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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 …

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 …

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.com addresses attached to the famous torrent operation changed hands last year after the owners accidentally left them out of date.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 …

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 …