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Unstoppable Domains partners with OKC

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Unstoppable Domains, one of the most promising companies in the crypto domain sector has finalized yet another collaboration. This time it is with the  Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Inter‑Blockchain Communication (IBC) compatible OKX Chain (OKC). Payment through long crypto codes is an intriguing task. Amid this, Unstoppable Domains easy-to-remember short crypto domain names come in handy. A...

Singapore blocks 99 domain names

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Illicit domain names and the havoc they create have all of us worried. Billions of dollars are wasted every year. However, the actions by the government authorities and the seriousness with which the focus has been on fraudulent domain names has been unparalleled. Especially after the pandemic. Government institutions are actively taking part to combat this nuisance. Recent addition to the list...

US based Dentist registers domain name to exploit software company

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Registering domain names related to popular brands for malicious purposes is nothing new. This can be used for typosquatting or attracting traffic due to similarity in the name. However sometimes, this can also be used to exploit a small scale business and demand large sums in return for the domain name. Let’s see it more closely through the domain name dispute surrounding Dentally.com. The...

Quad9 joins Cyber Threat Alliance

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Quad9 is a prominent recursive DNS resolver. The Swiss organization is the only global public resolver, to not operate for profit but for public welfare. The organization is now going to join the alliance of the world’s most prolific cybersecurity entities: Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). CTA is a conglomeration of cybersecurity leaders that work to uphold global security. CTA has categorized its...

Federal Trade Commission proposes law against Brand Impersonation scams

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an independent entity responsible for the enforcement of antitrust laws and consumer protection, has issued a notice about a new law in making. The Commission has taken into account the growing number of impersonation scams, and is going frame a new rule to regulate it. The notice is termed as Trade Regulation Rule on Impersonation of Government and Businesses...

Cryptocurrency run by Pakistani people trying to dupe TATA

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Delhi High Court has admitted a case against a cryptocurrency that was trying to use the TATA name to sell its coins. The company is said to be a company run by Pakistani people, but based in the UK. The company that is in question here is Hakuna Matata. The company has been selling cryptocurrencies under the brand name TATA.  The Court admitted that it cannot be the case that the...

Court suspends domain name impersonating Indiamart

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Delhi High court has suspended a counterfeiting domain name that was trying to fraud the customers by publishing fake job opportunities. The domain name was trying to dupe the Indiamart brand name. Indiamart is a popular Business to Business company with 60% market share in India. The primary domain of Indiamart is Indiamart.com with other related domain names registered as well, such as...

Companies refraining from Social Media LogIns

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LogIns to a new platform can be a hassling task. Entering a new User Id and then remembering the Password is a step that many avoid. In such cases, LogIns through Social Media handles come handy. No need for a new set of credentials. However, this convenience is going to lapse soon. Many firms are opting out of these kinds of LogIns. The list includes the likes of Dell, Amazon and Nike. You can...

Debevoise & Plimpton secures cybersquatting domain name

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Debevoise & Plimpton, a prominent New YorK City based law firm, was at odds with a domain name that was trying to cybersquat its name.  The firm then went on to Namecheap for the resolution of the issue, but after its unsupportiveness Debevoise had to approach the court. The infringing domain names here were Debevoise-law.com and Debevoise-laws.com. Debevoise & Plimpton original...

More than 250 Crypto addresses blocked

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Popular cryptocurrency exchange Uniswap has blocked more than 250 crypto addresses. All of the blocked addresses were indulged in different illegal activities. The blocked list includes those who were either blocked by the government or indulged in stealing money. The addresses blocked by the government were related to a privacy tool named Tornado Cash. The tool was blocked by the US Government...

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