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Archive for June 2008

Yahoo Renewals On The Rise

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On July 1, 2008, Yahoo.com will raise thier renewal prices from the price of $9.95 per year to $34.95 per year. If you have domains at Yahoo, you should have recieved an email about the price increase. If not, then I suggest you turn off auto renew. Domains at Yahoo can auto renew, so you need to check your domains to make sure you don’t get billed $34.95. I don’t know how they expect to stay in the industry charging these obscene prices. But I guess if Register.com can do it, Yahoo can do it too. Transfer all your domains away from Yahoo so you don’t get stuck with this ridiculous renewal fee.

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June 23, 2008 at 6:03 pm

New Extension Takes On .MOBI

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A new extension has been announced. The .TEL extension will launch in early December 2008. This extension could cause harm to .MOBI. It will be interesting to see how this extension will be adopted and used in comparison to .MOBI. The main idea behind the .TEL extension is:

  • Integration of any and all means of communication (i.e. Phone numbers, IM, VOIP, email, social media)
  • Real time publishing of your contact information on the Internet
  • Full ownership of your published data
  • Protection of your private data, only viewable by people you authorize
  • Simple structured navigation to easily reach the most relevant information
  • High speed global access optimized for mobile devices
  • Multi-language, search engine-friendly structured information and keywords

This new sponsored top level domain (sTLD) was recently announced at the ICANN meeting in Paris. Sunrise applications will start to be accepted on December 3, 2008.  Landrush will open on February 3, 2009 and close on March 23, 2009. General public registration will open on March 24, 2009.

More information can be found on the Telnic website. Telnic is a UK based registry operator found in 2000.

Additional Resources:

Telnic

Yahoo

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June 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm