Judge Grants Government Permission To Access All Content in a Gmail Account

Privacy may be taking a hit if a recent ruling becomes the norm with regards to the contents of your email.

Brenda Barron wrote on Venture Beat about a ruling from a judge in New York, that said the government can access all the content and files in one users Gmail account. This is not the first time that an email account has come before a judge for a decision on whether the government may have access. The article points out that in other rulings the judges have not granted this permission.

From the article:

All your emails are belong to us.

At least that’s what the latest court order from a judge in New York says. The warrant, granted on June 11, states that the government can access all the content and files contained in a Gmail account.

Yes, this is a significant blow to privacy.

The subject of this specific search relates to a money laundering investigation. The judge compared this access to the way law enforcement has previously needed to seize documents to see if they even needed to be included in the warrant.

However, the decision is quite contrary to what other judges across the country have ordered in the past. Judges who have ruled counter to this order included those in Kansas and the District of Columbia, as was pointed out in an opinion written by Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Apparently, a judge in the District of Columbia ordered that the entire contents of an email account were off limits because it would allow the government to look through any old emails it wanted, “for which it has not established probable cause.”

Read the full article here

HA.com Live Domain Auction Is Thursday: Bitcoins.com; Bitcoin.Club; Digital.com; SEM.com

The third Heritage Auctions domain event closes for online bidding Wednesday July 23rd at 10PM Central time.

The live auction is Thursday July 24th at 1PM Central time.

The live auction will be in Dallas, Texas, but you can bid online from anywhere in the world.

However please note that it appears you have to sign up for the “live” online bidding separately from the online bidding only, so if you want to bid online during the auction and have not qualified yourself to do so you need to do it now, here is the link to get a live online bidding account.

There are some great domain names in the auction and here are a few:

Bitcoins.com has a opening bid price of $750K

However if you into the whole Bitcoin thing but you don’t have or want to spend $750K or more,  than BitCoin.club can be had for a fraction.

Other interesting domain names in the auction include;

The 5th oldest domain name on the Internet DEC.com

Digital.com — also a great buy at the current price

Cute.com

SEM.com (Search Engine Marketing)

Watermark.com

Downline.com

Cain.com

Rides.com (includes Facebook page with 210,000 followers)

Plank.com

Lithograph.com

MintCondition.com

DWI.org

The auction has some nice Geo domain names including

SouthernCalifornia.com

OklahomaCity.com

Bristol.com

This auction features many great three letter .com domains including:

FRR.com
SFD.com
ACJ.com
TYI.com
OYG.com
OAH.com
IKR.com
DFO.com
OTK.com

In addition to Bitcoin.club there are other great .club domains for sale direct from the.CLUB registry:

Baby.club and Luxury.club are both great names for subscription buying services.

Fox; NHL; SXSW: Here are The .Media Domains Taken In Sunrise & EAP

The just reviewed the zone file for the new gTLD .Media which launches in general availability on Wednesday July 23rd to see what domain names were taken in Sunrise and the Early Access Program (EAP) .

Sunrise domains have to match marks in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH), while there is an extra charge to register a domain though the EAP.

Generally speaking the largest registrants appear to be Fox, the NHL and its member teams, South by Southwest and as you will see we grabbed a few too

Some of the domains have a premium registration and renewal price:

