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Tesla Pick up Tesla.com Domain

Often the simplest domain names are the best and unfortunately for Elon Musk, Tesla Motors has had to settle for the teslamotors.com domain instead of the more highly prized tesla.com. The tesla.com domain has been held…

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How Much Did Google Pay The Guy Who Bought Google.com?

If there’s one that that is integral to the operation of Google.com it is their domain name. Sure, they have .co.uk and a whole host of others from around the world, but owning their own .com…

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The Pirate Bay’s “Hydra” Has Been Decapitated

This time last year, The Pirate Bay was all but dead; the Swedish datacentre that hosted the notorious torrent site had been raided by police in December 2014, leaving it offline for many weeks. Days later,…

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The Pirate Bay Applies for .PIRATE Domain Name Registry

As a response to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) applying pressure on the domain name industry, Reservella Ltd., the parent company of The Pirate Bay, has…

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KickassTorrents Domain Seized; Site Taken Down

Popular torrent site KickassTorrents (KAT) has had its Somalian kickass.so domain seized and the site is currently down. KickassTorrents had over one million unique visitors a day, making it the most popular torrent site in the…

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Craigslist Knocked Offline

Craigslist was knocked offline yesterday (Sunday) and at the time of writing, it still hasn’t come back. The suspected DNS hijack was previously redirecting visitors to a website called Digital Gangster. The Next Web points out that…

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The Pirate Bay Resurfaces At A New Domain After Being Briefly Shut Down

The well known torrent site The Pirate Bay had its domain moved to the Caribbean destination of Sint Maarten this summer, but based on a report from TorrentFreak that domain name has since been shut down…

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London To Be Awarded .london Domain Name

Starting in spring new year, businesses, individuals and organisations based in London will be able to apply for the new .london domain suffix. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known as Icann, have…

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GoDaddy Reveals New Generic Top-Level Domains .MENU, .BUILD and More

ICANN has been going through a lengthy and expensive process of opening up new top level domains (TLDs) for websites and the fruits of all those developments and negotiations are finally starting to filter through to…

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ICANN Refuses Google Dotless Search Domain

ICANN have decided that Google’s request for the dotless top level domain (TLD) “search” has been rejected. In fact their report stated no one should get dotless TLDs anytime soon because there are just too many…

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Facebook Wins 105 Domains and $2.8 Million Damages From “Typosquatters”

It isn’t an uncommon thing for something to fall victim to “typosquatters”, you are just going about your daily business, doing a tactical Facebook check when suddenly you type it wrong and you end up at…

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Pirate Bay Moved To Greenland Domain, Kicked Out Instantly

The Pirate Bay has been anticipating seizure of its .se domain name recently and in anticipation of it being seized the Pirate Bay decided to acquire a Greenland domain name and move itself to that as its primary…

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Book Publishers Dispute Amazon Owning .book Domains

The consultation process with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for the new selection of Top Level Domains (TLDs) has progressed into an all out dispute between Amazon and major book publishers. Amazon applied…