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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...

1Password Introduces Domain Breach Reports

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1Password, one of the world’s most used and trusted password manager has launched a first-of-its-kind domain breach report. Enterprises using 1Password services can now quickly identify accounts that have been compromised and alert employees to create new passwords generated by 1Password. Once set-up with 1Password, team members can use 1Password Watchtower to identify where compromised passwords...

Betting.com Finds New Owner In Game Lounge

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The Game Lounge Group, a leading digital and affiliate marketing company for the iGaming sector, announced that it will be acquiring the premium domain Betting.com. The acquisition will happen through its holding company, Game Lounge Sweden AB.   The acquisition marks Game Lounge’s entry into the US sports-betting market and re-affirms its intentions to diversify and expand into important...

Ex-Porn Star’s Fans Petition To Have Her Domains Returned

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Mia Khalifa had a brief stint in the porn industry: 3 months with 11 videos. Despite retiring from industry almost 6 years ago, she is still one of Pornhub’s most popular stars. She comes second only to Lana Rhodes in Pornhub’s search rankings. She came into focus when a video featuring her in a hijab went viral, angering Muslims and inciting the wrath of the ISIS which gave death threats to the...

Domain of Largest Torrent Portal Suspended

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Torrentz2.eu, the primary domain of the popular torrent website has been suspended by the EURid. It was the most visited torrent indexing site as of April 2020. Torrentz2, launched in 2016, is the successor of Torrentz, which abruptly shut down the same year. While Torrentz was based in Finland, its heir wasn’t so generous to reveal that info. But that was no barrier to the meta-search platform...

Why The ZACR Believes .ZA Domain Prices Must Increase

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South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR), the non-profit organization which handles the 2LDs under the country’s ccTLD, is pushing for a price restructuring for its co.za, web.za, org.za and net.za domains. It wants to increase the wholesale registration and renewal price by R10. The present annual domain fee of R45 has remained unchanged since 2014, and the ZACR desires it increased to R55. It...

US Government To Use HTTPS To Secure Its .gov Websites

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Beginning September 1, 2020, new .gov websites will only be accessible via HTTPS as they will be automatically preloaded, as announced by the U.S Government’s DotGov Program. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the DotGov Program which handles the .gov TLD. For this purpose, it’s collaborating with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). “We believe the...

Would You Buy Make-up Products From Coca Cola?

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There are two types of people: Pepsi one or Coca Cola one. Just in case you belong to the latter, I have a question that might sound a little strange. But here it goes, would you buy and use make-up products from Coca Cola? The soft drink company in an odd collaboration, to say the least, with beauty brand Morphe has launched a range of beauty products. The line of products has been named the...

Web.com Suspends White Nationalist Site

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VDARE.com, a promoter of white supremacy and anti-immigration ideology has its domain in jeopardy as its registrar, Network Solutions, has threatened to de-list the site. This means that the site would be only accessible on the dark web through special browsers. The website had until Thursday to transfer its domain after which its services would be suspended, said a letter by the lawyer of the...

The Largest Crypto Exchange Loses Domain Dispute To An Australian Florist

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Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in trade volume (as of January 2018) recently lost a domain dispute to Binancé, an Australian florist. The domain in question here is binance.com.au. Binance filed the complaint on April 15, 2020, and the proceedings began on April 17, 2020. Ashurst Australia was representing Binance, and its lawyers argued that trademark for Binance had been...

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