People are too complicated to have simple labels.

Would .HipHop rise?


HipHop isn’t a genre of music, but a lifestyle in itself. Them sick old beats have accompanied us in our darkest of times to our glorious ones. However, surprisingly the domain name industry hasn’t done appropriate justice with the industry.  The .HipHop domain name has been around for sometime, but the registration of related domain names hasn’t shown any exceptional and...

Registrar express their woes regarding changes in .za domain space


In an earlier post we had informed you about the proposed changes in the South African domain name space. After shortlisting registrars, .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) had announced several changes in the infrastructure of Country’s domain. The changes have raised concerns from several registrar companies providing services in these domain names.  The major concern has been regarding the...

Domain Therapeutics secures $42 mil funding


Domain Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that works in developing novel drugs for Cancer patients. The Company after operating in this industry for over 14 years has secured its Series A funding of $42 million.  A number of different Capital Ventures supported the company. This includes Panacea Venture, CTI Life Sciences and 3B Future Health Fund and several others. Company’s...

Barcelona Jersey Number claimed through this domain name


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...

Wisconsin’s city adopts a new domain name


A domain name may appear simplistic to a layman, but it contains within it several layers of meaning. Such as to the choice of extensions in use, which level of domain name is in concern as in second level, third level, etc.  Based on different permutations and combinations, significant different meanings and their implications emerge. As could be evident from a recent change in one of the...

Myanmar’s Military Junta using domain name to spread propaganda


Free speech is a complex issue. Although it gives voice to the masses which would have been silenced under authoritative rule, there are certain drawbacks as well. This is as to, what about the right of speech of a violent and extremist association or entity? Do they have a similar right to speech as the rest of the people or should their freedom to express themselves freely be curtailed? Myanmar...

Domain Name blockage suspends social benefits of doctors


Domain Names play a vital role in the global ecosystem, more than we give it credit for. The entire information supply chain is based on domain names, and the collapse of some of them can cause troubles unimaginable. As evident from this example.  A number of doctors in France are facing difficulties in getting their Social reimbursements. In France, doctors get reimbursements when they...

Chicago Journal & The Chicago Journal


Chicago Journal is a digital media house bringing to the world the latest stories of the City of Chicago. The Company recently posted about an interesting and ‘kindly’ existence of a similar Journal.  Chicago Journal was getting numerous queries regarding the existence of another digital platform Chicago journal, which operates on the domain name...

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority warns about an ongoing phishing campaign


The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FIRA) has announced the presence of an ongoing phishing campaign. The campaign is spearheaded by the impersonation of the Regulatory Authority. The authority announced that a number of people were receiving emails that claimed to be from a representative from the FIRA. The phishing campaign deploys the domain name We want to...

The International Truth and Justice Project fails to get desired justice


One of the provisions for securing a mark is acquiring notoriety. Notoriety here does not mean in a negative connotation but should be read in a positive concept of popularity. However, what does notoriety mean for non-profit organizations and how can it be established?  The International Truth and Justice Project is a NGO based in the UK. The NGO talks about and advocates Human Rights in...

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