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Federal authorities have seized the Internet domain names of numerous websites as part of an investigation into the sale of stolen personal information online and cyberattacks for pay. In a statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, authorities said websites — including weleakinfo.to, ipstress.in and ovh-booter.com — were seized in a coordinated effort …

NFT Worlds has just acquired the domain names wrld.domains and wrld.gg. Through a Discord announcement, the metaverse platform said these new domains will form the backbones of the WRLD name service. The NFT worlds metaverse platform is buying new domain names to create its new project: WRLD Name Service. Why NFT Worlds bought new domain …

Blockchain technology is part of the Web 3.0 revolution, based on decentralization, privacy and individual ownership. This goes against the largely centralized and public Web 2.0 that we have grown accustomed to over the past 20 years. Businesses are increasingly adopting Web 3.0 technology for smart contracts, supply chain management, domain infrastructure, and several other …

Over one million Web3 domain names have now been created using the blockchain-based naming protocol known as ENS (Ethereum Name Service). Based on data tracked by leading crypto analytics platform, Dune, over 1.08M ENS names have been created of all times with ENS estimated to have generated $43.2 million in revenue for only this year …

Vladislav Sopov Quik, a Flagship Product of the NFT Domain Name Industry, Solves Some Crucial Bottlenecks of the Modern Internet Content Quik launches crypto-themed domain name creation as NFTs Digital artworks, commerce, royalties: several earning strategies for Quik users Quik, a leading startup in the NFT segment, brings the Web3 philosophy to the NFT domain …

Text of the letter: “Michael D. GallagherAssistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and InformationNational Telecommunications and Information AdministrationUnited States Department of Commerce1401 Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20230 Dear Mr Gallagher, We are writing to join other public interest groups and Internet companies in urging the NTIAto fine-tune a decision that threatens the privacy of Americans …

Dublin, April 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Domain Names – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global domain name market will reach 557.7 million registered domain names by 2026 The global domain name market, estimated at 379.2 million registered domain names in 2020, is expected to …

DUBLIN, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Domain Names – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global domain name market will reach 557.7 million registered domain names by 2026 The global domain name market, estimated at 379.2 million registered domain names in 2020, is expected to reach …

DUBLIN, April 12, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Domain Names – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global domain name market will reach 557.7 million registered domain names by 2026 The global domain name market, estimated at 379.2 million registered domain names in 2020, is expected to reach a revised …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Domain Names – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global domain name market will reach 557.7 million registered domain names by 2026 The global domain name market, estimated at 379.2 million registered domain names in 2020, is expected to reach a revised size of 557.7 …

sponsored With rapid advances in technology, digitization has had a golden age in recent years. Concepts we’ve never even heard of are now becoming mainstream. One such example is NFT domains, which are growing as new web extensions. Quik.com launches NFT domain names like .doge, .shib, .metaverse, .blockchain, .bored and .vr which are tied to …

Over the last year and a half, COVID-19 has prompted several months of lockdowns at home in New South Wales and Victoria. Financial stress is likely to have set in by now if you can’t work from home or if you can’t go in as an essential worker. Have various emergency expenses? Where can you …

The main purpose of the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is to convert machine-readable identifiers like Ethereum addresses into human-readable names. The Web began as a decentralized DNS-based system, with anyone able to buy, own, and manage their domain name and move it from host to host as needed, with control and full ownership over all …

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New market research published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA), the leading market research firm, today released its report titled “Domain Names – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis”. The report presents new insights into the opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed post COVID-19 market. FACTS AT A …

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New market research published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA), the leading market research firm, today released its report titled “Domain Names – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis”. The report presents new insights into the opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed post COVID-19 market. FACTS AT A …

Residence > Anti-piracy > Site blocking > The pirate site blacklist for advertisers, managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), now has more than 7,000 domain names, of which 4,000 are active. To make the WIPO Alerts system more transparent, the public can now search to see if a specific site is listed and, …

from confiscation-of-civilian-assets:-because-proving-your-case-takes-too-time department The DOJ rounded up the cast and crew of Backpage and issued them with a 93-count indictment. He did so before the passage of FOSTA – legislation billed as the only how the government could take down sites like Backpage. History is being rewritten to give FOSTA credit for Backpage’s takedown, but …

