2014 Internet Stats
From Host Advice Did you know that it takes 50 million horsepower to keep the internet running smoothly for the current 2.4 billion users world wide? Or that every minute almost 3 days worth of content is uploaded to YouTube? Find out more information on the current state of the web… Check out the info-graphic
NameSmash.com - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:22
Why Accountability Matters at ICANN
The ICANN circus rolled into London in June. Over 3,000 delegates signed up for a seven day festival of all things domain related held in the less than glamorous setting of the Hilton Metropol on the Edgware Road (known to Londoners as Little Beirut). First on the bill was the Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum which
NameSmash.com - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:29
New gTLD Auctions Updates – First Auction Confirmed
From ICANN 8 May 2014 ICANN has updated the Auction Schedule for New gTLD applicants with strings in contention sets. The schedule now lists the participants confirmed for the first Auction on 4 June 2014, and the rescheduling of some sets based on requested postponements. When Applicants were issued Intent to Auction notifications, ...
NameSmash.com - Friday, May 9, 2014 - 13:30
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Marksmen Names Russ Pangborn CEO
Former Head of Trademarks at Microsoft Joins a World Leader in Brand Protection Services GLENDALE, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Marksmen, Inc., a worldwide leader in brand protection services, today named Russell Pangborn chief executive officer effective immediately.  He succeeds Ken Taylor, founder of the company...
NameSmash.com - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 14:0
Over 175 New gTLDs Have Now Been Delegated
From ICANN The expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (e.g. .COM, .ORG, .NET) in the Domain Name System is underway. Over 1,300 new names or “strings” could become available in the next few years. After completing the New gTLD Program, a new gTLD becomes part of the Internet when it is delegated. This means it is
NameSmash.com - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:1
Internet transition to IPv6 accelerating
From Bizcommunity.com SINGAPORE: The transition to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 is set to speed up this year as web addresses under the previous system IPv4 run out, a senior industry figure said at a meeting about the future of the web on Thursday. Internet protocol is the method by which data is routed by
NameSmash.com - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 15:38
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The .SUCKS New gTLD Stick-Up of Trademark Owners Already Begun
From Today’s General Counsel The worst fears of those who opposed the massive expansion of available generic top level domain (gTLD) names seem to be summed up in the controversy brewing around one domain name, which hasn’t even been awarded yet: .sucks. Though three companies are currently in competition for the .sucks domain ...
NameSmash.com - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:47
New gTLDs Pass 200,000 Registrations
From DOMAIN INCITE The number of domain names in new gTLDs passed 200,000 last night, according to zone files. The exact number, according to the DI PRO database, is 201,184. It’s based on incremental organic growth over the last week since the last batch of new gTLDs went into general availability, rather than any big
NameSmash.com - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:0
Mathematical Proof Reveals How To Make The Internet More Earthquake-Proof
From MIT Technology Review Decentralized networks are naturally robust against certain types of attack. Now one mathematician says advanced geometry shows how to make them even more robust. One of the common myths about the internet is that it was originally designed during the Cold War to survive nuclear attack. Historians of the in...
NameSmash.com - Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:4
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Cybersquatters Rush To Claim Brands In The New GTLD Territories
From FORBES On Jan. 29, Donuts Inc. launched the first seven of what will be some 1,000 new generic top-level domains or GTLDs, rivals to the familiar .com, .com and .edu endings that now populate most of the known Internet. Six days later, at 2:04 a.m., Venura de Zoysa of Kingston in New South Wales,
NameSmash.com - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:7

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