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Domain Names and Kanye’s Presidential Campaign

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It’s been almost 2 years since Kanye ran for presidency. Kanye’s bid to redo the Trump phenomenon didn’t end well for the rapper. However, there are some other untouched aspects of the campaign, hints of which can be found in domain names.  Kanye’s campaign was largely considered bipartisan. However, certain findings point otherwise. Kanye’s campaign got the...

All .eu domain names held by UK, cancelled

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Yesterday, all .eu domain names under UK citizens and organizations were cancelled permanently. This marked the completion of the long .eu domain names adaptation to Brexit.  The process had started at the beginning of the last year itself. At the start of 2021, a number of domain names showed a ‘suspended’ sign. The domain names could have been reinstated once the registrant showed the necessary...

Who will win between French President Emmanuel Macron and a domain name?

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The French President, Emmanuel Macron is all prepared for his election due this year. He and his party La République En Marche!, are working and preparing for the best outcomes. However, this domain name stands in their way. This all starts with cartoons. France and cartoons have a way of going together, in whatever way they may be. Allan Barte is a cartoonist who drew Macron’s cartoon, often...

Internet Association is no more

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Internet Association, the lobbying group that represented big tech companies, is no more. In a post published by the Association, it was announced that at the end of this year, the Association will be closed.  The reason behind this step is the lack of funding. Microsoft and Uber left the Association in the previous month. They were the major contributors to the Association. The reason was also...

Jewish name of Elon Musk like character causes uproar

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Elon Musk’s popularity never seems to be weakening, just like his stocks. The guy is all over the place. And even when he is not, his name still seems to find a way to the headlines!  A play named ‘Rare Earth Mettle‘ was being shown in London’s  Royal Court Theatre. The play has garnered wide attention over its character and it’s choice of name. The play...

Trump’s controversial NFT priced around $ 1 Mil

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Donald Trump and controversy have an unusual liking for each other. The controversy was with him when wasn’t the President, was of course associated with him during his Presidency and is in no mood of leaving him while he’s off the top executive post.  Creatd is an IT company that works around artworks. OG Gallery, a subsidiary of Creatd has created a storm after it dropped a NFT...

Why did this county made a shift from a .com to a .gov name?

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Centre County, is a county in the State of Pennsylvania of the US. The county is going to conduct its municipal elections. Amid this electoral process, the county decided to make a transition in its election related domain name. The transition was switching from the previous .com name to .gov name.  .com stands for commercial, while .gov stands for the Government. Although, a .com name has...

EURid gets an extension of 5 years over .eu

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The European Commission has announced the name of the registry manager of .eu TLD for the next 5 years. The commission has again chosen EURid to manage the extension. A job that it has been performing since a long time and will continue till October 2027. .eu is the ccTLD of the European Union. The popular extension has been sponsored by the European Commission, the executive branch of the Union...

Texas county drops ‘us’ from their domain name

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Texas has recently been at the center of US politics. The step to prohibit abortion has came in a conflict with the White House. News has been that President Biden might approach the Supreme Court regarding this pro life step.  Amid this another development was seen. Gregg County is a county in the Eastern Texas. A report by Longview News-Journal, has stated that the county is going to...

Is The UK Government Colonizing The .IO Extension

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The .io is a popular domain extension for many SaaS (software as a service) companies. In the world of computers, I/O stands for Input/Output, a common term used when discussing computing processes. Such is the popularity of .io that Google’s ad targeting treats it as a gTLD. However, the origins of this extension don’t lie in the tech world, but in Britain’s colonial history. The Chagos...

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