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Man Gets 20 Years in Jail for Trying to Steal a Domain Name at Gunpoint
Gizmodo
There were 332,198 robberies in the US last year according to the FBI, but (probably) only one of them involved a man trying to forcibly steal a domain name. Now the man responsible for the bizarre instance of domain hijacking will spend 20 years in ...



Tech Times

Iowa Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Stealing A Domain Name At Gunpoint
Tech Times
In June last year, Hopkins, 43, broke into the apartment of a web entrepreneur in Cedar Rapids, and demanded that he transfer the ownership of the domain name "DoItForState.com" through the web hosting company GoDaddy while pointing a handgun at ...

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TechRadar

Consider these 9 things when buying a web hosting service
TechRadar
When shopping for the perfect web hosting for you (not the best web hosting for everybody else), you will be bombarded with terms and features that you will have seldom encountered in your everyday life. From FTP to backup, we will explain to you the ...



SmartCompany.com.au

“Sham operation” which sent SMEs fake domain name renewal letters fined $2 million by the ACCC
SmartCompany.com.au
A group of domain name companies who scammed Australian small business owners out of a collective $2.3 million have been penalised by the Australian Federal Court and ordered to pay fines of nearly $2 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law.
Thousands of businesses ripped off in domain conMy Business
Domain Corp fined $1.95m for legal breachTechnology Decisions

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Domain Name Wire

Three companies using new TLDs – DNW Podcast #190
Domain Name Wire
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Domain Name Wire

Proeza, SA nailed for reverse domain name hijacking for failure to disclose
Domain Name Wire
In a common occurence, company fails to disclose prior corresondence and misleads panel. Here's a common pattern in cybersquatting disputes under the UDRP: A company reaches out to the domain name owner in an effort to either buy the domain or ...



Domain Name Wire

Donuts acquires .Fan after registry fails
Domain Name Wire
Donuts, one of the original applicants for .fan, acquires it from failing registry. The owner of .fan and .fans has failed, and Donuts was more than happy to pick up .fan–a domain name it originally applied for. Donuts announced today that it has “re ...

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Domain Name Wire

Man Who Tried to Forcibly Steal Domain Name Gets 20 Years
U.S. News & World Report
The records say Hopkins acknowledged breaking into the man's home on June 21 last year, brandishing a stolen handgun and demanding that the man get on his computer and move the domain name of doitforstate.com from one account to another.
Man gets 20 years in prison for trying to steal a domain nameDomain Name Wire

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Motherboard

The Guy Who Robbed Someone at Gunpoint for a Domain Name Is Getting 20 Years in Jail
Motherboard
On Thursday, 43 year-old Iowa man Sherman Hopkins Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to forcibly steal a domain name from another man at gunpoint in 2017. Domain hijacking, when someone illegally gains control of another person's ...
Man gets 20 years in prison after trying to steal domain namekwwl.com

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TechRadar

What are the different types of web hosting?
TechRadar
While they all act as a storage place for your website, where they differ is the amount of storage capacity, control, technical knowledge requirement, server speed and reliability. These are the six types of web hosting you will most often come across: ...


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