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From next month, Google will no longer take adverts from companies which sell essays and dissertations – and the internet company has written to advertisers to tell them about the policy.
BBC has more here.
Business 2.0 Magazine has a detailed article on how Kevin Ham, probably the most powerful dotcom mogul you’ve never heard of, built his $300 million domain empire.
Footnotes also on Garry Chernoff, Scott Day, Frank Schilling, Yun-Ye and Craig Lovik.
The BBC is reporting spending on UK television adverts fell last year fo the first time since 2001.
“I believe online spend could overtake TV within the next three to four years,” said Guy Phillipson, chief executive of the Internet Advertising Bureau, the trade association for the internet marketing industry.
ICANN has published their audit of Registrar compliance with the RAA Registrar Accreditation Agreement.
19 registrars were found to have non working websites
20 registrars were found to not have a WHOIS service available on their websites.
from a total of 881 accreditted registars.
Over 50% of the failing registars were based in North America.
Registrars which failed the audit will now have chance to rectify the situation, faliure to do so will result in being sent formal notices. ICANN report
.ms is the ccTLD for Montserrat in the Caribbean. There are no restrictions on .ms names which are available for $90 a year (2 year minimum)
The London Times has an interesting article on Omid Kordestani Google’s 12th employee.
ICANN is considering adding new gTLDs (generic top-level domains like .com, .org etc) to the Internet from August 2008 and is seeking public input on its proposed development of a new process for creating, approving, and adding new gTLDs.