Landrush fever: Seasoned domainer becomes Domain Name (.)Guru

Seasoned domain investor, John Yeomans, has become *the* prime expert in domain names as of today, after registering DomainName.guru. Taking advantage of the tiered landrush that allows applicants to pay a higher premium to secure better gTLD domains, John Yeomans appears to have spent an extra $120 on top of the annual registration fee. Most […]

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Geshua The Lord Divine: A Domainer Christmas Story

A long time ago, in a land far far away, a bright shiny star showed the way to Three Wise Men to witness the birth of a king, that took them to the small town of Icann. Al Riq Abuschwartz, the Oracle Keeper, brought with him a camel loaded with gold, certain that the newborn […]

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ICANN marginally approves the .CON gTLD

With 4 votes for and 3 against, the ICANN gTLD committee for the advancement of the Internet has approved one of the most confusing – and controversial – gTLD strings yet. Application #1776 was approved, sending .CON onto the approved list; the applicant, Construction Armor Inc. of North Carolina was given the news early Tuesday. […]

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Serbian domainer leaves monastery after seven years, returns to domaining

Goran Gogović spent seven whole years in isolation from earthly possessions, carnal pleasures and the Internet. The 29 year old Serb from Gduibostka Paresti was not in prison; after becoming a man of the cloth, he joined the Saint Atanas monastery in Vikyresti Plotz. “For seven year, I have no idea domain world change,” says […]

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XYZ: A generation of new gTLDs and a life time dream becomes true

“Follow your dreams – they will come true.” That statement comes from Daniel Negari, founder of XYZ.com and CEO of Cyber2Media, which acquires and develops high-end domain properties. In the wake of the new gTLD program at ICANN, Negari applied for .xyz, .now and .college. Yesterday, the application for .xyz remained uncontested: “Today was a […]

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Father Domainicus: The Curse of the Dot

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining. This is Father Domainicus with a special Sunday message. As you may know, the congregation of ICANN is currently taking comments regarding the retention or not of the ages-old Dot. You heard me correctly, my domainer children; the basis of our domaining faith, the Dot, is […]

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Sergei Putanov: To hell with gTLD, stupid domainers

Sergei Putanov is not afraid to open his mouth – and not just to eat Beluga caviar. The Russian billionaire who invested in land and domains through his Russian Bear Investments initiative, took a break from his summer vacations to talk to our correspondent in Ekaterinburg, Nikolai Domienenko and here is the unedited discussion: Nikolai […]

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ICANN: Relaunch of the entire com/net/org namespace feasible

ICANN might be facing problems launching the gTLD namespace, what with the TAS Labs product being meticulously repaired – but the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers isn’t short of any new ideas. “People are complaining, that even with the launch of gTLDs there isn’t enough opportunity for those born in recent years to […]

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Secret document of ICANN found after much publicized gTLD glitch

A secret document located in unlocked folders was found during the assessment of the alleged “glitch“, on the ICANN TLD Application System (TAS). So far, there is no indication that the glitch was enabled maliciously, however, the document reveals the practices and eating habits of ICANN executive, Rod Beckstrom. The ICANN document was emailed to […]

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DotGreen joins the ICANN gTLD applicant chorus with .green

The DotGreen initiative has confirmed that it has applied for the .green gTLD with ICANN, completing the necessary review and having submitted the application funds. The deadline for gTLD applicants to submit their application is April 12, 2012. All current applicants must have passed a pre-screening process; the window closed on March 29th. Annalisa Roger, […]

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First gTLD approved by ICANN: .Communism returns with Sergei Putanov

ICANN ends the year (and the decade) with a big bang: the first approval of a gTLD launch, as early as in January of 2011. To commemorate the 87 years since the passing of Vladimir Lenin, the approval of .Communism has been cleared by the ICANN committee with a resounding 45 for, 5 against vote […]

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Applicant for new gTLD .SUCKS has Big Plans

ICANN might have postponed the official launch of gTLDs past the end of 2010, but already serious entrepreneurs are getting ready to tap this new expansion of the Internet landscape. While some are focusing on .football or even .xxx a little-known domainer from Florence, Italy is getting ready for the big launch of his project. […]

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