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DropCatch Experiences Outage – Several Auctions Impacted

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Users are reporting that DropCatch experienced a major outage in the last hour. While the website was functional and users were able to login, the auctions itself weren’t accepting bids. We were able to confirm from several bidders who were unable to place bids on the auctions they had been watching. “The auction page went blank. I refreshed several times, but nothing. It was blank...

Gemini Roped In For Custody Of Unstoppable’s .CRYPTO Domains

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Unstoppable Domains, a leader in blockchain domains announced that it has partnered with Gemini LLC, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, to offer custody services for the former’s .crypto domains. This means, users who have purchased .crypto domains from Unstoppable can now store their addresses with Gemini Custody. Domain registrars like 101domain and EnCirca will now use...

Would You Pay $99 For ❣.fm ?

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How does the idea of using emoji domain names sound to you? They have been here for a while, and as of May 2019, 14 TLDs support emoji domain names. It’s cool, trendy and quirky. Even emoji sub-domains are available, with the condition that they must start with an emoji. Following up on the trend is BRS Media’s dotFM registry, which has added over 120 new emoji domains to its list. dotFM launched...

French Torrent Giant Vaults Through Domains To Prevent ISP Blocking

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What do you do when your domain is at the risk of ISP blocking? You go domain (s)hopping! Well, at least that’s what this French torrent giant is doing, with its newest stop being .si, the ccTLD for Slovenia. Just seven months into the year and Ygg Torrent has already changed three domain extensions, all of them being ccTLDs. The site fully runs in French and stands for a prime example of a site...

Is The UK Government Colonizing The .IO Extension

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The .io is a popular domain extension for many SaaS (software as a service) companies. In the world of computers, I/O stands for Input/Output, a common term used when discussing computing processes. Such is the popularity of .io that Google’s ad targeting treats it as a gTLD. However, the origins of this extension don’t lie in the tech world, but in Britain’s colonial history. The Chagos...

GoGoCasino.com To Go International

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LeoVegas AB, the Swedish iGaming operator announced that it would make a version of its virtual casino platform GoGoCasino.com available to players in its neighbouring country, Finland. The casino was launched in the domestic locale in March last year. The step marks the casino brand’s entry into the international realm, Finland being the first in series. The company attributes the casino...

Google Fails To Renew BLogspot Domain, Breaks Millions Of Websites

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Google just made a big howler. Their most recent blunder has downed millions of websites hosted on its blogging and publishing platform, Blogger which it acquired in 2003. The reason is not a server outrage, but the lapse in responsibility by a certain someone. It has lost ownership of blogspot.in, its India-specific domain for Blogger. The domain expired and the concerned person didn’t renew it...

Special Auction For 100+ .CO Domains On Sedo

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Sedo, one of the leading domain marketplaces, today revealed a one of its kind ‘No Reserve’ auction for .co domains, an event with mostly English keyword domains from July 23 to July 30, 2020. It is holding the auction to commemorate .co’s ten-year anniversary. It was on July 20, 2010 that the TLD was opened for the general public to register, as it’s also the ccTLD for Colombia. The hundred and...

Sucker Punch Renews Infamous Domain, Launches Ghost Of Tsushima

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Sucker Punch recently renewed inFAMOUSTheGame.com. For those whose minds have not been whirring with wild imaginations with that statement, let me tell you: inFAMOUS is a series of action-adventure video games which Sony published on its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. The game was quite famous (obviously for all the good reasons), with even a DC Comic Series after it. Now this...

Microsoft Follows Google, Puts Focus On Domains

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In today’s episode of browsers vs URLs, we have Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows following up after Google’s Chrome in trimming URLs displayed on the address bar. In a previous article, I discussed about Google’s on and off pursuits on this since years, and how it continues doing it despite the relentless backlash and user frustration. The reason Google gives is that this feature...

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