domain name news - 25 August

domain name news - 25 August

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 11:06:15 +1000 (EST)
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au: State pays $50,000 to secure domain
THE Western Australian Tourism Commission has spent
$50,000 buying the domain name
from a private individual as part of a $1.3 million
revamp of the state's tourism website.,7204,10543982%5e15306%5e%5enbv%5e15306,00.html

nz: Blackberry domain name deal puts DNC onto Intergen
A Vodafone promotion with free domain name
registration for twelve months draws DNC scrutiny

Domain Names Still Important Despite Search Engine
A common belief is that search engines like Google
make specific web addresses, that is, Internet domain
names, relatively unimportant. “That is not true,”
asserts psychologist Susan D. Griffith, Ph.D. “As in
other areas of branding, names are everything, and
memorable names on the Internet are more important
than ever before.”

AOL embroiled in domain name wrangle
Web surfers searching for net pals on a well-known
website have been surprised by something entirely
different -- a directory of Chinese companies.

us: Music company claims cyberpiracy
A local musical instrument dealer has filed a federal
suit claiming two former employees acquired its Web
domain and started an interactive pornographic site

VeriSign To Gain On Domain-Name Registration
Shares of VeriSign are expected to benefit from modest
growth in the company's Internet domain-name
registration business, according to Piper Jaffray,
which maintained a "market perform" rating on the
digital services company. Research shows a slight
upside for VeriSign's registry business for the
quarter ending September, Piper Jaffray said.
"Assuming VeriSign continues to add names at the
current rate of 18,800 names per day, VeriSign's
registry business would finish the September quarter
up 5% sequentially." Piper Jaffray said shares of
VeriSign "are highly volatile and will likely be
sensitive to changes in the IT spending environment,
competitive developments, and the overall health of
the telecom services market." It said a significant
driver in VeriSign's registry business is the
recognition of deferred revenue from the company's
installed registry base.

uk: Domain name and shame
Can you spot the differencebetween the following
twoURLs: and right, one
has a .gov.uksuffix, the other a To
theuninitiated that probably means little,but more
savvy internet userswill know that the former is an
officialgovernment URL, which canonly be registered by
the chapsfromWestminster, while the other a
domain could easily beregistered by anyone, from the
governmentitself to a bored student.

uk: Warning over internet scam
BUSINESSES are being duped by an internet scam. The
News has been contacted by people across the country
who have received bogus notices asking for payment to
renew their domain name registration.

Domain Name Insiders Sought for Annual Report Survey
(news release) is seeking domain name
industry insiders to complete a survey for inclusion
in the industry’s first ever annual report. The US$100
report will be provided free to all respondents when

Domain Name Prices Returning to Highs of 1999 and 2000
(news release)
Recent multi-million dollar domain name sales are
further proof that the Internet business is back to
levels only seen in 1999 and 2000.
recently sold for $2.75 Million and late last year, sold for $1.3 Million. “We haven’t seen this
type of activity since 1999 when we sold for
$2.2 Million and for $1.03 Million,”
said Monte Cahn CEO of Internet domain registrar and
domain resale specialist . “This has been
a banner year. We assisted in the sale of for
$460,000 and we have had several major sales including and .” Offers Free Domain Name Appraisals
(news release)
Domain name research firm Zetetic is offering free
domain name appraisals at in exchange
for reporting a domain name or web site sale or
purchase. Individuals can return unlimited times to
report transactions in exchange for additional free
domain name appraisals.


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