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The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. My posts on Domain Magazine are intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.

Web Summit Rise Conference 2020 postponed

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The 6th edition of Rise Conference which was going to be held in Hong Kong from March 2020 to March 2021 has been postponed. The reason being the ongoing clashes between the Government and pro-Democracy protesters. The series of protests that began after the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government, is seeping into the tech industry as well. Rise is among...

MailChimp launches Free Website Builder

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Mailchimp has launched its own website builder. The email marketing firm with this decision came out as a full-fledged online marketing platform, locking horns with the Giants of the industry. The website builder is free to use and premium members can connect a domain name as well to their websites. The website builder comes with a built in sign-up form and a coming soon page where people can...

Italy blocks Six Trading Websites

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Italy continued its blocking sprew with the addition of 6 more websites to the list. Italy’s Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) announced that more websites offering financial services without the proper authorization have been blocked. These websites are: Waltika Partners Ltd ();CobraCFD Ltd (www.c0bracfd.com and www.cobracfd.biz/it);Alfa Financial, Zurich Corporation and lsystems LTD...

Henry Turcan buys 1,750,000 shares of Minds Machines Group

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Henry Turcan an insider of the Minds Machines Group has purchased 1.750,000 shares of it. The sale was made at a price of GBX 6 ($0.08) per share, with a total value of £105,000 ($137,201.10). Minds Machines Group is an operator and owner of gTLDs. It is known for providing “Espresso” registry services technology platform. Major ICANN registrars use this platform. It is a subsidiary of Minds +...

Domains in full Greek Script

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The European Registry for Internet Domains (EURid) has launched the .ευ domain. .ευ is the Greek version of .eu TLD. Good news for the Greeks as now an all Greek domain with .ευ extension can be used. The existing Greek names with .eu extension can be switched over to .ευ in 3 years.  The European Commission is all about diversity and inclusiveness. The decision to launch .ευ domain is in...

.bond open for public

The .bond extension was launched for public today. The extension was available to trademark owners from October 17 to November 18 and unveiled to the public today. Brands like Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Instagram have already booked their .bond domains. The extension was launched by ShortDot SA, the fifth-largest new domain name registry in the world. The company was started by tech...

Communism.com, Stolen and Sold

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Communism.com was stolen claims the online public campaign posted at Communism.org. According to it, “The communism.com domain has been hijacked, it appears, by means of identity theft”. The claimant also wrote that, “I was also the custodian (of Communism.com)”. In a long post the claimant also alleges that other domains: Struggle.net and pix.org were also stolen from her/him. She/He said...

$ 100 Million ad-attack on Trump

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The Democrats are gearing up hard to attack on Trump. The recent attack onTrump from billionaire, philanthropist and a possible Democrat President Michael Bloomberg. The media mogul has announced an online ad campaign targeting the US President with a budget of $ 100 Million. One of the key factors regarding Trump’s victory in 2016 was his ability to change perspectives and interpretations in his...

Tucows gets a “Hold” status

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A number of analysts have submitted their reports on Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX). A majority of them have downgraded its status. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Tucows from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The Street also downgraded its ratings from a “b-“ to a “c+”.Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tucows from a “hold” rating to a “sell”. ValuEngine, however upgraded Tucows from a “strong sell”...

CentralNIC buys Team Internet AG

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CentralNIC has bought the direct navigation internet company Team Internet AG at $ 48 Million. The $ 48 Million consists of $ 45 Million cash ($ 3 Million of which is deferred) and $ 3 Million in share consideration. Munich based Team Internet- a subsidiary of advertising technology provider Matomy Media, monetizes over 20 Million domains. The company has two divisions: ParkingCrew and Tonic...

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The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind.

My posts on Domain Magazine are intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.

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