Three levels of .rs domain name protection

RNIDS is currently the only top-level Internet domain registry offering three levels of domain name protection, to users of the .RS and .СРБ national domains: Secure Mode, Client-Side Lock and Registry Lock. All of these options have been implemented in the new RSreg 2.0 domain name registration system, and as of 1st January 2017 have been made available to registrants via RNIDS registrars. The security solutions that have been employed prevent abuse by cyber-criminals by locking down critical domain operations for protected domain names. How to protect your .rs domain It is more and more common to hear reports of

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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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Icann news

  • GNSO Operating Procedures and ICANN Bylaws June 19, 2017
    Open Date: 19 June 2017 Close Date: 10 August 2017 Originating Organization: Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Categories/Tags: Operating Procedures, Bylaws Brief Overview: On 1 December 2016, the GNSO Council directed ICANN Policy Staff t …
  • ICANN Board to Hold Public Session During Johannesburg Workshop June 16, 2017
    The ICANN Board will be holding a public session during its upcoming workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, which will be taking place from 23-25 June, 2017, ahead of ICANN59. This session will be similar to previously held public sessions in Geneva …
  • ICANN Holds Its Second African Law Enforcement Capacity Building Workshop in South Africa June 19, 2017
    Building on the success of the first workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2017, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Under Served Regions and Public Safety Working Groups are …
  • GNSO Operating Procedures and ICANN Bylaws June 19, 2017
    Open Date: 19 June 2017 Close Date: 10 August 2017 Originating Organization: Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Categories/Tags: Operating Procedures, Bylaws Brief Overview: On 1 December 2016, the GNSO Council directed ICANN Policy Staff t …

Domain News

  • Beyond Custom Domains and TLDs: 3 Additional Steps to Scaling Your Online Business May 29, 2017
    Stats from StatDNS show there are a total of 126,980,556 domains that use the TLD “.com” extension, 14,887,979 domains with a “.net” extension and 10,418,897 with a “.org” extension. These are the so-called “traditional domain extensions. Among gTLDs …
  • 3 Innovative Content Strategies for a Company Blog May 11, 2017
    The single most important thing to remember when creating a content strategy for a company blog is, you must create content in other channels too. It is necessary to reach out to readers and draw them in with an authentic voice, creating a personal c …

Domain Wire

  • XYZ asks appeals court to force Verisign to pay legal expenses June 22, 2017
    Keeping the legal system busy. The long-running court battle initiated by Verisign against .XYZ continues as XYZ has asked an appeals court to help it recover legal expenses. A quick synopsis: Verisign sued XYZ for false advertising. A federal distri …
  • Track your domains even after you decide not to renew them June 22, 2017
    You never know when a domain’s chances of selling will increase. I renew many of my domains six months or more in advance. If I know I’m going to renew them, I like to knock them out in bulk so I don’t have to worry about them and deal with reminder …

The Domains

  • Hy.org – a very nice tribute by Rick Schwartz June 22, 2017
    While doing some research on LL.org names I came across Hy.org. The domain is actually owned by Rick Schwartz and is a digital tribute to his Father, Hy. Rick put the site up 18 years ago this July 7th. Rick bought the name for $400 on Ebay. Very coo …
  • Sedo weekly sales led by a pair of LLL.coms June 20, 2017
    Sedo reported their weekly sales and Nom.com was the top sale at $86,500. Epg.com sold for $50,000 to come in second place. There was not one non – com gtld sale for the first time that I can remember. Vital.tv was the top cctld sale at 7,100 Euros. …

Online Domain

  • “I don’t like brokers” June 22, 2017
    I got a call, I was not expecting, from a broker from a well known marketplace. He clearly didn’t knew who I was or what I do as he asked me if I was selling my domains. He knew how many I have though. I told him that I am selling my domains and he … …
  • Global domain market in 2016: overall growth was 7.1%, no growth for ccTLDs June 21, 2017
    Afnic has published a complete overview of the global domain market in 2016 in a study based on ICANN statistics, information from registries, specialized web sites and its own research. The overall domain name market growth in 2016 was 7.1%,  down f …

Domain Shane

  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday June 22nd June 22, 2017
    All eyes right now are on bitcoin and etherium but almost everyone agrees that blockchain is the real future. The problem is nobody knows how to invest in it.  Chain domains are one way and they have been doing OK.  I have a friend that got a good of …
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 20, 2017 + Sedo Weekly Sales June 21, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 20, 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 nam …

Domaining

DomainIncite

  • As .boots self-terminates, ICANN will not redelegate it June 21, 2017
    The dot-brand .boots may become the first single-dictionary-word gTLD to be taken off the market, as The Boots Company told ICANN it no longer wishes to be a registry. Boots, the 168-year-old British pharmacy chain, told ICANN in April that it is uni …
  • GoDaddy launches security service after Sucuri acquisition June 21, 2017
    GoDaddy has revealed the first fruits of its March acquisition of web security service provider Sucuri. It’s GoDaddy Website Security, what appears to be a budget version of the services Sucuri already offers on a standalone basis. For $6.99 per mont …

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

  • IGF 2017 Opts for .Swiss Domain June 12, 2017
    This year’s IGF (Internet Governance Forum) meeting is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from December 18th to 21st. The venue for the event will be the United Nations Office at Geneva Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix 14, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Swit …
  • Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale June 9, 2017
    Brands and Domains is a domain event that focuses on brand owners and how they are using or potentially could use top level domains. And in this context when we say “top level domain” what we mean is the likes of Sony running the .sony TLD. The event …

Domain Investing

  • Mike Berkens is “Ready for More” June 22, 2017
    On occasion, I have read comments that called early domain investors like Mike Berkens “lucky” for getting into the domain investment business at an early stage. Some people have even said that those early birds couldn’t replicate their business if t …
  • CNBC Article Illustrates Positive Aspect of Dictionary .com June 22, 2017
    Mike Berkens shared a link to a CNBC article on Twitter about a company called Blockchain that just raised $40 million in funding. I think the article is a good illustration about why it is important for a business that uses a descriptive brand name …