Transfering Domain from TUCOWS

Transfering Domain from TUCOWS, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan.

What a programmer who has mentioned and probably coded many lines of code to check if the user has selected only “one of the given checkboxes”. I wonder why he could not think of using radio buttons instead. What a freak

GoDaddy.com’s BUG

GoDaddy.com Problem, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan.

I use GoDaddy.com for domains, sometimes, and this time when i opened Godaddy, it was showing me someone else’s personal information. I did not even heard of this person before in my life, which tells me its definately godaddy’s bug.

I sent an email to this guy and to godaddy and still no reply from either one till date.

ResellerClub.com Transecute Gateway Error

ResellerClub.com Transecute Gateway Error, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan.

Take  a look at this one. This is resellerclub.com, one of India’s largest domain registrar and this is what i get when i try to add funds … huh!! what a service.

What if there is a situation when you need to add funds to protect a domain from being deleted? is it really reliable !????

Domain Tasting ends in 2008

Yes you heard it right, Domain Tasting will end in 2008. This year i have been seeing some positive motion to end this domain-tasting/front-running and i am hopeful that it will be at least minimized to greater extent if not stopped completely.

This is what DomainTools Blog comments on it:

The ICANN board just passed the following motion to end Domain Tasting, “THEREFORE, the Board resolves to encourage ICANN’s budgetary process to include fees for all domains added, including domains added during the AGP, and encourages community discussion involved in developing the ICANN budget, subject to both Board approval and registrar approval of this fee.

It did not directly deal a death blow to tasting, but it was a definitive motion that will kill it this year. This policy is expected to go into effect when the new budget is approved, and that process typically happens in the summer.

Read more about this @ Domain Tools Blog here

Those of you who might be wondering what is Domain Tasting, well this is what WikiPedia has to say

Domain tasting is the practice of a domain name registrant using the five-day “grace period” at the beginning of the registration of an ICANN-regulated second level domain to test the marketability of the domain. During this period, when a registration must be fully refunded by the domain registry, a cost-benefit analysis is conducted by the registrant on the viability of deriving income from advertisements being placed on the domain’s web site.

Domains that are deemed “successes” and retained in registrant’s portfolio often represent domains that were previously used and have since expired, misspellings of other popular sites, or generic terms that may receive type-in traffic. These domains are usually still active in search engines and other hyperlinks and therefore receive enough traffic such that advertising revenue exceeds the cost of the registration. The registrant may also derive revenue from eventual sale of the domain, at a premium, to a third party.

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