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Gemini Roped In For Custody Of Unstoppable’s .CRYPTO Domains

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Unstoppable Domains, a leader in blockchain domains announced that it has partnered with Gemini LLC, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, to offer custody services for the former’s .crypto domains. This means, users who have purchased .crypto domains from Unstoppable can now store their addresses with Gemini Custody. Domain registrars like 101domain and EnCirca will now use...

Would You Pay $99 For ❣.fm ?

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How does the idea of using emoji domain names sound to you? They have been here for a while, and as of May 2019, 14 TLDs support emoji domain names. It’s cool, trendy and quirky. Even emoji sub-domains are available, with the condition that they must start with an emoji. Following up on the trend is BRS Media’s dotFM registry, which has added over 120 new emoji domains to its list. dotFM launched...

French Torrent Giant Vaults Through Domains To Prevent ISP Blocking

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What do you do when your domain is at the risk of ISP blocking? You go domain (s)hopping! Well, at least that’s what this French torrent giant is doing, with its newest stop being .si, the ccTLD for Slovenia. Just seven months into the year and Ygg Torrent has already changed three domain extensions, all of them being ccTLDs. The site fully runs in French and stands for a prime example of a site...

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...

Sucker Punch Renews Infamous Domain, Launches Ghost Of Tsushima

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Sucker Punch recently renewed inFAMOUSTheGame.com. For those whose minds have not been whirring with wild imaginations with that statement, let me tell you: inFAMOUS is a series of action-adventure video games which Sony published on its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. The game was quite famous (obviously for all the good reasons), with even a DC Comic Series after it. Now this...

Microsoft Follows Google, Puts Focus On Domains

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In today’s episode of browsers vs URLs, we have Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows following up after Google’s Chrome in trimming URLs displayed on the address bar. In a previous article, I discussed about Google’s on and off pursuits on this since years, and how it continues doing it despite the relentless backlash and user frustration. The reason Google gives is that this feature...

1Password Introduces Domain Breach Reports

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1Password, one of the world’s most used and trusted password manager has launched a first-of-its-kind domain breach report. Enterprises using 1Password services can now quickly identify accounts that have been compromised and alert employees to create new passwords generated by 1Password. Once set-up with 1Password, team members can use 1Password Watchtower to identify where compromised passwords...

Are Domain Registars The New Age Cyber-Arms Dealers?

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Yet another day of Chrome removing malicious extensions from its webstore, but this time there is more to what meets the eye. As reported by Awake, the security firm behind the exposure, all these extensions link to an Israel based domain registrar – GalComm. It uncovered 100+ malicious or fake Chrome extensions that used GalComm domains for attacker command and control infrastructure and/or as...

Meet The .New Addition To Google’s Portfolio

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Google Meet has joined the troupe of its .new domains. You can now simply begin a new meeting by typing meet.new in the address bar. This will open a fully functional Google Meet session in your web browser from where users can send invite links as well as host the meeting. You can also add numbers at the end of the domain to differentiate between multiple accounts and bookmark them whenever you...

Domains Come Into Focus As Chrome Clips URLs

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Google is back at it again – experimenting with what shows up in users’ omnibox and address bar when they use Chrome. Google has tried on and off since years, to hide those parts of URLs it deems “irrelevant”, or just not show them at all, displaying the keywords the user typed, instead. This time it has hidden the http:, https: and www. prefixes whilst showing just the domain name. For example...

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