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DotCooperation LLC  have applied to ICANN to be allowed to release one and two character domains a.coop 99.coop etc

ICANN has just posted their proposed service application 
“Release / Allocation of Single Character Names”
http://www.icann.org/registries/rsep/coop-request-29may08.pdf

On the same day as .mobi applied to be allowed to release their .mobi single character domain names.

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dotMOBI have applied to ICANN to be allowed to release single character domains a.mobi b.mobi etc

ICANN has just posted their proposed service application 
“Release / Allocation of Single Character Names”
http://www.icann.org/registries/rsep/mobi-proposal-29may08.pdf

 

The London Times has an preview article on Google’s new Android phone The article includes a clip of the phone in action together with a small slideshow.

The Google Android phone will allow owners to unlock it by drawing on the screen, includes a built-in compass to help with navigation and a magnifying tool to make zooming web content easier on a small screen.

Google will not acutually manufacure the phone but has helped develop the software for the manufacturers such as Motorola and Samsung which have said thye will build phones based on the Android OS.

 

Moniker has just sold $2,539,950 worth of domain names at their auction

225,000 gasprices.com
225,000 insurancerates.com
170,000 rainbow.com
122,000 athlete.com
120,000 ow.com
120,000 ringtones.org
92,500 track.com
80,000 computerparts.com
70,000 grass.com
55,000 filmmaking.com
55,000 sexshows.com
50,000 asia.net
50,000 susan.com
42,500 postalcodes.com
40,000 anger.com
40,000 maybe.com
37,500 footballscores.com
35,000 specialoffer.com
35,000 usedguitars.com
33,500 sagittarius.com
30,000 bassguitar.com
30,000 blueray.com
30,000 floortiles.com
29,000 piano.net
25,000 boxingnews.com
25,000 closings.com
25,000 typo.com
20,000 conglomerate.com
19,000 engraved.com
18,000 labsupplies.com
18,000 mortgage
17,500 drugs.mobi
17,500 exerciseballs.com
17,000 freetrailer.com
17,000 tvschedule.com
16,500 endorsement.com
16,000 carcenter.com
16,000 investmentplanner.com
15,000 management.net
12,500 onlinecounseling.com
12,500 refinancerates.com
12,500 underconstruction.com
12,000 honey.net
12,000 influential.com
12,000 language.org
12,000 patti.com
12,000 wwb.com
11,000 mufflershop.com
10,500 sales.mobi
10,000 celluliteremoval.com
10,000 escort.mobi
10,000 films.mobi
10,000 men.mobi
10,000 virgins.net
9,500 airlines.mobi
9,500 assorted.com
9,500 bathsupplies.com
9,500 computers.mobi
9,500 freecosmetics.com
9,500 migrate.com
9,250 michigan.info
9,000 employmentads.com
9,000 theaterreviews.com
8,500 civilclaims.com
8,500 records.mobi
8,250 metricconversion.com
8,000 physicans.info
7,500 honorroll.com
7,000 flossing.com
7,000 hospitalization.com
6,500 luxuryestate.com
6,000 boats.com
6,000 busstations.com
6,000 stockmutualfunds.com
6,000 thea.com
5,500 webclass.com
5,000 airports.info
5,000 boot.net
5,000 electronicpestcontrol.com
5,000 forsale.mobi
5,000 garden.info
5,000 primebeef.com
5,000 rabid.com
5,000 scraper.com
5,000 show.mobi
5,000 xmaslist.com
4,500 exerciseclothing.com
4,000 badcreditloans.org
4,000 medicalsupplystores.com
3,500 uniformservices.com
3,500 usedlamborghinis.com
3,000 airforcebase.com
3,000 burningdvds.com
3,000 religion.mobi
3,000 thankyougiftbaskets.com
2,500 bestmattresses.com
2,500 grpahicssoftware.com
2,500 optimze.net
2,250 coconuttrees.com
1,500 armtattoes.com
1,500 slangwords.com
1,200 campfiresongs.com
1,000 highdefinitionprogramming.com

Google Maps has been given the universal search treatment with different kinds of content being embedded into the search results

For example

Fife info
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fife&ie=UTF8&layer=x&ll=56.269286,-3.144836&spn=0.761042,1.82373&z=9

glasgow info
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=glasgow&ie=UTF8&layer=x&ll=55.87454,-4.257202&spn=0.19222,0.455933&z=11

nottingham info
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=nottingham&ie=UTF8&layer=x&ll=52.96477,-1.149445&spn=0.206371,0.455933&z=11

If you click on the map area and drag the map in any direction or rescale the map the pictures change to the new area which is pretty cool.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has confirmed that it is in talks to buy the information technology provider Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal, which indicated that HP was close to a deal to buy EDS for between $12billion and $13billion.

Byteandswitch.com has more details 

Afilias has launched www.info.info as a showcase site all about .info. 

The directory section www.info.info/directory showcases some of the best .info sites currently on the net like spain.info & lakesuperiorcircletour.info travel sites and arts sites including gallerynight.info and the newly lauched missengland.info