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Eminem has bought half-a-million dollar NFT

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Begin 2022 and even Eminem has bought a NFT. Yes, Eminem has joined the frenzy. The iconic rapper has bought Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT #9055. Eminem has bought the NFT for a price of 123.45 Ethereum. This was equivalent to $453,000 at the time of purchase. OpenSea sold the NFT, and has also created a new name for the buyer. The NFT is mentioned to be owned by Shady_Holdings. A nod to the...

World’s first SMS sold as a NFT

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Vodafone has sold World’s first SMS to be sent. They were sold at a Paris Auction House called Aguttes Auction House, as reported by Deutsche Welle. The Auction fetched €107, 000 which is equal to a whooping $121, 000. World’s first SMS was sent on 3rd December, 1992. It’s been almost 3 decades since! What’s even more exciting is the content of the text. The text was a...

ThePirateBay.com is up for sale, again!

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As of 13/08/2021 World’s most popular torrent website‘s domain name is up for sale. Again. Yeah, you heard that right! And the domain name is not just another extension, it is a premium .com domain name.  Last year, T`he Pirate Bay let its two domain names, namely: PirateBay.org and ThePirateBay.com expire. It wasn’t a major concern for the site as it primarily works...

Unstoppable Domains team up with Cake Wallet can make crypto-exchanges as simple as sending an Email

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As of 13/08/2021 Unstoppable domains has announced that users of Cake Wallet can now use its  .crypto domains for transaction of cryptocurrency. With this new feature, sending cryptocurrency has become as simple as sending an email!  Usually the transaction of cryptocurrency includes entering a long alphanumeric address such as ‘156i6HJfMWb1h2BEsKpfvZ2tQugqo4vs2w’. However...

John Oliver jokes through this domain name

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As of 10/08/2021 John Oliver has a knack of presenting important issues with strong and stinging arguments in the form of jokes. In his popular show Last Week Tonight John Oliver talks about a wide range of issues. And for a few weeks, the center of his shows has been the Opioid crisis.  America has been suffering from the overuse of the drug. So much, that it has been termed as an endemic...

European Wax Center melts Florida Man’s fraudulent domain names

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As of 07/08/2021 European Wax Center is a popular name in the United States. The hair removal and body care firm currently has more than 800 locations across the US. However, the Wax company had to go to a legal battle with a Florida man over two domain names. Twice!  As reported by Reuters, two domain names namely: EuropaWaxCenter.com and EuWaxCenter.com were registered by a Florida man...

.forever: domain names you can own forever

As of 04/08/2021 Impervious has brought a new domain name extension for us all: .forever. However, this isn’t like any other extension. The company calls it the first ‘truly decentralised domain names‘.  The domain names that you own has a problem. The problem is that, well, you don’t actually own those domains. The domain names are only being leased to you...

Standard Life Aberdeen rebrands to abrdn

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As of 05/07/2021 Standard Life Aberdeen, the largest active asset manager in the UK has decided to rebrand itself. The company in a bold decision decided to rebrand itself as ‘abrdn‘. The company went through a merger in 2017. Two companies namely Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management merged into Standard Life Aberdeen. However, the company’s stock price has been dipping...

Fight over Khadi reaches WIPO

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As of 01/07/2021 Khadi is inseparable from Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle that brought India her independence. Khadi was the symbol of a national movement that brought the mighty British on their knees. This symbol of non-violent protest has however ended in a legal tussle that reached WIPO.  The domain name in question was UrbanKhadiClub.com. The domain name was owned by a Delhi based...

100th dispute resolution case of .cn and .中国 for WIPO

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As of 09/09/2021 WIPO, in a post announced that it has received the 100th case for dispute resolution of TLDs .cn and .中国. Although there are numerous domain extensions under WIPO, these extensions have their own significance.  .cn and .中国 are Chinese ccTLDs, and are in fact quite popular worldwide. Considering the rise of Chinese business firms as the global juggernauts, the country’s...

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