FTC Warns ICANN about Domains

The Federal Trade Commission today sent a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that oversees Internet domain names, expressing concern that the organization's plan to dramatically expand the domain name system could leave consumers more vulnerable to online fraud and undermine law enforcers' ability to track down online scammers. In its letter to ICANN, the Commission warned that rapid expansion of the number of generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) – the part of the domain name to the right of the dot, such as ".com," ".net" and ".org" – could create a "dramatically increased opportunity for consumer fraud," and make it easier for scam artists to manipulate the system to avoid being detected by law enforcement authorities. The Commission urged ICANN – before approving any new gTLD applications – to take additional steps to protect consumers, including starting with a pilot program to work out potential problems. "A …
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10 Reasons why Domains are like Girls

1. The ones I like are always taken 2. You can always get one from an obscure country 3. The best looking ones are too expensive 4. You constantly search for them online 5. You can always buy them if you have enough money 6. There are some good ones out there but most of them are stupid 7. If they are affordable they aren’t worth having 8. The popular ones get too much traffic 9. There are still a few out there that nobody’s noticed yet 10 If the first one doesn’t work you can always save up and find another 7. If they are affordable they aren’t worth having 8. The popular ones get too much traffic 9. There are still a few out there that nobody’s noticed yet 10 If the first one doesn’t work you can always save up and find another ..
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The doc com boom is over but you can still strike gold

The dot com boom is over but there is still money to be made in domains. I just sold a domain i had for four years for 3000 USD, he just contacted me from my whois record. When he saw i had another domain he bought that one as well for 2000 US. I paid a total of 40 USD each and made a nice profit for those four years. Few years ago, if you owned a decent domain name, you could generally sit back and wait for the buyers to come to you. Nowadays, you need to be much more proactive in your approach if you want to successfully sell your domain name(s). At the same time, never discount the possibility of “walk-in” buyers; in other words, potential buyers coming across your domain name during a search, and inquiring about its availability. From you can see on my experinse you need to keep an active whois all the time. To this end, it’s essential that you keep your Whois record (the record of ownership of your domain name) updated at all times, and free from errors. You just…
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