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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...

Gemini Roped In For Custody Of Unstoppable’s .CRYPTO Domains

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Unstoppable Domains, a leader in blockchain domains announced that it has partnered with Gemini LLC, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, to offer custody services for the former’s .crypto domains. This means, users who have purchased .crypto domains from Unstoppable can now store their addresses with Gemini Custody. Domain registrars like 101domain and EnCirca will now use...

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...

GoGoCasino.com To Go International

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LeoVegas AB, the Swedish iGaming operator announced that it would make a version of its virtual casino platform GoGoCasino.com available to players in its neighbouring country, Finland. The casino was launched in the domestic locale in March last year. The step marks the casino brand’s entry into the international realm, Finland being the first in series. The company attributes the casino...

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...

Special Auction For 100+ .CO Domains On Sedo

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Sedo, one of the leading domain marketplaces, today revealed a one of its kind ‘No Reserve’ auction for .co domains, an event with mostly English keyword domains from July 23 to July 30, 2020. It is holding the auction to commemorate .co’s ten-year anniversary. It was on July 20, 2010 that the TLD was opened for the general public to register, as it’s also the ccTLD for Colombia. The hundred and...

Nominet Seeks Feedback On New Policy For Expiring .UK Domains

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Nominet, the registry that handles the .uk domains and its family of sub-domains, today proposed its new policy on expiring .uk domains. This new development follows on from previous policy discussions on domain drop lists. Its new decision sets-out to allow a more transparent and informed process for registrars and the general public to know when an expired domain would be made available for re...

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...

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...

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...

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