Recent Domain News

Seattle Residents Can Now Opt Out of the Yellow Pages

Save a tree. Kill your phone book. I’ve made fun of the yellow pages — those antiquated bricks of cut trees — for many years. I even registered some domain names related to opting out of receiving the books (which for me go straight into the trash): CancelPhonebooks.com and PhonebookOptOut.com. Now residents of Seattle can opt out of receiving their Yellow Pages.

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ICANN Moves Forward on .XXX

.XXX gets the yellow light at board meeting. The ICANN Board adopted a resolution yesterday that will allow ICM Registry’s application for .xxx to move forward. But it may not be a quick process, and a new can of worms will be opened allowing for another comment period on the actual registry contract. Here’s the resolution that was adopted: Whereas, ICANN’s General Counsel has completed the expedited due diligence regarding ICM Registry, as directed by the Board, and has concluded that ICM has represented that its Application for the .XXX sTLD is still current and that there have been no negative changes in ICM’s qualifications

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Powered by WordPress: 10 Themes and Plugins for Turnkey Online Business

WordPress is a fantastic content management system that has been adopted by the masses. With huge demand and community support, many web designers are taking advantage of the open-source software to create innovative product themes that go beyond just looking great. These 10 WordPress themes and plugins could each be used to launch your own online business or breathe new life into your existing website.

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A New Report Says the Yellow Pages Are About to Take a Fierce Beating from the Internet

The next traditional ad medium likely to be slain by the Internet is the Yellow Pages according to research firm Borrell Associates. “Over the next five years, we are expecting 39% of the ad spending on print yellow pages to vanish,” Borrell reports.They also predict video will be the #1 online ad format by 2012.

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