Entrepreneur

3 Keys to the Right Domain Name for Building a Brand
Entrepreneur
Some people and businesses are purchasing names in these new domain name extensions in hopes of future paydays, but others are interested because new gTLDs are hyper-relevant to certain verticals. For example, it would make sense to the customers ...



TorrentFreak

Scammers Pick Up NYAA Torrents Domain Name
TorrentFreak
After the domain name was deactivated it was put back into rotation by the .EU registry, allowing outsiders to pick it up. These people are now trying to monetize it with their download offer. According to the Whois information, NYAA.eu is registered ...



Quartz

ZA Central Registry begins the distribution of the contested .africa ...
Quartz
It was a winding trek to the .africa domain name, but users are finally able to start claiming their piece of this internet real estate. Ultimately it's the domain ...

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Quartz

The world is running out of domain names—what will we do when they're all gone?
Quartz
In 2014, Microsoft spent $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the Swedish company behind the popular Minecraft video game, but it didn't get the domain name minecraft.com with it—that belongs to an Australia mining-engineering company, MineCraft Consulting ...



We Live Security (blog)

Web-hosting firm agrees to pay over $1 million to ransomware extortionists
We Live Security (blog)
Nayana, a South Korean web hosting firm, was hit hard by a ransomware attack earlier this month which hit over 153 of its Linux servers, and impacting over 3,400 websites the company hosts for its business customers. Nayana's systems are thought to ...
South Korean Web Hosting Provider Pays $1 Million in ...BleepingComputer
Web hosting firm agrees to pay $1m ransomware demandComputerWeekly.com
Web hosting company pays $1 million after Erebus ransomware attackBetaNews
TechSpot -Virus Guides (blog) -SecurityBrief Asia -Trend Micro
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GeekWire

Domain name registry Donuts agrees to buy Rightside for $213M in cash
GeekWire
Last year, Rightside turned down what it called an unsolicited and opportunistic offer from Donuts to buy its domain registry business for $70 million. ... Rightside Group, Ltd. (NAME) (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc., a leading domain name registry for ...
Eastside domain-name managers combine in $213 million dealThe Seattle Times
First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 millionDomain Name Wire

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Oil company Tupras is a reverse domain name hijacker
Domain Name Wire
Company went after domain name Hexmon.com, which is owned by a fan of hex-based wargames. Do you watch TV or listen to the radio? If so, have you heard commercials for Tupras or Hexmon? My guess is you haven't, especially if you live outside of ...



How to Dispute a Third-Level 'Country-Code' .com Domain Name (Such as nike.eu.com)
CircleID
The decision involved the domain name nike.eu.com. What makes this case interesting is that it represents one of the few .com domain name disputes that includes a country-code in the second-level portion of the domain name. To be clear, the .com top ...



Network World

South Korean web hosting company infected by Erebus ransomware
Network World
Nayana, a web hosting company in South Korea, suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend which resulted in more than a hundred Linux servers and thousands of websites being infected with Erebus ransomware. The initial ransom amount was ...



Advertising firm thinks BabyBoom.com is cybersquatting - Domain ...
Domain Name Wire
A marketing firm that helps people target new parents under the name Babyboom has filed a UDRP against the domain name BabyBoom.com. European firm ...

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