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are a peculiar property: Prices can range from the typical X.99-dollars-a-year deals offered by registrars still available on the market and up to staggering amounts for highly wanted addresses which are typically held by entities that well-understand their value and price them accordingly.

The value of these titles derives from the commonness of their words and the reputation that such monikers, or similar ones, have acquired. The domain’s human reputation (how users perceive the title) and algorithmic reputation (how search engines value it) require time, money and hard work to acquire.

Owners of reputable names are rightly concerned about similar ones in use, due to their potential of diluting the reputation of their own brand. The availability of online options is steadily decreasing and disputes between owners of similar domain names inevitably emerge.

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Hindustan Unilever (HUL), the country’s largest consumer goods company, saw its profit, revenue, and volume for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 (Q3) rise as demand improved steadily across markets. This is the first quarter since the Covid-19 lockdown last year when urban markets have shown buoyancy, analysts tracking the company said, pointing to a gradual recovery in sentiment in cities, which were most impacted by the pandemic. The stock fell 0.34 per cent to end the session at 2,390.


HUL derives 60 per cent of its sales from urban areas and the rest from rural areas. Rural demand, said HUL Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Mehta, remained high during the quarter, in line with the trend that has been visible since June.


HUL’s net profit rose nearly 19 per cent over the year-ago period to Rs 1,921 crore in Q3, while its revenue

The co-founder of a social impact marketing agency shares tips for leaders to be more purposeful in their business practices.

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Afdhel Aziz is the co-founder of Conspiracy of Love, a global purpose consultancy. He works with companies like Adidas, REO, Red Bull and Microsoft, helping them understand how to do more good in the world. “We do this by helping them discover their purpose, the higher-order reason they exist, and designing purpose-driven initiatives which allow them to go into the world to do some good, either through new products, new technology, new platforms or new innovation,” he says. 

Speaking with Jessica Abo, Aziz shares three principles from his upcoming book, The Principles of

Meetings that just happen by default waste precious time, invite poor decisions, add to exhaustion, and fray relationships. Given these risks, I proposed in a previous article that successful meetings are intentionally designed. The basic idea is that to support people and move critical objectives forward, leaders need to ask themselves four questions: Why are you meeting? Who needs to be there? What conversation needs to happen? And how can you create the conditions that will enable that conversation? In my experience, leaders are often able to answer the first three questions with just a little extra effort. But they usually come up empty when it comes to the last one.

The trouble starts before the attendees show up (or log on). Many people arrive at meetings prepared to be disengaged. Whether it is a recurring team call, a project team update, or a longer strategy retreat, participants often lack

As many as 450 projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have been hit by cost overruns totalling more than Rs 4.28 trillion, according to a report.


The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors projects worth Rs 150 crore and above.



Of the 1,687 such projects, 450 reported cost overruns and 558 were delayed.


“Total original cost of implementation of the 1,687 projects was Rs 21,44,627.66 crore and their anticipated completion cost is likely to be Rs 25,72,670.28 crore, which reflects overall cost overruns of Rs 4,28,042.62 crore (19.96 per cent of original cost),” the ministry’s latest report for December 2020 said.


The expenditure incurred on these projects till December 2020 was Rs 12,17,692.37 crore, which was 47.33 per cent of the anticipated cost of the projects.


However, the report said the number of delayed projects decreases