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Overstock learns that .com is still king

During the internet boom of the late 1990s, companies flush with investor cash regularly spent big bucks acquiring generic .com domain names.

The rise of the .com domain name culminated in the sale of Business.com for $7.5m in 1999.

After the .com bust, the pace of multi-million dollar domain name sales slowed, although more than a few domains have changed hands for seven figures in the past decade.

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Is GoDaddy's .co push slightly deceptive?

Finding a good .com domain name can be tough work these days. There's a good chance that when you go to your favorite domain registrar and type in that perfect .com, it's taken.

There are, of course, alternatives to .com. And one of the alternatives receiving a big marketing push is .co.

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A new era dawns for international domain names

The internet changed on Wednesday in a big way for countries whose official languages are not based on Latin characters.

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) flipped the switch on the first internationalized domain name (IDN) country-code top level domains (ccTLDs). In Non-Geek, that means that individuals in countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia will not be restricted to ccTLDs like .eg and .sa.

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