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Past Due: Freelancers, Small Businesses Struggle to Get Paid; Cryptocurrency As The Long Game

$600k for an Ethereum Name? Stopping Russian Dirty Tricks on the Web; Trump Organization Has Been Compromised by Hackers for Years; CMO Pay Is Rising. Who Makes The Most Money? Startups UK: The 25 industry disruptors; Microbeads could clean oceans of dangerous chemicals; Viewers Don’t Trust TV Ads For Health, Medical Products; Authenticity Matters: 15 […]

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Dot .NG : Jail time for domain cybersquatters in Nigeria!

If you’re found guilty of domain cybersquatting in Nigeria, prepare to do some jail time. Prior to the enactment of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015, cybersquatting could only be addressed within the law of trademarks or the tort of passing off, which often proved inadequate. The recent enactment of the Act, brought into existence a […]

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“Domain squatters” : The Verge article chastises domain investors with derogatory term

An article at The Verge about how a “hacker” redirected Donald Trump tweets by buying expired domain names, is not exactly friendly towards domain investors. In his article, titled “A Belgian hacker redirected the links in Trump’s old tweets,” Amar Toor, uses the following words to describe domainers: “Domain squatters typically buy up URLs for […]

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Cybersquatters target Apple’s “Beats EP” domains

In an exclusive post a few days ago, we covered the move by Apple and its daughter company, Beats Electronics, to register several gTLD domains. The primary keyword involved in these domain registrations was “BeatsEP” which matches a pending trademark application at the USPTO. While Apple registered many of the most related gTLDs, several others […]

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Domains NOT to register: Multiple Harley-Davidson brand violations

The term “domain investor” does not apply to cybersquatters. The latter, is the kind of careless, ignorant or malicious registrant, aiming at monetizing existing famous brands. Typo-squatting is a form of cybersquatting, and it relies on the registration of domain names that are slight variants of existing, high traffic domains and web sites. While not […]

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WSJ: Cybercriminals Are Misappropriating Businesses’ Web Addresses

Rick Schwartz right again! Watch the First Video Ad On Tinder: Video for Bud Light’s Whatever USA; This 747 private jet is a palace in the sky; 20 Ways to Get a Raise; 5 Money Habits of the Filthy Rich; The Missing Link Building Tip For Local SEO; 10 User Generated Content Campaigns That Actually […]

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Domain cybersquatter curses ICANN and its gTLD ‘nightmare’

A serial cybersquatter has gone on the offensive, lashing out on ICANN and its ‘nightmare‘ launch of hunderds of new gTLDs. Paul Skriminsky of New York, smashed his laptop in rage, after witnessing his revenue from typo PPC parking and sales of trademark domains plummet. “Those ICANN bastards, rolled out hundreds of new gTLDs like […]

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Sputnik News: Interview with ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé

ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, gave an interview to the Russian news agency, Sputnik News. The interview was conducted over the phone, by Russian investigative reporter, Nikolai Domienenko. Here are the highlights from the English edition, to be published tomorrow at Sputnik News: Nikolai Domienenko: Hello Fadi, and thank for interview grant. I ask you, what […]

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Misinformed Aussie writer yelps ‘Cybersquatters’ over bought domain

An  Australian construction company called BHP Billiton, recently announced the name of its spin-off company – South32. They could have named the company anything really, after checking for the name being available as a .com, but they opted for this name. The .com was registered in 2012, long before BHP Billiton’s choice of a name […]

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The New York Times just called domainers ‘Cybersquatters’ in fear-mongering dot .NYC coverage

Get your flags and picket lines ready, domainers; the “C” word is being used again, this time by the prestigious New York Times. In an article written to promote the launch of dot .NYC, staff writer Jim Dwyer plays the “Cybersquatter” tune time and again. Says Mr. Dwyer, in full fear-mongering parlance: “Until Oct. 7, […]

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