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#Boricua dominios : Puerto Rico #domain registry released 64,000 reserved #domains

Puerto Rico has its own ccTLD, dot .PR and pricing is not exactly cheap! Most domain registrars quote a price of over $1,100 dollars per year to register and renew domain names. Regardless, the dot .PR registry released 64,000 domains that it kept reserved for years. Anyone willing to spend some serious cash is welcome […]

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#CondadoBlu .com : Yet another #domain sighting in Puerto Rico

As you know by now, “domain sightings” are random encounters with domain names in the real world: Cars, boats, shops, stores, and products. Witnessing a domain name on a tangible item makes domain names more related to the brand they represent. We classify such encounters into two categories, dot .com domain sightings, and all of […]

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Ricky Renuncia .com : #Political domain as a medium of protest for Puerto Rico’s governor

Puerto Rico is up in arms after its governor, Ricardo Rosselló, used Telegram to exchange a long series of derogatory messages. The governor’s messages targeted minorities and spoke about women and political opponents with strong racist overtones – a behavior reminiscent of Donald Trump’s “grab her by the pussy” charade, only worse. Accusations of corruption […]

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#Domainer comics : #ICANN61 in pictures

ICANN61 is ongoing in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. While some reported challenges at the event are only true in a parallel universe, those attending the ICANN gathering, surely have their personal viewpoints to share. Take GDPR, for example. The General Data Protection Regulation, soon to be enforced by the European Parliament, is causing many […]

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#ICANN61 wi-fi use led to power depletion in Puerto Rico

Extreme use of the wi-fi during ICANN61 in San Juan, has led to a temporary power depletion in Puerto Rico. According to local officials, more than 800 gigawatts of energy were consumed during the first 24 hours of the ICANN conference, as the free wi-fi was used by more than 2,000 attendees. “We are facing […]

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#Neustar : .US registry to throw #domain party in PR during #ICANN61

Neustar, the registry of .US domain names, will be throwing a party in Puerto Rico, during ICANN61. According to Status.PR, the island’s facilities and power have been mostly restored. There are many displaced people, still, and Neustar wants to contribute to support those Puerto Ricans that were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The donations […]

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#Despacito : Puerto Rico to host #ICANN61 all while half the island has no power

ICANN insists that Puerto Rico is staying the course, as host of ICANN61, in March. The hurricane-stricken island, sustained a complete power loss, after its infrastructure was destroyed by hurricane Maria last September. Between March 10 and 18, 2018, San Juan is scheduled to host the ICANN61event, despite news that almost half of the electricity […]

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Puerto Rico : Dot .PR domain shares the status of the rebuilding island

The devastation in Puerto Rico due to hurricane Irma was immense. Millions of Puerto Ricans were left without power and water, and the rebuilding process has been slow. Domain investors residing on the island, such as Rick Latona, were lucky to escape Irma’s wrath, but are back with fuel and generators restoring power and Internet […]

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ICANN 61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico : Will they have power?

The devastation that hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico is immense, and currently only 10% of the island has power. Millions of Puerto Ricans in San Juan and elsewhere depend on food rations to survive. Domain investors living in Puerto Rico, such as Rick Latona, are grateful to have escaped the hurricane’s wrath. Progress is […]

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Rick Latona and family are safe, after hurricane Maria crushes Puerto Rico

Domain entrepreneur, Rick Latona, and his family are safe, after hurricane Maria crushed Puerto Rico. Latona, a Harvard Business School graduate, moved his company, SiteMatrix LLC, to Puerto Rico a couple of years ago. The island is without power, but all of his employees are safe and sound, despite the unprecedented scale of destruction that […]

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Zika virus warning forces cancellation of ICANN meeting in Panama

The Zika virus has already taken its toll among the domain community. This year’s “B Meeting” by ICANN, scheduled in Panama, has been canceled, due to the Zika virus outbreak in the area. Other potential venues are being explored, but none has yet been selected. According to the same sources, the ICANN “C Meeting” scheduled […]

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PayPal pulls personal payments out of Puerto Rico

For any country undergoing capital controls, the implemented measures aren’t fun for the local economy. PayPal has now effectively pulled out of Puerto Rico, terminating its services in the unincorporated U.S. territory, as far as personal payments are concerned. According to an update to its Policies, PayPal states the following: “Person to person payments will […]

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