Posts Tagged ‘Domains’

IDNs are coming to a home near you

November 17, 2007 1 comment

An IDN, or Internationalized Domain Name, is a domain with characters other than the regular A-Z and 0-9. For example, in the Spanish alphabet, there are symbols like “ñ, á, ó”, which up to now could not be represented in a domain name. This will change now, as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and the newer versions of Internet browsers support the IDNs. Therefore, if you are not familiarized with IDNs yet, or doubt the immense significance it plays internationally for the Internet, then watch these two introductory videos by ICANN:

Part 1

Part 2

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NameJet vs. Snapnames

October 8, 2007 Leave a comment

Domain name Backorder leader and darling Snapnames, recently acquired by, is facing strong competition from new entrant – NameJet. I made my first test this week for a fairly good Spanish “.com” name, dropping from registrar Fabulous.  I was expecting the average multiple bid battle over at Snapnames, but Network Solution’s NameJet won me the battle with the initial minimum bid.