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Domain Name News Archive - October 2004

  • RegistryPro Extends .pro Domain
    RegistryPro (, operator of the .pro top-level domain, announced earlier this week that engineers, architects and dentists will be able to register a .pro top-level domain starting on November 8, 2004, joining the doctors, lawyers and accountants already on that list
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  • Control of .za Domain to Change Hands
    According to reports, management of South Africa's .za top-level domain is expected to be assigned to another authority at the ICANN ( meeting to be held in Cape Town in December.
    .... full story
  • Online registration for .in domain names from Jan 1
    Internet domain names having .in can now be registered online from January 1, 2005, to generate greater traffic within the country. This initiative is expected to increase the speed of the Internet and reduce the tariffs for subscribers.
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  • Domain Name Basics: An Introduction
    It's amazing how we take things for granted. Take domain names, for instance. Most people know what they are but few understand all of the details involved. These usually do not become evident until a domain name is needed for a Web site
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  • ICANN Approves .post and .travel
    Two new domains, .post and .travel could appear next year after ICANN (, the organization that oversees the Internet address system, announced their preliminary approval on Wednesday, according to a report by the Associated Press.
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  • ICANN Begins Search for .net Operator
    According to reports, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (, the body that governs the Internet's addressing system, will begin the process of deciding which company will be responsible for running the .net domain.
    .... full story


  • Is it really important for search engine visibility to have my own domain name?
    For this paragraph, forget about search engine optimization. Just think about your target audience. Every business should absolutely have its own domain name. If a business owner is not willing to spend the $30 per year (or so) on a unique domain name, it communicates "cheap" in a bad way
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  • Key Internet Domain Up for Grabs
    To almost anyone who has a passing familiarity with computers, the term "dot-com" instantly evokes the Internet and everything associated with the online world. That is not quite the case for "dot-net."
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  • Site renewals stop hijackers
    Firms must set up processes to renew domain names and guard against Web site hijackers, or their businesses may suffer, say experts. More than 1,500 domains owned by ordinary firms six months ago are now registered by pornographers, according to Internet management specialist Websense
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  • Global Chinese-language Domain Name And Address System Possible: Itu
    Experts from the International Communication Union (ITU) are not optimistic about the development of a global Chinese-language Internet domain name and address system, noting that many technical problems still need to be solved before such a system can be used by all the netizens in the world
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  • U.S. teen soccer star wins
    U.S. soccer's most expensive player, teenage prodigy Freddy Adu, has won his cybersquatting case against a man who claimed to be preparing a fan-based website, an international arbitrator ruled on Thursday
    .... full story


  • Gold rush expected for .eu sunrise period
    The sunrise period designed to give European trademark owners first pick at relevant .eu domain names is expected to attract a gold rush of registrations not seen since the days of the dot-com boom
    .... full story
  • No please, we're British
    UK companies may find it tricky to register generic .eu domain names during the sunrise period next year, but there is a way around it if you adopt the continental approach
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  • VeriSign Reports Third Quarter 2004 Results
    VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, today reported its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2004
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  • Dot EU (.eu) Top Level Domain to be launched in 2005
    The European Commission has signed a contract with consortium EURid to set the new Top Level Domain (TLD) in motion and allow the registration of ‘dot EU’ domain names starting in the third quarter of 2005
    .... full story


  • No jackpot for domain-name speculators
    n March, John Holohan, a self-employed 23-year-old from Manassas, Va., registered the domain name, thinking he might capitalize on the popularity of the Democratic front-runner, John Kerry
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  • AfriNIC Moves Forward and Promotes Regional Integration
    The African Network Information Center (AfriNIC) has taken another step towards formal recognition as an official Regional Internet number Registry (RIR) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board announcing its provisional recognition, the last stage before full recognition
    .... full story


