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GoDaddy opens new customer service center in Iowa

GoDaddy launched their new customer care facility located in Hiawatha, Iowa. It will accommodate 500 employees and the company is looking to fill at least 60 positions as soon as possible. Up to 150 more people will be hired over the next year. The company’s revenue was increased 22% last year. The Iowa Lt. Governor […]

TWIH: Infected computers and racy domains

This week’s stories range from the taking down of one of the largest botnet infections in history to the coming auction and interesting history of one of the web’s premier domain names.

Sex.com domain name to be auctioned

The domain sex.com will be put up for an auction with a minimum bid of $1 million (which is also a reserve price). It was acquired by Escom LLC four years ago for $14 million. The company has been in default on its loan for at least 12 months according to a Reuters report. The […]

Time to live? Instantaneous!

The problem with the current Domain Name System and TTL (Time to Live) became glaringly apparent recently when the entire country of Sweden utterly disappeared off the Internet grid. A tiny typo found in a server script was the culprit and, while seemingly insignificant, it had a dramatic impact on all “.se” web sites felt […]

ICANN terminates three domain registrars

In a move to keep internet free of companies who neglect responsibilities, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has cut off Hosting365, OOO, and R.B. Data Net LTD for failing to pay their accreditation fees. Hosting365 owes ICANN $28,089.20, OOO owes $7,914.56 while R.B. Data Net has to cover $34,952.84 in outstanding debt.

ICANN approves internationalized domain names

Domain names with non-Latin characters from start to finish will be available soon. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process. Generic top-level domains will eventually be expanded to include almost any word. The Fast Track Process will begin on November 16.

Domain expiration survey

An ICANN working group, called “The Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group”, has requested clarification from the organization about domain expiration policies. The questions that the group are asking includes whether there is enough notice that domain registrants receive and whether domain transfer should occur during the Redemption Grace period.

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