.Com

The domain name com is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name is derived from the word commercial, indicating its original intended purpose for domains registered by commercial organizations. However eventually the distinction was lost when . com, . org and . net were opened for unrestricted registration. The gTLD com was originally administered by the United States Department of Defense, but is today operated by Verisign. Registrations in com are processed via registrars accredited by ICANN. The registry accepts internationalized domain names.
Posts about .Com
    • Verisign wants to auction off O.com for charity

      The internet could soon gets just its fourth active single-character .com domain name, after Verisign revealed plans to auction off o.com for charity. The company has asked ICANN to allow it to release just one of the 23 remaining one-letter .com domains, which are currently reserved under the terms of the .com registry agreement.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
    • ICANN punts o.com auction to US watchdogs

      Verisign’s proposed auction of the domain o.com might have a negative effect on competition and is to be referred to US regulators. That’s according to ICANN’s response to the .com registry’s request to release the domain, which is among the 23 single-letter domains currently reserved under the terms of its contract.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Verisign and Afilias testing Whois killer

    … more legible, you can install a JSON formatter browser extension, which are freely available for Chrome. Afilias’ pilot is similar but does not currently have a friendly web interface. Both pilots have rudimentary support for searching using wildcards, albeit with truncated result sets. The two new pilots only currently cover Verisign’s .com…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Forget emojis, you can buy Egyptian hieroglyph .com domains

    … Call them the Emojis of the Ancient World. Egyptian hieroglyphs were once the cutting edge of written communication, and it turns out Verisign lets you register .com domains using them. Internationalized domain names expert Andre Schapp discovered a couple months ago that the Unicode code points for the ancient script have been approved in 16…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • How .com became a restricted TLD

    … Verisign has been given approval to start restricting who can and cannot register .com and .net domain names in various countries. Customers of Chinese registrars are the first to be affected by the change to the registry’s back-end system, which was made last year. ICANN last week gave Verisign a “free to deploy” notice for a new…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 23 readers -
  • Phishing in new gTLDs up 1,000% but .com still the worst

    … The .com domain is still the runaway leader TLD for phishing, with new gTLDs still being used for a tiny minority of attacks, according to new research. .com domains accounted for 51% of all phishing in 2016, despite only having 48% of the domains in the “general population”, according to the 2017 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report from…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 26 readers -
  • Thick Whois policy for .com is now live

    … the master database of all Whois records for .com domains, rather than it being spread piecemeal across all registrars. The switch comes as a result of a years-in-the-making ICANN policy that officially came into force yesterday. It also applies to .com stablemates .net and .jobs. The first big change will come August 1 this year, the deadline…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Fore! Twitter to Livestream Early Round PGA Tour Tournament Play

    … Early round action from PGA Tour tournaments will be livestreamed exclusively on Twitter as part of a partnership between the golf organization and the social network. Enjoying @PGATOURLIVE? There's more live golf coming to Twitter in 2017. @TwitterSportshttps://t.co/5QoHZ0vecI pic.twitter.com/SGs2oFk3YW — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 5, 2017…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 19 readers -
  • Thick Whois coming to .com next year, price rise to follow?

    … Verisign could be running a “thick” Whois database for .com, .net and .jobs by mid-2017, under a new ICANN proposal. A timetable published this week would see the final three hold-out gTLDs fully move over to the standard thick Whois model by February 2019, with the system live by next August. Some people believe that Verisign might use…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • People are forgetting .com exists — ICANN survey

    … to 86% in 2015. Equally unbelievably, awareness of .net and .org fell from 76% to 69% and from 70% to 65% respectively between 2015 and 2016, the survey found. Those are just three among many hundreds of findings of the Nielsen survey, which was carried out in order to inform ICANN’s Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
  • US confirms no .com price hikes before 2024

    … week. The letter notes that .com prices are currently capped at $7.85, under a Cooperative Agreement between Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce, as well as its .com Registry Agreement with ICANN. The letter (pdf) from the Department of Justice states: if NTIA were to approve…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • 5 Tips for Saving Time in the Social Networking Age

    … direct messages, friend requests and more, which will in total, take you half a day to acknowledge. It’s not even lunchtime, and you are already exhausted. Socializing in 2016 now comes with more options than ever before, and while each tool invented is helpful and has distinctive features, it’s not always easy to manage time effectively…

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  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … Some of Verisign’s chickens have evidently come home to roost. A number of companies that the registry giant has pissed off over the last couple of years have slammed the proposed renewal of its .com contract with ICANN. Rivals including XYZ.com (sued over its .xyz advertising) and Donuts (out-maneuvered on .web) are among those to have filed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • “Ditch .com!” government to tell Indians

    … as saying the campaign will play up to nationalist sentiments The government wants to grow .in from about 2.1 million domains to 3 million domains by March next year, it said. Prices could come down to the $2 to $3 range, the paper said. The campaign is due to start in a month or so, it was reported. Tweet Tagged: .com, .in, cctlds, india …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Verisign to get .com for six more years, but prices to stay frozen

    … ICANN and Verisign have agreed to extend their .com registry contract for another six years, but there are no big changes in store for .com owners. Verisign will now get to run the gTLD until November 30, 2024. The contract was not due to expire until 2018, but the two parties have agreed to renew it now in order to synchronize…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • Mobile Game Roundup: Crab War, Pirates Bay and More

    … by drawing paths to move their units around the battlefield. In between battles, players can create defensive plans to defend their own territories from enemy attacks. Users can unlock new troops and heroes for their armies over time. Eyes Cube (Free on iOS) – This endless survival game from Ketchapp and Lemondo Entertainment challenges players to help…

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  • Verisign has great quarter but sees China growth slowing

    … Verisign beat its sales expectations in the first quarter of the year, but leadership said rapid growth from Chinese registrants will now “normalize”. The .com/.net registry last night reported net income up 21% at $107 million, on revenue that was up 9.1% to $282 million. That’s based primarily on it selling 2.65 million net new .com/.net…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
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