  • EU Registry Contract Signed
    The European Commission ( and EurID signed a contract on Thursday, making the registrar the official registry operator for the .eu TLD
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  • Signatures on dotted line for .eu
    EURid, the official Registry for .eu names, has reported that it has finally signed its service contract with the European Commission. This represents a major milestone on the road to the launch of the new domain
    .... full story
  • Expired Domain Names - Who’s Getting Rich On Them?
    There is an interesting discussion at Cre8asite forums, in a search engine related forum about the number of companies that are buying up expired domains and putting Google adsense ads them
    .... full story
  • Rogue domain registrar to challenge regulator again
    A Canberra-based domain registrar with a trail of angry customers will take the domain regulator back to court in November to contest the extent of its powers
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  • ICANN breaks budget impasse
    The nonprofit agency in charge of the Net's address system has gained approval for its controversial 2004-2005 budget, following months of acrimony between large registrars and their smaller competitors.
    .... full story
  • Moving From a .COM to Country Specific TLD
    You are required to move your .com domain name to a or an other country specific TLD (top level domain). How will this impact your rankings in the short and long term over at the #1 search engine, Google?
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  • New guidance document: How to register a domain name
    The Cabinet Office e-Government Unit has produced a new Guidance document for those needing to register or manage their web domain names
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  • Choosing The Best Domain Name
    "What is in a name? A rose by any other word would smell as sweet." It is obvious that William Shakespeare knew nothing about the world of Web hosting, by those lines found in Romeo and Juliet. In the Web hosting world a domain name is very important to your company, image, or presence Online. Often a domain name might make or break you. So, what is in a name?
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  • Nominating Committee Announces Final Selections for Key Leadership Positions Within ICANN
    After an intense period of outreach, consultation, recruitment, and evaluation, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today its final selection of four 'slates' of Nominees for four of ICANN's leadership bodies: the Board of Directors, the Council of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and the Interim At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). The Nominees will join the already seated members of these bodies at the conclusion of the ICANN Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, December 1 - 5.
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  • Denic reports eight millionth .de registration
    The registrar the German Top Level Domain (TLD), .de Denic received the eight millionth application for the registration of a domain. Denic has further improved the position of .de as the world’s favourite Country Code TLD, ahead of .uk, which has around 3.7 million registrations. The .de domains are also numerically much stronger than nearly all the generic TLDs that are used throughout the world, such as .org, .net, .info and .biz. Only one TLD – .com, with more than 30 million domains – is more intensively used than .de
    .... full story
  • Sipence Grabs 1 Million .info Domains, Sparking Controversy
    Domain owners are protesting a move by domain registrar eNom to register the .info equivalents of nearly a million .com domains owned by eNom customers. Domain name statistics show that eNom registered 950,000 domain names between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.
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  • Firm gives domain name scan warning
    Coventry accountants Pilley & Flor-sham are warning local businesses to watch out for the latest Internet scam - offers to register domain names similar to theirs at about 10 times the usual fee
    .... full story


  • Commission, EURid to sign '.eu' domain name contract
    The European Commission and EURid – the organisation that has been selected by the European Commission to run the ".eu" domain name - are expected to sign a contract shortly, making the domain name finally usable
    .... full story
  • Country Codes (ccTLDs) Lead Domain Name Growth
    Domain Name Registrations hit 65M Worldwide, Growing Around15% Annually - Country Code - Some 40% of This Total - 25M Plus - Mainly inEurope - ccTLD Growth Rates Exceed gTLDs ('com, 'org' etc.)
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  • A Place on the Internet to Call Your Very Own
    With 50,000 domain names selling every day, now is the time to grab one for your personal use, or to help launch a new small business or extend an existing one. Today, it is easier and more affordable than ever for anyone to stake a claim to a piece of the Internet.
    .... full story


  • UAE working with other countries to develop Arabic domain names
    UAEnic, the entity which oversees domain name issues in the country, is working with counterparts in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to develop domain names in the Arabic language, confirmed a top official. .
    .... full story


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