Domain News for 20th July 2014

Fraudulent ICANN Domain Name Certificates:It has been brought to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s attention that some online entities have attempted to sell fraudulent “certificates”, which they claim are required to protect generic top-level domain names. According to the Corporation, the perpetuators of this scam threaten registrants on the protection service with the objective of securing a fee from the registrant. Continue reading

Many businesses forgo a website to save time, expense: It’s cheap. It’s easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don’t have a website. “It’s just ridiculous,” says Jim Blasingame, a small-business author and radio show host. “Every small business needs a website. Period. Nonnegotiable.” Continue reading