1001.media

20thcenturyfox.media

21stcenturyfox.media

888bingo.media

888casino.media

888poker.media

888sport.media

abled.media

acronym.media

adagency.media

adp.media

aig.media

amazon.media

anaheimducks.media

animation.media

ansa.media

ansamed.media

apax.media

apps.media

autotrader.media

avalanche.media

avatar.media

awesome.media

aws.media

barrons.media

basketball.media

bell.media

bender.media

beyond.media

bing.media

bingo.media

bitcoin.media

bklyn.media

blackhawks.media

blackstone.media

blogging.media

blogosphere.media

bluejackets.media

bog.media

bowling.media

boxing.media

bradley.media

breaking.media

breakingnews.media

broadcast.media

broadcasting.media

bruins.media

bugatti.media

businesstv.media

buyer.media

canadiens.media

cannabis.media

canucks.media

capital.media

capitals.media

celebrity.media

cheap.media

chicago.media

christ.media

cirrus.media

cleanslate.media

clipart.media

coin.media

college.media

collegefootball.media

comics.media

communitytv.media

conservative.media

consumerreports.media

consumersunion.media

cornhill.media

coyotes.media

create.media

dailytelegraph.media

dallasstars.media

dealer.media

deeptwo.media

democracy.media

democrats.media

devils.media

display.media

disruptive.media

dowjones.media

drift.media

dupont.media

elite.media

engage.media

euronews.media

evs.media

exhibit.media

factcheck.media

fair.media

fairfax.media

fcb.media

fierce.media

fire.media

fjord.media

flames.media

flyers.media

foxsports.media

freetv.media

fresh.media

fulltilt.media

fxx.media

fyi.media

galapagosislands.media

game.media

gel.media

great.media

habs.media

hbo.media

hd1.media

headline.media

hello.media

hiphop.media

histoire.media

hockey.media

hola.media

hurricanes.media

hyper.media

immersive.media

immo.media

indian.media

inspired.media

insurance.media

intuit.media

iontelevision.media

iontv.media

islamictv.media

islanders.media

istanbul.media

jets.media

jewish.media

juke.media

karma.media

kings.media

law.media

leader.media

leafs.media

lego.media

lemonde.media

liberal.media

liquid.media

lol.media

longisland.media

lovelife.media

macrae.media

magazines.media

mainstream.media

mapleleafs.media

marijuana.media

marketplace.media

marketwatch.media

marshall.media

maui.media

mediaset.media

medical.media

messianicjewish.media

messianicjudaism.media

miami.media

mint.media

mirago.media

missioncontrol.media

monster.media

moodys.media

morgan.media

mundo.media

mwe.media

nationalhockeyleague.media

newscorp.media

newscorporation.media

newspaper.media

newspapers.media

newstv.media

newyork.media

newyorkcity.media

newyorkpost.media

nhl.media

nyp.media

ocean.media

offtheground.media

oilers.media

opera.media

oreilly.media

outdoor.media

own.media

pagesix.media

palmsprings.media

panthers.media

paytv.media

penguins.media

pokerstars.media

political.media

popculture.media

portofino.media

predators.media

prier.media

prime.media

printbox.media

prom.media

property.media

proto.media

publicrelations.media

publishing.media

rank.media

rating.media

reach.media

redwings.media

relativity.media

retweet.media

rightmind.media

royaltyfree.media

royaltyfreestock.media

rubicon.media

sabres.media

sandstorm.media

savannah.media

save.media

senators.media

sharks.media

smartsource.media

smtv.media

socialist.media

softball.media

southby.media

southbysouthwest.media

souvenir.media

spin.media

stanleycup.media

startup.media

state.media

stockimages.media

stockphotos.media

street.media

sxsw.media

tabloid.media

taobao.media

television.media

thai.media

theaustralian.media

thecitizen.media

thecourier-mail.media

thedomains.media

theinternet.media

themass.media

thenews.media

theprint.media

thesocial.media

thewallstreetjournal.media

theweeklytimes.media

timezone.media

tmall.media

tmc.media

today.media

topgun.media

total.media

touch.media

transit.media

traveler.media

trending.media

value.media

vantage.media

vegas.media

venture.media

vice.media

videogames.media

vine.media

wall.media

wallstreetjournal.media

washington.media

watch.media

wearable.media

weather.media

webcast.media

webcasting.media

weed.media

welove.media

whatsnews.media

whatwedo.media

yachtclub.media

yougov.media

zerosix.media

zona.media

New gTLD’s Pass 1.6 Million Domain Regsitrations

The new gTLD program has passed 1.6 Million domain registrations, with.XYZ leading the way with 343K registrations now well past 100,000 registrations without Network solutions.

.Berlin is adding less that 5 registrations a day but is solidly in 2nd place with over $137K .

.Club Continues to add around 500 new registrations a day and is now closing in on 90,000 registrations at 87K domains

.Guru passed 65.000 registrations

.Photography passed 41,000 registrations to round out the top 5.

However registrations in .Wang continue to grow and are over 37,000.

11 new gTLD’s are over 25,000 registrations.

30 new gTLD’s  have over 10,000

63 new domain extensions have  5,000 or more registrations.

59 new gTLD’s have 2,500 or less registrations and of those 19 have less than 1,000 registrations.

All stats by ntldstats.com

 

Poll Results: “What Will Google Domains Market Share Of The Registrar Market Be A Year After Launch?”

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The results from our latest poll question are out and most don’t think Go Daddy should be crawling under their desk as one IPO analyst remarked. Google getting into the registrar space caused quite a stir a few weeks back. We had 240 voters and 19% do not see Google in the top 20. 13% see Google in position number 10 and 12 % see them in position number 20.

What Will Google Domains Market Share Of The Registrar Market Be A Year After Launch?

  • Not in Top 20 (19%, 45 Votes)
  • 10 (13%, 32 Votes)
  • 20 (12%, 28 Votes)
  • 1 (9%, 21 Votes)
  • 2 (8%, 18 Votes)
  • 5 (7%, 17 Votes)
  • 3 (6%, 15 Votes)
  • 15 (5%, 11 Votes)
  • 4 (4%, 10 Votes)
  • 8 (3%, 6 Votes)
  • 18 (2%, 5 Votes)
  • 11 (2%, 5 Votes)
  • 7 (2%, 5 Votes)
  • 17 (2%, 4 Votes)
  • 12 (1%, 3 Votes)
  • 9 (1%, 3 Votes)
  • 16 (1%, 3 Votes)
  • 6 (1%, 3 Votes)
  • 13 (1%, 3 Votes)
  • 19 (1%, 2 Votes)
  • 14 (0%, 1 Votes)

The new poll question is who is the greatest domain investor of all time ? We did a post a couple weeks ago where some left comments, a few people told me they did not want to leave a comment and would rather anonymously vote.