I’ve been off on holiday for the last couple of weeks, and as usual my return to the office this morning has resulted in an inbox full of messages and an RSS reader full of interesting articles.
My effort to catch up on all the interesting news and posts from my favourite sites is largely in vain (there’s too much to read and too many other important things to do), but here are a few domain-related items that caught my eye:
- America.com is up for sale. The reserve price is over $1m – if that doesn’t put you off, the auction starts on 22 May.
- An independent appeals panel has overturned the decision to award the domain myspace.co.uk to social networking website MySpace. This is the latest twist of events in the story we reported on previously.
- Nominet held its 2008 AGM. Two board members were elected.
- 16 years after the end of the Soviet Union, the old .su domain extension just won’t die. Nostalgia for the Soviet empire and entrepreneurs who see value in the extension are apparently responsible for a 45 per cent increase in registrations this year.
- To coincide with St George’s Day, a campaign was launched for the creation of a .eng domain. Similar .cym and .sco campaigns for Wales and Scotland already exist.
So what other interesting stuff have I missed? Leave a comment to let me know.