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Hackers Stole My Website…And I Pulled Off A $30,000 Sting Operation To Get It Back | freeCodeCamp

Hackers Stole My Website…And I Pulled Off A $30,000 Sting Operation To Get It Back For several days not so long ago, RamshackleGlam.com — the domain name that I have owned and operated since March of 2010 — did not belong to me, but rather to a man who goes by the name “bahbouh” on an auction website called […]

GoDaddy.com Outraged Over ICANN Giving VeriSign Monopoly

“I personally don’t have a problem with VeriSign making a fair profit, but that’s not what we’re talking about here,” Parsons said. “I have a big problem with VeriSign’s windfall profits being accomplished outside of the free enterprise system in which the rest of us must compete. I find it particularly outrageous that because of […]

Wholesale price for .com domains could hit $10.29 by 2016 – Domain Name Wire

Surely if it was sent out to competitive bid this would be done for about $200 million or so a year. But that’s not going to happen. Why VeriSign runs .net at $5.11 a year but so much more for .com, with almost 10x as many domains, just doesn’t make sense. Like I’ve said many […]

ICANN To Reduce “Unreachable” Whois Registrations By 50% In 1 Year?

For example, after reviewing Whois policy and its implementation, the team determined that it has not kept pace with the real world (citing the introduction of Internationalized Domain Names and the emergence of privacy and proxy services). Further, the team finds that ICANN has neglected to respond to the needs of law enforcement communities “both […]

It’s time to place the web in safer hands – David Rowan – The Kernel

Sorry, internet: it’s time to place your custody in safer hands. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Californian body effectively responsible for all internet domains, is no longer a fit and proper parent. On behalf of all of us who ever use the internet, I call for adoption papers urgently to […]

It’s time to place the web in safer hands – David Rowan – The Kernel

Let me tell you why. From tomorrow, ICANN is offering “entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and communities around the world” a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to bid for their own internet suffix in place of the .com or .net at the end of a domain. The new suffixes – .wired, say, or .kernel – are called generic […]

Fed’s Domain Name Crackdown Meets DNS Backlash

Kelly Jackson Higgins reporting in InformationWeek: “In the wake of federal crackdowns, such as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) mass seizure yesterday of 82 domain names of websites illegally selling and distributing counterfeit an…