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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority issues clarification on centralised DNS

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Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has issued a clarification setting aside several claims, aiming towards the centralisation of DNS by the authority. This clarification has come after the PTA has announced some changes in the domain name redressal policies.  PTA had earlier announced about tightening the noose on domain names presenting content deemed illegal by the Government. In order to do...

Cloudflare outage brings World Wide Web to a standstill

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Cloudflare, an American company that manages the external facing resources, such as websites, of companies faced a peculiar problem. A number of its affiliate companies went unreachable today.  We would also like to inform you that all these websites are now back online and the problem behind the outage was sorted. After some time Cloudflare itself came with a very detailed explanation of...

McDonald’s replacement in Russia launches new Logo

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In an earlier post, we had talked about how McDonald’s was leaving the Russian market due to the ongoing tension. The popular restaurant chain sold over 850 restaurants in the country.  The restaurants were acquired by one of McDonald’s local licensee Alexander Govor at an undisclosed amount. The name of the new company that will be built over the remains of McDonald’s...

WhatsApp to roll customised Domain Names features

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WhatsApp is cooking something awesome for us all. WABetaInfo has reported that the instant messaging application is going to roll out two premium new features. And one of them is a customized domain name feature.  Before we delve into the features it is important to note that these features are not free. What? So, WhatsApp is going to charge us now? No, no. Wait. WhatsApp Business is going to...

This .cn domain name was behind the Buffalo Shooter

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The Buffalo shooting has shocked the world. The unending cases of gun violence in the US can’t be ignored anymore. And neither can the association of the far right with such incidents.  The perpetrator of this tragedy had earlier posted a long plan of the crime before committing it. In this document the shooter had alleged being heavily influenced by a website at a .cn domain.  The...

The Left looking to malign another candidate with a domain name

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The shift of the left towards the far left continues to happen in the US. The grave and tragic shooting recently gave another boost to them for propagating lies, propaganda and hate.  The left bandwagon to unfairly associate Republican politicians with tragic sensetive issues continues. This time it has been joined by one of the writers of one of the popular TV Series. Artists are the prime...

Irish domain name provider acquires AGENT Digital

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SmartHost is a leading provider of web services in Ireland. The company provides services in different categories that includes domain registration, web hosting and web support.  The company has now announced the acquisition of another web related firm called AGENT Digital. AGENT Digital is the digital arm of the AGENT Media conglomerate.  AGENT Digital helps companies in website design...

Texas House candidate questioned over domain name registration

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Politics is an open topic of discussion. People are open to presenting their views as different as it might be from the view of others. It gives a feeling of strength in an individual. However these rights shouldn’t be devoid of the associated responsibilities.  It has been reported that one of the candidates to the Texas House District 91 is being targeted over a domain name...

The love story of iPod and Podcast

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Love, like humans, has different forms. Different forms and different stories. However, the classic romantic story enthusiast cannot but accept his undying affection for the classic romantic stories. The story where our King emerges out of fire and protects our Queen, only to be separated at the end. The story begins with a computer company who had suddenly started producing handheld music...

Barcelona Jersey Number claimed through this domain name

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Football icons have a different place in the heart of football fans worldwide. Their connection goes beyond the entertainment level and reaches a much deeper level.  This could be seen in the way collectibles belonging to them are preserved and cherished by the fans all around. Even the action figures of retired icons are almost always sold out. That’s the craze for the sport among the...

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