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Business Domain Registration for Protection & Investment

As COO of Webnames.ca, board member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and a former President of Wired Woman, I attend a lot of business and networking events. I have met a lot of successful entrepreneurs, executives of large corporations and owners of startup companies alike. One question that I get asked more than any other is – “Which domain should we register,.com or .ca? It’s a simple question with a simple answer. Both!

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ICANN finally makes good on multi-language domain name pledge

This week the Internet and ICANN took a big step forward by launching 11 test sites in languages that don’t use the Roman alphabet ( eg. the 26 letters used in English and most European languages). ICANN aka the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a privately held, non-profit organization which reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce and manages the assignment and regulation of domain names and IP addresses. The move is significant because the Roman alphabet and English has dominated the Internet since it was conceived. Critics have long contended the format is inherently discriminatory and limits accessiblity to global users because entering a URL requires use of the Roman Alphabet or English.

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Aftermarket Domains – From Purchase to Transfer

domain_transfer It’s no surprise that as a domain registrar, one of the things we are experts at is managing domains. So if I tell you that purchasing and transferring an aftermarket domain is easy, you might think it’s just because I work with Webnames.ca, but I recently had a chance to experience the process from a customer perspective, and it was a lot easier than you might imagine.

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CIRA Members Vote Online Until September 13th

The CIRA Board Elections are upon us once again. Voting takes place online from 6:00 pm (18:00h) Ottawa time on September 6, 2007 to 6:00 pm (18:00h) Ottawa time on September 13, 2007. Final candidates and their statements are listed at https://elections.cira.ca/2007/finalslate/list/en. This year, it will be an extremely tight race so anyone who has completed their membership authentication process should make a special effort to vote. Here are some reasons why:  

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Important Notice! CIRA Memberships Expire July 30, 2007 – What you need to know

cira logoCIRA is asking that all dot-ca domain name holders complete the membership enrolment process to become or remain a CIRA Member. July 30, 2007 is the date all current CIRA memberships will expire, and you will need to complete the new authentication process to renew your membership.

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Is .eu dead? National identity one of many factors in .eu’s lack of momentum

Circle ID published an article this week about the state of .eu, the European Union’s Top-Level Domain (TLD).

A full year has passed since the sunrise and landrush periods, and the first wave of renewals has come and gone. So what does the .eu look like a year later? In one word – underwhelming. A spidering the entire EU namespace and subsequent analysis of the response codes received (html, etc.) indicate only 22% of registered .eu domains appear to have been actively developed. So far there appears to be very little ‘natural’ or ‘genuine’ web development on the .EU extension so far.

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Is Business.com worth $400 million dollars?

how much The Internet is a buzz with talk of last week’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference and the potential value of the domain business.com.

According to the Wall Street Journal (subscribers only), business.com is now up for sale – for $400 million dollars! If this sale goes through for even considerably less than its asking price it will become the most expensive domain ever sold, by a large margin. The current record breaker is sex.com, which sold for $12-$14 million in 2005.

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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auction Posts Big Results

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New York City was host to the most recent T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference with hundreds of domain investors, service providers and industry professionals in attendance. For those who haven’t heard of T.R.A.F.F.I.C., the conference is devoted to exploring trends in the domain name industry, specifically domain monetization, investment and traffic acquisition. In addition to exhibits, seminars and networking sessions, the conference also features an auction billed as ‘the world’s largest and only live domain auction”.

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Millionaires Among Us – Vancouver Domainers Cashing In

A group of Vancouver-based domainers have been receiving a lot of media attention lately. For those of you not familiar with the term, ‘domainers’ are domain name investors in the business of buying, selling, and monetizing traffic on parked domain names. And according to Nathan Vanderklippe’s article in last weekend’s Financial Post, “over the past decade, they have quietly made Southern B.C. into the world’s Internet ownership capital, a sort of virtual Manhattan that is home to some of earth’s most valuable addresses”. Business 2.0 Magazine - Kevin Ham

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What’s your Domain Name Worth? Domain Appraisals and Pricing your Domain for Sale

Once in a while we receive an email from a customer asking the following questions: “I’ve been approached to sell one of my domain names. How do I determine what it is worth? Are there any valuation services I can use? What should my asking price be?” Virtual Real Estate - domain name

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New Generic Domain Name Extension for 2008?

Hello Readers,

Nick here from Webnames.ca’s Corporate and Managed Services department. Earlier this month I read an article discussing ICANN’s plan to come out with a new, generic domain name extension for 2008. ICANN President and CEO, Dr. Paul Twomey stated in a recent announcement, “This is all about choice. We want the diversity of the world’s people, geography and business to be able to be represented in the domain name system. That is why it’s so important for people to participate in the development of a new gTLD process.”

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