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Hacker steals @LAU Twitter account, attempts to sell it

Richard Lau’s Twitter account got compromised a few days ago, by a hacker who attempted to sell it. The premium, ultra-short @LAU account was obtained by Richard Lau in May, to be used for his family. A hacker managed to gain access to the Twitter account, reset the password, and changed the email address it […]

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Melbourne IT WordPress based blog hacked

Melbourne IT, the domain registrar involved in yesterday’s successful compromising of the Twitter, NY Times and Huffington Post UK web sites and domains, is apparently still the target of the Syrian Electronic Army. The corporate blog of Melbourne IT, apparently based on WordPress, was defaced and its content was substituted with the message: After this […]

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DSK scandal: One tweet – loads of traffic!

Three days ago, a single tweet that broadcasted our article on the Strauss-Kahn.com domain name managed to deliver a tsunami of traffic. For those that underestimate the importance of global current events as they pertain to domaining, no worries; we’ll gladly fill that gap 😀 More than 1,800 unique visitors from Europe sampled a taste […]

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Did the Retweet.com buyer blow $250,000 ?

The news of Retweet.com selling for a quarter of a million dollars on Flippa, six months ago, came as an indication that start-ups are willing to invest serious money in domaining and social media. As we mentioned back then, the existing trademark applications at the USPTO complicated things about which company – other than Twitter […]

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Library of Congress acquires entire Twitter database!

The Library of Congress appears to be currently under extreme traffic load, having just announced that it’s acquiring the entire Twitter database of messages, going all the way back to 2006. This does not seem like a belated April Fool’s joke. For those of you that don’t think twice before you tweet, here’s the scoop: […]

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Who Bought Retweet.com for $250k – Are they ready to face the Trademark Squad?

A solid domain & underlying technology sale has been reported on Mashable and announced by DNN; the sale occurred on Flippa – a selling platform that mainly caters to developed web sites. The apparent sale – which still needs to be confirmed – was for a staggering $250,000 dollars. A bidder took advantage of the […]

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