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Tenth Iteration Of Operation In Our Sites Sees Over 30,000 Domains Seized

A joint European-United States operation has seen 30,506 domain names seized that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during the tenth iteration of Operation In Our Sites (IOS X). The counterfeit and pirated items distributed included counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated movies, illegal television streaming, music, software, electronics and other bogus products. IOS X […]

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Saxx.com Tops Quiet Weekly Domain Sales Chart

It was one of those weeks where there were no big sales, nothing topping the 6-figure mark. So it was left to saxx.com to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 10 November, selling for a nice $65,000 through Sedo. Coming in second and third were were oli.com […]

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Leonard Kleinrock On The First Message 50 Years Ago

Three months after the first human set foot on the moon 50 years ago the first simple message between two computers was sent. And it set the foundations to everything that deals with electronic communications, including the domain name system. In a post on the ICANN blog, Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA, […]

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.NZ Looks To Outsourcing Backend Registry

InternetNZ has begun a process of replacing their backend registry, a process they describe as updating “the technology at the heart of the .nz domain name space.” InternetNZ, the designated manager for the .nz ccTLD, is calling for expressions of interest from potential suppliers by 29 November and is planning to replace the registry with […]

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EURid Wins Registry of the Year at 2019 CENTR Awards

The 2019 CENTR Awards were held last week and EURid, the .eu registry, emerged as winner of the 2019 Registry of the Year award, 2 years after they first won the award in 2017. The awards coincided with CENTR’s 20th anniversary celebrations and saw winners from a number of European registries. The Registry of the […]