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70% des marques du Cac 40 ont réservé leur ‘.tel’

Cette nouvelle extension, dont la période préliminaire d’enregistrement s’achève le 2 février, ambitionne de devenir le plus gros annuaire mondial de contacts.

Mardi 3 février, l’enregistrement de noms de domaines avec l’extension ‘.tel’ sera ouvert à l’ensemble des internautes. Commercialisée depuis le 3 décembre 2008, cette extension n’était jusqu’à présent accessible qu’aux détenteurs d’une marque souhaitant réserver un nom de domaine en rapport avec cette griffe, durant une période dite de « sunrise ». Trois semaines après le démarrage de cette première phase, 10 000 demandes de réservation avaient été effectuées.

C’est une société anglaise, Telnic, qui s’est vu accorder par l’Icann le droit de gérer la commercialisation du ‘.tel’. Son directeur général, Khashayar Mahdavi, ne souhaite pas communiquer le nombre de demandes d’enregistrements de domaines en ‘.tel’, estimant qu’il n’est pas « significatif » du succès de l’extension. « Jusqu’au 2 février, tous les demandeurs doivent fournir les preuves qu’ils détiennent la marque relative au nom de domaine qu’ils souhaitent déposer avant que celui-ci ne leur soit accordé », explique-t-il.

Le CEO de Telnic se contente d’indiquer que « plusieurs milliers » de demandes ont été déposées auprès des 130 registrars qui commercialisent l’extension dans une trentaine de pays. Google, Apple et Microsoft ont déjà demandé leur propre domaine, assure-t-il. Certaines entreprises françaises auraient également cherché à éviter tout risque de cybersquatting de leurs marques, comme Hermès, Sofitel ou Christian Dior. « 70% des marques du Cac 40 ont réservé  leur nom de domaine », assure Khashayar Mahdavi.

Particularité de ce domaine : il est géré directement par Telnic et n’est pas destiné à rediriger l’internaute vers un site Web. Un nom de domaine en .tel propose une ou plusieurs pages, comportant toutes les coordonnées possibles (numéros de téléphone, fax, adresse physique, site Web, identifiant Skype, pages profils de réseaux sociaux, etc.) du déposant, qu’il s’agisse d’une entreprise ou d’un particulier. « Ce nom de domaine permet d’avoir une présence en ligne sans pour autant avoir de site Web », explique le CEO de Telnic.

A terme, Khashayar Mahdavi espère pouvoir constituer « la plus belle base de données au monde en matière de contacts », un annuaire mondial mis à jour en permanence (les propriétaires de .tel peuvent modifier leurs coordonnées en permanence ou restreindre l’affichage de certaines d’entre elles), permettant de trouver les coordonnées de n’importe qui sur la planète. A une condition : que le nombre de domaines enregistrés soit suffisamment important pour installer la consultation d’un .tel comme un réflexe.

source JDN

In 2008, Premium Domain Values Dropped By 11% While End User Sales & Development Increased By 76.42%

Premium domain names continue to be an outstanding investment. This is nothing new to domain investors, and despite a recent slowdown in the reseller market, the actual numbers confirm that the end user market remains strong.

Looking at DNJournal’s List of Top 100 Reported Sales of 2006, 2007 and 2008, the top 100 median sales price changed from $124,000 in 2006, to $197,500 in 2007, to $175,752.50 in 2008. After 2007’s massive upsurge of 59.27%, 2008 brought with it a 11% drop. However, 2008’s median price is still 41.74% higher than that of 2006.

A New Age of End User Sales

As we pointed out last year, with domain values shooting up so rapidly, very few domain owners were devoting any of their resources to actually developing their domains. There was simply no point in developing a domain you just bought if you could flip it a few months later at a significant profit. Broadly declining PPC (pay per click) revenues did not affect this situation at the time, but they have now contributed to the rapidly falling liquidity among domainers.

None of these developments appeared to have any effect on end user sales, which remained very strong in 2008. This is understandable as end users do not care about PPC revenues and the small isolated world of the domainer-to-domainer marketplace.

Let’s look at the 2008 numbers and compare them with those of 2007:

At the end of 2007, of the 105 highest priced domains sold in 2007, only 33 domains (31.43%) had been developed or redirected to a developed site, 3 (2.86%) were affiliate sites, and 10 (9.52%) were either abandoned or appeared to be under development. 4 (3.81%) domains didn’t resolve at all and a massive 55 domains (52.58%) displayed PPC ads.

At the end of 2008, of the 101 highest priced domains sold in 2008, 56 domains (55.45%) had been developed or redirected to a developed site, 2 (1.98%) were affiliate sites, and 15 (14.85%) were either abandoned or appeared to be under development. 2 domains (1.98%) didn’t resolve at all and 26 domains (26.74%) displayed PPC ads.

The most notable change is that the percentage of developed domains increased from 31.43% in 2007 to 55.45% in 2008.

Accordingly, the percentage of domains displaying PPC ads decreased from 52.58% in 2007 to 26.74% in 2008.

Much of the increase of developed domains can be accounted for by existing businesses (end users) purchasing these domains and using them for their websites. This is a very good sign for owners of premium domain names.

