All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Domains’

Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More

Demand Media announced this morning that it is pursuing some new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Specifically, the company says it has selected names in categories connected to ecommerce, personal & professional identity, education, entertainment, internet life, sports, small business and social media. “We believe the new gTLD program represents a significant milestone in the evolution of the Internet,” said …

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Register a Domain Name Using Thunderbird 13

As the Support Analyst for iEntry, I spend a lot of my time involved in an e-mail client. The e-mail client of choice that I use to achieve best productivity for support is Mozilla Thunderbird, and I stand by this free but quality e-mail client 100%. Recently, Mozilla released their new version (13) of its popular Thunderbird e-mail client. and …

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Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships

Google announced that it is working with GoDaddy and Demand Media’s eNom on automated domain verification for Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. For sites with domains whose records are managed by GoDaddy or eNom, users will see a new verification method that looks something like this: “Selecting this method launches a pop-up window that asks you to log in to …

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ICANN gTLDs Application Window Closes

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) was finally set to be reopened on May 22, and COO Akram Atallah has announced the TLD application system has now closed, after over 1900 applications were submitted. For a bit of backstory, the ICANN application …

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Demand Media Earnings: $86.2 Million In Revenue

Demand Media just released its first quarter 2012 results, posting record first quarter revenue and raising 2012 guidance. For the quarter, ended March 31, total revenue was up 8% year-over-year, to $86.2 million CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Driven by continued growth across our businesses, our first quarter revenue exceeded our seasonally strong Q4 2011 results. We are pleased with our …

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ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Down

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down as of late, and now ICANN engineers are saying that it will be at least another week before the system is back online. The application platform, called TLD application system (TAS), was taken …

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ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Offline

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down for almost a week, and ICANN is not yet sure when it will be back online. The application platform, called TLD application system (TAS), was taken down after a glitch was reported which allowed applicants to see each other’s …

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ICANN Delays Deadline For gTLD Applications

Were you one of many potential domain owners trying to hurry the submission of your gTLD application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers by today’s deadline? Thanks to reports of “unusual behavior with the operation of the system” at ICANN, you aspiring web domain owners have been granted one more week to finalize your applications, according to …

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Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says

ICANN will release its full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at the end of the month. At that point, we will be able to see all the brands going this route. According to a report, we’ll see Google on that list. AdAge spoke with a spokesperson for the company, who didn’t provide any details, other …

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gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End

ICANN plans to release a full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains on April 30. The list will specify who all applied for which domains. That should be interesting. “Our plan always has been to publish the list of applied-for strings approximately two weeks after the close of the April 12th application window,” said President and CEO …

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ICANN Closes gTLD Registration

You can no longer register for the new gTLDs with ICANN. Registration closed on Thursday, March 29. ICANN says there were only 839 registered users in the application system on March 25, though the number will be updated. The organization lists seven steps that applicants need to take: Applicant completes TAS user account information (user profile and applicant profile) Applicant …

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Will Google Rank New TLDs Better Than .com Domains?

Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, took to Google+ to bust yet another myth (there’s been a lot of Matt Cutts myth busting lately, it seems). He points to an article from Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services (described as “a top-level domain specialist”), which claims that the new top-level domains will “trump .com in Google search results”. …

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