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Japanese Cryptocurrency Firm Hijacked For The Second Time

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Coincheck is a cryptocurrency wallet and exchange service. On May 31, it was subject to attack by hackers when they got hold of its domain registrar account and then changed the DNS settings. The company’s domain registrar, Onamae.com also confirmed the incident. Japanese security researcher Masafumi Negishi said that the hackers modified the primary DNS entry for Coincheck’s domain. The hackers...

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...

Historical Name PCWeek.com Sells For $3350 At GoDaddy

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Ziff-Davis LLC launched PCWeek.com on February 28, 1984 in San Francisco. Personal computers were the hype then, and the weekly publication covered the use of computers as business tools with the introduction of the early PCs produced by Apple, IBM, Compaq and many other manufacturers. It chronicled the personal computing revolution since early on, which continues to this day with the newest...

Startup domain expires after $30 Million FUndraise

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Plum District was a hyper-local daily deals site created ‘by Moms, for Moms’. It was founded in 2009 by Megan Gardner with an aim of making every mom a ‘momtrepreneur’. It raised a whopping $30 million in funding, with about $10 million in its Series A funding, and the remaining $20 million in December 2011. Off to a great start, it became a leading e-commerce destination with a community of moms...

Panel decides RDNH while the registrant didn’t even respond

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How often have you heard a UDRP panel deciding against the complainant even when the respondent didn’t even appear. Now on top of that add that not only the respondent won, but the panel also decided that the complainant was Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). This is what happened with the domain AdviceGroup.com. Advice Group S.P.A. an Italian company filed a UDRP over the domain name...

Nominet suspends 29,000 .uk domains

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Nominet, the .uk domain registry has suspended 28,937 domains this year. The takedowns happened because of the company’s vision to clear the UK’s cyberspace. The registry took the action after 5 out of the 10 companies it collaborates with, sent requests on takedowns. Out of the 28,937 takedowns, 28,606 came from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) which deals with...

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Dot-Com Trademark Issue

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The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case that whether a generic name along with a generic TLD is applicable for a trademark protection. The Supreme Court took the matter under its purview after there were differences between Trademark institutions and lower courts regarding whether Booking.com is a trademark or not. It all began in 2012, when Booking.com applied to get stylized versions...

After Ok Boomer, Ok Domainer getting popular with CEOs

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Internet has yet to get over its obsession over “Ok Boomer” memes, when suddenly the domain name industry has toppled over “Ok Domainer. So, after 1946-1964 born, what is the new category that this news buzzword is aiming at? Apparently, this term is getting quite popular with CEOs. This term is used by them when some domainer is asking a price way more than what the CEO expects. The CEOs take...

Unstoppable Domains launches $1M grant in Blockchain Domain Integration

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In a bid to help wallets, browsers and decentralized applications integrate blockchain domains, Unstoppable Domains has launched a grant of $ 1 Million. The step is majorly focussed towards making blockchain domains more accustomed in the Cryptocurrency environment. The wallet service providers are the major beneficiaries here as it is easier to do transactions with a blockchain domain than...

Italy blocks Six Trading Websites

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Italy continued its blocking sprew with the addition of 6 more websites to the list. Italy’s Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) announced that more websites offering financial services without the proper authorization have been blocked. These websites are: Waltika Partners Ltd ();CobraCFD Ltd (www.c0bracfd.com and www.cobracfd.biz/it);Alfa Financial, Zurich Corporation and lsystems LTD...

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