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ICANN: the extent of the impact of the GDPR on WHOIS is uncertain

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN“) published today a statement regarding the ability of registries and registrars to comply with their WHOIS and other contractual requirements related to domain name registration data in light of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At ICANN60, many community members expressed concerns regarding the …

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Fake GoDaddy, Namecheap, Pinterest websites and emails targeting domain and website owners

There are a few new scam emails that are circulating and are targeting domain name and website owners. The emails try to take advantage of the famous name of some of the most famous domain name registrars and a social media platform: GoDaddy, Namecheap and Pinterest. I have listed below 4 of the websites along …

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The Michael Gleissner files: investigation reveals global trademarks and domain portfolio

World Trademark Review published an investigation on Michael Gleissner and his numerous companies, trademarks and domain names. Steeped in mystery, the operation spans at least 36 countries with an estimated cost of close to $750,000 for trademark filings alone. Due to the breadth of this ongoing activity, and with high-profile brands such as BMW, Western Digital and …

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Neustar has destroyed the .BIZ and .US domain name whois service

Neustar, Inc. has decided to destroy whois for .biz and .us domain names without even an announcement. That is probably because what they did is against ICANN rules. Domain name whois at port 43 is a service free to all and be accessed using almost any computer with an internet connection. There are of course …

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Read here about the Topcoin CEO George Minardos before you invest in the ICO

This is one of the days that I read some news that I am not even that interested in only to read something that makes me go: “You have to be kidding me!”. So I read today on Domain Name Wire that Topcoin plans ICO with goal of being loyalty program for digital goods. I …

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Not everyone agrees with GoDaddy’s decision and Google has a lot of work ahead

One of the more prominent domain stories to be discussed in the mainstream has been the game of hot potato being played with Daily Stormer. GoDaddy hosted the site and finally made the decision to tell the registrant to transfer their domain out. The Verge reported: Just hours after being dropped by GoDaddy, prominent white […]

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DNDisputes.com: New website about UDRP domain name disputes launches

DNDisputes.com, a new website about UDRP domain name disputes has launched. DNDisputes.com is a free website listing all domain name disputes filled in WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and offers some impressive statistics. Although all the data in dndisputes.com is taken from the original WIPO website the people behind the website make some corrections on the data to …

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Queen.com UDRP: Queen.dk & Frands Jepsen are Reverse Domain Name Hijackers

The attempted theft of the domain name Queen.com from its lawful owner Rick Schwartz was spectacularly rejected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) . Frands Jepsen, owner and managing director of Queen.dk, tried to steal the domain name Queen.com as a plan B after he didn’t like the price tag of the domain name …

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Fake DDoS attack threatening .US domain names

A fake DDOS ATTACK threatening .us domain names has started today. The scam is targeting owners of .us (for now) domain names by harvesting email addresses from domain name whois and then emailing a threat. Seems that every scammer in the world is using the domain name whois info. The email that claims to be …

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