Google Adult Ad Ban Now In Effect

CNBC is reporting that the Google Advertising Ban on Adult domain names is now in effect. We reported earlier this month that Google was going to impose new restrictions on adult advertising, which some believed amounted almost to a ban on advertising. Today CNBC is reporting that "Google is getting out of the porn advertising business". The changes, which went into effect late Monday, … [Read more...]

PIR Names Ex-Verisign VP Dave Stewart VP Of Sales And Marketing For .Org/.Ngo/.Ong

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the not-for-profit operator of the .org, named former Verisign VP, Dave Stewart As Vice President Of Sales And Marketing Industry for .org and .ngo, .ong Most recently, Mr. Stewart served as vice president for strategic partnerships at Verisign where he was responsible for account management, channel marketing and business development. During his 10 years at … [Read more...]

Microsoft Seizes 22 Domains Of No­-IP Based Off Of SubDomain Usage & Millions Of Uses Effected

No­-IP a DNS service company told its customers on its company blog yesterday, that Microsoft has gotten a federal court order seizing 22 of its domain names based on the activity of users on some of the subdomains. According to arstechnica.com, "Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from No-IP.com suffered outages on Monday after Microsoft seized 22 domain … [Read more...]

Domainers Choice Award Winners

The Domainers Choice Awards announced their winners on Saturday at DBR Fun Fest, Kevin McKim from NameInnovations live tweeted the winners. TheDomains.com was nominated for best publication, we congratulate Ron Jackson for winning that award, Ron has always been number one in my book so I am very glad to see him win the award. Ron is off for an extended vacation in celebration of his 30th … [Read more...]

Forget.me Is Launched To Help European Citizens Enforce Their Right To Be Forgotten

  SearchEngineLand.com just covered the launch of another great .Me domain name, Forget.me which is an online service which acts  "as a middleman between an individual and Google...catering to individuals who want to exercise their right to be forgotten" A recent European Court ruling search engine must provide to its citizens the :right to be forgotten" and allow them to  demand that … [Read more...]

Endurance Issues A Statement Claiming Google Domains Will be Good For Their Business

    Endurance International (EIGI) issued a statement on Google (GOOG) announcement yesterday that it is testing a new domain service. Shares of Endurance recovered nicely today, as shares wound up being down only a little of 5%, closing at $15 a share. Endurance had traded as low as $13.38 during the day. Endurance said they "expect Google's new initiative to stimulate … [Read more...]

Matomy Media Group Increases Ownership of Team Internet AG From 20% to 70%

According to a press release, "Global digital performance-based marketing company Matomy Media Group today announced that it has acquired a majority ownership position in the Munich-based direct navigation search company Team Internet AG. As part of the deal, Matomy will increase its ownership stake in Team Internet from 20% to 70% and will integrate the company’s products into its … [Read more...]