Niue launches legal action in Sweden over domain name  Radio New Zealand

Niue is suing a Swedish company to take back control of its internet domain name and about $US20 million in estimated lost income.


Pacific News Minute: Niue Sues Swedish Company That Markets Its Domain Name, ".nu"  Hawaiipublicradio

The tiny South Pacific nation of Niue has filed suit in Stockholm, claiming that one of Sweden's biggest internet companies took over its domain name.


Interview: Tropical plants guru sells Plants.com for $450000  Domain Name Wire

Glenn Stokes registered Plants.com in 1995 for his tropical plants website. Glenn Stokes literally wrote the book on bananas. He just sold Plants.com for ...


Niue is suing a giant Swedish foundation over a domain name  ABC News

Niue takes one of Sweden's biggest internet organisations to court, claiming millions of dollars' worth of revenue was lost because its internet domain name was ...


Four ways to improve the GoDaddy aftermarket  Domain Name Wire

Here are four improvements GoDaddy should make for its aftermarket business. GoDaddy continues to grow its aftermarket business. It has acquired massive ...


Domain predictions - who was right? - DNW Podcast #214  Domain Name Wire

Who had the best crystal ball for 2018? dnw-podcast In this special episode, we'll listen to the predictions people made a year ago for 2018 in the domain ...


Domain Name Consolidation – Observations from the Field  Security Boulevard

Domain Name Consolidation The market and marketing of Web property domain names is changing. Companies prefer to promote top level domains (TLDs), ...


Scammers Use Linden, Mich.\'s Domain Name in Faked Emails  Government Technology

Per a statement from the city of Linden, Mich., the perpetrators are using the municipality's domain name as well as the email addresses of staff, police and ...


Liverton Security scoops government domain name business  Reseller News

Cyber security company Liverton Security is the new provider of the Government Domain Name System (DNS) *service*. The change will see all current .govt.nz ...


Internet Grows to 342.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2018  Business Wire

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the third quarter of 2018 closed with appro.


Smoothie maker alleges domain-name shakedown  MarketWatch

Lawyer for domain-name brokerage says his client has no control over redirection of visitors to dailyharvest.com to Trump campaign site and controversial social ...


Domain name 'admin' role eyed up as latest victim of Whois system's GDPRmeggdon  The Register

The long-standing but outdated "admin" role associated with every internet domain name will be killed off under new recommendations designed to update the ...


Amazon buys FBA.com domain name for Fulfillment by Amazon  Domain Name Wire

European company with FBA acronym sells FBA.com domain name to Amazon.com. Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has acquired the three-letter domain name ...


Understanding .Brand domains - DNW Podcast #213  Domain Name Wire

Inside the world of .brand top level domain names. dnw-podcast Companies applied for many types of new top level domains in the current round of expansion.


Philadelphia registered a domain name for XFL team  247Sports

The XFL isn't coming to Philadelphia for it's inaugural season in 2020, but the city apparently wants a team in the future. Per Bob Williams, Philadelphia was one ...


Practical Implications of GDPR so far  Domain Name Wire

It's been tough adjusting to less Whois data. It's been about 6 months since the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect ...


DataRecovery.com, a $1.7M domain 10 years later  Domain Name Wire

DataRecovery.com president Benjamin Carmitchel says his big domain purchase was worth it. In 2008, ESS Data Recovery bought the domain name ...


Web.com Acquires Leading Domain Name Aftermarket Platform, NameJet  GlobeNewswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com Group, Inc. on Monday announced it has acquired from Tucows, Inc. all remaining ...


Abusive Conduct: Domain Name Registrants and Rights Holders  CircleID

Abusive conduct or cybersquatting is the essence of disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), usually by domain name ...


The domain name for 'Avengers: Endgame' points to 'Once Upon A Deadpool'  Entertainment.ie

With the new trailer for the fourth 'Avengers' confirming the title - 'Avengers: Endgame' - you'd imagine that Disney's already locked down the domain name. Rig.


