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Mysteries to Internet Riches through Domain Name Investing Unraveled in Xlibris Book

As shadowy and as inexplicable as the domain name industry may be, it is remarkable how common people have been earning millions of dollars from the technical undertaking of domain name investing.

Armed with an investigative journalism experience as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, David Kesmodel dares to delve deeper into the phenomenon that is domain investing and sums up his findings in the Xlibris release, The Domain Game.

The Domain Game is a narrative on the progression of the domain name industry, the true to life dealings of some of the most successful domain investors, and the secrets to taking advantage of the opportunities that are present in the domain industry. This self-published book provides facts and historical data on the domain name industry and incorporates these in a structured accounting of the domain world.

Kesmodel offers his insights and assessment of the industry to guide those who are willing to take a chance in the high-risk game of domain investing. In addition, the author brings to light major domain contenders and domain industry resources.

Stories as diverse as that of an Oklahoma watermelon farmer becoming the owner of some of the world’s most priceless Web addresses, and that of a Canadian high school graduate-turned-multimillionaire – who bought domain names that expired during the dot-com crash in the late 1990s – are dissected in this book.

The role of the rapid growth of key search engines like Google and Yahoo in escalating the wealth of domain investors is also rationalized in The Domain Game, as well as the subsequent move of opportunity-seeking individuals to jump in the bandwagon of domain investing after learning the potential of earning millions of dollars in this endeavor.

Undeniably, The Domain Game is an eye-opening must-read for discerning Internet junkies seeking to venture into this high stakes game and looking to gain riches by becoming a domain name investor.

source BigNews.biz

.ME IS SPREADING AROUND THE WORLD, MORE THAN 50,000 NEW NAMES IN OPEN REGISTRATION

Podgorica, Montenegro – July 22, 2008 – The .ME Registry officially opened for live, real-time registrations July 17, 2008 and was met with huge international demand. More than 50,000 new domain names were registered in the first two days, with the first “liveâ€? name registered being: yusu.me.

“While English speaking countries led the way in registration volume, many non-English speaking countries such as Germany, China, and France made a strong showing,â€? said Predrag Lesic, the registry’s executive director. “We believe this bodes well for the international success of .ME as the only domain that is all about YOU! .ME is a domain space that offers personalized names for your products and services, or your personal presence on the web, including email, in a more generic way than any other.â€?

Top 10 Countries of .ME Registration by Percentage

1. United States 50 %

2. United Kingdom 11%

3. Germany 9%

4. Canada 5%

5. China 3%

6. France 3%

7. Netherlands 2%

8. Australia 1.5%

9. Israel 1%

10. Spain 1%

“The .ME registry performed extremely well and was able to accommodate the high demand for .ME domain names,â€? said Ram Mohan, Afilias’ Chief Technology Officer. “Afilias’ registry system performed reliably, recording new create requests in under 21 milliseconds and processing more than 5,000 names in the first minute of open registration. In total, the registry seamlessly accommodated more than 60 registrars vying for .ME names.â€?

The registration process for .ME began in May with the Sunrise period for trademark holders. Land Rush for the general public to register names began in June. In total more than 30,000 domains were applied for in Sunrise and Land Rush periods, and more than 50,000 new registrations were adding in the initial days of live, real-time registration.

Your Domain Name…

How safe is your domain name?

For businesses, your domain name can become you of your most important assets. Your website becomes who you are and how you are perceived by your customers. If your website is not up and running, easy to navigate, and gives the customer everything they need quickly the customer will move on to somewhere else.

Suppose one day you log on your website and find out it has been parked and no longer yours. That is the scenario that the Small Business Trends blog talks about today. They give three suggestions to make sure that does not happen to you.

Make sure that you are the one the registers your domain name and that you are the primary contact person. Do not allow your web designer to put in their name or have an employee register it for you. Either one of these could cost you your website and ultimately your business.

Also make sure you know when your domain names expire and keep them up to date. Some companies will automatically renew your domain names for you when they come up so you do not have to worry about it. This should be on your checklist of services you look at one shopping for the right hosting service.

source BizPlanHacks

Enregistrez vos noms de domaine .ME avec NAMEBAY

L’enregistrement des noms de domaine .ME est désormais ouvert à tous, professionnels comme particuliers.

Pour seulement 30€ HT/an, avec un enregistrement minimum obligatoire sur 2 ans, laissez libre cours à votre imagination pour enregistrer votre nom de domaine personnalisé en .ME (« me » se traduisant par « moi » en français).

