Domain Name News – July 8, 2007

Nomination Committee Candidates for CIRA Board Selected – The CIRA Nomination Committee has selected candidates for the NomCom side of the split ballot for the Board Elections this September. The candidates are: Richard Anderson, Clyde Beattie, Jean Héon, Ronald Kawchuk, Jefferson Mesidor, Christophe Reverd, and Rick Sutcliffe. Each candidate has submitted a statement, and answers…

n49.ca – “Canada’s Directory” and newest social networking website makes smart use of .ca portfolio

Through Google Alerts, I receive a daily mishmash of domain news specific to Canada. The news briefs mostly relate to domain disputes, sales of .CA domains and portfolios, news releases from other registrars, etc. Every once in a while I get an alert about something noteworthy. This was one of those mornings. Webnames.ca customer n49…

dotMobi Poised For Greater Integration into Canadian Wireless Market

Late last month the dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG) and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) signed an Industry Alliance Memorandum – a fancy term for agreement – to support one another’s initiatives. Why is this significant?  By signing, the CWTA – Canada’s authority on wireless issues, trends and developments – has agreed to promote the…

Domain Name News – July 2, 2007

Results From The ICANN San Juan Meetings – ICANN meetings took place last week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here are some results: approval of the fiscal year 2008 budget, several discussions on new generic top-level domain names and on internationalized domain names, a public forum on accountability and transparency, a tutorial on domain tasting,…

Is Business.com worth $400 million dollars?

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…

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

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…

Save time with Webnames.ca’s bulk tools for domains – Let us show you how!

Nick here from Webnames.ca’s Corporate and Premier Services department. I’ve been working directly with corporate customers, resellers and domain name investors for two months now and continue to be surprised by the number of customers who don’t know about our powerful bulk tools designed to make domain portfolio management easier. Bulk tools enable you to…

Domain Name News – June 24, 2007

ICANN Meetings This Week in San Juan – ICANN meetings are taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico until Friday, June 29. The meeting website includes agendas, times, speakers and copies of presentations, and issues to be considered include new gTLDs, registrant protection, GNSO improvements, and IDNs. In the days just prior to the meetings,…

Canadians and Search: SEO Resources and Insight

While reading One Degree’s recap of the recent Search Engine Strategies Conference in Toronto one thing really struck me – “78% of Canadians will turn to search engines to research a product or service.” This means nearly 80% of Canadians are doing their consumer research online. This is good news for Canadian businesses, confirming the…

Domain Name News – June 17, 2007

Utube Lawsuit Stays Alive But Some Claims Dismissed – In the lawsuit by Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment (utube.com) against YouTube, Inc. (youtube.com), the court has dismissed several of the claims including trademark infringement and trespass to chattels. The court found that the trespass claim required physical contact but that it is not possible to…