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An Infographic: 15 Interesting Facts About the .net TLD

.net TLD recently surpassed 15 million .net domains registered globally, making it one of the most popular domain extensions on the Internet today.  To mark this momentous occasion, Verisign, the operator of the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains including .net and .com, pulled together 15 facts about .net, which go as follows: 15 Facts About .net: 1: Almost 139,000 domains registered in other top-level domains (TLDs) immediately forward to the same name, but as a .net site. 2: The first domain name to ever exist was a .net. While the first domain name to be registered was the now famous Symbolics.com, it is a lesser known fact that the very first domain name ever to exist was Nordu.net. Nordu.net was created by the registry with the same name as the first Internet rootser...

“POP Helps Users to Set up & Manage Their Online Presence Easily”- Juan Diego Calle,.CO Internet

Yesterday saw launch of POP.CO, a new platform that helps businesses get online instantly. The company behind POP.CO, .CO Internet S.A.S, is well known for coming up with fresh ideas to help entrepreneurs and start ups establish successful online presence. POP.CO, the company’s latest endeavor, is a bundle of online services that comes with a .CO domain name, a custom POP Page and an email address powered by Google Apps. Entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses who’re not tech-savvy enough don’t need to hire a web developer to build a professional web presence or spend extra time finding a Web address, hosting provider, email account, etc. as a central POP account handles all that. It also enables users to add and install proprietary or third-party apps to their domains directly ...

eNom & DreamHost to Work Together on the New gTLDs

ICANN accredited wholesale registrar eNom, Inc. and web hosting and cloud storage provider DreamHost today announced a strategic partnership. The new gTLD domain name extensions launching this year, including .web, .shop, and even .ninja, are exciting opportunities to build new brands and web channels for customers, and eNom enables us to deliver the whole enchilada! – Simon Anderson, CEO, DreamHost. The news comes just two days ahead of DreamCon, DreamHost’s first user conference starting on August 2nd. With the new partnership,DreamHost will now utilize the eNom reseller platform to manage its existing domain name business and new gTLDs as they become available. To support the release of new domain extensions,  eNom will begin to promote DreamHost’s services through its retail busi...

“We Are The One Stop Shop For Any SMB or Entrepreneur to Come & Grow Online”- Rajiv Sodhi, GoDaddy

India has over 137 million users million users logged onto the internet, a number big enough to make it the third biggest country in terms of internet users in the world, but still relatively small keeping in perspective the country’s 1.2 billion population. The internet adoption rate in India is growing at a year on year rate of 26%, with small towns and the lower rungs of the economic ladder getting online faster than ever before. This growing internet usage is also changing the way Indian SMBs reach out to their customers. Indian SMBs with a website have 51% higher revenues, 49% more profit, and 7% broader customer bases than their offline-only counterparts, a recent industry report revealed. However, only a 5% of Indian SMBs have a web presence, reflecting a clear lack of skill, ...

The .pw Registry Adopts Uniform Rapid Suspension, ICANN’s Latest Rights Protection Mechanism

The .pw Registry today announced its adoption of  the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS), ICANN’s latest rights protection mechanism, making it the first TLD to do so. The Uniform Rapid Suspension provides trademark holders with faster protection against infringement than the existing Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). One of our goals in the adoption of URS is also to help the community by ensuring a more refined and predictable experience when the URS roll-out takes place across more than a thousand new gTLDs. – Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, The .pw Registry. In case of domain infringement, URS  immediately suspends the infringing domain and then proceeds to a trial, in contrast to UDRP, a more expensive and long process which awards ownership of a domain to the winn...

CentralNIC’s Thirty Domain Extensions Now Available Via SedoMLS Premium network

Domain marketplace and monetization provider Sedo today announced that it will  list 30 of CentralNIC’s domain extensions in the SedoMLS Premium network. With this new development, registrants who  own a domain under one of these extensions will be able to list that name for sale in the SedoMLS Premium network, thereby reaching buyers globally. Partnering with Sedo is a great way to offer both domain owners and our worldwide registrar partners a new way to buy and sell domains using CentralNIC extensions. – Ben Crawford, CEO, CentralNIC. The news comes a few days after Sedo unveiled a report titled “.CO Market Report: A Look Back at Three Years of .CO on the Domain Name Market”, which showed a significant growth and success of the .CO domain extension within three years of  its launch End ...

