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Trump’s domain name hacked, defaced with Quranic verse

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Former POTUS and businessman Donald Trump hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent times. From losing the presidency to the impeachment process to the Capitol riots, things aren’t going well for him. Amid this, Trump faced another blow.  Some hackers hacked the domain name action.DonaldJTrump.com. Not only did they hack the system, they also left a note which is from the Quran. The...

Someone just offered $9.5 Million for a NFT depicting a cartoon

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The NFT craze never seems to stop being astonishing. Everytime everyone thinks they’ve seen it all, comes another event more magnificent than the previous one.  A report by BeingCryoto states that someone just offered $9.5 Million for a NFT. Now, even by underplaying the recent NFT Craze, an offer of close to $10 Million is extravagant by all measures! The NFT that was sought after was...

OpenSea.com up for sale?

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Sedo is conducting its GreatDomains Auction. There are a multitude of great domain names available to bid upon, but one domain name is just unbelievable to see. Yes, the domain name OpenSea.com, is up for auction!  OpenSea is an NFT buying and selling platform. And it is not just a NFT platform, it is the NFT platform. With a 35% market share, it is the biggest player in the industry right now...

This NFT store is heiling Hitler a lot, even in domain names

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Hitler sure has a way of popping back. Decades since the Reich fell, but the personality keeps haunting now and then, mostly in negative ways. The emerging trend of NFT couldn’t dissociate itself too.  A report by Vice, claims that a NFT store has numerous content related to Hitler. From cartoon images to Time portraits, Cute kitties to Hitler pepes, the platform is filled with Hitler...

Anonymous attacks Epik, leaks vast amount of data

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As of 17/09/2021 Anonymous, the Hacktivists known for hacking big guns of the world, have claimed yet another victim. The new prey to the decentralized, self-proclaimed vigilantes is the domain registrar and web hosting company epik.  epik has been known for its outspoken support for the far right political platforms. It has been popular for providing services to platforms that have been denied...

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...

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...

Why Paypal just paid $4 Billion for a coupons plugin

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PayPal in its biggest acquisition ever, agreed to purchase Honey, a Coupon Browser Extension. PayPal is planning to add Honey’s technology to its own product line. So, what’s so interesting in this coupon finder company that made PayPal shed so many bucks? Recently, all of the tech giants; Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook; have entered into the financial services making competition tough for...

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...

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...

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