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December 11, 2019 13:40

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ICANN got hacked by crypto bots

ICANN had to take down its community wiki for several hours last week after it got hacked by crypto-currency miners. The bad guys got in via one of two “critical” vulnerabilities in Confluence, the wiki software that ICANN licences from Atlassian Systems, which ICANN had not yet patched. ICANN’s techies noticed the wiki, which is […]

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Let’s collaborate on .wiki: A look at who registered .wiki domains

.Wiki tops 3,000 registrations by first day. Top Level Design released its first new top level domain name yesterday as .wiki hit registrar’s shelves. I count 3,166 domains in the zone file processed last night, which is a solid first day for a new TLD. I take a particular interest in .wiki because of its […]

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This week in new TLDs: Ninjas and non-profits

A’s overview of this week in new top level domain names. A handful of new top level domain names hit the market this week, and we’re not just talking about sprinkled donuts. Today Public Interest Registry launches three internationalized domain name (IDN) versions of its popular .org domain name: .орг Russian (Cyrillic) .संगठन Hindi […]

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Wikipedia to get single-letter .wiki domain

Top Level Design has scored a bit of a coup for its forthcoming .wiki gTLD — Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has signed up as an anchor tenant. According to the registry, Wikimedia will use as a URL shortener and they’re in talks about other domains. The company has also applied to ICANN to […]

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Wiki-PR: Wikipedia sent Cease and Desist letter to “sockpuppet” entry editors

In October of this year, the Wikimedia Foundation, managers of Wikipedia, unveiled a mass “black hat” editing of Wikipedia articles. The culprit: a company named “Wiki-PR” which has been allegedly involved in the practice of “paid editing.” This type of editorial adjustment of Wikipedia entries, is against the Terms of Use that Wikipedia requires, as […]

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