29 end user domain sales up to $500000  Domain Name Wire

An organic products company, ethanol distributor and insurance company recently bought domain names. This week is a double issue of end user sales from ...


The Best Places to Buy a Domain Name  TechnoMag

Unless you've got a connection at ICANN, the organization responsible for managing the creation of domain names, you'll be buying your domain name from a ...


Uniregistry is now Uni  Domain Name Wire

Domain name registrar changes to shorter name. Frank Schilling's Uniregistry has changed its brand name to simply Uni. The move coincided with the launch of ...


Internet Has Grown to 342.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q3 of 2018: Verisign  Technuter

VeriSign notifies that approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the Q3 of 2018, bringing the total number of domain ...


T-Mobile rebirths T-Mobile Money name, registers a bunch of typos  Domain Name Wire

Company registers 75+ domain names to protect its T-Mobile Money name. Back in 2016 T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) killed its Mobile Money banking program ...


Domain name selection – What you should do to get it right the first time?  HostReview.com

A domain name is not a website address, but much more and business owners have to be very careful in choosing the name for websites that becomes an id ...


Domain Name Commission and Dept of Internal affairs team up to protect .nz domain space  Computerworld New Zealand

The Domain Name Commission and the Department of Internal Affairs have agreed to co-operate to combat behaviours that would threaten a safe, secure and ...


'Avengers: Endgame' Website Hijacked by Deadpool  Hollywood Reporter

AvengersEndgame.com does not go to 'Avengers: Endgame' but rather a 'Deadpool 2' site.


Domain name registrations count totals 342.4M in Q3 2018: Verisign report  Daily Host News

The global domain name registrations count has reached 342.4 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) in the third quarter of 2018, finds Verisign. The data ...


Domains suggest which cities might get XFL football teams  Domain Name Wire

21 cities are likely in the running for football teams. In which cities will the new, faster version of American football land? Some domain name registrations are a ...


Niue launches legal action in Sweden over internet domain  Radio New Zealand

Niue is suing a Swedish company to take back control of its internet domain and about $US20 million in estimated lost income.


Online.Casino domain sells for record-breaking $510000  Domain Name Wire

Donuts beats its previous records for a new top level domain sale. New top level domain company Donuts has sold the domain name Online.Casino for ...


.Be will take down bad domains in 24 hours  Domain Name Wire

New policy speeds up old process for blocking domains used for fake web stores and phishing. A new policy will help take down .be domains within 24 hours ...


Reverse domain name hijacking in PetLife.com case  Domain Name Wire

Company goes after domain name that was registered before it started using the name as a brand. A pet apparel and supplies company has been found to have ...


It's time to make snippeting "opt-out"  Domain Name Wire

Don't harm small publishers with laws that only benefit large publishers. In September I wrote about the European Union's proposed copyright rules.


Internet grows to 342.4 mln domain name registrations in Q3  Telecompaper

VeriSign announced that the third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), ...


Google announces .Dev domain launch dates  Domain Name Wire

Dev will be released in early 2019. Google has announced launch plans for the .dev top level domain name. Sunrise will start in January 2019. A Dutch auction ...


GMO is sending expired domains to GoDaddy Auctions  Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy Auctions has landed another top 10 domain registrar. GoDaddy Auctions has apparently picked up another registrar partner for its expired domain ...


Huawei shared web domain with firm at centre of CFO arrest, records show  South China Morning Post

Skycom Tech, the Hong Kong company at the centre of Huawei Technologies' alleged violation of US sanctions on Iran, shared the same email domain as the ...


A solution against domain name theft or hijacking | ippromagazine.com  IPPro Magazine

IPPro The Magazine is the go-to industry publication for free news, views and opinion on intellectual property, features. Dreyfus partner Emmanuel Harrar ...


Choosing the Right Extension for Your Domain Name  Market Business News

A website is essential for any business trying to make it in today's economy. It doesn't matter if you're a small, medium, or large company, or if you're selling ...


