Broad Interest in .CPA Internet Domains as Oct. 31 Early Application Deadline Nears

Next Phase Shifts to a First-Come, First-Served Basis in Early November

More than 90 percent of the American Institute of CPAs’ major firms group, which represents most of the nation’s top 100 CPA firms, have applied to secure their existing online branding under the new restricted Internet domain for the accounting profession, .cpa.

CPA.com has seen a similarly strong response from the next 400 largest firms, with more than 70 percent of these firms advancing applications through an early registration process that began Sept. 1. This initial, protected phase ends at 10 a.m. Eastern, Oct. 31. The first batch of preferred names will be released in early November, after which future requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Applying for a .cpa domain is an important, long-term strategic decision for CPA firms,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com. “Restricted domains are part of the new way

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The Washington Post to host daily, live 2020 election programming beginning Oct. 28



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“Post Live Election Daily” will feature interviews with Acting Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Brooke Leslie Rollins, Former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder, Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and more.

The Washington Post today announced it will host live programming of the 2020 presidential race, including a daily Washington Post Live virtual series, a special broadcast report on election night and innovative graphics presentations of the vote count. In addition to The Post’s comprehensive reporting and analysis, viewers can tune in to The Post’s site and YouTube channel to follow coverage in the lead-up to election night and as the results come in.

“Post Live Election Daily will offer a crisp snapshot of the 2020 election in a fast-paced, robust 30-minute program, sponsored by Bank of America. Starting at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 28, viewers 

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Apple iPhone 12 release date is Oct. 23, what to expect at Apple Store

  • A new iPhone launch is usually synonymous with winding lines at the Apple Store, but the company is implementing some new measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apple will be using a reservation system for stores that are open, should lines begin to form.
  • That means customers waiting in line may be asked to return at a specified time to make their purchase.
  • Apple Stores that are temporarily closed will have an Express Storefront setup, where customers can pick up items ordered ahead of time without entering the store.
  • Apple’s iPhone 12 launch is expected to be one of its biggest product releases in years, and the company is preparing for an upgrade “supercycle.” 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

If this were any other year, the launch of the iPhone 12 would mean winding lines outside stores around the world as customers wait to become among the

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Virginia Extends Voter Registration Deadline Until Oct. 15 After Website Outage : NPR

Virginia’s online voter registration system went down on the worst day possible: the last day that residents are allowed to register to vote.

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A federal judge in Richmond has ruled that Virginia must extend online and in-person voter registration until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15.

The order comes after a construction project accidentally cut a fiber internet line yesterday that took down several state websites, including the Department of Elections website on the last day of voter registration.

U.S. Judge John A. Gibney Jr. made the ruling early Wednesday morning in a lawsuit brought by several voter rights groups.

“There’s really not a lot of harm to the Commonwealth and the state registrars by extending the period of registration in this case,” Gibney Jr. said in the teleconference hearing, “but there is tremendous harm to the people who want to register to

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