Recent Domain News

Penn State belatedly registers domains for “Faces of Penn State” campaign

Penn State registers domain name for sensitive PR campaign…after news of the campaign already hit the press. If you’re a PR firm releasing a very sensitive campaign for a client, you better make sure to register the appropriate domain names ahead of time Over the weekend Pennsylvania State University kicked off its “Faces of Penn State” campaign, designed to move the university forward after the sex abuse scandal.

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New Free Resource from Francois Carrillo Puts Extensive Domain Information at Your Fingertips

Francois Carrillo recently launched a new website at Dofo.com (short for “domain information”) and he has been adding features to this very useful new free resource ever since (with still more coming in the weeks ahead). I took a close look at Dofo.com over the weekend and found a lot to like in Carrillo’s new creation.

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Facebook's New… Newsrooms?

Over the weekend, Facebook quietly registered a series of “newsroom” domains. Could a new journalism project be next for the social media giant? On Sunday, Facebook quietly registered a series of “Facebook Newsroom” domains–a move that seems to signal that Facebook's entering the media content game in a new way

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The Domain Family Loses a Well-Known Friend But His Loving Spirit Will Live On

Michael & Judi Berkens have lost their beloved Yorkie Bandit who passed away over the weekend. At Traffic conferences, Bandit became as familiar to veteran attendees as anyone on two legs (and a lot more popular than many of them)! Bandit may be gone but his spirit will live on in a new annual award that will bear his name.

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2010 Domain Sales See Double Digit Jump Over Previous Year As 4th Quarter Sales Soar 45%

DN Journal’s latest monthly newsletter is being emailed to opt-in subscribers this weekend. It contains a comprehensive breakdown of 2010 domain sales data comparing the year just past against the previous year, as well as 4Q-2010 vs. the same quarter a year ago. The good news is ALL categories showed improvement.

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David Castello is Psychic

David Castello saved me a lot of embarrassment this weekend. Earlier this year at TRAFFIC in Vancouver I asked David Castello which of two dates I should hold a domain name event in Austin: September 24-25 in conjunction with the Texas v. UCLA football game or November 12-13 with the Texas v

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