually.
Protrada Enhancements Make Profiting From Domaining Even Easier
The world’s first aggregator of major domain auction houses, Protrada today confirmed new enhancements to make search, filtering and communications easier for members to sort and analyze over 6.4 million aftermarket domains from Protrada partners.
New Coalition Forms to Fight Web Domain-name Plan
Eighty-seven companies and business association announced on Thursday that they have formed a coalition to fight a plan that would allow for new domain addresses. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), nonprofit organization that manages the Internet’s address system, approved a plan in June to allow for the registration of new top-level domains in addition to traditional domains such as…
Domain Companies Show Off Their Wares at Ad-Tech
Afilias and its dotMobi brand will be showing off the mobile internet and .mobi domain names at booth 1950. Sedo will evangelize the power of a great domain name at booth 2115. Affiliate.com and its TheParkingPlace solution are at booth 1213. And Media.net, which I will be representing, will show off its publisher advertising solution at booth 1406.
Nominet Reports Strong Demand for .uk Domains
Internet registry for .uk domain names Nominet has announced that .uk registrations grew by 10.5 percent over the past 12 months to total of 97 million .uk domains at end-September.
Internet REIT, Inc. Selects Afternic as Exclusive Broker for Premium Domains
Afternic, the world’s leading domain marketplace, announced today that it has been selected as the exclusive broker for over 1,000 premium names owned by Internet REIT, Inc., a media company that owns and manages high-quality domain names. Domains listed for sale by iREIT include many high-value names such as OfficeSupply.com, HouseFinancing.com, FlightDeals.com, and SecondMortgage.com.
Tucows Inc. Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2011
Tucows Inc., a global provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.
Schools Grab .xxx Sites to Protect Names
Schools nationwide, including The University of Missouri and Washington University, are snapping up .xxx domain names to avoid links of their names to porn sites.
Global Phishing Trends and Domain Name Use
A new survey by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reveals that phishing attacks perpetrated against Chinese e-commerce and banking sites soared by 44 percent in the first half of 2011. Some 70 percent of all maliciously registered domain names in the world were established by Chinese cybercriminals for use against Chinese brands and enterprises.
Internet Domain Name for Wales (Or Cymru) Could Help Business
A majority of businesses and consumers believe Wales should have its own internet domain name, according to a new report.
Demand Media Demands Focus On Its Registrar Business
When it announced quarterly earnings yesterday, the company reported a 20% hike in registrar revenue compared to the third quarter of 2010. It now has 12.2 million domains managed on its platform. That’s up from 10.6 million a year ago.
Demand Media Reports Higher Third-quarter Revenue
Third-quarter revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, rose 26 percent to $78.1 million, the company reported on Monday. That was in line with analysts’ average estimate of $78.2 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Washington U., Missouri Seek to Protect Names From Pornography Links
The University of Missouri and Washington University are among schools nationwide snapping up .xxx domain names to avoid links of their names to pornography sites.
Occupy Wall Street Pays $8,000 for a Home On The Web
Occupy Wall Street, seeking a more formal Web presence for the coterie of protesters who have set up camp in downtown Manhattan, is acquiring the domain name occupywallstreet.net for $8,000, according to parties on both sides of the transaction.
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