Illegal streaming services domains suspended

During the past few days a number of pirate IPTV-related domains began redirecting to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) website, an indication that these domains’ services were suspended by their registrars. ACE and MPA are on a mission to eliminate online streaming of pirated movies and TV shows, from providers such as Disney, […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. : Go there and vote for #Monopoly now!

Monopoly is changing; after 85 years of keeping its Community Chest cards the same, they are about to become aligned with modern society’s norms. Hasbro, makers of the iconic Monopoly game, decided to update its 16 Community Chest cards, that have been featuring outdated prompts such as winning a “beauty contest,” receiving a “tax refund,” […]

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MarkMonitor received #domain registrar accreditation in #China

Clarivate Plc today announced that MarkMonitor Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited, a subsidiary under MarkMonitor™ is now a licensed domain name registrar in China. MarkMonitor, a leading corporate domain registrar, is now able to offer multiple top-level domains (TLDs) which include .com and .net to companies hosting website content locally in China. Jeff Roy, President, […]

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#WeChat .com : #Domain moves to a #Chinese Registrar as tensions continue

WeChat, the Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app has moved to a Chinese domain Registrar. Transferring its primary domain,, away from MarkMonitor to eName is a clear demonstration of trust in China’s own ICANN accredited Registrar. Two additional WeChat domains, and are with a German and a Chinese Registrar […]

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MarkMonitor #security expert : Protect the #domains that define your brand

MarkMonitor security expert, Sherry Hildebrand, has put together an informative report on protecting domains from cyberattacks. Domain names are the quintessential elements of brands; downtime can hurt a brand’s livelihood and sustainability. Here some key points from the MarkMonitor report: Use registry lock on core domains. All core domains should have an additional lock, called […]

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#MarkMonitor : NYC Summit video on #GDPR and #WHOIS issues

Statton Hammock, Brand Protection & Internet Policy Expert for MarkMonitor, gave a presentation during the MMNYC Summit yesterday. The subject of the presentation, that was streamed live on the Internet, was about the impact of GDPR on WHOIS and IP enforcement. Unfortunately, the audio quality suffered, and prevented many on the Internet from listening in. […]

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Markmonitor : Corporate guide to acquiring domain names

A white paper by Markmonitor reveals the recommended corporate approach to domain name acquisition. Titled, “Assessing the Value of a Domain,” this white paper attempts to define the necessary steps, in order to acquire domains necessary to one’s brand strategy. “Have you ever wanted to register a domain only to find that it is already […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. : Microsoft acquires former WorldWide Media domain

Microsoft has acquired, a domain that was owned by Mike Berkens‘s WorldWide Media company. The domain was part of the massive domain portfolio sale to GoDaddy last year, for a reputed $35 million dollars. According to our research, was acquired from the GoDaddy portfolio managers, NameFind, by using the usual corporate 3rd party […]

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MarkMonitor: Predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries has to stop

The VP of domain product marketing for MarkMonitor, a company that assists companies with brand protection, raised an interesting subject: predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries. Elisa Cooper is urging brand owners to appeal to ICANN, so that the hefty bill paid during Sunrise registrations is lowered substantially. According to the current modus operandi, gTLD […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. – Universal Studios bought domain for ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

In September of last year, the announcement of the movie ‘Dumb and Dumber To‘ introduced the matching .com domain, as secured by the producers of the movie. The big surprise came a few days ago, when the official trailer for the movie arrived.   Universal Studios, the film monolith producing the movie, used a different […]

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Syrian Electronic Army infiltrates MarkMonitor registrar; changes Facebook WHOIS

The Syrian Electronic Army, a team of self-styled hackers that have scored some high profile attacks against domain registrars and web sites, has infiltrated MarkMonitor. By accessing the user management panels, the SEA hackers briefly accessed the domain accounts of Facebook, Yahoo and Google and changed the WHOIS info for The temporary change in […]

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Upcoming domains: Dumb and Dumber To .com

They are finally making it. Twenty years after the original movie “Dumb and Dumber” delivered actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to movie cult stratosphere, the sequel is finally being produced by Universal Pictures. Yes, we know. In 2003, “Dumb & Dumberer” became a prequel to the story, but the two characters weren’t played by […]

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