iyzi does it : Aged #LLLL .com domain hit with a #UDRP

The domain iyzi.com was registered in 2005, but 13 years later, İyzi Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.Ş. of Istanbul, Turkey, filed a UDRP to grab it. The reasoning behind the Complainant’s filing? A trademark for IYZI in Turkey, registered in 2018, based on a 2017 application. Apparently, “Iyzi” is the Turkish pronunciation of the […]

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Solar panels on donkeys deliver Internet access in Turkey!

What is the latest in “wearable technology”? Not the Samsung smart watch, surprisingly. In Izmir, Turkey, shepherds keep connected to the Internet, using solar power; the mobility of these solar panels is achieved by the use of donkey carriers. As insane as it might sound, the donkeys – known for their use as load carriers […]

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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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Turkish registrant grabs .com name of murdered American tourist Sarai Sierra

American photographer, Sarai Sierra, was found murdered in Istanbul yesterday, sending waves of concern among thousands of would-be tourists planning to visit Turkey. The lone traveler from New York, was apparently lured to a remote location by one of her online contacts; then brutally stabbed several times. While the Sarai Sierra Instagram account is still […]

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