Dépêchez-vous ! Les noms les plus intéressants vont partir les premiers !

.ME IS SPREADING AROUND THE WORLD, MORE THAN 50,000 NEW NAMES IN OPEN REGISTRATION

Podgorica, Montenegro – July 22, 2008 – The .ME Registry officially opened for live, real-time registrations July 17, 2008 and was met with huge international demand. More than 50,000 new domain names were registered in the first two days, with the first “liveâ€? name registered being: yusu.me.

“While English speaking countries led the way in registration volume, many non-English speaking countries such as Germany, China, and France made a strong showing,â€? said Predrag Lesic, the registry’s executive director. “We believe this bodes well for the international success of .ME as the only domain that is all about YOU! .ME is a domain space that offers personalized names for your products and services, or your personal presence on the web, including email, in a more generic way than any other.â€?

Top 10 Countries of .ME Registration by Percentage:
1. United States 50 %
2. United Kingdom 11%
3. Germany 9%
4. Canada 5%
5. China 3%
6. France 3%
7. Netherlands 2%
8. Australia 1.5%
9. Israel 1%
10. Spain 1%

“The .ME registry performed extremely well and was able to accommodate the high demand for .ME domain names,â€? said Ram Mohan, Afilias’ Chief Technology Officer. “Afilias’ registry system performed reliably, recording new create requests in under 21 milliseconds and processing more than 5,000 names in the first minute of open registration. In total, the registry seamlessly accommodated more than 60 registrars vying for .ME names.â€?

The registration process for .ME began in May with the Sunrise period for trademark holders. Land Rush for the general public to register names began in June. In total more than 30,000 domains were applied for in Sunrise and Land Rush periods, and more than 50,000 new registrations were adding in the initial days of live, real-time registration.

Deux registars français se disputent « Domain.eu »

Les bureaux d’enregistrements de noms de domaines French-Connexion et Indomco s’opposent pour le contrôle de « Domain.eu ». Une procédure de résolution extrajudiciaire des conflits liés au .eu (l’ADR) avait été ouverte et le tribunal d’arbitrage tchèque qui juge ces litiges a tranché, indique le site spécialisé Mailclub.info. Il rejette la demande de French-Connexion de transfert du nom de domaine à son profit. Ce registar est titulaire notamment de Domain.eu depuis 2000. Il soutenait que Indomco avait déposé la marque Domain au Benelux en juillet 2005 dans le seul but de pouvoir participer à la période d’enregistrement prioritaire (« Sunrise ») en décembre 2005, pendant laquelle il a devancé French-Connexion.

source JournalDuNet

Telnic announces .tel Sunrise opens on December 3rd 2008 at ICANN Paris

Paris, France – Sunday, 22nd June, 2008 – Telnic Limited, the Registry Operator and Sponsoring Organization for the new sponsored top level domain (sTLD) .tel, today announced details for launch at the ICANN meeting in Paris. Sunrise applications from national trademark owners will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as of Wednesday, 3rd December 2008.

.tel enables you to store, update and publish all your contact information, web links and keywords directly on the internet under your own unique domain name. Simple, fast and accessible from any device, .tel provides a new internet standard to take full control over how and where people reach you. The .tel delivers:

– integration of any and all means of communication (i.e. Phone numbers, IM, VOIP, email, social media)
– real-time publishing of your contact information on the internet
– full ownership of your published data
– protection of your private data, only viewable by people you authorize
– simple structured navigation to easily reach the most relevant information
– high speed global access optimized for mobile devices
– multi-language, search engine-friendly structured information and keywords

“Thanks to its rich functionality and open specifications, .tel will open up new opportunities for registrars, resellers and developers alike,â€? explained Justin Hayward, Communications Director at Telnic. “We’ve been working hard over the past years to make sure that everything we’re delivering to the industry will enable it to take advantage of this new ecosystem.â€?

As well as announcing its launch, Telnic unveiled its new website – www.telnic.org – for people to find out more about .tel. The Telnic website hosts comprehensive videos, information, policies and procedures for registrars, resellers, developers and IP owners.

source telnic.org

Noms de domaine et pratiques douteuses

Vous avez acheté un jour une adresse Internet ou, plus précisément, un nom de domaine pour votre entreprise, votre association ou à titre personnel. Et voilà que vous recevez, quelques mois avant l’échéance, un courrier officiel avec en-tête « Domain Registry of America » vous invitant à renouveler votre nom de domaine avant qu’il n’expire. Une technique douteuse baptisée « slamming ».

