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You will need CEO’s permission to register more than 1 .in domain name

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There have been some changes in registering .in domain names. Individuals wishing to register more than one .in domain name would have to seek permission from CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). NIXI is the sponsor of India’s ccTLD .in. Registered companies can register upto 100 domain names. However, to register more than that, they too need to seek the CEO’s...

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...

Different Second level .tr domains under TRABIS

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In a previous post we talked about TRABIS. We talked about how the .tr domain names are going through a change in management. However, there are other Second level .tr domain names too. How does the change pan out on them?  As of now, the extension is controlled by Nic.tr (to be changed from January, 2022). There are several restrictions under Nic.tr. The domain name registration requires...

Hy-vee launches two new domain names

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Hy-vee, the self-owned group of supermarkets, is looking to create spurs in the industry. The company has announced two new domain names with an eye on bulk ordering.  The company has launched domain names Hy-VeeDeals.com and ShopPetship.com. These new domains are in addition to the existing parent domain name of Hy-vee.com. These new domain names aim at establishing Hy-Vee’s presence on...

Okada Manila is now UE Resorts International

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Okada Manila is one of the most popular resorts in the Philippines. Situated in Manila, the 42 acre campus along with the picturesque ocean view is just mesmerizing.  The resort however recently announced that it is going to rebrand. It is going to adopt a new name of UE Resorts International. The name change has certainly been with an idea of expansion. The company wants to venture out to...

Hackers Impersonate WordPress To Hijack Domains

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Researchers at Naked Security, the web security arm of the British IT security company Sophos, recently got an e-mail from WordPress. It offered them an upgrade to DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) from DNS (Domain Name System) for their domain. It highlighted the drawbacks of the DNS and the advantages of a domain with DNSSEC over the DNS. If you’re a beginner reading this, DNS is...

This ccTLD is scared of Adolf Hitler

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How much damage can a person dead for more than 70 years ago do today? Well, the answer is ‘monumental’ if that person is Adolf Hitler.  South Sudan, the world’s youngest country which got its independence less than 10 years ago is probably going to suffer because of the Führer. The country has just launched its ccTLD registrations a couple of days ago… and there is a...

Trademark battle with Gerber Baby Foods forces LittleBean.com to rebrand

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Little Bean; a chickpea-based, dairy-free ice-cream shop; is re-branding to Little Chickpea after a trademark tussle with the behemoth baby food brand Gerber. The website LittleBean.com now redirects to the new LittleChickpea.com. The case is pretty similar to what changed Olympic Provisions to Olympia Provisions. The restaurateur Micah Camden said that he thought of the name Little Bean a year...

Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

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Elon Musk, the one entrepreneur who stands out. Musk keeps surprising us all the time with his innovative and universe-denting ideas. Well, he came up with an interesting….Umm…I don’t know what to call it. Figure it out for yourself! Musk recently tweeted a link to his website x.com, “x.com/x”. This garnered immediate attention because of his history with x.com. x.com was owned by him and...

Another start-up moves from .com to shorter .co

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Playbuzz has moved from Playbuzz.com to Ex.co. Following on the footsteps of Supply.co which changed from GetSupply.com to Supply.co, Playbuzz also shifted from a.com domain to a .co. Playbuzz is storytelling platform that provides publishers & brands with interactive tools to craft engaging editorial & commercial content. The step is seen as an...

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