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GoDaddy CEO: We booted the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website for inciting violence
GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving told CNBC on Tuesday that the domain name provider cut ties with The Daily Stormer because the neo-Nazi website crossed the line from exercising freedom of speech to provoking...
Elon Musk now owns X.com, the defunct domain of his second startup
Elon Musk was a successful internet entrepreneur long before the first Tesla Model X rolled off the assembly line and SpaceX fired its first rocket into orbit. Now, Musk has reclaimed a bit of that internet...
Snap is trying to get ahold of the web address 'geofilter.com' but has failed so far
Snapchat's parent company has been trying to buy the domain name "geofilters.com" for more than $100,000, but the current owner refused, and Snap has lost its first legal challenge in the to try and snag...
A fitting name for your website – finding the perfect domain name
This feature has been brought to you by 1&1Domain nameLooking to start your own business? Or maybe you’re about to take an established company online for the first time. Well the first step here is to...
Marcus Hutchins, the 22-year-old IT expert who helped thwart ‘WannaCry’ by accident
The full extent of the global ransomware cyberattack dubbed WannaCry was slowed, in part, by a 22-year-old on his day off work. Story continues below Marcus Hutchins started jumping around when he realized...
Buying a service like web hosting on price alone is usually a very bad idea. We know that, you do too, but the headline prices on the One.com website caught our eye anyway.The bottom-of-the-range Starter...
Hackers stole this blogger's web site - and she pulled a $30,000 sting to get it back
The events of the next few days were complicated, so rather than go through them chronologically I'm going to explain how each path I took ended up panning out (I'm going into detail so that I can be...
Leave Spicer alone! (Or, why DNS registration is horrible)
Enlarge / White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions on February 7. His home address, phone and personal e-mail were discovered in the domain registration data for his now-defunct personal...
The Domain review: The Internet can be worse than humanity-ravaging epidemics
reader comments 2 Share this story Trailer for The DomainThe Domain, an indie sci-fi thriller borrowing Truman Show themes and Alien aesthetics, starts with a premise near and dear to the genre fan's...
The best web hosting services 2016
Whatever size of website you have, this article will help you find the best web hosting services for you as well as the best hosting deals to go for.The first step is to identify what your needs are -...
With PhishEye, DomainTools Fights Phishing Scams
The security vendor aims to get ahead of phishing by alerting organizations to potentially malicious domains. One of the ways phishing attacks catch victims is through the use of domain names that look...
Double-dip Internet-of-Things botnet attack felt across the Internet
Our new IoT overlords have arrived.peyri reader comments 49 Share this story The distributed denial of service attacks against dynamic domain name service provider Dyn this morning have now resurged....
Amazon, Twitter and many other big websites knocked out in cyberattack
Major websites and services across the East Coast were shut down for two hours Friday morning by a denial of service attack. Domain host company Dyn said the attack started at 7:10 a.m. and lasted for...
Y2K 2.0: Is the US government set to “give away the Internet” Saturday?
Christiaan Colen reader comments 0 Share this story Remember the projected Y2K bug disaster? The world's computers would supposedly go haywire as the clock ticked to January 1, 2000, thus destroying the...
“Foghorn” takes users out of phish-fighting with DNS “greylisting”
Enlarge / Go ahead and click it. You know you want to. reader comments 0 Share this story Clickers gonna click. Despite mandatory corporate training, general security awareness, and constant harping about...
DNC Staffer got pop-up messages alerting of “state-sponsored actors”
An image sent by DNC staffer Alexandra Chalupa shows a warning message she received from Yahoo Mail.Alexandra Chalupa reader comments 18 Share this story An e-mail message within the Wikileaks dump of...
Owner of ClintonKaine.com to sell domain to highest bidder ... even if it's Trump
A Washington D.C. comic artist has something Hillary Clinton might want. Jeremy Green, who uses the pen name Jeremy Pegg, snatched up the domain name ClintonKaine.com on a hunch in the summer of 2011,...
