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...

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...

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...

Argentina’s legal gambling extension, getting increasing support


During the Covid pandemic a wave of counterfeit domain names mushroomed. Among a major contributor to that wave was the Online gambling industry. Argentina, in particular because it hosts a number of malicious domain names related to online gambling.  The National Directorate of the Registry of Internet Domains of the National State has started a new extension to combat the spawning of...

Domain Name Registries won’t be given ‘safe harbour’


The Delhi High Court in the case proceedings related to Snapdeal Private Limited v Go Daddy Com LLC & Ors., has ruled that Domain Name RegistriesRegistries, when providing trademark infringement domain name at a profit, won’t be granted ‘safe harbour’. Too difficult to grasp? Ok, let me answer you in a simple way.  The Plaintiff, i.e., Snapdeal had approached the court...

Two law firms fight it out to become the one true ‘Torrent Defender’


Popular Online content streaming houses and production houses have waged a legal campaign against torrent related platforms. Considering the legal fight that many of the torrent entities would have to endure, they sought relief from legal entities. This provides a new segment of clients for the Law companies. So lucrative is this segment, that two Law firms entered into a dispute regarding a...

Phishing attacks in Singapore increased by 829% in 2021


Zscaler ThreatLabz has released the State of Phishing Report 2022. The Report highlights different trends related to phishing scams in the previous year.  According to the report, phishing scams increased worldwide by 23%. The US is the most phished country in the world with it attracting more than 60% of all attacks. The US is followed by Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands. However, the most...

PrimeWire shifts between domain names, banned still


The Judiciary’s hammer is hitting hard on Piracy domain names. Netflix along with other popular studio houses are one by one taking down major piracy platforms. Joining the list of schooled domain names is PrimeWire.  PrimeWire is one of the popular piracy streaming websites online. The platform came under judicial radar when Netflix and other studio houses reached court against it...

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