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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...

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...

Nominet Seeks Feedback On New Policy For Expiring .UK Domains

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Nominet, the registry that handles the .uk domains and its family of sub-domains, today proposed its new policy on expiring .uk domains. This new development follows on from previous policy discussions on domain drop lists. Its new decision sets-out to allow a more transparent and informed process for registrars and the general public to know when an expired domain would be made available for re...

Betting.com Finds New Owner In Game Lounge

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The Game Lounge Group, a leading digital and affiliate marketing company for the iGaming sector, announced that it will be acquiring the premium domain Betting.com. The acquisition will happen through its holding company, Game Lounge Sweden AB.   The acquisition marks Game Lounge’s entry into the US sports-betting market and re-affirms its intentions to diversify and expand into important...

Ex-Porn Star’s Fans Petition To Have Her Domains Returned

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Mia Khalifa had a brief stint in the porn industry: 3 months with 11 videos. Despite retiring from industry almost 6 years ago, she is still one of Pornhub’s most popular stars. She comes second only to Lana Rhodes in Pornhub’s search rankings. She came into focus when a video featuring her in a hijab went viral, angering Muslims and inciting the wrath of the ISIS which gave death threats to the...

Would You Buy Make-up Products From Coca Cola?

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There are two types of people: Pepsi one or Coca Cola one. Just in case you belong to the latter, I have a question that might sound a little strange. But here it goes, would you buy and use make-up products from Coca Cola? The soft drink company in an odd collaboration, to say the least, with beauty brand Morphe has launched a range of beauty products. The line of products has been named the...

Warner Bros. Registers New Domains, Hints At Upcoming Games

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DC fans, the much-speculated games on Batman and Suicide Squad might be out sooner than expected! MarkMonitor Inc Inc, Warner Bros Inc’s often used domain broker recently registered two domains for each of them – GothamKnightsGame.com and SuicideSquadGame.com. Another one, SuicideSquadKillTheJusticeLeague.com was also registered, possibly the name for the Suicide Squad game. Fans are...

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...

Almost Half of .UK Domain Disputes in 2019 Decided In Favour Of The Complainant

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Nominet, the registry for .uk domains released, the yearly report on domain disputes it handled in 2019. It introduced its Dispute Resolution System back in 2001 for this purpose. eBay and Gumtree, Pierre Balmain SA, the Taunton Angling Association, and Groupon make up some of the most noteworthy cases of the year. Now, let’s look at some stats: 0.007% of the total .uk domains i.e. 801 disputed...

South Africa Registers Steep Growth In Domains Amidst Covid’19

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South Africa’s flagship .co.za TLD has crossed the 1.25 million mark in domain registrations. ZA Central Registry (ZACR) which handles the .za domain, attributed this milestone to the rise in domain registrations by SMMEs (small, medium and micro enterprises). The COVID-19 lockdown made people turn to online services and business owners quickly took the cue. “It speaks volumes that CO.ZA...

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