Elon Musk Reveals He Made One of the Most Expensive Domain Purchases of All Time in Tesla.com at $11 Million  Domain Name Journal

Tesla Founder and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk lit up the domain aftermarket grapevine like a Christmas tree with a simple tweet over the weekend.


Jon Nevett named new CEO of PIR (.Org)  Domain Name Wire

Donuts co-founder will lead the .org registry. Jon Nevett, new CEO of Public Interest Registry. Jon Nevett has been named the new CEO of Public Interest ...


ICANN WHOIS Service - Domain Name Registration Post-GDPR  The National Law Review

Highlighting the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) WHO IS domain registration process after the implementation of GDPR in the ...


Get ready for Black Friday domain deals  Domain Name Wire

How domainers can take advantage of Black Friday. We're about a week away from Black Friday and you can expect deals to start rolling out a day or two before ...


All about naming with Eli Altman - DNW Podcast #212  Domain Name Wire

How companies find and select names. dnw-podcast DNW listeners are familiar with the process of selecting and buying a domain name. But how do ...


Domain Name Registration Expire Date Or Length Not A Google Ranking Factor  Search Engine Roundtable

We've covered this numerous times but hey, Google had to chime in again about the topic of domain name registration length and the expire date of a domain ...


A potential Amazon cryptocurrency exchange: Everyone is wondering about this move (Amazon Cryptocurrency Review) - AMZN Forecast  Smartereum

There are a lot of interest in Amazon and Cryptocurrency words together. People are wondering what will be the move of Amazon with buying domains.


.Com Winners: Some shakeup in the top 10  Domain Name Wire

Top 10 registrars juggle places in latest monthly report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com registry.


50 cent domains at Network Solutions? Not so fast  Domain Name Wire

Promo offers cheap domains but they aren't as inexpensive as they look. Network Solutions sent out a Cyber Monday special that looks tempting: Up to 5 .com, ...


ICE helps to seize more than one million domain names  World Intellectual Property Review

More than one million copyright-infringing domain names involved in distributing counterfeit items have been seized in the past year, according to a release ...


WIPO panelist: "not necessary" to make reverse domain hijacking finding  Domain Name Wire

Panelist cops out of finding RDNH. A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist decided it was “not necessary” to make a reverse domain name ...


Stanley Pace challenges another UDRP decision in court  Domain Name Wire

Lawsuit filed to halt transfer of Lascal.com. Stanley Pace, who has a history of UDRP cases as well as challenging adverse decisions in court, has filed a lawsuit ...


Florida developer training company nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking  Domain Name Wire

Company went after domain name that was registered before it existed. A Florida company that trains developers on agile development and scrum has been ...


The secure padlock doesn't mean a website is safe  Domain Name Wire

Nearly half of phishing sites now use SSL. Google has led a big push in recent years to get all websites to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You know a site ...


That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it's Now Stealing Credit Cards  Krebs on Security

If you own a domain name that gets decent traffic and you fail to pay its annual renewal fee, chances are this mistake will be costly for you and for others. Lately ...


Bipartisan.com among Sedo auctions ending soon  Domain Name Wire

Bipartisan.com and eResearch.com are about to have a new owner. Sedo holds frequent Great Domains auctions as well as themed auctions, but don't overlook ...


How to install SSL on ServerPilot  TWCN Tech News

If you want to install Comodo Positive SSL on ServerPilot, here is a detailed guide you can follow. This step by step tutorial will help you install a single domain ...


Will Detroit get an XFL team?  WXYZ Detroit

According to an online report, Detroit may be in the running for one of Vince McMahon's 8 XFL teams.


UK domain names suspended for infringing activity doubles in 2018 | ipprotheinternet.com  IPPro The Internet

IPPro The Internet is the go-to industry publication for free news, views and opinion on intellectual property news. The number of .UK domain names suspended ...


A NamesCon suggestion, plus auction submissions now open  Domain Name Wire

You'll want to be there on Sunday this year. NamesCon Global in Las Vegas is just two months away, so it's time to get your ticket and book travel. A Cyber ...


