Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") to raise $100 Million dollars. "The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition opportunities including existing TLD assets … [Read more...]

Chinese Government Launches Attack Against iCloud Users

According to Ars Technica it seems that China is running a man-in-the-middle attack on iCloud users. They have a screenshot of this on their website, this was discovered by a group called GreatFire.org. From the article: GreatFire.org, a group that monitors censorship by the Chinese government’s national firewall system (often referred to as the “Great Firewall”), reports that China is using … [Read more...]

Google Trying New Ways to Stifle Piracy

Google is looking to fight piracy with links to legitimate websites when someone searches for an illegal site, now that is if they want to pay to play. They are also playing around with the auto-complete, they will demote  the predictions that link to illegal sites. Stephanie Mlot covered the story for PC Mag In an effort to fight piracy, Google is testing new ad and search-result formats to … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness by Bluehost.com Using Pink.Host & Gets Blue.Host As a Founder

              According to a press release we received today, "Bluehost, an elite player in the industry, was selected as a Pioneer of the .Host namespace. As part of the program, Bluehost is keen on using and promote their primary brand on the blue.host domain after the name, part of the 100,000+ names in ICANN’s collision list, is … [Read more...]

If You Lie About Your Trademark, That Should Automatically Be Reverse Domain Hijacking

Eric Levy of New York just lost his attempt to grab the generic domain name yourneighborhood.com in a UDRP, based off a trademark for YOURNEIGHBORHOOD LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE, registered on December 10, 2013. The domain name YourNeighborhood.com was first registered on November 25, 1998 The one member panelist should have found Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) since he found the complainant … [Read more...]

132 .Healthcare Domains Registered in EAP 5: Cancer.Healthcare; Ebola.Healthcare

According to Registered.Today 132 domain names in the new gTLD .Healthcare were registered on day 5 of the Early Access Program. Under the EAP for an extra fee, domain names can be registered ahead of General Available (GA) and some of those domain names carried a premium registration and renewal. Many of the domain names were diseases or medical conditions with some Brands thrown … [Read more...]

High Court in the UK: ISP Must Block Sites Selling Counterfeit Goods

According to Theguardian.com, The High Court in the UK has ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISP) must try to block sites selling counterfeit goods at their own cost. "The case was brought by luxury brands in the Richemont/Cartier group, demanding that the UK’s five major ISPs – BSkyB, BT, EE, TalkTalk, and VirginMedia – block six websites sporting fake versions of their brands and … [Read more...]