Pseudo-officiel

Il ne s’agit pas à proprement parler d’une escroquerie puisque l’argent versé vous permettra effectivement de renouveler votre nom de domaine. Mais, en utilisant les couleurs du drapeau américain ou canadien, en recourant à une appellation (Domain Registry of America, Domain Registry of Canada, Domain Registry of Europe) et une phraséologie de type officiel, ces sociétés abusent le consommateur qui croit devoir répondre positivement à ce « Domain Name Expiration Notice » (avis d’expiration de nom de domaine).

Il s’agit pourtant purement et simplement (c’est indiqué dans les conditions générales, en tout petit) d’un transfert de nom de domaine. En réalité, il vous sera sans doute plus simple et certainement beaucoup moins coûteux de renouveler votre nom de domaine auprès de son « domain registrar » (« registraire » comme disent les Québécois).

Déloyal

Cette pratique douteuse du slamming est extrêmement facile à mettre en oeuvre. En effet, chacun peut connaître les titulaires d’un nom de domaine en utilisant la base de données WHOIS. Facile alors d’envoyer un bel imprimé sous enveloppe Registration Services Incorporated (même si l’envoi du courrier via les Philippines peut intriguer le destinataire). Résultat : ces sociétés captent ainsi la clientèle de sociétés en place qui offrent pourtant un meilleur service pour un moindre coût.

Cette pratique déloyale inquiète les sociétés sérieuses victimes d’un véritable détournement de clientèle. Domain Registry of America a pourtant déjà été condamné aux USA suite à une plainte de Register.com et Internet Registry of Canada – une autre société de ce type – a été amenée à verser une amende de 40.000 dollars canadiens (environ 25.000 euros) après une enquête menée par le Bureau de la concurrence canadien.

auteur : Philippe Allard
source Vivat.be

Domaining Like It’s 2001

« It’s too late to make big money in domaining… I wish I had been around in 1995, 2001 or 2005 ».

That’s a very common complaint heard among today’s domainers. Who wouldn’t want to reach back through time and join the forefathers of domaining when they were just laying the foundation for their future domain empires?

In 1995, the Internet was just beginning to attract mainstream attention. In 2001, the dot com crash liberated tens of thousands of top domains. And as recently as late 2005, you could have registered tons of LLLL.com domains and sold them early this year for big bucks.

So, is it really too late?

Not at all. Just ask Michael B., a Bangkok-based Danish journalist, who snapped up the following LLL.com domains on Afternic last week:

ZLI.com – $500
PQT.com – $571
LLJ.com – $603
WJA.com – $735
RLU.com – $900

Michael paid a total of $3,309 for these domains. But their actual market value is in the mid five figures!

Who sold these domains at such a low price? iREIT, a « next-generation Internet media company that acquires, develops and monetizes high-quality domain names and web properties ».

Last week, iREIT listed a small part (10,000+) of its portfolio on Afternic. NameBio reported on the fact this Monday, but by then most bargains were already gone.

Was iREIT aware of these LLL.com domains’ market value? Probably not. Someone at iREIT for whatever reason made a decision to sell these domains (and quite a few others, such as say.org and gut.org) at a very low price.

That’s not a one-time event. In fact, it happens all the time. Not everyone values their domains as much as domainers and potential end-users do. Many individuals, companies and even large corporations let valuable domains expire (or sell them for peanuts) simply because they no longer have any use for them.

As a domainer, you just have to be at the right place at the right time. That might be called « luck » by some, but in reality it boils down to hard work, actively working your market, keeping an eye on prices and trends, and having sufficient liquidity to make sure you can grab a bargain before someone else does.

It takes just a couple of deals like this to be able to retire. Michael could sell these five domains for $50,000 any day of the week. If he finds a few comparable deals in the future and keeps reinvesting his profits he’ll be a domain millionaire in no time.

source DailyDomainer

Fermeture de l’AFNIC le 28 mars 2008

En raison d’un séminaire interne la majorité du personnel de l’AFNIC sera en déplacement.
Nous vous informons donc que les activités de « Support Client » et de « Gestion des Dossiers » de l’AFNIC seront en service dégradé le jeudi 27 mars et fermés le vendredi 28 mars.

Ces fermetures n’impacteront bien sûr pas l’activité d’enregistrement et de publication DNS de l’AFNIC.