#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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#DomainTools in agreement with #GoDaddy over stunted #WHOIS ?

GoDaddy is going forward with a scandalous decision to filter WHOIS output from port 43 and third party tool queries, on January 25th. WHOIS output on the GoDaddy web site will be supported using a captcha as an anti-spam protection mechanism; in an email, GoDaddy claimed that the draconian measure will help limit spammer’s access […]

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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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