Popular domain forum ccTLDs.com is inaccessible this morning.Any attempt to reach the site is met with the default Apache 509 error:"The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later. "Now the forum may have been popular, but I honestly don't think it was that popular, so why on earth is … [Read more...] about ccTLDs.com Victim Of Its Own Success Or Of Corner Cutting?
Archives for April 2009
Trey Harvin, CEO of dotMobi, has been shortlisted for the Mobile Internet Innovation award in this year's Irish Internet Association Net Visionary awards.DotMobi has been promoting their Instant Mobilizer service to website / domain owners to encourage them to make their websites "mobile friendly".Public voting is currently open, so why not cast your vote?The awards ceremony is … [Read more...] about DotMobi CEO Shortlisted For Award
ICANN has been holding a public comment period on the second draft of the new gTLD handbook. This period was due to close yesterday.Prior to yesterday afternoon there was a healthy number of comments, but in the past 24 hours a significant number of new comments have been submitted.The tone and content of the comments vary considerably. While some commentators are not overly … [Read more...] about New gTLD Comment Period Closes
If you're a Perl coder then you may find a new Perl module of some interest to you.Net::Lookup::DotTel gives you access to looking up a variety of records (information) associated with a .tel domain name.Pretty cool! … [Read more...] about Access .Tel Information Using Perl
Whenever I hear the misinformed harping on about how "anyone will be able to get their own TLD" I sigh deeply.If only it was that simple.The most recent assault on the new gTLDs comes from the Olympics - the International Olympic Committee to be precise.You can read the full text of their nastygram over hereThe closing line of the letter is particularly unpleasant:The IOC … [Read more...] about Olympics Want Special Treatment From ICANN
Domain auctions can be fascinating to watch and predict - though they can be a little dangerous to get involved with. Last night Rick Latona held a live auction with an adult theme. Going under the hammer were a very wide range of not only domain names, but also services (hosting, video editing etc.,) for people working in the adult internet industry. What made this auction a … [Read more...] about Rick Latona Adult Domain Auction Yields Mixed Results
Image via CrunchBaseTelnic, which recently launched .tel to general registration, has set up a ".tel of the week"The first domain they've chosen is removals.telTo have your .tel domain considered you should contact Telnic directly: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe registry operator reported that they had registered over 100,000 .tel domain names in the first 24 hours and had also got … [Read more...] about Telnic Highlight Domains In Use