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Bumper Month For New gTLD Launches In September

Bumper Month For New gTLD Launches In September

It seems to be a bumper month for General Availability launches of new gTLDs in September with 16 happening by my count, along with 18 Sunrise launches.

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Cabs.com Domain Name Sells for $50,000 via Sedo

Cabs.com Domain Name Sells for $50,000 via Sedo

The domain name Cabs.com changed hands for $50,000 on Sedo. The seller was Enterprise Solutions Holdings Inc, of Alpharetta Georgia.

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ICANN: Alan Greenberg Selected as Next ALAC Chair

ICANN: Alan Greenberg Selected as Next ALAC Chair

Alan Greenberg, a long-time member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), has been selected as the next ALAC Chair.

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Microsoft Implements URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering For Bing

Microsoft Implements URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering For Bing

Microsoft have announced they implemented a specific spam filtering mechanism for their Bing search engine a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS).

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.NL Registry Reaches 5,5 Million Domain Names

.NL Registry Reaches 5,5 Million Domain Names

SIDN, the Dutch .NL registry, reached the milestone of 5,5 million processed domain name registrations.The company achieved the 5 million milestone in July,2012.

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.XYZ Becomes First New gTLD to Pass 500,000 Registrations

.XYZ Becomes First New gTLD to Pass 500,000 Registrations

.XYZ is the first new gTLD to reach 500,000 registrations.At the time of writing this article, there are 501,447 .XYZ domain name registrations.

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Scottish Independence Referendum Throws Up ccTLD Conundrum

Scottish Independence Referendum Throws Up ccTLD Conundrum

The referendum the Scottish people will vote on 18 September to determine whether the country gains independence from the United Kingdom has a lot of far-reaching implications for the country, one of which that is little discussed is top level domains.

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Duo Of Six-Figure Sales Tops Weekly Chart

Duo Of Six-Figure Sales Tops Weekly Chart

Maca.com selling for $150,000 in a private sale and usedcars.ca selling for C$126,000 ($115,920) through iREx.ca topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 31 August.

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Sedo To Hold Cyrillic .ONline and .Site Premium Domain Name Auction

Sedo To Hold Cyrillic .ONline and .Site Premium Domain Name Auction

Sedo will be hosting this month the Cyrillic .online and .site premium domain name auction. The auction starts September 26,2014 and will end seven days later, on October 3,2014.

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TLDCON 2014 : New Domain Names Are Changing the Nature of the Domain Business

TLDCON 2014 : New Domain Names Are Changing the Nature of the Domain Business

During the TLDCON 2014 conference, the issue of new domain names was raised and discussed. The discussion was moderated by Andrei Voroboy.

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