How to search for, find and register your perfect domain name
What's in a domain name?Building the perfect website to promote yourself, or your business, is all very well and good – but if people can't go to your website directly then you're going to be missing out...
Piracy site for academic journals playing game of domain-name Whac-A-Mole
Alexandra Elbakyan won't let her Sci-Hub pirate site of academic journals die— despite publisher Elsevier's lawsuit.Courtesy of Alexandra ElbakyanWe reported a few weeks ago on a popular pirate site for...
Ted Cruz not great at buying domain names, loses CruzFiorina.com
Senator Ted Cruz.Gage SkidmoreFurther ReadingDon’t believe tedcruz.org, Ted Cruz is not a Nigerian princeAt launch, site shared certificate with "nigerian-prince.com" site on CloudFlare.Sen. Ted Cruz...
Exploit Kits Power a Rise in Creation of Malicious Domains
DNS, the Domain Name System, is a critical foundational component of the modern Internet, linking IP addresses to domain names that users can reach. Given DNS' critical role in enabling the modern Internet,...
China Domain Name Rules Could Hurt Business, Competition
China’s recently proposed new regulations that require companies to register Internet domain names domestically is raising concern about a further tightening of access in cyberspace in a country that already...
One of the first domain names ever registered goes up for auction - CNET
Enlarge ImageYou could be the proud new owner of Quick.com. Heritage Auctions Let's go back in time to August 31, 1987. Madonna and Whitney Houston were burning up the pop charts. Mobile phones were the...
How to Launch Your Next Tech Product for Free (Almost!)
If you are a tech entrepreneur, you would know how difficult it is to get funding with just an idea! Most investors look for a minimum viable product (MVP) with some traction before they consider giving...
Big-name sites hit by rash of malicious ads spreading crypto ransomware
Enlarge / If you're a gamer (or anyone else), this is not a screen you want to see.Bromium LabsMainstream websites are falling victim to a new rash of malicious ads that attempt to surreptitiously install...
Our world looks a lot different when mapped by domain name usage
What would happen if you redrew the nations of the world based on the popularity of their respective domain suffixes? That image above, that's what. The inquisitive folks over at Nominet set off on a mission...
This map of domain names flips the world on its head
On a map of the world scaled to the most popular top-level domains, the Pacific island of Tokelau reigns supreme.With more than 31 million .tk websites, the tiny New Zealand territory has more domain registrations...
CloudFlare launches registrar to prevent DNS hijacking attacks
Security firm CloudFlare has launched a domain name registration service designed to help enterprises thwart DNS hijacking attacks. What's Hot on ZDNet To save the iPad, Apple needs to copy Microsoft...
Tesla Motors Finally Owns Tesla.com
Tesla.com is now in the hands of Elon Musk. Stu Grossman owned the domain since 1992 but it mostly sat unused. As of February 19, 2016, it redirects visitors to TeslaMotors.com and all is right with...
You can now buy a .cloud domain, silver lining is they're affordable
Do you run some sort of cloud-related business? If so, then you'll likely be interested to learn that you can now officially buy a .cloud domain name.Yes, this is a new top-level domain which the registrars...
Google paid this much to the guy who briefly owned Google.com - CNET
Google doled out some cash after losing and regaining control of its domain name last fall. Google Google shelled out some cash last fall after losing and regaining ownership of Google.com. Now the company...
Google paid $12,000 to the guy who bought ‘Google.com’ for a minute
Last fall, Babson University student Sanmay Ved became the luckiest guy on the Internet after successfully purchasing “Google.com” for just $12.Now we’re learning it cost Google $12,000 to get it back....
If you owned Google.com, you'd get paid $6,006.13
Remember when someone bought the domain google.com? Google has finally revealed how much they paid him to buy back the domain.In a blog post detailing the 2015 "Google Security Rewards," the company...
Now what could Microsoft be doing with 'surfacephone.com'?