Residence > Anti-piracy > Withdrawals and seizures > Two of the biggest movie and TV streaming piracy sites have had their domain names suspended in recent days. Targets include Lookmovie and Cuevana3, both of which have millions of regular visitors. The suspensions, issued by the .io domain registry, are likely related to copyright issues. However, …

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated the Conti ransomware alert with Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) consisting of nearly 100 domain names used in malicious operations. Originally published September 22, 2021, the advisory includes details observed by CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Conti ransomware attacks targeting organizations in …

Article by NortonLifeLock APAC Senior Manager, Mark Gorrie. What is site spoofing? Have you ever visited the website of a well-established brand, but something just didn’t seem right? Maybe the user interface seemed outdated or the grammar was incorrect? Maybe it wasn’t the brand’s website at all. Instead, you may have visited a spoofed website. …

Alternative domain name dispute resolution service providers handled more cases than ever, such as WIPO whose case rate increased by 22%. PMOI: 5128 cases Forum: 2059 UDRP cases ADR.EU: 653 files (including 605 UDRP and 48 euDRP) HKIAC: 225 cases (including 172 UDRP, 42 cnDRP and 7 hkDRP) CIETAC: 145 cases (including 84 UDRP and …

Trademark rights and domain name ownership overlap in many ways, but they are not the same. Ownership of a domain name does not necessarily establish trademark rights, and ownership of a trademark does not necessarily give you the right to own the corresponding domain name. I am often approached by clients who have received a …

NIC Senegal, the registry responsible for administering Senegalese domain names, has decided that disputes relating to .SN domain names will be governed by the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). To this end, the Registry has appointed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center as its dispute resolution service provider (wipo.int). …

The government yesterday issued a new sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, Postmaster General Chea Vandeth and Trade Minister Pan Sorasak on Dec. 31, on the use of national domain names. According to the sub-decree, the national domain name “.kh” or can be used by any Internet user in the world. According to article …

The increasingly popular Ethereum network service has hit the 500,000 million mark in terms of .eth domain registrations. Over 632,000 names in total have been enrolled, which involves DNS names imported into ENS as well as subdomains. As of this writing, Etheruem is trending at a market value of $3,252.38, facing a 3% 24-hour decline. …

ENS, Ethereum Name Service, is a service for mapping Ethereum addresses to human-readable domain names ending in .eth, such as vitalik.eth instead of 0xd8da6bf26964af9d7eed9e03e53415d37aa96045. The ENS service is becoming increasingly popular among Ethereum users and others; it has become a trend to display ENS names in people’s Twitter profiles, including those of celebrities like Paris …

Homepage > Anti-piracy > DMCA > Cloudflare does not delete anything in response to DMCA takedown notices, unless it stores the content permanently on its network. However, the company will release customer personal data to copyright owners who obtain a DMCA subpoena. During the first half of 2021, civilian subpoenas targeted hundreds of customers linked …

Bloc rules dictate that the .eu domain suffix can only be granted to individuals or organizations based within the EU. This change means that tens of thousands of domains owned by UK citizens and organizations have been taken offline. Among these is the website of the Leave.EU campaign group – the domain being the same …

Blockchain domains serve several purposes. Besides being smart contract suites, these domains can function as name records for crypto wallet addresses. Unfortunately, people don’t choose which domains they want every time, as most of them already exist or are owned by large companies. It’s here that Hand shake, a decentralized DNS server, stepped in to …

Dhruv Ajmera, a 29-year-old blockchain enthusiast based in Mumbai, has started collecting new domain names like “noborders.bitcoin”, “cashorcard.wallet” and “naughtyboy.nft”. These domains are not like normal URLs and if you try to visit them the browser will not connect. Also referred to as crypto domains, these are blockchain-based and are suddenly in high demand as …

Aside from a dozen non-.com domain names that I have registered over the years, I have been strictly a .com domain investor. On my NameJet and GoDaddy auction filters, .com is the only verified extension. There may be value elsewhere, but .com domain names are the focus of my business, and I don’t see that …

The organization is concerned that consumers will be confused. ICANN has issued a warning to consumers regarding alt-root domain names. Alt-root domains are domain names that are not compatible with the existing Domain Name System (DNS). They require special software or browsers to be solved. Attempts to create top-level domains that rival the primary DNS …

