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The contribution of Runet to the Russian economy in 2018

Runet’s contribution to the country's economy in 2018 was 3.9 trillion rubles, which is slightly less than tax revenues from Rosneft. As the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin said earlier, in 2018 the state-owned company paid four trillion rubles in taxes to the budget. This is slightly less than 4 percent of Russia's GDP (104 trillion rubles).

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State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation adopted the law on sovereignty of the Runet

Deputies of State Duma in the third and final reading adopted a bill on the safe and sustainable work of the Runet. For the project voted 307 deputies, against - 68.

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Last week’s top Sedo sales

Sedo released their weekly sales and FusionBank.com led the way at $65,265. Some really random .com sales this week. 49 .com sales, 15 cctld sales and 5 other told sales.

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Domain .RU is 25 years old!

A quarter of a century ago, on April 7, 1994, the first domain in the RU zone was officially registered in Russia. It was on this day that an entry appeared on the opening of the Russian domain Internet space in the international database of national top-level domains.

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CBDOil.com is sold for $ 500,240

It became known that the domain name CBDOil.com was sold for $ 500,240. It is currently the third largest domain transaction for the current year. In the first place it is California.com, sold for $ 3,000,000. In the second place it is OL.com, sold for $ 900,000.

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VeriSign Report for the IV quarter of 2018

Verisign published the DNIB report for the fourth quarter of 2018: the number of registered domain names increased to 348.7 million. This is 6.3 million (1.8%) more than in the third quarter of 2018. Annual growth was about 16.3 million, or 4.9%.

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Last week’s top Sedo sales

Sedo released their weekly sales and kBet.com led the way at $43,530. Some really random .com sales this week. 48 .com sales, 14 cctld sales and 7 other told sales.

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So how much did Zoom.com cost?

Domain industry experts conducted a small investigation to find out at what price the domain Zoom.com was acquired. The deal took place last year. The new owner was the company Zoom Video Communications, which owns the service for video conferencing. From the time of the sale, the cost of the domain name remained secret, but now there is a version which seems likely to be true.

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