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Park.io Founder on Failory Podcast

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For the past few years, .IO domain names have become very popular. A quick glance at NameBio shows the substantial value that exists for some .IO domain names. In addition, a look at TechCrunch, CrunchBase, The Verge, or pretty much any other tech publication shows the extensive usage of .IO domain names at various startups across many fields. I readily admit I have never owned a .IO domain name (and very few ccTLDs in general), but there is a big market for them and Park.io is one of the companies that leads the pack when it comes to the sale of .IO domain names.

Adam Yamada-Hanff emailed me about a podcast readers might find interesting. Failory interviewed Mike Carson, Founder of Park.io, and the interview was released this week as a part of the Failory Podcast series.

All Websites on .ZA ccTLD Need to Link to SA Coronavirus Website

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The ccTLD domain extension for South Africa is .ZA, and it looks like many businesses uses the .CO.ZA extension for their websites. It looks like the South African government is now requiring all websites that use the .ZA ccTLD extension to provide a link to the country’s Covid-19 coronavirus website on their homepage. The South African government’s COVID-19 website can be found by visiting SACoronavirus.co.za.

You can see this requirement was publicized on the official Twitter page of The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa:

Embrace the Extension in Branding

Every day, it seems like more and more startups and companies launch on, or move to, .com alternative domain name extensions. Some do this out of necessity because the matching .com is unavailable or too expensive, and others do it for branding or other marketing purposes. In my opinion, if a company uses an alternative extension such as a new gTLD or ccTLD, they need to embrace the extension in their branding.

.US Town Hall Hosted by Neustar

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Neustar, the company that operates the .US domain name extension, will be hosting a .US Stakeholder Town Hall webcast meeting on October 24, 2019. The primary topic of the Town Hall webcast is for the .US management team to discuss its recent developments to promote the use of .US domain names. .US registrants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own thoughts about the current state of .US domain names:

2019 Nordic Domain Days Approaching

The 2019 Nordic Domain Days event will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from November 25-26, 2019. The annual domain name-focused event is a part of the larger Internet Days conference, which expects to host over 2,500 attendees. The event will be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center.

Here’s a general overview of the event, which you can see is primarily regional in nature:

Rick Schwartz Chooses Rick.TV

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A couple of weeks ago, Rick “Domain King” Schwartz posted a poll on Twitter asking people to help him select a domain name to post the video content he has been sharing on Twitter. My opinion was that Rick should continue to use the RicksBlog.com domain name he has been using for years, and the people who voted gave this name a slight edge over the alternative, Rick.TV domain name.

Over the weekend, Rick announced that he made a decision and will be using the .TV ccTLD domain name which is commonly used for television and video programming:

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