Microsoft has snapped up the domain "surfacephone.com," which could hint at the company's plans to build its own Surface Phone handset. Spotted by a user on Reddit, the domain currently redirects...
It's obvious Apple is working on a car: Elon Musk
It's hard to hide something if you hire more than one thousand engineers to do it, Musk told the BBC. One clue: The domain registry site WHOIS lists Apple as the owner of the online domain name www.Apple.Car....
China country-level domain tops world's most-used
URLs ending with China's country code top-level domain, ".cn", have topped the global list of most commonly used.It clocked 16.36 million users as of end-2015, bypassing Germany's ".de", according to...
This is our biggest clue yet the Apple Car is real
While Apple has yet to officially confirm it is actually working on an Apple Car, three new domain registrations attributed to the company has given us the biggest hint that it is going to be an actual...
Dot-sucks domain name begins to attract Canadian targets
A generic top-level internet domain name, dot-sucks, is beginning to reflect Canadian content after the government of Canada decided not to intervene in disputes between some American corporations and...
Why banks are ditching ‘.com’ for ‘.bank’
European banks have rushed to acquire the more secure domain name ".bank", after more than 4,000 registrations were made in the U.S. for the web address. So far, over 500 European financial institutions...
Hundreds of European banks apply for .bank domain
Over 500 banks in Europe, including Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, have applied for a .bank domain name to help fight off increasing cyber attacks. These restricted domain names – that only banks...
Modeling an Aggregate with Eloquent
The Aggregate pattern is an important part of Domain Driven Design. It prevents inconsistencies and is responsible for enforcing business rules within a collection of objects. For these reasons alone,...
Cost of .uk domain names to rise 50% from 2016
The cost of UK domain names is going to rise by 50 percent from 2016, Nominet has said.The organisation, which is the official registry for all UK domain names, decided to hike the price of wholesale domains...
CloudFlare Continues Effort to Spur DNSSEC Adoption
CloudFlare is now making it easier to secure DNS information as it helps to advance operational and standards efforts for DNSSEC adoption. The Domain Name System is core to the functional operation of...
Best Free and Cheap Website Options for Small Businesses
Not long ago, if you wanted a website, you had to be willing to shell out at least a few grand for the most basic of static sites. I remember about ten years ago at a firm I worked for, quotes for ecommerce...
TC Cribs: GoDaddy’s Playful Sunnyvale Diggs
This week on Cribs we take a ride on over to the Sunnyvale, California office space for website domain registration service GoDaddy. This is a publicly traded company and the world’s largest...
Student manages to buy domain name of Google.com for $12
A student in Massachusetts managed to buy the domain name Google.com and hold onto it—for roughly 60 seconds, the BBC reports. Sanmay Ved, an MBA student at Babson College, noticed the domain was available...
The man who owned Google for a minute
A man who briefly bought and owned the Google.com web domain has been rewarded by the search giant.Sanmay Ved was scrolling through domain names when he realised that Google.com was available to purchase.He...
The guy who 'bought Google' has done a very honourable thing
However, Ved says his actions were not motivated by money and he is not interested in making a financial gain from the purchase. In an update to a previous LinkedIn post, he writes that he "asked that...
Google buys domain abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com
The purpose of the new domain is unclear given that the page did not load on Thursday morning. "We realized we missed a few letters in abc.xyz, so we're just being thorough," a spokesman for the company...
How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business
Choosing a name for your domain is a lot like choosing a name for your child. Some names come easily and feel almost inevitable (InternetMovieDatabase.com, John Jr.). Others are surely the product of...
Man Buys Google.com Domain Name For $12
A man has successfully bought Google.com - the domain name for the world's most popular website - for just $12. Sanmay Ved was using Google's new domain sale service when he tried typing in the well-known...
Meet the man who owned Google.com for a minute
Ex-Googler Sanmay Ved was the lucky buyer of Google.com, if only for a minute. He said he was up late and searching Google Domains, Google's website buying service, when he noticed Google.com was available....
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