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Smut Domain Scores Big Bucks for Not Handling Smut – 15-Sep-11
Thousands of companies, far more than expected, are handing over hundreds of dollars each to block their brands in the new .xxx internet domain. According to ICM Registry, the company behind the adults-only extension, porn-shy firms have applied to defensively block more than 10,000 trademarks in just the first week of its “Sunrise” period, which runs until 28 October.
Chancer Stripped of Domain Name Rights to Fedex.ee – 15-Sep-11
The Estonian Internet Foundation’s domain disputes committee has settled another case in favor of a well-known trademark owner, ruling that a dot-ee domain name be given over to Federal Express Corporation.
Australian Domain Sets New Price Record – 15-Sep-11
An Australian property developer has paid $125,000 for the domain investmentproperty.com.au, making it the most expensive .com.au site ever sold in public.
Domain Name Record Smashed After Schoolboy Error – 14-Sep-11
The record for the most expensive .com.au domain name was broken today after the owner of investmentproperty.com.au let the name expire and it was snapped up at auction for $125,000.
Keeping DNS Info From The Hands of Attackers – 14-Sep-11
Recent additions to the DNS protocol to provide for authentication with public keys and hashes ñ commonly known as the DNS security extensions, or DNSSEC ñ have sweetened the pot of aspiring intruders.
Eurid to Release 9000 Revoked .EU Domain Names – 14-Sep-11
The .eu registry, EURid, implemented a court order to revoke almost 9,000 .eu domain names, following the resolution of a Brussels Court of Appeal case in EURid’s favour.
Directi to Merge Big Jumbo and Domain Advertising Parking Brands – 13-Sep-11
DirectI, the parent company of BigJumbo, DomainAdvertising.com, Logicboxes and ResellerClub amongst others has announced today with an email to its customers that it will be merging the DomainAdvertising and BigJumbo brands.
Qatar Domain Names .QA Now Available to The Public – 13-Sep-11
Members of the general public can now take advantage of the abundance of uniquely Qatar Internet domain names (.QA) that are available through accredited registrars. Qatar Domains Registry (QDR)…
Dear Go Daddy: ICANN Haz New Policy? – 13-Sep-11
60-day domain transfers will be a thing of the past if ICANN has anything to say about it. And they do.
Network Solutions Partners with DIYSEO to Offer Do-It-Yourself SEO to Small Businesses – 13-Sep-11
Small business SEO software company DIYSEO announces partnership with hosting company Network Solutions to offer a do-it-yourself SEO software solution to Network Solutions customers.
Supermodel Domain Name Game – 13-Sep-11
Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been dragged into a complicated “cybersquatting” dispute over the .com.au web address bearing her name.
Hacker Death Threats After $500 Million Domain Fraud Exposed – 12-Sep-11
An Australian internet industry veteran has been terrorised with web-based attacks and death threats for two weeks after he exposed fraudulent practices in the domain name industry.
We’ll Stick With .NZ, But Can We Drop The .CO? – 12-Sep-11
Most Kiwis are happy to have their sites in the .nz domain, rather than an international domain such as .com, according to a survey conducted for the Domain Name Commission.
Dallas Mavericks Star Dirk Nowitzki Wins Dispute Over Domain Name – 12-Sep-11
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has won a dispute against a company that used DirkSwish.com to sell memorabilia of his likeness. Dallas based Happy Bulldawg Entertainment, which says it created the "Legendary Icon" of Dirk Nowitzki (seen here on a Sports …
Melbourne Domain Kingpin Hit With Cyber Death Threats – 11-Sep-11
A Melbourne web domain kingpin has received death threats after he blew the lid on emerging fraud campaigns. Attackers warned Michael Gilmour that he would be killed unless he removed a series of blog articles that warned domain name buyers of a new scam sweeping the industry.
Cyber-Scammers Exploit Typing Errors to Intercept Email, Phish Details – 11-Sep-11
Research from M86 Security and Godai Group highlights the importance of typing correct domain names when sending emails and surfing the Web.
Internet Marketer Meets Domain Names Webinar Today – 11-Sep-11
Internet marketer and chiropractor dk (as Dr. David Klein is known) networks with all the big names in Internet Marketing. Once a year he holds a thinktank
Are You Ready for Internet Xxxtortion? – 09-Sep-11
As the head of a family-focused, pro-life group, I find it outrageous that I may be faced with the choice of discovering that a pornography company bought and now owns my domain name with the .xxx extension or being forced to pay to own it myself.
Tucows Wins Another Surname UDRP – 09-Sep-11
Another win but panel makes an error. Tucows has successfully defended another one of the domains in the surname portfolio it acquired in 2006. Marden Group B.V. filed the case over the domain name Marden.com. According to the complaint, Marden wasn’t even founded until 2008 (or at least didn’t file for a trademark until then), some 12 years …
Go Daddy to Issue $825 Million in Senior Debt – 09-Sep-11
Go Daddy Group Inc., the registrar of domain names on the Internet, will raise $825 million through senior secured credit facilities to finance its buyout by private equity firms, according to sources close to the deal.
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