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  • Yahoo Auctioning Off A Bunch Of  ‘Premium’ Domain Names It Found In Its Closet, Like Sandwich.com

    Yahoo Auctioning Off A Bunch Of ‘Premium’ Domain Names It Found In Its Closet, Like Sandwich.com

    Yahoo has posted an interesting little tidbit on its tumblr today, announcing that it’s going to be auctioning off a bunch of premium domain names that it has been holding onto. The domains, which Yahoo has accumulated over years in the ‘portal’ business, include gems like ‘sandwich.com’, ‘av.com’, and ‘crackers.com’. Judging by the… Read More

  • Report: More Than 250M Domain Names Have Now Been Registered, Almost Half Are .Com And .Net

    Report: More Than 250M Domain Names Have Now Been Registered, Almost Half Are .Com And .Net

    The total number of registered domain names passed 250 million in the last quarter of 2012, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. More than 6 million domain names were registered in the fourth quarter of 2012, bringing the total to 252 million worldwide. The basic .com domains, of course, make up the majority of registered domain names. By the end of December users… Read More

  • Top Domains: Forexpros Buys Investing.com For $2.45M, Launches One-Stop Financial Portal For Everyday Investors

    Top Domains: Forexpros Buys Investing.com For $2.45M, Launches One-Stop Financial Portal For Everyday Investors

    Whether they’re .com, .org, .biz or .awesome, domain names can be significant — and some would likely argue that a memorable, premium domain is worth a pretty penny, maybe even priceless. Picking up a name that’s easy to remember can be a boon for traffic and can add a little brand protection to a company’s arsenal. While big purchases often go unreported, top domain… Read More

  • Esther Dyson Does Not Like Top-Level Domains

    IAB Calls on ICANN to Withdraw Controversial Plan for New Top-Level Domains

    The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is today calling on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to withdraw its controversial plan for new top-level domains. ICANN’s plan would significantly expand Top-Level Domains, allowing companies and brands to register just about any word they want as a top level domain (TLD). That means in addition to traditional TLDs… Read More

  • Security Breach: Here's How Expired Domains Expose You To Embarrassment (And Theft)

    Security Breach: Here's How Expired Domains Expose You To Embarrassment (And Theft)

    As if you’re not scared enough of the Internet (and its potential to ravage your personal information), something comes along to make you even more paranoid. Just ask PlayStation users, or those that were on the receiving end of Firesheep’s eavesdropping. Today’s vulnerability du jour? Expired domains. The technical veterans among us are likely already familiar with this, but… Read More

  • iPhone.com Finally Acquired By Apple

    iPhone.com Finally Acquired By Apple

    June 29th came and I thought to myself, “Surely Apple purchased iphone.com from whoever owned the domain.” To my surprise, I found that iphone.com was just a very shoddy “Web 1.0″ page with links to unlocked phones of all sorts – a sort of primitive business front of some sorts. I figured Apple would just settle for not owning iphone.com but boy was I… Read More

  • An End To Bank-related Phishing

    An End To Bank-related Phishing

    There’s no doubt that phishing has become a huge problem. If you legitimately bank online, use Paypal, or have an eBay account, it’s beyond my comprehension how you manage to tell the real e-mails and fake e-mails apart. But Mikko over at F-Secure has what seems like a foolproof plan to counter bank-related phishing scammers. Make a new top level domain called .bank. This new… Read More