Tag Archives | Top-level domain


Dot Catholic – with a Large C

All domain names are case insensitive, but the newest top level domain is definitely .Catholic – with a large C! The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has announced that it has received final approval from ICANN on its application to run .catholic. Of course DNS won’t care if you capitalise it, but sites with .catholic domain […]

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ICANN Is Officially 15 Years Old Today

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is officially 15 years old today. Dr Steve Crocker, chairman of ICANN’s board, reflects on the organisation’s history in a couple of videos they’ve published today. Worth taking a couple of minutes to watch: http://youtu.be/zJMqSxu1wOA and  

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Country Codes And SEO

Google’s Matt Cutts explains the thinking behind how Google decides if a country code can be used globally or whether it’s only going to be targetted to a specific country. The basic thinking is that if the country code is in active use in the region then you won’t be able to target it to […]

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Podcast with Ken Hansen of .NYC

Ken Hansen of Neustar and .NYC joins Michele and Conn for this week’s podcast.  With over 20 years of Internet and telecom, sales, marketing and business development experience, Ken led the business development efforts that resulted in Neustar’s entry into the registry business, the award of dot-biz by ICANN and the Department of Commerce selection of Neustar […]

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Kevin Murphy

Podcast: Kevin Murphy of Domain Incite

This week we’ve got an interview with Kevin Murphy, editor of DomainIncite. Kevin has been writing about the domain name industry for several years and has been covering the newTLDs and ICANN on his site. Kevin and Michele discuss the domain industry, ICANN, DNSSEC, and the prospect of new top level domains coming on stream […]

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What Do You Want To Know About XXX?

This week we’re delighted to have ICM Registry‘s Patrick Donaldson as our special guest. ICM are the guys behind .xxx and Patrick is their “Registrar Liaison” so he spends a lot of his time talking to domain registrars about how they can sell .xxx domain names. ICM just launched search.xxx which is a search engine […]

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XXX Rated Porn Search Engine To Launch This Week

Remember .xxx domains that launched a few months back? Well the guys behind the .xxx domain registry are launching a new search engine specifically for “developed” .xxx websites. The new search engine is using a pretty obvious and easy to remember name – search.xxx While the new search engine is unlikely to be a “Google […]

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Pinky Brand

New TLDs, Plants And Playing Cards [Podcast #40]

This week Conn wasn’t able to do the show, so it’s my first solo gig. Thankfully I was joined on the show by a very gracious and understanding special guest – Pinky Brand. Sorry if the audio quality isn’t up to standard – I usually leave the audio stuff to Conn! Pinky has been working […]

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