VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names” VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled “Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domai...
Sedo Transactions Total $1.4 Million Sedo.com Released its sale report and over the past week, 484 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: localgenius.com at 14,000 USD · Top ccTLD: slv.fr at 5,000 EUR · Top “other” […]
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 referr...
The Domains - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:12
Google Trying New Ways to Stifle Piracy Google is looking to fight piracy with links to legitimate websites 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 […]
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 […]
The Domains - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:59
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 – b...
The Domains - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:17
Rightside Partners With CloudCannon.com According to a press release out today Rightside (NAME) has partnered with CloudCannon.com which just received $500,000 in funding from “some leading New Zealand investors including Sam Morgan, Phil McCaw, Stephen Tindall and Simon Holdsworth” “On a technical level, the partnership also allows CloudCannon to streaml...
The Domains - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:11
England Turning Up The Heat on Internet Trolls England is getting tougher on Internet trolls it seems, the BBC is out along with a host of other publications, that the most serious offenders could now see their sentence quadrupled from 6 months in jail to 24 months in jail. I remember last year reading an article about a British boxer, The Guardian covered […]
The Domains - Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 19:20
Loser of WWE.Org UDRP Tells World Wrestling Entertainment He Is Not Happy After losing a UDRP on the domain name WWE.org the owner of the domain has a message for the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who won the National Arbitration Forum decision, and its fair to say the domain holder is not too pleased. Although the decision was handed down on October 13th and today is October 18th, […]
The Domains - Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 16:41
Reforms Needed Before U.S. Hands Over Control of ICANN Senator Mark Warren (D-Va) wrote a piece on Information Week that discusses the reforms that need to be addressed before the keys to ICANN are handed over. He touches upon things like, Who will hold ICANN accountable, transparency with the public and the sanctity of the DNS. From the article: The FCC recently received more […]