“We Are Looking to Fund Our Resellers and Help Them Grow”- Shridhar Luthria, ResellerClub

A relatively low risk investment with limited startup cost, Reseller hosting is a lucrative opportunity for IT entrepreneurs looking to kick-start their own business. However, with a gazillion established web hosting firms out there claiming to provide white-label hosting solutions with customized plans, value added features and technical support, cutting through jargon and making an informed decision of choosing the right reseller hosting provider can be a herculean task. There are only few web hosting firms who’ve the right infrastructure, experience, resources and skillset in place to provide their resellers with just about anything they need to start and successfully manage their web hosting business, and ResellerClub is one such organization. A veteran Web Presence products &...

dotShabaka Registry is First to Sign new TLD Contract With ICANN For “dotShabaka”

The first agreement between The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global regulator of web addresses  and an applicant to run a new TLD has been signed. ICANN has  entered into a contract with dotShabaka Registry for “dotShabaka” to become the world’s first Arabic new Top-Level Domain (TLD). The Shabaka. domain name extension marks a meaningful change for the Arabic Internet, with tremendous opportunities for new businesses to grow and flourish in the Arabic language. This partnership between our two companies is in line with our strategy to expand the GoDaddy brand into international markets and is a significant step in the Internet’s evolution. – Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy. Shabaka., a domain name for those who want  an Arabic online presence, is part ...

Single Character .PW Domains Up for Auction From July 12, 2013 to July 16, 2013 Through NameJet

Single Character .PW Domains will be up for auction from July 12, 2013 to July 16, 2013 , announced The Professional Web registry today. The new domain names will be available through NameJet. The response to .PW has been phenomenal. Our goal when we started .PW was to get 100,000 domain names registered in the first year, which was quite challenging because we hadn’t seen too many other comparable TLDs reach that, but we hit 100,000 in the first 20 days since we launched. – Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, The .PW Registry. .PW top level domain has seen   250,000 registrations since it was made  available to general public 3 months earlier. In an Interview with DailyHostNews post his WHD.India 2013 session, Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, The Professional Web Registry, said &...

Radix Registry’s Bid for the Operation of Uncontested .host gTLD Passes ICANN’s Initial Evaluation

Radix Registry announced last Friday that its bid for the operation of the generic top level domain (gTLD) .host has passed the initial evaluation stage in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new gTLD program. Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  a fortnight back at the HostingCon. One of three uncontested applications amongst the 31 new gTLDs that Radix has applied for, .host gTLD is scheduled to go live in January 2014.   At the recently held WHD.India 2013, Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, Radix Registry, talked about the involvement of Radix Registry in ICANN’s New gTLD Application Process and how industry members and business organizations at large stand to benefit from them. Ideal for ...

“.IN.NET Provides Businesses and Individuals With Good Quality Domain Names”- Neha Naik, .IN.NET

Internet in India is reaching small towns and the lower rungs of the economic ladder very rapidly, bridging geographical barriers and exposing consumers to the market more effectively than ever before. Brick-and-mortar stores can no longer be sufficient with the significant expansion in the variety of products available online. This growing digital influence, currently affecting $30 billion of urban consumer spending, makes getting online not an option but a necessity. However, most Indian businesses looking to get a website face a roadblock on the very first, and probably the most important step of getting online – unavailability of the domain name of their choice. With .COM mostly exhausted and .IN depleting fast, quality domain names are limited and SMBs have to settle for long si...

An Infographic: 99.9% of Domains That Have Six or More Characters Available on the .net Domain

Today, being on the Internet is becoming increasingly important for anyone who thinks of owning a business. The Internet opens up a new world for start-ups, savvy businessman or smart entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on the opportunity to spread their business globally. After deciding the business model, the next thing on the agenda is to finalise an interesting name for the business so that it can be easily searched by people and at the same time, relates to the nature of the business. And then follows the urge to acquire an Internet domain name for the company at the earliest. For people with innovative business ideas, there are millions of possibilities for the website to be hosted on the world’s best domains, such as .com and .net – yes, it is not as difficult as one thinks to get ...

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