2015-10-31

Global Domain News Digest for Week Ending October 30, 2015

Global Domain News Digest: a selection of domain name news from around the world for the week ending October 30, 2015:

Facebook [facebook.com] reveals why it's forcing workers to swap iPhones for Android | ZDNet:  "... The move, according to Wired, is an entirely pragmatic decision that stems from the company's ambitions to grow its user base of 1.5 billion people. While smartphone penetration in the US and Europe has reached saturation point, handset adoption is accelerating in places like India, where users prefer low-cost Android devices..."

London, England, UK:
Roll Up Your Sleeves at a Finance Magnates London Summit Workshop | Finance Magnates: "In today’s technology driven world, one’s domain name is an increasingly significant factor in the success of their business. Sedo is a domain marketplace, one of the largest in the world. Solomon Amoako, an executive of this company [Sedo] that has over $6 million of transaction volume a month, will run the workshop called ‘Choosing A High-Impact Domain – Key to Success’. He will discuss just how important domains are, and how to find one that is appropriate for your business."

New Zealand:
Matt Huisman: How to have your own domain name with emails and a blog for $13 a year! "... Our DNS will be provided by CloudFlare. Our emails will be routed using MailGun to a free Gmail account; Our blog will be provided by Blogger..."

India:
GoDaddy launches web program for small businesses - Firstpost: "...“The launch of the program allows the company to build an ecosystem of web developers and designers to serve the needs of the SMB market in India,” said Rajiv Sodhi, vice president and managing director at GoDaddy India and Australia."

USA:
Chief Counsel Advice Discusses Acquired Domain Names - Forbes: "A recently released Chief Counsel Advice memorandum (“CCA”) discusses the tax consequences of acquired internet domain names from the secondary market. The CCA references “non-generic domain names” and “generic domain names.” ..."

IT Business Edge -The Web's Shadiest Neighborhoods: What You Need to Know: (slides) "... To avoid getting slimed, businesses and consumers need guidance to understand how safe, or how shady, these new TLDs may be considered for web security purposes..."

XYZ wins Verisign false-advertising lawsuit - L.A. Biz: "... XYZ claims legal bills in the seven-figure range and disclosed that Negari is short-selling Verisign stock in a bid to pay down some of those expenses."

Verisign Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks (VRSN): "Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) was upgraded by Zacks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage presently has a $91.00 target price on the stock. Zacks‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.48% from the company’s current price..."

Caveat Emptor! 

Enjoy Your Weekend!




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