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E-Commerce Scam and Fraud Reports

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With the increase in scams on e-commerce websites and Instagram pages, the team at Domain Magazine has taken an initiative to investigate and call off such scams and frauds. If you have been a victim of such fraud, please post in the comments below and we will add them to the listing. 1. Soune.in // Certified FraudOur first report is about a website, Soune.in. This site is cheating Indian...

Domain name of Cigar company expires, available at auction

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Cigars, International is a Cigar company based in the US. The company was established in 1996 and is among the fastest growing cigar retailers, however a peculiar thing was noticed. A domain name belonging to the company was up for auction.  The domain name we are talking about is Humidor.com. The domain name was registered in 1995, 1 year before the Company was established. However the domain...

.th domain names are becoming available

There is some really good news for the Thai internet ecosystem. From this year, the county is beginning to open its second level .th domain names. Until now only third level .th domain names were available. The opening up of .th domain name space would be in a phased manner. There will be 3 rounds. In Round 1, exact match business owners and Trademark holders will get their respective .th domain...

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...

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