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.CO Now Available for Public Registration

The Internet just got a little bigger today with .CO opening for general registration. Beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, .CO registrations began rolling in fast and furious at Webnames.ca. A new domain launch is always exciting. For registrants it provides a rare opportunity to get truly premium domains – names that are memorable, dictionary…

Attention Canadian Domain Name Aficionados – Don’t Miss Next Month’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Vancouver Conference!

Do you love domain names? Do you have a portfolio of domains and want to learn more about domain opportunities including how to develop, monetize and resell your names? If you answered yes, you should not miss Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in Vancouver! [Breaking News: ticket price drop – more information below!] The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conferences are some…

What’s the Point of WhoIs?

I read an interesting article on the recent ICANN report about how most WhoIs records contain bad data. TheRegister.co.uk article “77% of domain registrations stuffed with rubbish” published on February 17, 2010 by Kieran McCarthy, got me thinking. Most domain registrars offer Domain Privacy services (we do) that mask your data in WhoIs records. If…

First Internationalized Domain Applications Pass Critical Stage

ICANN has approved the first four internationalized top-level domain names (IDNs) for Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In a statement released yesterday, ICANN president and CEO Rod Beckstrom called it “a pivotal moment in the history of Internet domain names.” Why exactly is the support of internationalized top-level domain names so significant? For starters, the exclusivity…