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Internet Keeps Expanding With 5.2 Million More Addresses: Verisign
VeriSign’s quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief said there were more than 215 million domains registered at the end of the second quarter 2011, 16.9 million more than 2010.
.Org, The Public Interest Registry Joins Godaddy.com With Nascar Sponsorship
Attention all fans of one of Americaís greatest pastimes! Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is proud to announce a sponsorship with JR Motorsports and driver Jamie McMurray. In conjunction with GoDaddy.com, .ORG advertisements will run on McMurrayís No. 7 car during the following NASCAR races.
Is There a .Bank in Your Bank’s Future?
As ABA chairman Stephen Wilson noted in the June Chairman’s View in ABA Banking Journal, the current swirl surrounding the banking industry includes a subtler issue regarding internet banking platforms. It has understandably gone largely unnoticed by bankers but certainly not by ABA: the expansion of internet domains past .com and potentially into .bank.
Major Domains Were Targeted in The Diginotar SSL Attack
Software developer Mozilla has confirmed that it was targeted by hackers who broke into Dutch certificate authority Diginotar’s network and issued rogue SSL certificates for high-profile domains.
More Than 215 Million Domain Names Registered World Wide
Verisign has released their latest issue of their quarterly Domain Industry Brief (PDF) today. The second quarter of 2011 closed with a base of more than 215 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.2 million domain names, or 2.5 percent over the first quarter. registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6 percent, since the second quarter of 2010.The base of Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) was 84.6 million domain names, a 3.6 percent increase quarter over quarter, and an 8.4 percent increase year over year in the base.
New ICANN VP Thomas Spiller Quits Before He Starts?
In June ICANN had announced that it was bringing on board Thomas Spiller in their Brussels office as a VP for the European Region. He was supposed to start this week. Apparently he changed his mind.
Verisign: 5.2 Million More Domain Names
Base of registered domain names continues to grow. VeriSign released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today, reporting that the total base of domain names increased by 5.2 million last quarter to 215 million. Registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million since the second quarter of 2010.
Advertisers Slam Proposed Changes to Internet Names
The Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) is demanding that proposed changes to the Top-Level Domain (TLD) program be scrapped.
Web Host Flexihost Launches Nz Domain Lookup and Registration App
New Zealand web hosting provider FlexiHost (www.flexihost.co.nz) announced on Tuesday that it has launched a domain lookup and registration mobile app for iPhone users. According to a vague blog post on FlexiHost’s website, the app is its first iPhone application. There is another free app that offers .nz domain lookup, TLD Lookup by VersaEdge Software, but it doesn’t allow a user to register for the domain from within the app.
Walgreens Needs Pain Killers After UDRP Decision
Panelist rules against drugstore. Drug store chain Walgreen might need some Advil after reading a recent decision handed down by National Arbitration Forum. A single member panel ruled that Indian company Walgreens Realty International can keep the domain names walgreenstravels.com and walgreensholidays.com.
Google, OpenDNS Deploy DNS Tweak for Faster Browsing
Nearly 40 million Internet users will experience faster Web browsing starting today, thanks to a protocol tweak being deployed by Google, OpenDNS and several content delivery networks that allows them to more precisely serve up content from the nearest available server.
DomainTools Introduces ReverseMX.com, an MX Record Lookup Tool for Pinpointing Hard-to-Detect Relationships Between Mail Servers and Domains
DomainTools, the recognized leader in domain name research and monitoring, today announced the launch of ReverseMX.com. The website allows users to analyze MX and SPF record usage and configuration by region and or network, helping to uncover relevant relationships.
Domain Names Still a Big Business for Network Solutions
When Jacksonville-based Web.com filed its proxy statement for the deal last week, it showed that domain name services still is a big business. In fact, Network Solutions is generating more revenue from the domain business than Web.com is generating with all of its services. The proxy filed by Web.com shows that Network Solutions generated $88.9 million in revenue in the first half of this year from domain name services, two-thirds of its total revenue of $133.5 million. Web.comís total revenue was $81.7 million.
Cybersquatters Snap Up GOP Domain Names
The domain names of U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls Romney-Perry2012.com and Perry-Romney2012.com are available for $50,000 each, the names’ owner says. While the eventual GOP nominee is far from certain and chances are less than 50-50 that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry would be on the same ticket, the auction for the rights to the names shows the presidential race is heating up, The Hill reported.
Oversee.net Pays $1500 to Filer of Snapnames Class Action Lawsuit
Class representative gets a small check. Oversee.net has paid $1,500 to Stewart Resmer, the class representative for a lawsuit filed against Oversee.net in the wake of the halvarez shill bidding scandal. Resmer originally filed suit against Oversee in U.S. District Court Central District of California.
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