Twenty years ago: the Tuvalu archipelago hit the jackpot by giving up its .tv domain
The story In February 1999, the small archipelago of the South Pacific rented its suffix internet .tv for the tidy sum of $ 50 million spread over twelve years. The beginning…
June 20, 2019
Liberalization of domain names: new legal battles in perspective
The liberalization of Internet extensions planned by the Icann promises to be a nice headache for brand owners. Two lawyers come back on the issues of this announcement. At the…
May 30, 2019
Towards an in-depth redesign of the WHOIS system: with what risks?
An ICANN working group has submitted a report for a major review of the operation of WHOIS, the Internet Domain Name Database System. The proposal for a single, centralized base…
April 23, 2019
Who purchased the domain name google.com for a minute?
A former employee of the firm, Sanmay Ved explained on a LinkedIn post that he succeeded in buying the Google.com domain name for $12. But he was able to enjoy it only for a minute, before Google takes it back. $12 to buy the Google.com domain name? It seems like a good deal, isn’t it? That’s what Sanmay Ved had to say when he bought from Google Domains the domain name used by the giant search…
February 26, 2019
Regional French domain name extensions and the Geodomain .paris
Domain name reservations with French regional extensions have been available for several weeks. The new domain name extensions – .paris, .bzh, .alsace and .corsica – were eagerly awaited by local…
September 28, 2018