At the same time, actual development on part of domainers has remained virtually non-existent. Combined with shrinking PPC revenues, the future seems bleak for domainers who do not own premium domains and are unwilling to adapt themselves from an environment conducive to PPC parking and domain flipping, to one where the wholesale market has dried up, development is king, and opportunities abound for the small number of domainers who are, by accident or design, still flush with cash.

(Now the only thing that’s missing is for those geniuses who brought us the 2007 bubble to start talking down premium domains and tell us that the sky is falling so they can scoop up our assets for pennies on the dollar. Then the cycle will be complete and we’ll be back in 2001, as predicted here.)

The 101 Top Domain Sales in 2008

#1 Fund.com $9,999,950 Developed site
#2 DataRecovery.com $1,659,000 Redirect to developed site
#3 Kredit.de $1,169,175 Developed site
#4 Cruises.co.uk $1,099,798 Developed site
#5 Invest.com $1,015,000 PPC ads
#6 SkiResorts.com $850,000 Developed site
#7 Printer.com $800,000 Developed site
#8 iReport.com $750,000 Developed site
#9 Casino.de $625,060 Developed site
#10 Jobs.ca $600,000 Developed site
#11 Affiliate.com $579,900 Developed site
#12 FinancialAid.com $480,000 PPC ads
#13 Tell.com $400,000 Developed site
Systematic.com $400,000 Developed site
Porn.net $400,000 Developed site
#16 DomainRegistration.com $376,480 Redirect to developed site
#17 LowFare.com $365,000 PPC ads
#18 Banners.com $360,000 Developed site
#19 Phones.co.uk $344,710 Developed site
#20 770.com $343,208 Developed site
#21 RVRental.com $325,000 Developed site
#22 FinancialAide.com $320,000 PPC ads
#23 173.com $302,790 Developed site
#24 SC.com $300,000 Redirect to developed site
FreeCreditReport.co.uk $300,000 Developed site
iSearch.com $300,000 Developed site
DVDs.com $300,000 Developed site
Bookmarks.com $300,000 Developed site
#29 Floor.com $275,000 PPC ads
#30 TripleCreditReport.com $260,000 Affiliate site
#31 Seks.nl $258,000 PPC ads
#32 Alice.com $250,000 Coming soon
#33 Action.com $230,000 Coming soon
#34 AR.com $225,000 PPC ads
InsuranceRates.com $225,000 Developed site
#36 OD.com $220,000 Coming soon
#37 CPC.com $201,750 Developed site
#38 Riva.com $200,000 Developed site
BJ.com $200,000 PPC ads
OV.com $200,000 Redirect to developed site
Thin.com $200,000 PPC ads
#42 MCC.com $195,000 PPC ads
Photograph.com $195,000 PPC ads
#44 WT.com $192,000 Undeveloped
#45 11.com $188,888.88 Undeveloped
880.com $188,888.88 Undeveloped
#47 Pisos.net $187,500 Developed site
#48 Offer.com $180,000 Coming soon
#49 444.com $178,888.89 Undeveloped
#50 Tests.com $176,505 Coming soon
#51 248.com $175,000 Undeveloped
#52 Auto.es $173,682 Developed site
#53 Rainbow.com $170,000 PPC ads
#54 245.com $168,888.88 Redirect to developed site
#55 Shoppers.com $166,000 PCC ads
#56 Modern.com $160,000 PPC ads
#57 Sexe.org $151,400 Developed site
#58 Daytona.com $151,395 Developed site
#59 SanJuan.com $150,000 PPC ads
CR.com $150,000 PPC ads
Sumo.com $150,000 PPC ads
Bellevue.com $150,000 Coming soon
#63 FruitBaskets.com $142,500 Redirect to developed site
#64 MaturePorn.com $130,000 PPC ads
Newlyweds.com $130,000 Not working
#66 YB.com $125,000 Developed site
Auditors.com $125,000 Developed site
Aftermarket.com $125,000 Developed site
MoneyWatch.com $125,000 Redirect to developed site
#70 246.com $124,568 Redirect to developed site
#71 25.com $124,555.55 Undeveloped
#72 Athlete.com $122,000 Developed site
#73 Casas.net $120,930 Developed site
#74 MyrtleBeachCondos.com $120,107 Developed site
#75 Ringtones.org $120,000 Affiliate site
Revolution.org $120,000 PPC ads
OW.com $120,000 PPC ads
#78 Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de $118,440 Coming soon
#79 TopModel.com $117,650 Developed site
#80 EdistoBeach.com $115,000 Developed site
#81 Eggs.com $112,500 Developed site
#82 Relatiegeschenk.nl $111,347 Developed site
#83 242.com $111,111.11 Redirect to developed site
252.com $111,111.11 Redirect to developed site
#85 Camps.com $110,000 PPC ads
GarageSales.com $110,000 Developed site
Porn.mobi $110,000 Coming soon
AutoClassifieds.com $110,000 PPC ads
#89 HotPorn.com $107,000 PPC ads
#90 Deals.de $102,182 Developed site
#91 Sevilla.com $102,000 PPC ads
#92 Skyport.com $101,000 Redirect to developed site
#93 Igen.com $100,000 Not working
Jake.com $100,000 PPC ads
MoneyRates.com $100,000 Redirect to developed site
Coffee.org $100,000 Developed site
MeetPeople.com $100,000 Developed site
Yemen.com $100,000 PPC ads
Unet.com $100,000 Coming soon
LT.com $100,000 PPC ads
Cleaning.com $100,000 Developed site

source DailyDomainer.com

.Pro Registrations Grow Five-Fold in Five Months

RegistryPro has seen registrations of .Pro soar since the company relaunched the top-level domain name (TLD) under expanded registration guidelines from ICANN.

