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September 18, 2019 07:13

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Father Domainicus and the private #WHOIS debacle

Greetings, my domainer brothers and sisters, this is Father Domainicus, and I’ve returned to eulogizing the masses. Oh, how I’d love to say I’m composing this domain Eucharist from a sunny Florida! Alas, our weather is projected to be rainy throughout the upcoming Labor Day weekend – do peruse the latest updates to the path […]

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“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble. The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites. What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming […]

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#Domain information : Interview with #DoFo .com founder, Macit Tuna

DoFo stands for “domain information,” and it’s a new, visually attractive and functional domain resource service, providing – for free – details on hundreds of millions of domain names. Operating from DoFo.com, the service is currently in beta, but it’s a well-rounded service already. We reached out to Macit Tuna, founder of DoFo, to find […]

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#Security expert Brian Krebs rips #ICANN in #GDPR report covering #WHOIS

Investigative journalist, Brian Krebs, covers the onslaught of GDPR and how it will complicate his security research, and that of others. In an article, titled “Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law,” Mr. Krebs debunks a series of myths and misconceptions about GDPR and in the process, it rips ICANN a new hole. […] […]

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#Domain legislation ante portas : #WHOIS going dark would be a mistake

European regulations about data privacy, are about to break one of the oldest status quo instances on the Internet: the domain WHOIS. Turning WHOIS into a dark book of redacted information would be a mistake. Several companies, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Time Warner, sent a letter to ICANN, urging the multinational organization to “immediately […]

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Domain loss : Your domain account does not update your WHOIS info

There is very little education of end-users about how important up-to-date WHOIS information is. In a case involving an end-user’s domain that was lost via the UDRP process, updating the Account Settings at GoDaddy was not enough. The GoDaddy customer, who is not an investor, assumed that by keeping that part of the contact information […]

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Domain companies to be grateful for : DomainTools

As we’re heading into the final days of 2015, it’s time to reflect onto the domain industry companies that helped make this a superb and prosperous year in domain investing. After our coverage of Escrow.com, it’s time to extend our thanks to an indispensable research tool: DomainTools. The majority of domain investors point their browser […]

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Uniregistry : New mass WHOIS tool can find available domains quickly

Uniregistry has been tweaking its WHOIS tool, preparing for a grand merger with Domain Name Sales in January. As one of the newest ICANN accredited domain registrars, Uniregistry’s growth is based on the easy to navigate, highly manageable domain panel it provides to domain account holders. Among domain investors, Uniregistry is also popular due to […]

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What would you do when the domain buyer won’t update the WHOIS ?

If you sell domain names in bulk via certain market places, the new owner can be tardy in updating the domain’s WHOIS in the process. Apparently, this can cause a lot of problems in the long run. A domain investor shared his gripe on DNForum, describing this problematic situation: “I’m suddenly getting flooded with email […]

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