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If ICANN Doesn't Keep Registrars Honest, Who Will?

John Horton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
John Horton

Last week, The Wall Street Journal detailed the challenges that drug safety authorities like the FDA face when tackling the illegal and unsafe distrib...

Is It Time for Me to Sell

John Fox | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
John Fox

What I decide to do with boils down to whether or not I believe it will hold its value in the wake of the onslaught of new TLDs and my desire to finally launch it as a new business.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Domain Name

Tom Lowery | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

What's more important than the design of a new website? As someone said, words have meaning and names have power. This is becoming more and more important in the age of internet marketing and branding development.

Rupert Murdoch's Education Subsidiary Does Not 'In Any Way Endorse' Donkey Sex

Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media
Joy Resmovits

On Slashdot, user "theodp" ran a Google cache search of Amplify, Rupert Murdoch's education subsidiary. The results, as theodp put it? "Obscene."

Ron Paul Turns on Grassroots Supports Sites With Help of UN Organization

Andrew Ian Dodge | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Andrew Ian Dodge

There will no doubt be people who take great pleasure from the latest fracas between Ron Paul and his grassroots activists. It just goes to show when money is involved out goes the concept of "liberty" and "grassroots" activism. Buys for Whopping $2.45 Million

Heather Huhman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

It's no surprise that companies will pay big money to snag a relevant domain name. Financial website just bought the domain name for $2.45 million. That price tag makes it the most expensive known domain purchase this year.

Domain Names, Trademarks and Infringements

Craig Agranoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Craig Agranoff

Are you starting a new website or expanding your business' current sites to include a new domain, but the domain that matches your trademarked name is owned by someone else? Do you pay that money to purchase it? Or should you enforce your trademark?

Cowboys Fans In For Online Surprise

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.21.2012 | Sports

Football fans wandering over to for the scoop on America's Team might be in for a surprise. The address is now a primarily gay dating site...

Major Media Companies Seek New Domain Names

Politico | STEVE FRIESS | Posted 08.14.2012 | Media

The hot media marketing strategy of the moment: land the rights to new Internet domain names. Several major media corporations spent big on applicati...

Web Address Plan Provokes Rare Threat From U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology

* US government gives ICANN only temporary contract extension * Conflict of interest concerns around new domain programme ...

15 Steps to Strong Keywords

Marc Ostrofsky | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Marc Ostrofsky

"What's in a name?" When it comes success on the Internet -- A LOT. That's why domain names comprise such hot Internet real estate. Arguably, keyw...

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your New Business

Janine Popick | Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

With so many URLs floating around, getting a good domain name for a new company can be almost as tough as reducing the national debt -- almost, but not impossible.

Janean Chun

It's The End Of The World (Wide Web) As We Know It | Janean Chun | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business

It could be the end of the World Wide Web as we know it: After rolling out just 22 top-level domains in the past 10 years, Internet Corporation for As...

Top Level Domain Names For Only $185,000

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ICANN, an independent body responsible for organizing the Internet, plans to press ahead with plans to expand the number of pos...

Search Engines 101: Part 3

Marc Ostrofsky | Posted 02.19.2012 | Technology
Marc Ostrofsky

If you want to truly understand the good, the bad and the ugly of search engines, I strongly recommend you read this. Keywords for a website need to b...

Mystery Buyer Acquires Web Address

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2012 | Weird News

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Wednesday an unknown buyer had snapped up the internet address, a domain combining its name w...

Search Engines 101: Part 2

Marc Ostrofsky | Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology
Marc Ostrofsky

Advertising and Local Search Local search allows users to designate a geographical locality when they search for Keywords and phrases. The local-sear...

International Groups Call For Crackdown On Cybersquatters

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and 26 other international organizations are pressing the keepers of the In...

Apple Takes Over iPhone Porn Sites

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology

Soon, visiting won't take you to a website offering mobile-friendly hardcore pornography. Apple has gained control of seven iPhone-rel...

The Climate Post: Cutting Oil Use Should Be Focus of U.S. Energy Research, New Roadmap Says

Mason Inman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

WikiLeaks has once again stirred up controversy, this time by releasing a diplomatic cable sent by the U.S. embassy in India, revealing discussions about questionable projects.

Go Daddy SOLD For $2.25 Billion, Says Source

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- The parent company of, a top registrar of Internet domain names, has been sold to a group of private investment firms for...

Alex Wagner

ICANN Opens Domain Naming: Is the 'Dot Com' Boom Over? | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced on Monday one of the most significant changes to Internet naming since "dot com" was...

.Bieber, .Facebook And More Possible Top-Level Domains

Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology

This week ICANN, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, aka the Wizard of Oz of the web, approved the creation of generic top-level ...

Fred Wilson: How To Find And Buy A Domain Name

Fred Wilson | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I believe that a good domain name is an important success factor in building and launching consumer web services. It's not in my top ten but it could be.

When to Pay a Premium for Your Company Domain Name

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

I'm sure you have all been frustrated at least once at not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Who owns all of these...