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Finnish fi-domain name celebrates 30 years

Finns have been able to use Finland’s own national domain name ending with .fi for 30 years. FICORA has operated the domain for almost 20 years after the administration of fi-domain names was transferred to FICORA in 1997. The first Domain Name Act in 2003 was an important milestone. “The Act loosened the regulation on issuing fi-domain names. At the same time, FICORA introduced an automated domain name service. FICORA also gave up the preliminary investigation of domain name applications,” explains Juhani Juselius, Head of Fi-Domain Names. Another important turning-point occurred in 2006 when private persons were invited to apply

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Interesting Domain Stats You May Not Know

  The world’s first registered domain name is symbolis.com registered in March 15, 1985 which is the oldest name in the world. According to VeriSign reports, there are more than 195 million global top-level domains. 53% of searches for legacy TLDs came back as unavailable for registration. The same was the case for 44% of new TLDs. According to world Guinness’s book, website: business.com is one of the most expensive domain names with the selling price up to $7.5 million. However, there are many business fields which help to bring a mountain of money for its owner. The most expensive

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How to be successful in Domain Business

There are two essential questions you have to face when entering the World of Domains: “How do you find the appropriate price for your domain?” and “how do you know that you did not pay too much for your domain name?”. Let us answer these questions for you: When using the correct strategy it’s easy to make the right decision in terms of finding the perfect domain or designating an optimal selling price. As a company you need a domain name that is geared to core values and focus of your organization, as well as being generic and easy to

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Domain News – May 2016

May 31 Deadline for $517,000 US in Internet-related Grants in Africa and Asia Pacific If you are located in Africa or the Asia Pacific region, this coming Tuesday, May 31, is the application deadline for an excellent series of grants related to Internet infrastructure, development, security and education. Read more 542 Domain Name Transactions Done Lately – Sedo It seems Sedo had a very productive sales period lately, boardroom.com being one of the 542 domain name transactions for a total of $1.5 million. LVN.com bought with €50,000 by Leverton GmbH, who provides a technology for pulling out data from corporate

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Icann news

  • Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN59 Fellowship March 24, 2017
    ICANN announces 55 individuals from 43 countries selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 59th Public Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26-29 June 2017. As ICANN59 is a Policy Forum, only alumni of the Fellowship Pro …
  • Proposal for Ethiopic Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules (LGR) ‬ March 23, 2017
    Open Date: 23 March 2017 Close Date: 5 May 2017 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: The Ethiopic script community has formed the Ethiopic script Generation Panel (GP), which in turn has …

Domain News

  • Marketplaces for Small Businesses to Acquire First Domain February 3, 2017
    Recent research shows that just over 55% of businesses own a website where they display their services and products (source: WaspBarcode’s State of Small Businesses Report, 2017). This leaves out 45% of businesses that do not have a website of their …
  • What’s the Difference Between a Domain and Web Hosting? December 9, 2016
    If you’re launching your first website and are completely new to it, you may have heard terms like “domain” and “web hosting” being thrown around. But what are they, and what’s the difference? Take a look at this brief overview. The Makeup of a Websi …

Domain Wire

  • From the fake news department with a domain name angle March 24, 2017
    Story claimed Trump sent a cease & desist letter about a domain name, but the domain wasn’t even registered. Earlier this week, Observer.com published an article about the poor fate of a teenager who registered the domain name TrumpScratch.com. T …
  • Two Tucows execs are leaving March 24, 2017
    CFO and CIO announced their resignations this month. Two Tucows executives have recently notified the company that they are leaving. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Michael Cooperman announced that he was retiring after 18 years with the company. …

The Domains

  • Germany is not messing around when it comes to fake news March 23, 2017
    Germany is not screwing around when it comes to fake news. Digiday.com goes into the details about the new law. Basically fake news is considered criminal content. From the article: Last week, Germany formally proposed a law to fine social networks u …
  • Radix scores with Casino.online selling for $201,250 March 23, 2017
    Radix knocked one out of the park with the sale of Casino.online for $201,250. The domain was reserved by the registry and did not result in a big windfall for a domain investor. Currently the domain resolves to a holding page at Safenames. CasinoOnl …

Online Domain

Domain Shane

  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, March 25th and Domainer Ethics March 25, 2017
    Domainer Ethics Yesterday a friend contacted me about a domain that expired and was recently sold at Godaddy auctions. The name was being used for a Catholic elementary school website. It displayed upcoming fundraisers for the general public as well …
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 23, 2017 March 24, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 23, 2017.  If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring na …

Domaining

  • Domains Related to Families – Daycare Atlanta and More 450+ Reg Fee Opps March 25, 2017
     DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat Exclusive Research Project by DropGrabs.com Researched Domain Availability in the Field Related To Atlanta and Life in Atlanta Daycare and Families… Research in .COM .NET and MORE Found More than 450 items AVAILABLE for …
  • The Comfort of Reliability and Lack Thereof March 25, 2017
     Domaining Tips: I have to admit there are days during which I envy those who have the comfort of 9 to 5 jobs. Even if it’s a fake sense of comfort and the idea of job safety is somewhat of a joke, it must be relieving not to feel any kind of “I wond …

DomainIncite

  • New gTLD registries want a $17 million ICANN rebate March 24, 2017
    Many gTLDs are performing more poorly than expected and their registries want some money back from ICANN to compensate. The Registries Stakeholder Group this week asked ICANN for a 75% credit on their quarterly fees, which they estimate would cost $1 …
  • Hacker hostage crisis at ICANN secret key ceremony! (on TV) March 24, 2017
    One of ICANN’s Seven Secret Key-Holders To The Internet got taken out as part of an elaborate heist or something on American TV this week. In tense scenes, a couple of secret agents or something with guns were forced to break into one of ICANN’s quar …

Domain Name Journal

DotSauce Magazine

  • Domain Inquiry Analysis: Researching Offers to Maximize Domain Sales September 10, 2015
    Combining domain parking with domain inquiries is the ultimate combination for domain names that are not developed. The practice of parking domain names at a venue such as Sedo, Bodis or Domain Name Sales serves a dual purpose: To generate “pay per c …
  • How To Write Great Domain Sales Copy August 4, 2015
    You’ve registered and acquired domain names for years, and now you decided it’s time to achieve some sales. Perhaps because your portfolio has grown fatter than Elvis in his late years, or simply to get some good money back in your pocket. You’ve lis …

Domain Name Industry News

  • Nominations for Nominet Non-Executive Director Close Friday March 5, 2017
    This year there is only one seat on the Nominet board open for election. The nomination period for the Non-Executive Director of Nominet is open at the moment and will close next Friday, March 10th. The criteria for being nominated are pretty simple. …
  • Nominet Appoint New Board Chair Mark Wood March 2, 2017
    Nominet, the .uk domain registry and provider of registry backend services to a growing number of new TLD registries, has announced the appointment of Mark Wood as Chair of the body. Mr Wood will be officially seated on April 28th and will replace Ba …

Domain Investing

  • My Domains Get a Ton of Junk Mail March 24, 2017
    It seems like companies harvest the contact information of newly registered domain names and bombard them with emails, text messages, and phone calls. These are a nuisance. I don’t know about you, but I also seem to get quite a bit of junk mail direc …
  • Sale of 1515.com Leads March Great Domains Auction (Updated) March 23, 2017
    Sedo’s Great Domains auction ended this afternoon, and the leading sale was the largest Great Domains auction sale that I can recall in quite some time. The 4 number 1515.com domain name sold today for $121,000. The auction grossed over $165,000 in t …