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How Will Brexit Impact .eu and .fr Domains

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Ever since the UK decided on Brexit, things have been gloomy for the UK based companies operating in the region of the European Union. A similar confusion has also been caused in the domain market as well with their future hanging.  The problem arises with the criteria of holding a .eu domain name. In simple words, in order to have a .eu your company must be based within the territory of...

This .News Show Got An Exclusive POTUS Interview

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Full Measure, a show aired on Sunday across Sinclair Broadcast Television channels has joined the bandwagon of entering the online world. The show has launched its own domain name with a  .news extension. The domain name is spelled FullMeasure.news. In order to boost their .news domain, they also brought the President of the United States Mr. Donald Trump on their show. The show with...

Trademark battle with Gerber Baby Foods forces LittleBean.com to rebrand

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Little Bean; a chickpea-based, dairy-free ice-cream shop; is re-branding to Little Chickpea after a trademark tussle with the behemoth baby food brand Gerber. The website LittleBean.com now redirects to the new LittleChickpea.com. The case is pretty similar to what changed Olympic Provisions to Olympia Provisions. The restaurateur Micah Camden said that he thought of the name Little Bean a year...

Nominet suspends 29,000 .uk domains

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Nominet, the .uk domain registry has suspended 28,937 domains this year. The takedowns happened because of the company’s vision to clear the UK’s cyberspace. The registry took the action after 5 out of the 10 companies it collaborates with, sent requests on takedowns. Out of the 28,937 takedowns, 28,606 came from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) which deals with...

Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

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Elon Musk, the one entrepreneur who stands out. Musk keeps surprising us all the time with his innovative and universe-denting ideas. Well, he came up with an interesting….Umm…I don’t know what to call it. Figure it out for yourself! Musk recently tweeted a link to his website x.com, “x.com/x”. This garnered immediate attention because of his history with x.com. x.com was owned by him and...

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Dot-Com Trademark Issue

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The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case that whether a generic name along with a generic TLD is applicable for a trademark protection. The Supreme Court took the matter under its purview after there were differences between Trademark institutions and lower courts regarding whether Booking.com is a trademark or not. It all began in 2012, when Booking.com applied to get stylized versions...

After Ok Boomer, Ok Domainer getting popular with CEOs

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Internet has yet to get over its obsession over “Ok Boomer” memes, when suddenly the domain name industry has toppled over “Ok Domainer. So, after 1946-1964 born, what is the new category that this news buzzword is aiming at? Apparently, this term is getting quite popular with CEOs. This term is used by them when some domainer is asking a price way more than what the CEO expects. The CEOs take...

Web Summit Rise Conference 2020 postponed

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The 6th edition of Rise Conference which was going to be held in Hong Kong from March 2020 to March 2021 has been postponed. The reason being the ongoing clashes between the Government and pro-Democracy protesters. The series of protests that began after the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government, is seeping into the tech industry as well. Rise is among...

Henry Turcan buys 1,750,000 shares of Minds Machines Group

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Henry Turcan an insider of the Minds Machines Group has purchased 1.750,000 shares of it. The sale was made at a price of GBX 6 ($0.08) per share, with a total value of £105,000 ($137,201.10). Minds Machines Group is an operator and owner of gTLDs. It is known for providing “Espresso” registry services technology platform. Major ICANN registrars use this platform. It is a subsidiary of Minds +...

Communism.com, Stolen and Sold

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Communism.com was stolen claims the online public campaign posted at Communism.org. According to it, “The communism.com domain has been hijacked, it appears, by means of identity theft”. The claimant also wrote that, “I was also the custodian (of Communism.com)”. In a long post the claimant also alleges that other domains: Struggle.net and pix.org were also stolen from her/him. She/He said...

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