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This Week’s Articles in Review
This Week’s News in Review
Web.com Announces Completion of Network Solutions Acquisition – 28-Oct-11
Web.com Group, Inc., a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Network Solutions from NetSol Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, under the terms of the Acquisition Agreement previously announced on August 3, 2011.
Verisign Reports 14% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in Third Quarter 2011 – 27-Oct-11
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN – News), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011. Third Quarter GAAP Financial Results. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries reported revenue of $197 million for the third quarter of 2011, up 4% from the prior quarter and up 14% from the same quarter in 2010.
US Government Seeks to Create Website Ban List – 27-Oct-11
The House of Representatives has introduced a ìrogue websitesî bill that has attracted bipartisan support, even though it would force Internet Service Providers to create a list of banned websites and prevent users from accessing their sites. by Raven Clabough
Tucows Third Quarter Investment Community Conference Call – 27-Oct-11
Tucows Inc. (TSX: TC) (AMEX: TCX) plans to report its third quarter fiscal 2011 financial results via news release on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at approximately 4:00 p.m. (ET). Tucows management will host a conference call the same day at 5:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss the results and the outlook for the company.
Sedo Switches to Estimated Earnings for Domain Parking – 27-Oct-11
On November 1 Sedo will change its domain parking statistics to an estimated earnings system. This means they will display estimate earnings at first and then actual earnings from Google in 2 business days.
Bus Station Sues Over Domain Name – 25-Oct-11
The bus station discovered that Riyi Machinery, based in Zhangjiagang in Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu Province, had registered seven Chinese network domain names the bus station could have used – with different suffixes, such as .net, .cn, .com, .cc – in August 2006. In an attempt to win its domain name back, the bus station company contacted Mainone Information and Technology, a domain name supplier that helped Riyi register the seven domain names. Riyi Machinery demanded 72,000 yuan (US$11,300) to transfer the domain names to the bus station company, according to court records.
AfternicDLS and SedoMLS Automate Removal of Sold Domains – 25-Oct-11
One of the fears people have of listing domains at buy now prices is that theyíll accidentally sell it after they no longer own it.
ICANN Facing Growing Pressure Over New Domain-name Plan – 25-Oct-11
As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meets this week in Senegal, the organization that manages the Internet address system is facing a growing revolt from businesses worried about a plan to vastly expand the number of domain names available to the public.
Domainsbot Launches an Instant, Social, Mobile Domain Suggestion – 25-Oct-11
DomainsBot, the leading provider of domain name suggestion services, is proud to announce the 2.0 launch of its website, featuring an innovative real-time search experience and new tools that make it easier for people and companies to search for domain names, Twitter handles and Facebook Pages. By offering an integrated domain and social identity search, the new service makes it easier for users to find and obtain unique, brandable identities. In addition to adding social identity search and revamping its website for speed and ease of use, DomainsBot also offers a downloadable mobile application, for identity searches on the go.
Protrada is The Domain Buyer’s Dashboard – 24-Oct-11
The basic features of ProTrada are nothing new; itís how theyíre all brought together that makes this a killer application. ProTrada has married domain searching with bid management. Big scale domainers have their own internal tools for doing this. ProTrada has brought it to the masses at $49/month.
NRF Seeks Delay in Plan to Expand Internet Domain Names – 24-Oct-11
The National Retail Federation today asked the Commerce Department to delay implementation of a controversial plan to vastly expand Internet domain names, saying retailers and other businesses need more information before moving forward.
With 5 Days Left in Sunrise, .XXX Reports Over 42000 Applications Taken – 24-Oct-11
ICM Registry, the company behind the .XXX top-level domain (TLD), today announced it has received has received over 42,000 applications for .XXX domain names since the September 7, 2011 launch of the Sunrise Period “with thousands more pouring in each day.”
Web.com Plans .WEB Top Level Domain – 24-Oct-11
Company plans to apply for .web and says no one else should be allowed to get the TLD. Publicly traded Web.com plans to apply for the .web top level domain name and says no one else should be allowed to apply for the TLD due to its trademarks. The company has a pre-reservation form up on its web site and just filed a trademark application for …
Lego Loses First UDRP – 21-Oct-11
Lego finally loses a UDRP case. LEGO Juris A/S, makers of the popular legos toy, has filed nearly 300 UDRP cases to date. It hadn’t lost a single one — until now. In a decision dated October 1 (but for some reason just published this week), a single member panel found against Lego in its case for the domain name legoworkshop.com.
Association of National Advertisers Urges Opposition to ICANN Domain Name Expansion – 21-Oct-11
Association of National Advertisers President-CEO Bob Liodice urged marketers Friday to oppose the planned expansion of Internet top-level domain names. In his opening remarks at the ANA’s Masters of Marketing annual conference here, Liodice said the planned expansion by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), slated for January 2012 would cost marketers overall billions of dollars in costs and time.
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