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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 through the...

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, since the...

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. That’s...

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 company...

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...

ælf switches to this spectacular new domain name

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As of 09/09/2021 aelf, stylised as ælf, is a blockchain company that has multi-chain parallel computing features. The company aims to solve the long pertaining scalability issue in the blockchain ecosystem.  The company however recently made a whooping acquisition. The company in an outstanding branding push purchased a million dollar name. No, the use of ‘a million’ is not merely an...

Biden Administration launches new website to bring separated families ‘together’

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As of 17/09/2021 One of the many important issues on which the US Presidential Election 2020 had been fought was immigration. Trump during his presidential stint was pretty strict on immigration. I mean who can forget the Trump’s iconic wall?  However Trump’s strict immigration policy led to the separation of children from their families. While the children were kept under the US...

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