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 27, 2009RegistryPro, the exclusive operator of the .Pro top-level domain (TLD) on the Internet, announced today that it has seen explosive growth in the total number of .Pro domain name registrations thanks in part to expanded eligibility guidelines and the work of partner registrars. .Pro is the first and only domain name extension catered to professionals and professional entities worldwide.

“We effectively made .Pro available to tens of millions of professionals and entities worldwide,” said Catherine Sigmar, general manager of RegistryPro. “And, we have had some excellent partners like Network Solutions join us. Given Network Solutions’ position in the top echelon of registrars worldwide, they are in a unique position to maximize the penetration of the .Pro TLD.”

On September 8, 2008, RegistryPro relaunched .Pro to the world under expanded ICANN guidelines. The new guidelines allow virtually any professional in nearly any country to register a .Pro domain name. At the same time, Network Solutions, a pioneer of domain name registration services, provided a major push for the registration surge.

“Network Solutions is dedicated to being the leading registrar for the .Pro domain,” said Sean Kaine, director of domain name services product management for Network Solutions. « We’ve put a lot of effort behind it, and we’re delighted to be seeing such great results.”

The highly anticipated .Pro relaunch in September was the culmination of a four-month rollout that began on May 14, 2008 with the announcement that ICANN had approved new registration guidelines for the TLD.

source RegistryPro.com

Country Codes of the World

Country Codes of the World

A whole new way of looking at the world

At the end of every URL and email address is a top-level domain (TLD). Although .com is the world’s most popular TLD, it is far from alone. There are more than 260 TLDs in use around the world, most of which are country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). The Country Codes of the World map includes 245 country codes, which encompasses all United Nations countries as well as numerous islands and territories. Each two-digit code is aligned over the country it represents and is color coded with the legend below for quick and easy reference.

High-quality print, suitable for framing

The map measures 24 inches by 36 inches and is printed on high-quality, 80 lb. uncoated cover stock with a one-inch margin to accommodate most frames.

Each ccTLD is sized relative to the population of the country or territory, with the exception of China and India, which were restrained by 30% to fit the layout. At the other end of the spectrum, the smallest type size used reflects those countries with fewer than 10 million residents.

This map is an excellent resource for managers of global Web sites and global marketing executives. And because there are no country borders, this map has been proven by teachers to be a valuable tool for teaching world geography.

source ByteLevel

.IT : Servizio fax server non attivo/Fax server service down

vi informiamo che, a causa di inaspettati problemi tecnici sorti durante la manutenzione straordinaria al fax server del Registro, il servizio di ricezione fax e eLAR non e’ al momento ancora attivo.

Il servizio sara’ ripristinato prima possibile. Sara’ nostra cura informarvi tempestivamente alla ripresa del servizio.

Cordiali saluti,

lo staff del Registro del ccTLD .it

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we would like to inform you that, due to some unexpected technical problems rised during the extraordinary technical maintenance intervention on the ccTLD .it Fax server service, the fax and eLAr service is not active yet.

The service will be available as soon as possible and we will immediately inform you when it will be active again.

Kind regards,

the ccTLD .it Registry

Internet ends 2008 with 186.7 million websites

Chicago (IL) – The Internet was populated with more than 186.7 million websites at the end of 2008, according to data released by Netcraft. Compared to previous years, the growth of the Internet has slowed considerably.

Netcraft said there were 186,727,854 at the end of December 2008, which translates to an increase of 1.56 million sites in November 2008 and to an increase of 31.1 million over December 2007.

In 2007, the Internet grew by 48.7 million to 155,583,825 sites; in 2006 the number climbed by 31.6 million to 106,875,138 sites. The percentage in growth is down dramatically, from 42% in 2006 and 46% in 2007 to just 17% in 2008. However, it is interesting to note that the number of websites has more than doubled since the end of 2005, when Netcraft estimated the total number of websites at 75,251,156.

Apache remains the most popular web server on the Internet with 51.24% of all websites running the software. Apache’s share declined substantially in 2007 (down from more than 60%), but has remained somewhat stable this year. Microsoft’s IIS share is estimated at 31.24%, Google at 5.6%, Nginx at 1.80% and Lighttpd at 1.63%. In absolute numbers, 95,251,327 sites are currently running Apache, 63,114,252 Microsoft IIS and 10,450,496 Google GFE.

source TGDaily.com