I was talking to a chiropractor friend yesterday about domain names. He has been trading cryptocurrency for several years, and we talk about it regularly despite the fact that my knowledge is usually limited to what I read on my Twitter feed. Yesterday my friend asked me about .ETH domain names, and admittedly, I didn’t …

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Any distribution agreement must include clear and precise conditions for the use of trademarks, including in the form of domain names. It is not uncommon for the execution of a distribution contract to give rise to a dispute relating, in whole or in part, to the use of a domain name. Many of these conflicts …

Speculation in one form of another has an ancient and honorable history. It not only creates entrepreneurial activity but fuels markets for selling wares and offering services, but also generates competition for consumers and wars over loyalty. The commercialization of the Internet in the 1990s, which extended market activity into virtual (cyber) space, has many …

introduction 1. Solutions to combat cybersquatting/typosquatting 2. Specialized TLDs 3. Geographic TLDs 4. TLD under the brand 5. Hyphen: with or without? Conclusion introduction From the outset, it should be remembered that the number of top-level domains available does not allow the development of a complete portfolio of domain names. Moreover, this situation is exacerbated …

Bad players have stepped up their purchase of domains that look like the brands of the world’s top 2,000 companies, with 60% of those domains registered to risky third parties, not the companies themselves. A new study released this week by domain name management corporation Corporation Service Company (CSC) analyzed domain records from Forbes Global …

Every great website needs a snappy, memorable domain name and choosing the best domain registrar (or domain name registrar) is paramount to making your journey to building your online presence, as seamless as possible. Coming up with something new is another challenge, but once inspiration strikes, you’ll need to register that name with a domain …

As an attack vector, phishing has several underlying purposes, such as the spread of malware, theft of sensitive information, and victim fraud. However, it appears that most phishing emails could be used to obtain user credentials according to Cofense’s 2021 Annual State of Phishing Report. After analyzing millions of emails, Cofense found that 57% are …

advertising The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) added support for most traditional domain names so that you can now send Ether (ETH) to example.com, not just example.eth. ENS is an open source protocol that associates domain names with Ethereum addresses (and addresses for other blockchains). Many Ethereum wallets have this feature built-in, which means you can …

Decentralization is exciting. To make the headlines, even. After all, in a world of sky-high and rising frustration levels, it shouldn’t come as a shock that many people are ready to embrace what we might call “anti-system solutions.” Decentralized solutions, in our case, that come with the ambitious promise of delivering everything their centralized counterpart …

Home > Lawsuits > IPTV and streaming > A coalition of Hollywood studios, with the addition of Amazon and Netflix, has obtained an injunction to restrict Jason Tusa, the alleged operator of Altered Carbon, Area 51, and several other pirate IPTV services. Tusa had previously agreed not to operate unlicensed platforms, but allegedly violated that …

With solution providers such as Unstoppable Domains or Handshake, and blockchain-enabled browsers such as Brave who are more than happy to help on the implementation front, the decentralized alternatives to the naming system domain names have received more and more attention in recent times. Centralized vs decentralized… what will it be? The stakes are huge …

A crypto company, a security technology provider and a chatbot company bought domain names. Sedo saw strong end-user domain name sales this week, including .jp, .ch and .no domains that sold at strong prices. Here is a list of end user domain name sales that have just ended at Sedo. You can check out previous …

The Financial Sector Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has warned of a new phishing campaign involving fraudulent emails using domain names claiming to be the financial regulator. In a notice, the regulator said the fake emails used the bogus @ finrar-reporting.org, @ Finpro-finrar.org and @ gateway2-finra.org domains. The domains were registered on August 12, 2021. He said …

ICANN staff has published a rough draft on dispute resolution procedures for IGO (intergovernmental organization) domain names. This proposal has serious flaws and should be rejected by the community, as it lacks the balance and protection of registrant rights present in the existing system. UDRP. Initially, the proposed policy would apply to new top-level domains …

One of the Internet’s best-known domains, thepiratebay.com, is currently for sale on the Sedo auction site. The .org and .com addresses attached to the famous torrent operation changed hands last year after the owners accidentally left them out of date. They were quickly picked up by Dropcatch, a service that captures stale domains, and then …

