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Registrars Can Now Block All Domains That Resemble Brand Names

In a significant development, domain registrars are now equipped with a groundbreaking solution called GlobalBlock. This innovative tool allows businesses to proactively protect their trademarks by blocking domain names that closely resemble their brand. Leading registrars have already adopted this solution, reinforcing their commitment to brand safety and intellectual property protection. The GlobalBlock Solution GlobalBlock enables businesses …

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3DNS Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Domain Name System

3DNS, a pioneering company in blockchain-based domain name registration, has recently submitted a patent application for its innovative Blockchain-Based Domain Name Registrar and Management System. This groundbreaking technology aims to revolutionize domain registration and management by leveraging the power of blockchain and smart contracts. The Invention The patent application outlines techniques and technologies that allow 3DNS …

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Cybercriminals Using Novel DNS Hijacking Technique for Investment Scams

In a recent cybercrime development, a new DNS threat actor known as Savvy Seahorse has emerged, employing sophisticated techniques to lure unsuspecting targets into fake investment platforms and steal their funds. This novel tactic compromises legitimate websites or online resources, redirecting user traffic toward malicious investment schemes. The Sophisticated Approach Savvy Seahorse: This DNS threat actor convinces …

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Canva Triumphs in Cybersquatting Case, Recovers 174 Domains

In a significant legal victory, design tools company Canva has emerged triumphant in a cybersquatting case involving a staggering 174 domain names. The dispute was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in July 2023, and the registrars for these domains subsequently provided the registrant names. Interestingly, each of these domains had different owners. …

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Expanding BNS functionality and DNS interconnectivity

Orange Domains is pushing the boundaries by expanding BNS functionality and connecting traditional DNS with Bitcoin’s BNS. This innovative approach streamlines interactions through direct connections between DNS and BNS addresses. Web3 domains, operating as NFTs, offer users extensive digital identity control and the ability to perform various activities from a blockchain-based domain. This advancement represents …

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The Debut of the .Music Domain: A New Era for the Music Industry

In a significant development for the music industry and digital space, the long-anticipated .music top-level domain (TLD) is at last becoming a reality. This move, initiated by DotMusic Limited, aims to provide a dedicated digital identity for music creators, companies, and enthusiasts around the globe. Years in the making, the .music TLD is expected to …

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USPTO Denies OpenAI’s GPT Trademark Application

In recent developments, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has made headlines by refusing OpenAI’s application to trademark “GPT,” the widely recognized abbreviation for its powerful language processing technology, Generative Pre-trained Transformer. The decision was based on the grounds that the term “GPT” is merely descriptive of the goods and services provided by …

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Online Chaos Erupts Over Weekend Due to Local Domain Renewal Issues

Over the weekend, the online world was thrown into chaos as Bermuda experienced domain renewal problems. This unexpected issue caused significant disruption to local websites, leaving businesses and individuals struggling to access their online presence. In this article, we will delve deeper into the situation, examining the causes, effects, and potential solutions to prevent such …

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Cybercriminals Target Trusted Brands with Malicious .AI Domains

In a concerning trend, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the growing popularity of AI technology by registering .AI domains of trusted brands for malicious activities. This poses significant risks to both businesses and individuals who may unsuspectingly fall victim to these fraudulent schemes. A recent study revealed that a staggering 43% of Global 2000 companies …

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