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Zoom Files for IPO, Only References Zoom.com

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Zoom, the popular video conferencing company, filed its S-1 paperwork for an IPO, according to this tweet from CNBC this afternoon:

Natasa Djukanovic Interview on Thrive Global

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Natasa Djukanovic is the Chief Marketing Officer of the .ME registry, a ccTLD extension from the country of Montenegro. As you probably know, .ME has been positioned as a mainstream generic TLD with an alternative meaning to its country code utility, since its domain names became available to register a little over ten years ago.

Thrive Global, an online publication founded by Ariana Huffington, recently published an interview with Natasa, and it is a good read. The interview offers some background about the .ME registry team along with some of its early marketing and promotion strategy. Here’s a brief excerpt of Natasha sharing some background about .ME:

Neustar Announces .IN Registry Transition

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The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) operates and manages the .IN ccTLD registry. Late last year, the organization announced that Neustar would provide back-end registry services for the .IN ccTLD. NIXI and Neustar launched the TransitionSupport.in website to provide details about the move to Neustar.

Rudy Giuliani Pranked by .IN Domain Name Typo

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Check out this tweet from Rudy Giuliani from November 30, and pay attention to the small typo he made within the tweet:

As you can see, he wrote “G-20.In”. By inadvertently not including a space between the period after G-20 and In, he inadvertantly created a link to the G-20.in url. The .IN domain name extension is the ccTLD for India. Mr. Giuliani had intended to reference the G-20 Summit.

Whois records show that G-20.in had been unregistered until after Mr. Giulian’s tweet. Someone must have seen the link and registered this domain name.

Now, when someone visits G-20.in, they will see a message about President Trump:

“Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.”

Whoops.

Broker.com.au Sells for $100,000 (Updated)

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According to a Facebook post from Drop.com.au, a drop catching service specializing in .com.au domain names (Australia ccTLD), the Broker.com.au domain name sold for $100,000 (see update below):

Once this sale closes, it will be the largest .com.au sale of the year. It will also tie Deals.com.au and Poker.com.au for the 5th largest publicly reported .com.au sale of all time, according to NameBio. This $100,000 sale will be the second largest

Great ccTLD Hack on a Truck

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When I mention a “domain hack,” most people understand what it means but some don’t fully get it. A domain hack is when a word or phrase is created by combining the keyword and the domain name extension. Domain name hacks are commonly found in ccTLD (country code) domain names, but they can be found in a domain name with any extension.

Here’s a great domain hack someone found and posted on Twitter:

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