Afilias rule violations continue to delay .WEB Sep 14, 2021 11:32 PDT As I noted on May 26, the final ruling issued on May 20 in the Independent Review Process (IRP) brought by Afilias against Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) denied Afilias’ request. aimed at canceling the results of the public auction …

At the time of this writing, there are over 1.8 billion live websites around the world. In 1985, when the world’s first .com domain was registered, there were only six. Such an exponential increase in just 36 years is hardly surprising. In fact, it seems like an obvious progression considering that launching a website today …

During a hangout during Google SEO office hours, John Mueller answered whether it was okay to choose a hyphenated domain name. He said it was perfectly fine to choose an area like that. But he also said the domain name keywords were overrated. Keywords in domain names There is an idea that having keywords in …

DENIC (the .DE registry and top-level domain name extension for Germany) recently announced that it has passed the 17 million registered domain name mark. As one of the most successful ccTLDs (Country Code Top Level Domain Names), DENIC’s press release provides some additional interesting statistics. For example, there are now 30,000 new registrations on average …

A recent study conducted by Governance Primer on behalf of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) identified trends in the acceptance of all domain names in software hosted on Github, the world’s largest open source repository. This research builds on previous efforts to identify underlying issues that lead to issues when different applications have to …

Getting rid of your old, unused domain names is about to get a lot easier for GoDaddy customers as the web hosting company launched a new service called List for Sale. When entrepreneurs have business ideas, one of their first instincts is to buy one domain name or even multiple domain names for their new …

FACTS AT A GLANCEEditing: 18; Posted: January 2021Management commitments: 47714Companies: 460 – Players covered include 1 & 1 IONOS Inc; 123 Reg, Ltd .; Afilias Limited; Domain.com, LLC .; Donuts, Inc .; OGM Internet, Inc .; GoDaddy, Inc .; Key-Systems GmbH; Melbourne IT Group; Group Spirits + Machines Limited; Nickname Online Services, LLC. ; Namecheap, …

Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have kept the name of their new baby a secret, they were bracing for the announcement even before he was born. Before the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, registered several estates in her name. According to The telegraph, the …

The Australian Country Code Top Level Domain Administrator .au, .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), introduced the Administration rules for the .au domain: Licenses (Rules). The rules consolidate and update over 30 DA published policies that address registrant obligations and the claims process into a single, uniform licensing system. The rules are a corollary of the …

[co-author: Brighid Virtue, Law Graduate at Kalus Kenny Intelex] Foreign entities wishing to register Australian domain names should be aware that the eligibility requirements have changed and the threshold is now much higher. If a foreign entity relies on a trademark registered in Australia to meet the Australian presence requirement, it must ensure that its …

One of the main lessons of the Web Globalization Report Card is the importance of providing “entry points” to your localized websites. These gates begin with the addresses themselves, which may not include the .com domain. In fact, I would recommend most localized websites not to use the .com domain, as it is an overloaded …

We bring to your attention controversial new practices on .sucks domain names. This TLD was designed to promote freedom of expression and to give consumers and internet users the opportunity to criticize brands, report abuse, defend causes, etc. Recently, several decisions relating to UDRP complaints initiated by trademark holders have ordered the transfer of the …

Ethos Capital is back. In 2019, this secretive private equity firm that includes domain name industry insiders tried to buy the nonprofit that manages the .ORG domain. A huge coalition of non-profit organizations and users have spoken. Governments expressed their concern and ICANN (the entity in charge of the Internet domain name system) blocked the …

Domain names, domain name systems (DNS) and digital certificates are fundamental components of the most important applications that enable your business to operate, including your website, email, voice over IP, etc. However, these vital applications are being attacked with an increasing level of sophistication and severity. When these assets are compromised, criminals can redirect websites …

Google LLC today introduced the preview version of Cloud Domains, a service that will allow Google Cloud customers to maintain their domain names through the same console they use to manage infrastructure resources as a service. The service could also help businesses improve their cybersecurity posture in the process. Setting up a domain name usually …

Unstoppable Domains, an Ethereum-based project that allows users to create URLs for “.crypto” websites, has been integrated into Cloudflare’s Distributed Web Resolver. After integration, users will be able to access Unstoppable Domains blockchain addresses from any browser. Previously, websites created under the .crypto extension of Unstoppable Domains were only accessible through browsers that had previously …

