Verisign Thanksgiving shocker : Rights to .turkey gTLD acquired for eight figures!

Verisign, managers of .com and .net top level domains, has acquired the rights to dot .turkey as well. .Turkey, a new generic top level domain about Thanksgiving, is aimed at American and Canadian domain investors, primarily. “Spending more than $100 million for a .turkey gTLD might seem extraordinary for some, but to us is a […]

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After blocking Twitter, Turkey yanks YouTube

Just a few days after blocking Twitter at the DNS and IP level, the government of Turkey has blocked YouTube as well. The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been fighting to block off communications that were posted online, alleging that he and his son were involved in a scandal of corruption. With elections […]

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Twitter blocked in Turkey after corruption allegations against the Prime Minister

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the “eradication” of Twitter, issuing a court order that blocks it in Turkey. Following allegations of corruption and leaked conversations with his son about unlawful activities that needed to be covered, the Turkish PM stated: “We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will […]

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DirenGeziParki.com – Tracking police and state brutality in Turkey

My plans for an editorial this fine Saturday morning changed; writing about anything other than the police & state brutality in Istanbul, Turkey would be inappropriate. Tens of thousands of people peacefully marched and occupied Gezi Park, one of the last remaining patches of green in Istanbul. The Turkish state, led by Prime Minister Tayyip […]

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Gobble gobble! The winner of all Thanksgiving brands

It’s the season to be stuffed with turkey and assorted delicacies! Thanksgiving, which started a long, long time ago by the Pilgrims who sat and feasted on turkeys because pigs were not available, is the biggest non-religious holiday in the US. While some of you might be silly enough to stand in line and wait […]

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Almost your entire Thanksgiving dinner is parked!

When it comes down to the core food elements of a Thanksgiving dinner, it seems that they are parked almost in their entirety – at least as dot .coms! For example, most of the following domains are parked: Turkey.com – Unknown owner, parked at eNom. No info about the country here! Stuffing.com – Owned by […]

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Still Jenny from the block: Social media and Politics

Thousands of members on a Facebook page have convinced Jennifer Lopez to cancel a performance and issue a political statement. The Puerto Rican singer and actress was to perform at the occupied territories of Cyprus, at the inauguration of a grand hotel, where she’d also celebrate her 41st birthday. Unfortunately, J’Lo did not seem to […]

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We Con the World: Political Humor or Blatant Propaganda?

LatmaTV is a political electronic publication based in Israel; often using satire aimed towards the Israeli politicians and mainstream media and they also comment on international news affecting Israel. The LatmaTV YouTube channel matches the caustic style of their web site, Latma.co.il Following the recent situation in Gaza, where an apparently peaceful naval mission to […]

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Ismail Kurcu – Confessions of a Domain Criminal

When Ismail Kurcu goes online, it’s always someone else’s expense. The 22 year old student from Ankara, Turkey uses a credit card generator as the means for paying for a brand new Internet connection every month. It takes 45 days for the Internet provider to shut down his connection; by then, he has moved onto […]

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