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Going Dutch : Entrepreneurs won’t pay much for domains in The Netherlands

If you’re dreaming of selling domains to a Dutch buyer, better drop your asking price – a lot. A new research on domain adoption and budgets for domains by Dutch entrepreneurs, produced some very interesting results. About 80% of Dutch entrepreneurs have been able to register the domain name of their first preference without any […]

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30 years on the Internet : The Dutch ccTLD .NL

Today’s the 30th anniversary of dot .NL, the national ccTLD of The Netherlands. The Dutch ccTLD went live on April 25th, 1986. Piet Beertema, of Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI) registered the first Dutch domain, CWI.nl. You can find more information about the anniversary of dot .NL in a CWI article. Which other country ccTLDs […]

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Hey junior! Talented 14 year old developer releases “Expired Domains Free” app

Having coded since the age of 18, we feel at a disadvantage as compared to the youth of today. 😀 Fourteen year old Max H. of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been churning code for a while; the junior developer has apparently just released an app that locates expired domains with traffic. Like all self-released […]

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Honest Dutchman saves Canadian’s lost vacation photos via Facebook

A man from Holland found a Canon Coolpix camera on an Amsterdam train, full of pictures of a person traveling through Europe. More than 2800 photos were in it. As an unlikely resort, his son-in-law turned to Facebook, where he posted one of the pictures that showed the apparent camera owner holding a bike with […]

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Dutch disaster: Anti-piracy agency orders Dutch ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay might have moved to a Swedish ccTLD but it’s already facing a new challenge, surprisingly in liberal Holland. Hague-based BREIN filed a lawsuit and won a court order against two major Dutch ISPs. According to the BREIN web site: “The BREIN foundation is the joint anti-piracy program of authors, artists, publishers, producers […]

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Elliot’s Pilgrim ancestor spotted in classic Thanksgiving painting

An astonishing discovery in The First Thanksgiving, a painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris has been made: A Pilgrim ancestor of Elliot Silver’s is depicted. For years the painting remained stored in the 3rd hall room of the Smithsonian, until it was photographed, scanned and added to the Wikipedia article about Thanksgiving. “Indeed, that’s my […]

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European Cougars flock en masse to DomainFest New York

Like many other Europeans, Helga von Shubert combined her US vacation with business. The 45 year old Dutch domain entrepreneur from Utrecht visited New York – along with her two girlfriends, and is attending DomainFest. “We thought this good opportunity, meet with businessmen from America, have drinks yes? And do business, and have a nice […]

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FreeJoran.com – Why would anyone support a murderer?

Anyone who’s been following the news about Joran van der Sloot accused of committing murder in Peru must surely wonder how old will this young man be when he is freed. The Peruvian judicial system does not serve the death penalty to murderers; the maximum sentence is 30 years. In the event that Joran van […]

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