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Name.com : Stunted domain #WHOIS output is great alternative to complete privacy

If you register a domain name today at most domain registrars, expect to get some phone calls in 24 hours from now. Some calls? A LOT OF CALLS. The zone file skimmers track new domain registrations daily, query the domain names and extract the phone numbers from the WHOIS. Then, they start calling you. And […]

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#GoDaddy files for novel #domain registration process patent

GoDaddy has applied for yet another patent related to domain names, and a ground-breaking one it is. The USPTO application involves “a due process for the lookup and registration of available domain names via an online form; uninterrupted by other domain name recommendations, alternate TLD suggestions, and add-on service provisions.” Essentially, the GoDaddy patent application […]

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Need a #Brazilian? New data protection law to stun public info with #LGPD

If you were already sick of the GDPR that decimated WHOIS records since its implementation two years ago, Brazil will add its own twist to the data samba. The “Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” is the Brazilian version of the GDPR with the acronym LGPD. No, it’s not related to LGBT. The privacy law […]

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George Kirikos shares numerous #domain sales using new big data mining tool

Canadian domain investor and fintech sleuth, George Kirikos, announced a series of remarkable lowball sales using his domain research tool, Canadrill. The data mining tool can scan 100 trillion WHOIS records in under one hour, churning out detailed reports on past registrants, financial records with the SEC, and even trademark databases in Morocco, Palestine, Benelux, […]

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Network Solutions : #WHOIS fear and loathing of your #domains and data!

Network Solutions, the original domain Registrar, has been receiving some heat on Twitter recently. It’s all about the pressure it puts on domain registrants, urging them to use “Private Registration” and protect themselves from spammers. Of course, that’d cost you extra. The big green letters say it all: “Warning: Your personal information is in danger.” […]

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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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