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Web.com buys Register.com for $135M

Web.com has bought Register.com for $135 million, $20 million of which will be paid in cash. There are 800,000 subscribers in Register.com which means that Web.com’s subscriber base would increase by more than 400%. Register.com has provided global domain name registration and website services for over a decade.

Comwired to launch advanced DNS services under new domain

The acquisition of a premium domain name has one web services provider looking to extend its offerings in a big way, helping to pave the way for more user-friendly technical offerings in the world of often confusing but always necessary domain name services (DNS).

DomainIt and Quality Technology Services name new executives

Two major firms have brought in new but well-known faces to their executive boards, shuffling existing positions in an effort to push forward with renewed vigor in their respective marketplaces.

Alexander Schwertner of Epag on CC TLDs

Alexander Schwertner of Epag Domain Services, presented a hosting session and touched on the subject of best practices for .CC top level domains. The .CC domain space is experiencing the most growth in Russia, Poland, and France (Russia being responsible for nearly 40 percent of this growth). According to Mr. Schwertner, these domains present an […]

1&1 Internet: 1 year later

It’s been almost one year since we examined the virtues and short-comings of top web host 1&1 Internet. With 10 million registered domain names, 9 million customer contracts and 5 data centers in operation, 1&1 is clearly claiming a massive share of the hosting market. What begs for closer inspection is how 1&1 Internet can […]

.CN domain registrations suspended

China’s Internet Affairs organization CNNIC has suspended overseas registrars from registering a .cn domain name. The decision was based on often usage of such domains in pornography and illegal activities. Many networks outside China started to prevent emails from going to its destinations if they contain a link to a .cn domain.

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 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.

NBA’s Bosh wins domain battle

Chris Bosh, a National Basketball Association player, has won a custody of nearly 800 domain names. This is due to the Federal Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The domain names was registered by Hoopology.com, a company that uses the names of athletes and entertainers to generate income.

ICANN orders bulk domain transfer, fines Red Register

ICANN has ordered Red Register to transfer its domain names to DirectNIC after the company violated several conditions of an agreement called the Registrar Accreditation Agreement. Red Register also must pay a fine in the amount of $15,600 to ICANN for neglecting to pay accreditation fees.

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