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Total domains now 146 million – VeriSign

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Hot on the heels of the November report from Nominet, VeriSign – the global registry operator for .com and .net domains – has released its quarterly report into the state of...


140,000 a month? Nominet report reveals all

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Towards the end of November, Nominet – the organisation which runs the .uk domain registry – released its domain name industry report. This is the first one they’ve produced –...


Where do website names come from?

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I’ve just spotted a good article in the New York Times bemoaning the way websites get named these days. The article’s writer, David Pogue, reckons there’s a real lack of imagination....


The first .com domain names

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If you went back in time to the internet in 1985, you probably wouldn’t recognise it. At first glance, there wouldn’t be much in common with the mp3’ed up,  socially-networked, anyone-can-have-a-website internet...


Changes to nameserver settings

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As a result of the weekend’s problems, we received lots of feedback about how you’d like to be able to manage your nameserver settings. Our dev team has been working...


It’s always first come, first served

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Have you ever thought up a great domain name, punched it into our domain search tool and found – to your surprise – that it’s available? If so, I’ve a...


What’s your domain name worth?

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Chat in the office yesterday turned to the subject of how much domain names are worth. Bundle of laughs, us lot. Anyway, a quick bit of work on Google revealed that...


.mobi domains now cheap as chips

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Our .mobi domains have been reduced from £11.99 to £4.99 per year which means you save a whopping £7 for every domain you register. And when you buy domains in...


Google desktop domain name search tool

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So far we have launched an iGoogle domain search tool and a Microsoft Vista Sidebar domain search widget . To add to these we have now added a Google desktop...