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South Africa Registers Steep Growth In Domains Amidst Covid’19

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South Africa’s flagship .co.za TLD has crossed the 1.25 million mark in domain registrations. ZA Central Registry (ZACR) which handles the .za domain, attributed this milestone to the rise in domain registrations by SMMEs (small, medium and micro enterprises). The COVID-19 lockdown made people turn to online services and business owners quickly took the cue. “It speaks volumes that CO.ZA...

Snake Bites Honda, Affects Operations

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The ‘EKANS/SNAKE’ virus, designed to attack industrial control systems network, has hit Honda, causing some of its global operations to come to a standstill. The company confirmed that it was facing technical difficulties in a tweet. Its abilities to access its computer servers, use e-mail and make use of its internal systems were affected. Brett Callow, a threat analyst at security firm...

Facebook Files Lawsuit Against Phoney Domains

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Facebook has filed a lawsuit against 12 imposter domain names which have been registered by a private Indian proxy service Compsys Domain Solutions. The domains were allegedly designed to deceive users by impersonating Facebook owned apps – its namesake along with WhatsApp and Instagram. The firm registered misleading domains like facebook-verify-inc.com, instagramhjack.com and videocall-whatsapp...

Would You Pay $195 For A .CPA Domain

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Starting July 1, licensed CPA firms would be able to register their .CPA name for an amount of $195 per year that amounts to almost $2000 for a 10 year registration. .CPA promises to protect the industry from hackers and squatters as it can only be registered by entities verified and recognised by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Since the .com domains are...

US Lawmakers Demand Access To Domain Owner Records

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Coronavirus related domain names have become the new paradise for scammers and fraudsters. A report  by Palo Alto’s Unit 42 researchers published in May found that more than 86,600 domains out of the 1.2 Million newly registered domain names with keywords related to the coronavirus outbreak from March 9 to April 26, 2020 were classified as risky or malicious. On an average, 1,767 such domains...

GoDaddy Expired Auction Picks Ending 2020-05-26

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AngelsClub.com Angel investing and funding, a church band or just a club. Currently bidding at $261. WarLab.com Can’t really put a finger on anything in particular, but this sounds good enough for a game, or just anything. Pretty brandable with current bid at $220. BoxerAngelsRescue.com Rescue helpline for animals or children, or an NGO for similar purposes. Currently bidding at $246. OkTourism...

Go Daddy Expired Auction Picks Ending 2020-05-25

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Atcoin.com Good name for a new cryptocurrency or an online cryptocurrency exchange. Currently bidding at $676. WickedBrew.com This one for everything coffee- products, subscriptions, gifts and merchandise. Or maybe even beers? Currently bidding at $1,025. LearnCity.com With e-learning platforms gaining prominence, build one with this name. currently bidding at $425. SalonSupplies.com The name...

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...

Telegram is growing, and its growing fast

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Telegram founder Pavel Durov wrote: “Telegram keeps growing at a rate of ~50% annually in DAU.” A growth rate of 50% is huge, but Telegram is doing it with its persistence. So what has made Telegram grow at such pace even in the presence of the bigshot Messenger app Whatsapp? Ever since Mark Zuckerberg acquired Whatsapp, things began to innovate at a slower pace. You know, those companies that...

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...

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