Archive for April, 2012

Tips to protect you against domain hijacking

by Clint

Over the last several years there has been a rise in domain name hijacking, a dangerous situation where hackers defraud a victim’s domain and use it launch malware or negatively soil a well-earned brand name. However, while this trend is worrisome, there are ways to mitigate and reduce this threat by using best practices put…

Posted in Domain Names, NewsComments Off on Tips to protect you against domain hijacking

Surging growth in .com and .net domain registrations sparks interest in domain reseller packages

by Clint

114 million .net and .com domains were purchased in the in the final quarter of 2011 which is almost 8% higher than figures recorded in 2010. These numbers were released by Verisign as part of their executive summary contained under quarterly ‘State of the Domain’ reports. “The largest TLDs in terms of base size were,…

Posted in News, Product NewsComments Off on Surging growth in .com and .net domain registrations sparks interest in domain reseller packages

Big Apple goes all in with $185,000 .NYC domain purchase

by Clint

The Big Apple will fork out  $185,000 for a new top-level ICANN domain extension ending in .nyc to house its future online presence and revenue-creation operations. While this may seem like a hefty sum to pay for domains that until recently cost less than $35 per year (picture .com and .net domain names), the new…

Posted in NewsComments Off on Big Apple goes all in with $185,000 .NYC domain purchase

Should I or shouldn’t I claim a piece of history with new gTLD domains?

by Clint

ICANN is calling the introduction of these new domains, which went live in January 2012, as one of the biggest events in Internet history. The opportunity to own custom, vanity domains such as .computer or .ocean or .london have obvious brand appeal, but they are nearly as expensive as a tiny matchbox apartment in a…

Posted in Domain NamesComments Off on Should I or shouldn’t I claim a piece of history with new gTLD domains?

Stop blending in with the rest of the crowd and start leaving your mark on the web