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Facebook registers over 500 Covid-19 related domain names

Social media company goes on a defensive domain registration binge. Facebook has registered over 500 domain names related to Covid-19 for its Facebook and Instagram brands. The company registered the domain names yesterday as the platforms come under fire for spreading false information about the novel coronavirus and resulting disease. The defensive domain name registrations […]

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#Ukrainian adamant about keeping #Facebook domain for 13 years

A man from Ukraine registered the domain Facebook.com.ua, the local ccTLD, in 2007. When Facebook filed a UDRP, the Respondent attempted to invoke the doctrine of laches, claiming that it took the Complainant too long to file the UDRP. While the domain wasn’t used to display Facebook content or to pass off as Facebook, it […]

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Facebook WILL sue more registrars for cybersquatting

Facebook has already sued two domain name registrars for alleged cybersquatting and said yesterday that it will sue again. Last week, Namecheap became the second registrar in Facebook’s legal crosshairs, sued in in its native Arizona after allegedly failing to take down or reveal contact info for 45 domains that very much seem to infringe […]

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Facebook launches Hobbi and at least a couple domain owners hope it’s a success

Facebook through their NPE Team has launched what many are calling a Pinterest like app. Facebook has been launching new consumer-focused apps under the developer name “NPE Team, from Facebook.” Whale was one such app that was created to make memes. That app has apparently already shutdown. Hobbi.com is owned by a gentleman in Malaysia […]

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Analyst Calls 2,400% – 4,900% Bitcoin Moonshot

Today: Bitcoin, Trojan Malware, iPhone, App Store, BTC, Crypto, Tim Cook, Facebook, Clicker, Online Influencers, Face data lawsuit, Analyst Calls 2,400% – 4,900% Bitcoin Moonshot, Says BTC and Crypto Will Benefit From Global Monetary Madness That Old iPhone Sitting In Your Night Stand? Tim Cook Is Actually Going To Need That Back 17 apps on […]

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Why Nation States are Petrified of Crypto… Zuckerberg’s Shadow Bank

Today: POT, Crypto, Libra, Bitcoin, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg The Invention of Money Fascinating history of money and our current financial system.  “In finance and economics, we keep stepping on the same rakes”. Think Tank: Branding Lessons From ‘E-commerce Giants’ Katie Lundin is a marketing and branding specialist at Crowdspring, a marketplace for

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How To Become At Millionaire By Your 28th Birthday

Today: Becoming a millionaire, Apple in a post-Facebook world, “Relevance” in advertising, Koch Brothers buy Apple? 10 money rules that helped me become a millionaire at 28 Billionaire Koch brothers latest bet: Spending US$7.2 billion to buy an Apple iPhone supplier Molex Inc. agreed to a US$7.2 billion acquisition by Koch Industries Inc., the holding […]

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“Stringent” new online censorship law could affect domain companies

Blame Zuck. The UK government is planning to introduce what it calls “stringent” new laws to tackle abusive behavior online, and there’s a chance it could wind up capturing domain name registries and registrars in its net. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport this morning published what it calls the Online Harms White Paper, […]

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Surprise! Most private Whois look-ups come from Facebook

Facebook is behind almost two-thirds of requests for private Whois data, according to stats published by Tucows this week. Tucows said that it has received 2,100 requests for Whois data since it started redacting records in the public database when the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect last May. But 65% of these requests […]

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This is how AppDetex works

A small brand-protection registrar with a big friend caused quite a stir at ICANN 63 here in Barcelona this week, after accusing registrars for the second time of shirking their duties to disclose private Whois data to trademark owners. AppDetex, which has close ties to Facebook, has sent something like 9,000 Whois requests to registrars […]

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