Can Domain Names Get Cheaper Over Time?

Someone in namepros asked for feedback from others if domain names can get lower than what they currently are. Good question. Before I go on, let’s do a review of how much domain names were when people were first allowed to register them: Pre-1995 – free via InterNIC.net. (rats, just missed it…) 1995-1997 – Network…

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Domain Name System (DNS) Creator Honored

The Domain Name System (DNS) allows computers to “translate” or resolve words people understand into the numbers computers communicate with. This system was largely developed by a man named Paul Mockapetris. Well, Paul Mockapetris has been finally given a prestigious award for such a venture. You can read the link below for more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4599147.stm The…

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WIPO Launches New UDRP Overview Tool

The World Intellectual Property Organization (www.wipo.int), one of the resolution providers for the UDRP, has finally posted an overview on how they reach many of their UDRP decisions. Here’s the link: http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/search/overview/index.html This is a very valuable link of information, especially if you’re holding a domain name that has trademark infringement potential. Have a go!

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Pope John Paul II Passed Away

Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church’s top gun, died on April 2, 2005. Like it or not, he has touched millions worldwide. Rest in peace, PJPII. Your work is done.

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My Thoughts On The Panix.com Hijacking

It came without warning: panix.com, the domain name of Public Access Networks Corporation (supposedly the oldest commercial Internet provider in New York), was hijacked. What made it worse was that no one was notified until users started reporting problems. Not even panix’s IT administrators knew about it until it was too late. You can read…

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Okay Okay, I Screwed It Up!

Egad, despite my learning how to edit it, I concluded (perhaps too hastily) I messed up. So I deleted my original WP and resinstalled it in my hosting account. Fortunately, I saved all comments prior to doing this. Now the next part is figuring out how to input that screen-generating code which shows up and…

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Changes Coming Up

Hi there, dear reader! You noticed the background is now different. It’s because of some new things as I experiment on how to make this look better. Expect some differences in the next few days. Cheers.

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Discovered 2nd Of Go Daddy’s “Hidden Charges”

The title above is not meant to bash Go Daddy. With all due respect, many people are happy with them. However, I’ve learned since then that registrars who offer low-priced registrations tend to make up for it by either charging higher for other services or having so-called “hidden charges”. And Go Daddy, apparently, is no…

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First Informative Post Of The New Year

I just read an interesting thread in one of my fave domain forums. The poster related that he got another one of those unsolicited snail mails from arguably the most notorious “domain slammer” Domain Registry of America. (For the uninitiated, “slamming” refers to the practice by some companies of sending what looks like a renewal…

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