The administration of the .au domain (auDA) announced new auDA rules that will change the eligibility, assignment, and registration and renewal requirements for the .au domain. These will come into effect on April 12, 2021 and can be accessed here. The auDA administers and develops the rules for domain names in the country code top-level …

Thanks to a partnership with Unstoppable Domains, the OKCoin digital currency exchange now supports blockchain domain names. This means that OKCoin users can tie their digital currency wallets to their blockchain domain names to make it easier for them to deposit and withdraw digital currency. How it works A blockchain domain is “A domain name …

Australian domain name ownership rules change from April 12, 2021. This will affect businesses that currently own .com.au or .net.au domain names, and those that wish to register them. Currently, you can only own .com.au or .net.au domain names if you: are a relevant Australian company, or meet other criteria such as having a relevant …

The pandemic has accelerated the company’s reliance on online services, and businesses are relying on their domain names more than ever to provide a secure destination for their customers. This massive transition to the web has resulted in a marked increase in online fraud. One of the types of fraud perpetrated online is domain name …

University researchers have created a new machine learning tool that can identify when a domain name has been created solely to disseminate disinformation, ensuring that it can be shut down before it has had a chance to disseminate information. “Fake news”. Real-Time Prediction of Online False Information Purveyors and their Characteristics, a working paper written …

This afternoon, I went to my Network Solutions account to unblock a domain name and request an authorization code. There I noticed that MadeInFlorida.com had the NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM name servers that the company uses when a domain name expires. I won MadeInFlorida.com in August at NameJet. I thought maybe this was my problem and hadn’t …

A crypto-based domain name auction service launched earlier this year is finally gaining traction and attracting big investors willing to pay top dollar for domain names. The Ethereum name service was launched on May 4, 2017; it featured an automatic registration service that allowed people to register a domain name ending in .eth quickly and …

Thorsten from Finlead tweeted about the changes to Uniregistry’s parking pages, and I asked him which aspect he was referring to: Whoever @Uniregistry made the changes to the parking pages… no es bueno! – Finlead (@finlead) September 8, 2020 Remove header images from mobile pages, remove domain name from parking pages, reduce links from 10 …

The Internet Commerce Association has been an active participant for the past four years in ICANN’s Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP) Working Group. The working group is currently completing its review of the URS. The UDRP principles will be reviewed in a second phase to come. The URS …

On June 3, 2020, EURid, the registry for .EU domains, published its timeline and action plan for retiring and deleting .EU domains registered with entities and individuals located in the UK. Context and Brexit In accordance with the .EU regulations published on March 29, 2019, .EU domain name registrations can be held by EU citizens, …

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused disruption around the world, for entire nations and their economies. Unfortunately, there will be side effects for businesses. A number of brands will disappear from the streets and shelves, as companies that do not weather the storm will have to close their doors. Companies that survive will likely focus more …

In recent months, the definition of normal has changed for institutions, individuals and industries. When the future seems blurry, at Radix we go back to the data and ideas of the past to get some perspective. In our exclusive Radix Speak series, we bring you in-depth insights into how the domains industry and everything related …

Even as the world continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, critical events simply cannot be delayed. The US presidential elections will continue on November 3, 2020. Even though there are only months left, the discussions are intensifying. At the same time, as with other events of interest, dozens of domain names linked to the elections …

In 2018, investigative journalist Brian Krebs warned of the nuances of internationalized domain names (IDNs). These domains, which contain non-Latin characters but appear to do so, can be used to create visual confusion that can become particularly useful in running credible punycode phishing campaigns. In 2020, hundreds of IDNs continue to be registered but are …

On Instagram’s help center, there are sections dedicated to intellectual property only. The social media giant has also provided avenues for reporting account impersonation and brand violations. And with the increase in the username squat, these initiatives are not only welcome but necessary. Instagram’s billion active users aren’t the only ones affected by the squat, …

Israelis will soon be able to register Hebrew-only Internet domain names for the first time, following approval from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit and responsible for Domain Name System (DNS) policy since 1998, on Tuesday approved a request from the Israel Internet Association to recognize the …