Archive for the "Domain Names" Category

Cybersquatter Targets MP Keith Ashfield

Posted by Tasha Coulter on February 23rd, 2009

CBC News reported recently that Conservative MP Keith Ashfield registered the domain name keithashfield.ca during the 2008 election.  When Mr. Ashfield failed to renew the registration, it was quickly scooped up by an apparent cybersquatter.  Cybersquatters (as they are commonly known), often register famous names or trade-marks in order to benefit from the associated goodwill to drive [...]

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Domain Tasting in Decline

Posted by Karen Monteith on November 19th, 2008

In an update to an earlier post regarding domain name tasting, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently reported that the number of names registered and deleted during the Add Grace Period (AGP) declined from approximately 17.6 million in June 2008 to 2.8 million in July 2008 – a decline of approximately 84%. Regular [...]

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New Gold Rush in Domain Names

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 26th, 2008

ICANN, The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, at its Paris meeting this week, approved new guidelines paving the way for an explosion in the number of Top Level Domain names (TLDs). Currently, there are 21 TLDs – such as .com, .net – from which to choose. With the introduction of new TLDs, any [...]

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