SA exceeds 1.2m Internet domain name registrations  ITWeb

South Africa has the leading domain name market in Africa, surpassing 1.2 million registrations of names ending in .za, across all the second level domains ...


Legal tussle between TWG Tea and founder over ownership of domain name  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The company behind luxury tea brand TWG Tea has sued founder and former chief executive Manoj Murjani over the ownership of its Internet ...


End user sales up to $59000  Domain Name Wire

A delivery *service*, medical clinic and real estate developer bought domain names. This week's end user sales include many ccTLDs. Sedo is always strong with ...


Canadian group wants to decide UDRP cases  Domain Name Wire

Oh, Canada! We'd like to resolve UDRP cases… Canada International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC) has filed with ICANN to become an ...


A smart marketing idea for local service businesses  Domain Name Wire

*Service* businesses should use hyper-targeted referral marketing. Whenever I interact with a local *service* company such as a carpet cleaner or pest control, ...


Controversial Crypto Exchange, WEX, Loses Its Official Domain Names  CryptoGlobe

Controversial crypto trading platform, World Exchange Services (WEX), recently lost its wex.nz domain name. New Zealand's Domain Name Commission (DNC) ...


Someone messed with Linux.org's DNS to deface the website's homepage  The INQUIRER

SO IMAGINE YOU REALLY LOVE OPEN SOURCE; you've poured yourself a glass of claret from a wine box and have settled into a night of perusing Linux.org.


TWG Tea and founder tussle over domain name  The Straits Times

The company behind luxury tea brand TWG Tea has sued founder and former chief executive officer Manoj Murjani over the ownership of its Internet domain ...


Uniregistry adds Seller Dashboard to market  Domain Name Wire

New dashboard provides at-a-glance view of sales. Uniregistry's new seller dashboard. Uniregistry has added a new dashboard feature to its market.


Should Your Business Adopt a .cymru or .wales Domain Name?  Business News Wales

Utilising a .cymru or .wales domain lets your target market know where you are based and is the perfect way to show the world that your business is...


Domain Name ‘Bill of Rights’ Proposed by Global Domain Name Registrar Uniregistry  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY – This past week, the man who virtually created the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, spoke about his “Contract for the Web” initiative; something he ...


New trouble for Demonoid, as domain name expires  Techworm

Demonoid has been offline for weeks and a few days ago its main domain name expired.


Donuts Co-Founder Jonathon Nevett Named President and CEO of .ORG Operator Public Interest Registry  Domain Name Journal

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jonathon Nevett ...


Quo Vadis ICANN?  CircleID

The short history of Internet Governance is full of errors, failures, and - mainly - omissions. Despite the shortcomings, we also must acknowledge the ...


.Cloud Domain Name Enters China Economy With Accreditation From China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)  Canada NewsWire

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - New gTLD (generic top-level domain) .Cloud is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from China's Ministry of ...


From $132 to $100M: Was YellowPages.com The Smartest Domain Name Grab Ever?  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY – Back in April of 1996, Dane Madsen registered YellowPages.com, an idea that popped into his mind after being demanded to come up with ...


A Geographic New TLD heads to the chopping block  Domain Name Wire

Doha gets nixed, along with two dot-brand top level domains. A handful of additional top level domain name operators have informed ICANN that they no longer ...


First sign that the XFL is thinking about Philadelphia  NBCSports.com

Let the XFL to Philadelphia hype train begin. While Philadelphia is not going to be one of the eight cities to have a team in the league's first season in 2020, ...


Neo Name Service announces Ledger-compatible NNC claiming solution  NEO News Today

NEO Name *Service* has released instructions for NNC token holders on a Ledger hardware wallet to successfully claim CGAS dividends.


FIFA Acquires .sport Domain Name -- Federation Focus  Around the Rings

Also: De Vos wins second term as FEI president; Canoe Federation Congress meets in Budapest; IAAF Awards shortlist.


