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Recent Domain News

You’ve Gotta BREElieve!  New Artist Backed and Managed by David Castello is Breaking Out

Domain Hall of Fame member David Castello returned to the music business in the summer of 2011 when he moved to Nashville to manage the career of upcoming singer/guitarist/songwriter BREE and play drums in her raucous rock trio. BREE has been making strides ever since and was just nominated for a major award.

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790 .com license plates in Virginia

Virginia residents can promote their internet coolness on special .com license plates. You might be saying “no, not another license plate story!”, but this was too cool to not pass on. A Domain Name Wire reader commented on my last post about .com license plates and noted that Virginia offers a .com specific license plate

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U.S. Officials Arrest New York Man & Seize 16 Domains Allegedly Used to Sell Counterfeit Goods

Since the summer of 2010 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized 141 domain names that the agency said were being used for illicit activities. The latest phase of their campaign just ended with the arrest of a New York man and the seizure of 16 domains allegedly used to sell counterfeit goods.

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Celebrate the World Cup with EuroDNS and register your CO.ZA domain name for only 8 Euro!

Luxembourg, June 10th 2010 – To celebrate the start of the Football World Cup in South Africa, we are happy to announce a promotional campaign on any CO.ZA domain names registered from today until the end of the summer. Get your CO.ZA for only 8 Euro, using the promocode WC2010, valid until July 15th 2010.

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Epik Provides Excuse to Visit Seattle in September

Epik announces developer conference. Rob Monster’s Epik has announced its inaugural Epik Developer Conference to take place in Seattle September 15-17. Although the schedule is very tentative as of now, Monster says the event will include lessons on the entire lifecycle of domain names: acquiring, developing, operating, and selling. He also promises client case studies with specific examples of sites that are profiting from the Epik network. Epik provides a number of tools to domainers to acquire and develop domain names.

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DNSSEC Ready Set Go! But, Wait, Are You Ready?

The year 2010 is turning out to be the “year of DNSSEC” from Registry implementations, Registrar implementations, ISP support , to the Root being signed this summer. Because we are dealing with such critical infrastructure, it is important to not lose sight of careful implementations.

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Internet agency approves domains in native scripts (San Francisco Chronicle)

Four countries and two territories have won preliminary approval to have Internet addresses written entirely in their native scripts as early as this summer. However, proposals for Internet addresses that would say “China” and “Taiwan” in Chinese will require… China – Republic of China – Asia – Google – Taiwan

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SnapNames Summer Stimulus Concludes, DegreePrograms.com Sells For $31,555

SnapNames Summer Stimulus auction has concluded with 38 domains selling for nearly $90,000 including DegreePrograms.com for $31,555. Overall, nearly half of the names in the catalog were sold and a number of one and two-word domains met their reserves

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