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No Porn For You

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has delayed yet another critical vote on the creation of a long-awaited .xxx domain.

The vote – which has been postponed until June 2010 – will reportedly follow the formulation of a document that outlines various options available to the organization.

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March 16, 2010 at 3:06 am

Domains in 2010

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Well, here we are in the end of February. What have you seen so far in 2010 in regards to domains? Do you think they will rise up in value or crash? We are awaiting your comments and feedback!

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February 25, 2010 at 2:32 am

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Behind the Scenes at NamePros Live Auction

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In this video you can see how RJ, Joseph, and I run the live auction over at NamePros. Live Auctions are held every two weeks. Enjoy!

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September 19, 2008 at 3:23 pm

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.

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June 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Opinion: Sending Domains to Auction At Sedo

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I don’t know who came up with this idea, but it seems to be a new trend of 2008. Several domainers came up with the idea to send your domain to auction by posting the starting bid at Sedo. Which seems ok when you first think about it. Now the topic of shill bidding arises. Lets take a look at the definition of shill bidding:

A shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services or a political group, who pretends no association to the seller/group and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer.

Wouldn’t this technically be considered shill bidding? I think so. I’m also happy to know that Sedo doesn’t allow this type of activity. A recent post by Keith from Sedo on NamePros confirms that it is illegal. Will people stop? Of course not. Should they? We all know the answer to that one.

I wonder what long term effects this will have on the Sedo Marketplace…


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May 14, 2008 at 3:14 am

New Domain Auciton Site – BQB.com

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Finally, a fresh new marketplace. I came across BQB.com, which stands for Better Quality Business. This is a auction site, similar to Afternic and Sedo, where you can list your domain names for sale. The best part about this website is that there are no fees. The only time you have to pay a fee is to add extra options to your listing – such as promotion on the front page or extra listing categories.

BQB.com will come to the front of domaining auction market because they are keeping quality in mind. They don’t want 700,000 members. They want quality over quantity. Each member that joins must go through a verification process, where you must submit at least 50 of your domains names that have public whois. The whois information must match the account information you created your account with. Now this will not make things, totally scam free, but it sure will help.

When creating an auciton, you are also allowed to select the payment type. There are many payment types to choose from including the major ones Escrow.com, Paypal, and MoneyBookers.

I’m really a fan of this new site. I really do think it will stick around. With just over 100 quality members in a few days since launch, this website will only continue to improve. Not to mention, they have already made dozens of sales. If you haven’t signed up yet, I encourage you to do so! Putting Bill as your referrer would also help. 😉

http://www.BQB.com

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May 11, 2008 at 10:56 pm