A few domain news updates.
Here are a few domain news updates for Thursday evening.
Andrew Allemann on Bido – join me on Bido.com tomorrow at 1 PM EDT. I’ll be the guest in the chatroom as we auction off Basketballs.info.
Free domains for Fathers’ Day – Webfusion is giving away free .info domain names all weekend. The company will give away as many as 3,000 domain names. If you miss the freebies don’t worry — the company is charging just $.88 for .info through the end of the month.
.Pro wants lower fees – Registry Services Corporation (dba RegistryPro), which runs the .pro top level domain name, is requesting (pdf) that ICANN lower its annual fees. RegistryPro has been paying about $122,000 per year and wants to lower that to just $10,000 a year. The registry would also pay $.20 per domain registration or renewal once its registrations hit 50,000. Right now there are about 36,000 .pro domains registered.