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Homograph IDN domain phishing attack steals Ethereum tokens

A phishing attack targeting users of MyEtherWallet.com used an IDN “homograph” domain to facilitate an Ethereum theft. The IDN domain used a letter “t” that belongs to a different character set, which is visually identical to the Latin character, except for a distinguishing line or dot underneath it. Registered just a few days ago, the […]

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Ethereum trademark leads to cryptocurrency domain loss via UDRP

If you’re investing in crypto-domains, think again when registering “Ethereum” keywords: it’s a trademark. Swiss company Stiftung Ethereum (Foundation Ethereum) owns a registered trademark with the USPTO in the US for ETHEREUM, and for the following classes: IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer software platforms for developing, building, and […]

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Ethereum : easyDNS sets world first with crypto-payments

Domain registrar and DNS services provider, easyDNS, has started accepting payments made in Ethereum, the second most popular cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. Here’s the statement that was issued earlier today: “We’re happy to announce that as of this morning we’ve added ethereum as a payment method on easyDNS. To our knowledge, we are the first and only ICANN […]

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Why cryptocurrency domain names were a good bet

Domains seem cheap to early investors in cryptocurrencies. Sedo’s top public domain name sale this week was CryptoNews.com at €43,000. This is the latest in a string of cryptocurrency related domain names that have sold. The most storied sale was probably BTC.com for $1 million back in 2014. Whenever a new technology comes out people […]

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Ethereum : Get all your ETH news from one domain

Ethereum is a cryptocurrency that was born from the popularity of Bitcoin. Although privately owned and operating from Ethereum.org, ETH has been adopted by investors looking to diversify in alternative cryptocurrencies. Last week we announced the transition of Bitkoin.com to Crypto.info, a news aggregator about cryptocurrency news. If you’re looking for news about Ethereum, don’t […]

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Cryptocurrency domains were hot in May

People registered lots of domains related to cryptocurrencies in May. As the price of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum continue to surge in price, interest in relevant domain names also continues to spike. The top trending word in new .com domain name registrations last month was “coin”, and “crypto” also made the top 5. […]

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