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.XXX Domain TLD Delayed

The US Government has stepped in and blocked further development of the .XXX domain extension until its impact has been more fully understood.  This action was taken after nearly 6,000 letters and emails were received by the Department of Commerce.

Our feeling is that a .XXX domain should exist, and that ICANN and the Government should force all adult content to reside on a .XXX domain.  This would not prevent porn sites from operating a .COM domain, just any images or adult content would need to be delivered from a .XXX domain.  Doing so would enable much easier blocking controls and make it easier to prevent underage viewing.

August 19, 2005 in 1. Domain Names | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Godaddy vs. Network Solutions

Godaddy's president, Bob Parsons, tooks some very good shots at their competitor, network solutions, in his recent Blog posting. Apparently Netsol's president, Champ Mitchell, didn't have his facts straight in a recent interview. Here is a highlight:

Regarding Domain Names Under Management

Mitchell: We (Network Solutions) have maintained our domain base to everyone’s surprise, at 7.3 (million) to 7.4 million domains under management. Go Daddy does have a number larger than that. They probably have a little over 8 million.

The facts: Network Solutions on August 10, had 6.8 million domains under management. The entire Network Solutions group (3 companies) has 7.3 million domains under management. In contrast, Godaddy.com by itself had 8 million names under management.

The Go Daddy Group (Go Daddy, Wild West and Blue Razor) had 9.4 million names under management.

The post is worth a read.

August 18, 2005 in GoDaddy | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack