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Back to the future: Has the Symbolics.com #domain registration date changed?

Savvy domain investors know that Symbolics.com, the first hand-registered .com domain, was marked with a registration date of March 15th, 1985. It was a Friday, and during that same week people in US were listening to “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon, all while in the UK the Dead Or Alive had sent “You […]

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#DomainTools on scheduled maintenance

DomainTools, the quintessential domain research tool, has scheduled maintenance for the first week in March. During this event, various DomainTools resources, including www.domaintools.com, research.domaintools.com, and api.domaintools.com may be unavailable or occasionally slow to respond, multiple times throughout the window. The anticipated downtime schedule is as follows: Start Time: 03/05/2020 22:00 PST End Time: 03/06/2020 02:00 […]

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#GDPR bullshit : Cause of #WHOIS nightmare is not a Euro money maker

GDPR, the bullshit Euro-law crafted to generate penalty money for the Eurocrats, is failing its privacy claims. According to a report from Digi.me, GDPR driven data breaches result in penalties only for 0.25% of the cases! This astonishing fact makes everyone in the domain world wonder why in fuck’s sake did ICANN push for WHOIS […]

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#RiskMethods .com : Lack of a #WHOIS update leads to a messy #UDRP

The domain RiskMethods.com was sold for 25,000 euro in 2017; allegedly, the new owner, Lever10 Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, failed to update the WHOIS information. Its former owner, Level2 LLC, was named as a Respondent in an ensuing UDRP. A German company with a registered trademark for RISKMETHODS stepped in, and filed a UDRP […]

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#Panama gets bad rep thanks to #WHOIS privacy services

Several companies are formed and based in Panama, in order to provide WHOIS privacy services. Long before the onslaught of the GDPR that rendered WHOIS information useless, the privacy WHOIS option enables both legitimate parties seeking peace of mind, and unscrupulous spammers. New data about digital piracy of images, shows that Panama accounts for 6.76% […]

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Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the control of a “Michael Cohen” with a NYC address in […]

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“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble. The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites. What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming […]

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#DomainTools : Small change in #brand alerts makes a big difference

DomainTools is the quintessential domain research tool, for domain investors and industry professionals. It’s often used by security experts, attorneys and representatives of the law, to identify and track down cybercriminals. Despite the onslaught of the GDPR that took away many features of the WHOIS data, DomainTools maintains the biggest historic WHOIS database on the […]

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Free reverse domain #WHOIS service from #DomainTools reverses #GDPR damage

DomainTools announced its free reverse domain WHOIS today, called Iris Mirror. ™ The service is available to everyone, even those without a credit card, and it’s quite revolutionary, according to those of us who beta-tested it for the past six and a half weeks. “Iris Mirror ™ is the next step in digital data digestion, […]

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#Domain business, law, and the “gutting” of the #WHOIS by the #GDPR

Domain investors have been utilizing the information provided by the WHOIS database for well over two decades. Despite the fact that such public domain registration information was regularly abused, the information itself helped engage professionals, in a variety of business transactions, including that of domain name sales. The introduction of the GDPR in Europe has […]

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Bottom line : Nobody knows WTF is #GDPR all about

When GDPR takes effect on May 25th, the European bureaucrats that glued together this abomination are expected to get a stiffie. A Euro lawyer’s wet dream, the General Data Protection Regulation is supposedly a method to ensure that personal information remains private, and under the control of the person it’s collected from. And yet, the […]

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#CentralNic publishes white paper on upcoming changes due to #GDPR

CentralNic has published a detailed white paper on upcoming changes, all thanks to the GDPR. The British company manages several distinct TLDs and ccTLDs, including .LA, along with new gTLDs such as .ART and .XYZ. The white paper shares those changes that will define the information publicly shared via the WHOIS for the TLDs managed […]

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