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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...

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...

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...

US Government To Use HTTPS To Secure Its .gov Websites

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Beginning September 1, 2020, new .gov websites will only be accessible via HTTPS as they will be automatically preloaded, as announced by the U.S Government’s DotGov Program. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the DotGov Program which handles the .gov TLD. For this purpose, it’s collaborating with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). “We believe the...

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...

Facebook Files Lawsuit Against Phoney Domains

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Facebook has filed a lawsuit against 12 imposter domain names which have been registered by a private Indian proxy service Compsys Domain Solutions. The domains were allegedly designed to deceive users by impersonating Facebook owned apps – its namesake along with WhatsApp and Instagram. The firm registered misleading domains like facebook-verify-inc.com, instagramhjack.com and videocall-whatsapp...

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