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In This Issue...

BUYDOMAINS.COM UPDATE
    15% OFF All Domain Renewals
ICANN UPDATE
    U.S. Renews ICANNís Authority For Another Year
    ICANN Reaffirms ISOCís Takeover of .ORG
INDUSTRY UPDATE
    Not so Safe, SafeRenew, Backfires on Register.com
    Register.com Closes Afternic Due to Losses
PREMIUM NAMES
    Recently Sold Premium Names
    Premium Domains for Sale
CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL



BUYDOMAINS.COM UPDATE

15% OFF All Domain Renewals

As a domain owner, it is your responsibility to renew your domain on an annual basis. BuyDomains.com strongly recommends that you renew your domain for the full 10-year term and we are pleased to offer all our customers an additional 15% OFF all renewals that are 8yrs or more. Simply log into your BuyDomains.com Control Panel and click on "Renew Your Domains Now!" Our ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY will automatically maximize your domain renewal, giving you the BEST VALUE. All you have to do is complete the online, secure payment form and your domain expiration will be updated within 48 hours. The 15% discount automatically applies to all .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, and .BIZ domains for renewals that are 8yrs or greater. In addition to our great low renewal rates, donít forget that ALL our domains come with our suite of free value added services, including free frame and url forwarding, email forwarding, your own domain control panel, 24x7x365 customer support and much more.

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ICANN UPDATE

U.S. Renews ICANNís Authority For Another Year

Despite criticism for failing to involve the online public in its decisions regarding internal reforms and VeriSignís proposed WLS, top commerce Dept. officials stated that the US government will renew ICANNís (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) authority to manage the Internetís global addressing system for another year. However, in announcing the extension, U.S. Commerce Department official Nancy Victory said the department "is frankly disappointed that ICANN's progress on the (contractual) tasks thus far has moved so slowly." The Commerce Department announced that ICANN has agreed to continue its internal reform effort and to address broadly voiced concerns about the openness and transparency of its decision-making processes. Learn More

ICANN Reaffirms ISOCís Takeover of .ORG

The ICANN reaffirmed its recommendation that the Internet Society (ISOC), a Reston nonprofit, take over management of ".org" Internet domains starting in 2003. ICANN's international board of directors has final say over whether to accept the ICANN staff's recommendation. The board is expected to make its decision next month. In its final staff report, ICANN dismissed suggestions that ISOC is financially and technologically unfit to operate .org, the world's fifth-largest Internet domain system. ICANN manages the Internet's worldwide addressing system under agreements with the U.S. government. Learn More


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INDUSTRY UPDATE

Not So Safe, SafeRenew, Backfires on Register.com

Register.com Inc may have shot itself in the foot when it introduced the controversial customer retention system, called SafeRenew, in January 2001, writes Kevin Murphy. The company reported that it will make a loss for the first time in over a year, and its SafeRenew system seems at least partly to blame, alongside the closing of its Afternic site. SafeRenew is a system that automatically bills the credit card of a registrant thereby renewing their domain for an additional year.

Many customers disliked being billed without their explicit authorization, and chose to tell their credit card companies or banks that the charges are unauthorized, causing a "chargeback". This has lead to at least one class action lawsuit and increased credit card chargeback penalties for Register.com. In general, there has been an increase in credit card fraud online that has harmed Register.com and the whole domain community.

If you are looking for a safe and reliable renewal source, BuyDomains.comís advanced renewal technology allows YOU to take control and choose the exact length of your domain renewal. Best of all, we are offering 15% off all 8yr. or more renewals, saving you time and money as your secure your domain. You will never be billed for anything without your prior explicit approval. Learn more about BuyDomains.com's Secure Domain Renewal Service. Read More


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Register.com Closes Afternic Due to Losses

Despite the secondary domain marketís continued growth, Register.com recently announced that they will be closing their reseller domain site, Afternic. Register.comís inability to maintain atop of the competition resulted in poor Q2 revenues and an expectation of 3rd Quarter losses. Read More

The secondary domain marketplace is still growing and there is much opportunity for customers who are looking to sell their domains or purchase Premium names. BuyDomains.com continues to lead the secondary marketplace in brokerage sales volume and revenue. Our exclusive brokerage consists of over 140,000 of the finest, most marketable domains available at reasonable prices. Our advanced search technology and smooth sales process, allows the buyer to take complete ownership of their new domain within hours! Furthermore, for those customers looking to sell their domains, BuyDomains provides a free listing service to post your domains for sale. In addition to our reseller services, every registered domain comes with tons of free value added services to help you maximize your domain's value and use.


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PREMIUM NAMES

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WellnessAssociates.com Purchasing.net
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AmateurPoetry.com InternationalAdoptions.com
EventSystems.com eMediaGroup.com
ReggaeCafe.com Travel-Center.com
Free-Host.com MoreInformation.com
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Strength-Training.com WarrantyProtection.com
JewishEthics.com HealthySleep.com
HotDomainNames.com TechnoDesign.com

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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

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September 5, 2002



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