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From the GoDaddy press release

“SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ( June 26, 2008 ) – The domain name marks a historic milestone for The Go Daddy Group, Inc. and the Internet. The new domain name brings the Go Daddy portfolio to an industry record 30 million domain names.


NeuStar today announced that two million domain names have been officially registered within the .BIZ Internet domain. has the NeuStar Press release

Mozilla Labs have made available a concept video to look a improving usability for navigating websites on mobile devices. The Firefox Mobile Concept Video post from Aza Raskin looks in more detail at how a web browser could in future work more successfully within the limited real estate of mobile handsets.

“In response to community comment and interest, ICANN has developed a proposed allocation framework and use of funds from the allocation of single-character second-level domain names (SC SLDs) in existing gTLDs. ICANN is proposing an auction mechanism and disbursement of funds toward areas of public good for the Internet community. Discussion of proposed allocation methods will involve consultation with gTLD registries.

ICANN Notice   ICANN Framework (.pdf)  Comments Received

Reuters (Moscow) is reprting Dmitry Medvedev the Russian President yesterday called for Russia to be assigned an Internet domain name in the Cyrillic script as part of a Kremlin drive to promote Russian as a global language.

Reuters article on  Cyrillic Internet domains

Industry experts expect .rf (russian federatrion) which is .РФ in cyrillic to be lauched sometime in the next year with the number of .РФ domains registered eventually surpassing the number of .ru domain registrations.

Microsoft have announced that it has won a key distribution deal with HP, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, to install a Live Search-enabled toolbar on all HP consumer PCs planned to ship in the United States and Canada, beginning in January 2009.

As part of this deal, the default search engine setting in the browser on all HP consumer PCs will also be set to Microsoft Live Search.

Microsoft Press Release here

A while ago we noted Google’s ambition to be able to offer real time stock quotes for free. Today The Offical Googlel Blog has a post that real time stock quotes  on NASDAQ securities are now available at Google Finance