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Premium Two-Character .CO Domain Names Now Available Through GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket

.CO Registry’s  two-character premium .CO domain names portfolio, which until now was reserved by the registry, is now listed for sale with GoDaddy. SMBs and global businesses now have access to approximately 1100  two-character .CO domain names through GoDaddy’s Aftermarket, and soon-to-be via the domain availability check on the front of the website. The domain names listed on GoDaddy’s platform include #L (5x.co), L#, ## and LL (dr.co) combinations priced in range of $10,000 to $100,000. Interested customers can visit GoDaddy Aftermarket, search their desired two-character premium .CO domain name and purchase it with a credit card transaction. Until now, the .CO Registry was singular point of contact for the sale and management of these two-character domain names. The regist...

.Me Announces Release Of Around.ME, Hire.ME, Fund.ME, Find.ME and For.ME For A Limited Time

The .ME Registry has released  five exclusive and premium domain names, which it says are available for acquisition by applicants with  clever ideas for online business. Named  Around.ME, Hire.ME, Fund.ME, Find.ME and For.ME; the five premium domain names are  available as a part of ongoing Premium Domain Program and  are open for applications till June 15, 2013, 5pm CET. Ideal for businesses and start-ups looking to launch a new product using an exclusive name, or  brand themselves as unique and personal,  these .ME domain names will have applicants  judged on the quality of service they are providing, their references and their business proposals. Winning applicants will be announced by July 1, 2013. “The goal of the Premium Domain Program is to assign the very best premium domains...

Price hike for .co.za domains by ZACR to encourage ISPs to Use ESP System

The price of registering a .co.za domain is set to shoot up by 50%, from R50/year to R75/year, on 1 March, but only for those using UniForum SA’s legacy domain registration system. Those electing to use a new system, based on the Extensible Provision Protocol, or EPP, will pay just R39,90/year. UniForum South Africa, which trades as the ZA Central Registry, hopes to encourage Internet service providers and other entities that provide domain registration services to move to the EPP system. For an ISP to move from the legacy to the EPP side, they’d have to set up their systems to interact with the new system.There are some technical requirements they have to meet and an accreditation process. –Calvin Browne, Director, ZACR. This is one of a number of policy changes UniForum, trading as...

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