Uxbridge Township to rebrand online presence | DurhamRegion.com  durhamregion.com

The Township of Uxbridge is embarking on an online rebranding that will see their website move to www.uxbridge.ca.


Oakland lawsuit speaks truth to NFL power  San Francisco Chronicle

The city of Oakland delivered a broadside hit to the Raiders and the NFL Tuesday, suing for damages surrounding the team's imminent move to Las Vegas.


How Internet Savvy are Your Leaders?  Krebs on Security

Back in April 2015, I tweeted about receiving a letter via snail mail suggesting the search engine rankings for a domain registered in my name would suffer if I ...


Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself.  The New York Times

A tweet from Mr. Giuliani now links to an anti-Trump page. The president's lawyer blamed Twitter, but the culprit was his own typo (plus a prankster in Atlanta).


Seattle NHL Team Could Be First With Mascot Made By Native People  Seattle, WA Patch

Will Native People Have Say In New NHL Team Name? - Seattle, WA - The new Seattle NHL team doesn't have a name or logo yet. But ownership has reached ...


Unoccupied roll-off truck found on Baiting Hollow beach Sunday  RiverheadLOCAL

Baiting Hollow residents were surprised to find an unoccupied roll-off truck on the beach at Edwards Avenue Sunday morning. The heavy-duty truck had been ...


South Africa's ZA domain reaches 1.2 million registrations | Cape Argus  Independent Online

Administrator of South Africa's presence on the worldwide web, ZA Central Registry, revealed that SA has surpassed 1.2 million ...


Don't Be Fooled by The Padlock, Phishing Sites Can Be HTTPS Too!  Security Boulevard

Don't Be Fooled by The Padlock, Phishing Sites Can Be HTTPS Too! kdobieski Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:01 But if the address bar or omnibar in the web browser ...


Woman Cancels Baby Shower In Blistering Rant After Finding Out Friends And Family Don't Support Her Unusual Name Choice  Guacamoley

The unborn child's mother blew a gasket on Facebook after her baby shower event was ridiculed by friends and family.


Crypto.com Nets Ex-PayPal Exec to Increase Merchant Cryptocurrency Adoption  Cointelegraph

Fledgling merchant network Crypto.com wants to expand the scope of its offerings using ex-PayPal exec Tyson Hackwood's expertise.


Attackers Using New Exploit Kit to Hijack Home & ...  Dark Reading

Small and home office routers are becoming major targets for criminals seeking to steal banking and other online account credentials belonging to Internet users ...


Bringing security to the next-level of networking  IT Brief Australia

By securing your network at the DDI level, you can prevent DNS attacks, data exfiltration, and put a barrier around every connected device.


5 Domain Registrars that offer Affordable Domains  TECH dot Africa

Choosing a domain registrar that provides cheap Domain Names can be a rigorous task due to the number of firms providing this *service* online.


While Everyone's Busy, Hollywood & Record Labels Suggest Congress Bring Back SOPA  Techdirt

There are a million different things going on these days when it comes to preventing the powers that be from destroying the internet that we know and love.


Cobalt Bank Robbers Use New ThreadKit Malicious Doc Builder  BleepingComputer

The Cobalt hacking group specialized in breaching the networks financial institutions and banks is now using a new variant of the ThreadKit exploit builder kit for ...


Web Address For 'Avengers: Endgame' Leads To Deadpool Troll Site—But It Isn't Clear Who Actually Made It 🤔  Guacamoley

Marvel fans have been going bonkers ever since the trailer for Avengers: Endgame dropped on Friday around 5:00 a.m. PT. The trailer set a record by amassing ...


Naming Your Business: Are Domain Name Extensions Important?  Forbes

An exact-match .com domain name is more crucial to your company's success than you might think.


Avengers: Endgame fans get trolled by 'official website' following trailer release  DigitalSpy.com

Following the Avengers 4 trailer, fans got a Deadpool shaped surprise.


Why You Need a BGP Hijack Response Plan  Security Intelligence

BGP hijack attacks are increasing in popularity, but are still largely unaddressed in many organizational incident response plans.