February’s top 5 stories on Domain Name Wire

A look back at February on Domain Name Wire.

1. Amazon buys Prime.xxx domain name – Amazon scoops up Prime.xxx. It also bought YoYo.xxx for its YoYo.com brand.

2. KeyDrive acquires Moniker and SnapNames – you can also read my interview with KeyDrive’s CEO here.

3. Four newcomers among Top 10 domain parking companies – one of the top 10 parking options is shutting down (see next #4), but four newbies are on the list.

4. Google kills “hosted” Adsense for Domains program – Google is winding down its hosted domain parking program, which was part of the self-serve Adsense suite. It’s encouraging clients to sign up with its parking partners.

5. Survey: DNForum is top domain forum – The battle of the forums.

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