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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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