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Epik hack: what we know & what you should do

What customers and other registrars should do to protect themselves until we know more. Domain name registrar Epik was hacked this week, and the hackers published reams of data online. A group saying it’s aligned with the hacker collective Anonymous posted a release about the hack earlier this week. It says that the reason for […]

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Hackers claim significant Epik breach

A group claims that it has hacked Epik and downloaded significant data. A group says it has hacked domain name registrar Epik and released a trove of data online. A posting (see PDF version) claims that the hackers gained access to data about all domain purchases, transfers, all Whois history (unredacted), all email forwards, account […]

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Who’s on top? .Com Leaderboard update

These are the fastest growing and largest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers May 2021. CentralNic surged back into the top 10 for monthly registrations with a strong performance at its Internet BS registrar. Other than […]

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Why are domain searchers submitting fewer queries?

DomainsBot releases interesting data about domain searches. DomainsBot, a service that powers many registrars’ domain search, has published some interesting data about user search behavior. The headline is that people entered fewer search queries per session in May than they did a year ago. Whereas in May 2020, about 20% of users searched just one […]

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NameSilo reports record revenue and nixes acquisition

Registrar keeps growing. NameSilo (CNSX:URL.CN) (OTC:URLOF) has reported its earnings for the first half of the year, and announced that a proposed acquisition of NameSilo is off the table. On the earnings front, the company had record revenues of $8.4 million in Q2 2021, compared to $7.6 million in the same quarter last year, an […]

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Facebook to pay $74,812 for OnlineNic’s domain name portfolio

Facebook agrees to buy OnlineNic’s owned and operated domains to settle part of a dispute. Facebook will soon be the proud owner of hotwifecuckolds .com, magiksex .com, and hundreds of other domain names currently owned by the domain name registrar OnlineNic. It’s part of a deal to settle a dispute between Facebook and OnlineNic and […]

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OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down because of Facebook lawsuit

Registrar tells court it is ceasing business next week. ICANN-accredited domain name registrar OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down on July 26 after throwing in the towel in a lawsuit. Facebook sued the registrar and its privacy service in October 2019, alleging that either OnlineNIC or its customers used domains such as www-facebook-login(.)com and login-lnstargram(.)com. The […]

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GoDaddy adds back Whois counts

You can now see how many times someone (or something) has looked up the Whois records for your domains. GoDaddy has added Whois lookup counts to exported lists after removing them in a previous update. The Whois counts tell domain name owners how many times people have looked up the Whois records for their domain […]

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