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US gov on track to miss its own IPv6 deadline

Just 12% of Feds' websites are ready, says tech watchdog US government websites will miss the deadline for transition to IPv6 on a huge scale, predicts a watchdog. Only 12 per cent of federal website domains are currently compatible with new internet protocol IPv6 according to the National institute of Standards and Technology . There are just two days to go before the deadline for compliance …

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Flag falls on .co domain name landrush

Iain Thomson in San Francisco, V3.co.uk , Tuesday 20 July 2010 at 04:18:00 Race starts to beat cybersquatters The commercialisation of the .co URL tomorrow has left some big name brands open to cybersquatters. According to data from the .CO Internet group, which is selling the domains, over 30 per cent of the Brand Finance top 500 brands have yet to register a .co domain name. This leads them …

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IPv4 Address Pool Shrinks to a Perilous New Low Level

The number of IPv4 addresses remaining has shrunk to 6.25 per cent of the total address pool in June from what was already considered a low ten per cent of IPv4 addresses unallocated in January according to a statement on the ARIN website from their president and CEO John Curran.

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Median Domain Name Sale Price Increases But Total Sales Value Declines in 2010

The total dollar value of domain name sales in the first quarter of 2010 declined 18 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2009, but the median (where half are below and half above) price increased slightly according to statistics compiled by Domain Name Journal.

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Mountain View promises Google Analytics opt-out (The Register)

Another privacy tool few will ever use Google is developing a browser plug-in that will let you opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, the traffic monitoring service now used by 71 per cent of the top domains on the interwebs.… The power of collaboration within unified communications

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Google Makes $500m a Year on Typos (Slashdot)

holy_calamity writes “New Scientist reports on an analysis by Harvard researchers that suggests Google rakes in half a billion dollars annually from advertising that appears on typosquatting domains. They estimate that 60 per cent of typosquatting pages use Google ads, but the advertising giant declined to discuss whether it should be working with such pages.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Annual Sedo Domain Name Study Finds Keyword Domains Dominate Marketplace

Keyword domain names dominated the top selling domain sales through online marketplace Sedo in 2009 according to the latest Sedo Domain Market Study. The study found that .COM continues to be the dominant Top Level Domain with 44 per cent of all domain sales.

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Skali launches EmbunWeb.com (Business Times (Malaysia))

SKALI Group, an e-Business specialist, expects a 20 per cent growth in web hosting revenue with the launch of its new web hosting brand EmbunWeb.com yesterday. Skali president and co-founder Aimi Rizal Nasharuddin said EmbunWeb was poised to attract more local small and medium entrepreneurs to craft larger presence in the market as well as strengthen marketing strategy. “EmbunWeb can provide …

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Skali sees 20pc revenue growth (Business Times (Malaysia))

SKALI Group, an e-Business specialist, expects a 20 per cent growth in web hosting revenue with the launch of new web hosting brand EmbunWeb.com today. Skali President and Co-founder Aimi Rizal Nasharuddin said EmbunWeb was poised to attract more local small and medium entrepreneurs to craft larger presence in the market as well as strengthen marketing strategy. “EmbunWeb can provide …

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