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Sedo to Run .UK Domain Name Auction

As you may be aware, .UK domain names are becoming available to purchase. These domain names were first offered by the registry, Nominet, to domain name registrants that held matching .co.uk or .org.uk domain names. The domain names that were not taken by those registrants are becoming available for third parties to register.

I previously wrote about SnapNames and its .UK auction, and I received an email from Sedo announcing it will be running a .UK domain name auction beginning tomorrow. Here’s what I was told about Sedo’s upcoming auction:

Money.com.au Sells for $400,000 AUD (Updated)

Cooper Mills Lawyers, a technology focused law firm from Melbourne, Australia reported the sale of the Money.com.au domain name for $400,000 AUD. At today’s exchange rate, that is just shy of $280,000 USD. The law firm represented the buyer on this transaction. The deal was shared in a blog post and via Twitter:

Zoom Files for IPO, Only References Zoom.com

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

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.

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