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Would You Pay $195 For A .CPA Domain

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Starting July 1, licensed CPA firms would be able to register their .CPA name for an amount of $195 per year that amounts to almost $2000 for a 10 year registration. .CPA promises to protect the industry from hackers and squatters as it can only be registered by entities verified and recognised by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Since the .com domains are...

US Lawmakers Demand Access To Domain Owner Records

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Coronavirus related domain names have become the new paradise for scammers and fraudsters. A report  by Palo Alto’s Unit 42 researchers published in May found that more than 86,600 domains out of the 1.2 Million newly registered domain names with keywords related to the coronavirus outbreak from March 9 to April 26, 2020 were classified as risky or malicious. On an average, 1,767 such domains...

How ICANN can easily prevent RDNH

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RDNH or Reverse Domain Name Hijacking when the owner of a trademark tries to secure a domain name by claiming a “cybersquatting” case against the owner of the domain. This usually happens when the owner of the domain is a smaller firm or an individual. Paragraph 15(e) of the UDRP Rules defines reverse domain name hijacking as the filing of a complaint in bad faith, resulting in the abuse of the...

CRA conducts workshops in collaboration with ICANN

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The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) in collaboration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conducted a one-day workshop on Handling Internet Identifiers Abuse and Misuse, and another three-day workshop on Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The workshop was conducted in CRA’s headquarters from 11th of November to 14th of November. The workshop...

Is Domaining possible without Whois Data

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The future of WHOIS is blurry. On May 25 of next year, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into full effect. The privacy regulation will have a major impact on industries that handle personal data of people in the EU, including the domain name industry. Domain name companies are scrambling to figure out how to comply with the regulation, all while racing against...

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