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Meta registers slew of web3 domain names
Company registered web3 domains related to Quest, Facebook and other brands. Meta Platforms registered a number of domain names related to web3 this week. The company registered many of its brands along with words such as crypto, wallet, and blockcha...
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November 17, 2022, 5:52 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Punycode continues to be the bad guys’ best friend
These domains look a lot like banks’ official domains. Krebs on Security today published a story about how a financial cybercrime group is using Punycode domains to trick internet users into thinking they’re visiting banks’ websites...
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November 17, 2022, 4:43 pm
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Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy finishes .tv migration, launches marketing campaign
Company is ready to reinvigorate marketing for .tv extension. GoDaddy Registry has completed the takeover of registry services for .tv domain names. .Tv is the country code for Tuvalu, a tiny island nation in the South Pacific. But its domain names a...
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November 16, 2022, 8:11 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Mastodon is a boon to new top level domains
Many servers have chosen new top level domains, with .social the big winner. Twitter alternative Mastodon has been getting lots of attention after Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Mastodon is built on open source software. Rather than signing u...
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November 16, 2022, 4:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
21 recent end user domain sales
A tattoo machine supplier, a massage chair seller and a mattress company bought domain names. After struggling to find end user sales amongst Sedo’s sales data last week, this week was much more fruitful. One of the purchases looks particularly...
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November 16, 2022, 2:24 pm
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Domain Name Wire
MicroAcquire paid $2 million for acquire.com
Company goes big on rebrand with seven-figure domain purchase. Online business marketplace MicroAcquire paid $2 million to acquire the acquire.com domain name, the founder disclosed today. MicroAcquire founder Andrew Gazdecki disclosed the purchase p...
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November 15, 2022, 6:39 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Domain owner sues after legal threat
SiteTools files lawsuit after potential domain buyer threatens legal action. Many attorneys throw around legal threats to get domain names for their clients. They had better make sure they’re on solid legal ground and are willing to take the ca...
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November 15, 2022, 4:26 pm
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Domain Name Wire
PIR announces winners of 4th Annual .ORG Impact Awards
Food Rescue Hero is named .ORG of the year. Public Interest Registry, the registry behind .org, today announced the winners of its annual .ORG impact awards. A record 947 organizations and individuals from 68 countries submitted entries this year. Th...
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November 15, 2022, 3:30 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Video game company Build a Rocket Boy tried reverse domain name hijacking
Gaming companies duke it out in cybersquatting dispute. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found (pdf) Build a Rocket Boy Games Ltd guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The video game company was founded by Leslie Benzies, a ...
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November 14, 2022, 7:13 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Zow.com returned to previous owner
Original 1996 registrant gets her domain back. The original owner of zow.com has regained control of the domain name. Marci Seely registered the domain name in 1996. In September, she filed a lawsuit alleging that the domain name was stolen last year...
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November 14, 2022, 6:37 pm
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