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Google open sources the code that powers its domain registry

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomu

North Korea accidentally lets slip all its .KP domains — and there aren’t many

North Korea is famously secretive and restrictive — the regime goes to great lengths to both prevent the outside world from learning what goes on there and prevent its citizens from learning about t

GoDaddy launches AWS-style servers and apps to build, test and scale cloud services

GoDaddy, the web hosting and domain registration company that went public last year, is adding new cloud services to grow the revenues it makes from the 14 million small businesses that make up t

How new domains are building better brands

New domain extensions have accumulated some pretty big numbers over the last couple of years. Collective registrations for the new GTLDs (generic top-level domains) have now surpassed 13 million, acco

Google’s Domain Registrar Expands, Now Works With Google Apps

Google is today expanding its efforts with its newer domain registry service, Google Domains, announced earlier this year. The service, which represents Google’s initial foray into selling websi

Startup Sues A Domain Name Owner To Grab A 16-Year-Old URL

Jason Kneen is a programmer and happens to own about a hundred domain names picked up over a sixteen year period. One of those, workbetter.com, he purchased in 1999 and it has been available on his si

Google Domains Launches To All In U.S. With Support For Blogger Integration, Templates And More Domain Endings

Google Domains, Google’s own domain name registration service, has now exited private testing. This summer, the company unveiled the new service to fill a long-time void in the company&#8217

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, whi

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 regis

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

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 wou

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/factors-to-consider-for-choosing-good-domain-names.jpg" />As if you're not scared enough of the Internet (and its potential to ravage your per

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&#82

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