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I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I've been offered as much as $US50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.

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If you watched this year's Super Bowl, you probably noticed one thing: Madonna looks good for a 53-year-old. Oh, and also, the commercials sucked. Screw Brady and Manning, where the heck is the creativity, ad people? You guys are boring me. I need something more than King Elton John and moonwalking dogs.

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If you own a website, it's probably a good idea to renew your domain name right now. In fact, it's probably a good idea to renew your domain name for as long as is fiscally responsible for you. Three years? Five years? Whatever, go do it! We don't want your website ending up like The Bay Citizen, which currently routes to an embarrassing GoDaddy landing page.

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When the internet gets upset about something, it doesn't sulk alone in IRC, a single felt-pen tear static on its cheek. No, it goes all-out. At the moment, it has GoDaddy in its sights, and with Jimmy Wales's decision to find a new, non-GoDaddy home for Wikipedia, the internet has just fired one of its bigger weapons at the under-siege registrar.

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Wow, GoDaddy finally does the right thing. They've just announced that they're no longer supporting the awful, US anti-internet bill known as SOPA because though 'fighting' online piracy is important, GoDaddy feels they "can clearly do better".

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Asking price? Potentially $US1 billion at auction. One would have to assume Danica Patrick is already filming a commercial.

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The Washington Post is reporting that GoDaddy, the biggest domain name registrar on the planet, will soon stop registering domain names in China. Their announcement comes in the midst of Google closing their Chinese search engine, though GoDaddy says their decision is specifically a response to "new government rules that require applicants to provide extensive personal data, including photographs of themselves." Yes, that is a bit creepy.