Domain Names and Kanye’s Presidential Campaign


It’s been almost 2 years since Kanye ran for presidency. Kanye’s bid to redo the Trump phenomenon didn’t end well for the rapper. However, there are some other untouched aspects of the campaign, hints of which can be found in domain names.  Kanye’s campaign was largely considered bipartisan. However, certain findings point otherwise. Kanye’s campaign got the...

All .eu domain names held by UK, cancelled


Yesterday, all .eu domain names under UK citizens and organizations were cancelled permanently. This marked the completion of the long .eu domain names adaptation to Brexit.  The process had started at the beginning of the last year itself. At the start of 2021, a number of domain names showed a ‘suspended’ sign. The domain names could have been reinstated once the registrant showed the necessary...

Saudi Arabia extends the date of transfer of domain names


Saudi Arabia has extended the date of transfer of it’s domain names. With an extension of three months, the domain names could be transferred till 31st of March, 2022. This applies to all the domain names under .sa and السعودية. TLDs. The transfer is regarding the change in the registrar of Saudi domain names. Saudi domains have been until now managed by SaudiNIC. However, now everyone has to...

Which artworks are entering the public domain in 2022?


A number of popular artworks are entering the public domain. This means that anyone can use it. Usually artworks are protected by Intellectual Property Rights, and you can’t use them without the owner’s permission. However, there are certain exceptions where you can use some of the artworks without the owner’s permission. How is this possible and which artworks are now in the public domain. Don’t...

Registration of a domain name gave up the reveal of this anime


The Domain Name Industry gives you a lot of things: Safe investment options, brand protection and extension, targeting audiences, online recognition, and many more. But did you know, it gives you the ability to predict the future?  Type-moon, is a gaming company based in Japan. The company recently announced that it is going to release an anime movie based on Mahotsukai no Yoru, also called...

Why did GoDaddy’s shares spike this week?


GoDaddy had a bit of an average performance for most of the year. However, earlier this week GoDaddy’s shares started moving up. So much that at one point GoDaddy’s shares rose by 10%. So, what’s the reason behind this sudden spike in demand for GoDaddy’s share? The reason behind this isn’t another exciting product or service announced by the company. Rather, it is because a prominent...

JRR Tolkien based Domain name and Cryptocurrency banned


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in its ruling, has banned a Cryptocurrency that had been named after the late writer JRR Tolkien. The Organization has also stopped the operation of a domain name owned by the company that was very similar to the writer’s name.  The Cryptocurrency that we are talking about was named JRR Token. They operated on the domain name

Internet Association is no more


Internet Association, the lobbying group that represented big tech companies, is no more. In a post published by the Association, it was announced that at the end of this year, the Association will be closed.  The reason behind this step is the lack of funding. Microsoft and Uber left the Association in the previous month. They were the major contributors to the Association. The reason was also...

Legislation to curb Domain Names from selling illegal drugs online introduced in the US


A bill was introduced in the US to stop Domain Names from selling illegal drugs. The bill was introduced by senators Amy Klobuchar and Marco Rubio. The name of the legislation is also very interesting with it being called Domain Reform for Unlawful Drugs Sellers Act a.k.a. DRUGS.  The bill aims at curbing the increasing number of fake, non-genuine and illegal drugs being sold online. These...

Wanna celebrate Festivus? This domain name might help you


Yesterday was Festivus. Yes, 23rd of December, the day of Festivus. If you are not aware of it, you clearly have some great TV shows unwatched.  Festivus is an alternative secular festival designed to resist the excessive hype and commercialization of Christmas. The concept was first proposed by writer Daniel O’Keefe. But it became a part of pop culture once it was aired on the Final season...

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