The owners of the domain name “Ebola” will be able to earn good!

The cost of a domain name “ebola.rf” belonging to the company “Barracuda”, estimated at one million euros, and domain – only 50 000 euros.

According to the information at the moment ebola.rf domain is nothing more than a web-site – plug. E. A resource redirects Internet users to form due to the domain owner for asking questions about purchasing it. Currently owned by LLC “Barracuda” is about 5,500 domain names. Directly owned enterprise Andrei Lapenkova.

According to a domain investor Paul Gross Dneprova voiced the cost of domain names and ebola.rf more than overpriced. Moreover, this practice is already a standard event for the World Wide Web and is repeated at a certain frequency. As an example, Mr. Gross-Dnepr cited the case with the domain name, the value of which at the peak of popularity chats reached one million US dollars. Now this domain very few people interested, even for free.

The situation is analogous to domain names, such as “ebola.rf» or «», which will be interested in no longer than a deadly virus is rampant in the world spaces.

A similar opinion was firm and the owner of the domain Salenames – Robert Ironing service. Russian owners of domain names related to the Ebola virus, could well earn their sale only if the fever epidemic will be recorded on the territory of the Russian Federation. Otherwise, the “red” price and ebola.rf – is EUR 20 000.

Anyway, the owners ebola.rf and firmly believe in the successful sale of its projects, acting like his colleagues – internet entrepreneur John Shultsema, sell the domain of Weed Growth Fund 200 000 USD.

In China, individuals are not eligible to register domains

In China last week officially banned the registration of domains in the national domain zone .cn for individuals. Thus, starting in 2010, to register new domain names with Chinese domain zone can only persons with legal status. About already registered domain names of individuals not yet clear. However great the risk that site owners who have invested in their creation and development of large sums, but are individuals may lose their investments with domain names.

January 5, 2010 some one of the first sites in the provinces of Hennan, Shanghai, Jhansi, and so on. D. Has not been available to the public. It should be noted that hosting providers servers which these site, officially announced that the equipment is no problem.

What exactly happened and what is the reason of such “emergency situations” China Central Television and the Xinhua News Agency can not answer, because they do not illuminate the subject. Members of the press meant that if this legislation will not have any workaround in a list of allowed sites of individuals, the masses will start mass discontent. Moreover, local users, their interest exchanged a foreign domain zones, will only hurt the country’s economy, registering domains in other national areas and thus giving their money to foreign companies.

In response to the opinion of the press and the public, the PRC government has its own vision of the problem: according to statistics in the state 99% of pornographic sites are owned by individuals. That is why the law prohibiting individuals to register domains in the zone .cn – it’s just an additional measure to combat pornography on the Internet. The news of the adoption of this legislation by the Chinese government has sent to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), which does not comment on this decision.

Analysts and experts also have an opinion on the adoption of this legislation: in this way the Chinese government is going to put an end not only pornography, but also with any other opposition in the country, blocking her access to the most popular and accessible public information resources – the Internet. Prior to this, China’s opposition has been denied access to radio, press and TV (as in Russia).

In the meantime, the tops of arguing about the appropriateness of the new law, statistics say that this innovation will reduce the number of domain names in the .cn about 30-40%. Approximately the same number lost profits, local domain name registrars and hosting companies.

Recall that in the beginning of the year were the statistical data on Chinese domain zone .cn, which in late 2009 was the absolute leader in the number of registered domains in the world (more than 13.5 million.). The second place ranking German occupied zone .de (12 million. Domain). However, to lead the Chinese national domain zone will have a short time, if the authorities did not amend its legislation adopted.

Is there a future for the new domain .rf?

Russia was one of the first domain in its alphabet. This event was publicized at the highest level. Thus, Medvedev said: “This event has not only technological, but also political implications. In the history of the Internet for the first time. And this state of affairs will be in a different position our country at such a boundless market for goods, services, knowledge, and other things like the internet.”

Domains .rf began work on November 25 and it is registered sites exclusively with Cyrillic writing domain address. One of the first page has been reserved for the benefit of rossiya.rf government agencies. Reserved her Coordination Center for TLD RU (KC).

Russia was the first country in the network addresses in their native language, but in the near future and other countries acquire national domains. ICANN’s so over already received a number of applications. Egypt, too, will get the first Arabic domain

The main idea of online supporters split along linguistic lines is not considered isolation of the individual zones, as it seems at first glance. “This is the first step towards the internationalization of the Internet. For millions of people from the Middle East, Asia, Russia, which is not used in everyday life in Roman letters, the Internet will be available “, – said Rod Beckstrom, the head of the organization of the ex-head of the National Center for Cybersecurity US in Seoul at the conference ICANN.

Russian owners of websites ending in .ru, friendly attitude to this initiative. Many companies are planning to open a “mirror” of the sites in this domain zone. But the Russian Internet bloggers believe that the new domain will be another trough for cybersquatters and registrars.

Carriers of state symbols and trademark owners first gained the right to get in Cyrillic zone. 15 companies accredited KC gave the right to register sites in Cyrillic zone. The main requirements for registrars: The address must contain only Cyrillic allowed hyphens and numbers, the address must fully comply with the writing of the trademark.

The cost of a single address in the new domain zone ranges from 1.2 thousand to 10 thousand rubles. Ultimately, the price depends on the registrar.

Protection against impostors will be developed very carefully. Cybersquatting – that is, the capture of addresses on the network, coinciding with the brand names, to ensure that these same domains in the future sell the brands to their rightful owners. Also called cybersquatters and those who sell overpriced catchy domain addresses.

Naturally the public wakes up from this interest in the new domain .rf. Cybersquatters will try to capture popular words such as “money”, “vodka”, “sex” and others. However, the auction purchase cybersquatters addresses to connect to the end, when you can buy these names at the lowest possible cost, and, in all likelihood, at this point type domains dengi.rf have long to be sold.

Ian Nevstruev – invader domains with five years’ seniority, does not plan to buy anything in the domain .rf. Today Nevstruev owns about 1,000 addresses in the zone .ru. “In the new area, I do not believe, unlike most of my colleagues – he says. – Individuals believe that will be profitable to sell the whole sentences or long phrases, but I think that those pages will be used only for side needs: increased memorability name of the organization or company, or to address fraudsters or competitors stake. “