Saturday, 22 January 2011 08:55
Although the news isn't official, it appears that iWhois, a highly favored whois query service for domainers, has changed ownership.
Andrew Moulden, the prior owner has stated that the new site administrator will continue to develop new features into the product, while maintaining a strict "no frontrunning" policy, safeguarding queries.
So if you experience any outages or errors using the service, keep in mind it is likely to be improving over the new few weeks as changes are made to its fundamental behavior.
Some of the features we were able to take advantage of right away include a toolbar with all the typical domainer needs related to a whois query - such as Alexa rank, links, Google site query, pagerank and Estibot.
Even the secure,encrypted SSL search is working again, providing a unique cloaking experience even when browsing via someone else's unsecured wireless network.
We look forward to the new features and hope to be using them all very soon! We've also recently learned that none other than Richard Lau, formerly of MyDomains and nameDirect has taken over this tiny but unforgettable domainer resource.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 12:52
Facebook revealed on November 15th 2010 that it had acquired Fb.com. the acquisition was between the company and the American Farm Bureau Federation. The goal was to use as the domain for internal email in the corporate offices for exchanging with cleints.
Today comes news that the acquisition cost for FB.com was a whooping 8.5 million US dollars, landing the sale on the top of this year's charts. The sale relocated the 6 Million member Farm Bureau over to Fb.org permanently.
“At their annual meeting in Atlanta, Farm Bureau officials on Tuesday said the organization earned $8.5 million by selling a couple of domain names but is barred from identifying the buyer.”