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ICANN Reconsiders .home, .mail, .corp: Potential Unbanning and New gTLD Applications

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is reconsidering the status of .home, .mail, and .corp, which were previously rejected due to name collision concerns. These generic top-level domains (gTLDs) were initially proposed in 2004 but were not introduced due to conflicts with internal networks. Now, ICANN is reevaluating the risks and potential …

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Shufti Pro and .MUSIC Partner to Authenticate Music Identities and Combat AI Deepfakes

Shufti Pro, a renowned global identity verification platform, has partnered with .MUSIC to authenticate the digital identity of the entire global music community to create a trusted ecosystem of verified artists, creators, industry professionals, organizations, businesses, and brands under the .MUSIC top-level domain. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the fight against digital identity …

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.ART Registry Celebrates 7th Birthday With Over a Quarter Million Art Lovers

The .ART registry is marking a significant milestone, celebrating its 7th birthday with an impressive user base of over a quarter million art enthusiasts. This achievement underscores the domain’s position as the definitive online space for the art community. Since its inception, .ART has been dedicated to providing a unique and exclusive platform for artists, …

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ConvertKit Rebrands as Kit, Acquires Kit.com and Kit.co

ConvertKit, a leading creator marketing platform, has announced a significant rebranding effort, changing its name to Kit. This strategic move is accompanied by the acquisition of the premium domain Kit.com, marking a major milestone in the company’s evolution. Background and Motivation ConvertKit, founded in 2013, has been dedicated to building the operating system for the …

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TimbreStealer Malware Campaign Uncovered with Over 19,000 Artifacts

A comprehensive investigation into a sophisticated malware distribution campaign targeting Mexico has led to the discovery of an extensive network of over 19,000 artifacts connected to the TimbreStealer malware. The initial indicators of compromise (IoCs), which included four domains, 24 IP addresses, and 124 subdomains, were significantly expanded upon by researchers who delved into WHOIS …

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Internet Users Criticize Google’s AI Overviews

Google’s recent launch of AI-generated overviews for websites has faced backlash from internet users and domain owners. These overviews, which aim to provide a summary of a website’s content, have been met with criticism for their inaccuracies and potential infringement on intellectual property rights. The AI-generated overviews appear in Google’s search results, offering users a …

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Vietnam Promotes Digital Economy with National Domain Universalization

In a significant move to bolster its digital economy, Vietnam is set to universalize the national domain “.vn”. This initiative aims to enhance the country’s digital infrastructure and promote the widespread adoption of digital technologies across various sectors. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has announced a comprehensive plan to encourage businesses, organizations, and …

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Italy Intensifies Crackdown on Unauthorized FX and Crypto Trading Websites

In a significant regulatory move, Italy’s securities watchdog, Consob, has escalated its efforts to safeguard Italian investors by blocking several domains associated with foreign exchange (FX) and cryptocurrency trading services. The blocked entities include Vantage, Luno Invest, and Crypto Trade, among others, which were found to be promoting trading products illegally within the country. This …

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Pyramid.com Enters the Online Gaming Arena with New Pyramid Solitaire Game

Entrepreneur Michael Cyger has launched a new online gaming venture with the debut of a pyramid solitaire game on Pyramid.com. The game, which was developed during a mini spring break hackathon with his 13-year-old son, aims to captivate players with its engaging gameplay and easy accessibility. Michael Cyger, who acquired the Pyramid.com domain name back …

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