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Many of the tech changes we see on the market have taken years to test and develop. This is also true for IPv6, the next-generation of Internet networking technology. Now, most hosting providers and corporations have changed over to IPv6 because it provides a solution to the lack of IP addresses of the old IPv4 technology. However, there are still some issues that companies face when shifting from the this old technology to the newer IPv6.
Google, Mozilla and Microsoft have recently had major concerns regarding a fraudulent digital certificate that could allow any online criminal to impersonate the Google domain. This issue was first detected over the 2012 Christmas holidays and while there were no major catastrophes, it is still an issue that needs to be addressed.
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In a case that blurs the lines between copyright law and domain registration, Disney pursued the rights to 13 domain names that were being held by a GoDaddy customer and was successful in obtaining the rights to all but three of the domains referred to in the claim.
The domains that avoided Disney’s grasp all had “Aladdin” in the name, which brings into question how someone was able to defeat Disney, even partially, for the rights to domain names that reference a notable Disney series.
The world’s most popular search engine has stealthily added the pirate bay domain names to its blacklist search phrase in Google instant and autocomplete. The Pirate Bay website is known for housing tons of torrent links and sources both legitimate and illegitimate torrents.
Google included the domain names of The Pirate Bay like thepiratebay.org, the piratebay.com, and thepiratebay.se in the censored search phrases within the last month. Although the search engine giant quietly removed the certain keywords, the pages from the websites are still indexed.
After months of beta testing and fine-tuning the SuperSite 2 portal is LIVE!
The new SuperSite sports an all new design, great new content and incredible features that will help you increase conversions dramatically.
We are very excited to announce we’re moving our U.S. headquarters to a newer, bigger, and better office! Located close to our old location, the new office brings together a lot of work and effort by many of our team members.
Due to the office move, our phone systems will be unavailable for 4-8 hours beginning 10am (-7UTC) on Thursday, November 1st, as we migrate to our new office.
Please note that all phone numbers will remain the same for your convenience. In the meantime, if you have a sales, technical support or a billing question, please submit a ticket or go to our website to speak with a live operator using our chat systems.
For your records, our new address is:
517 West 100 North, Suite #225
Providence, Utah, 84332
Google lost a domain battle with ICANN and its arbitration body over a domain name spelled Oogle.com. As many are aware, a long-term strategy for any domain reseller is to purchase domain name misspellings, which may siphon traffic away from your core brand (or those of your clients!).
Google argued that Oogle.com is confusingly similar to Google.com and should be transferred over to the search giant.
This type of alleged infringement typically falls under a category called “typosquatting” which may also attempt to make the design of the page look similar to the real site.
Do you have ever get confused by what ICANN actually does and how it may, over the long term, affect your role as a domain name reseller?
We took a look at the ICANN strategic plan that covers 2012 to 2016 that specifically lays out its mission statement and overall global vision.
Who is ICANN?
ICANN is the global organization that coordinates the Internet’s unique identifier systems for worldwide public benefit, enabling a single, global interoperable Internet. ICANN’s inclusive multi-stakeholder model and community-developed policies facilitate the use of the Internet’s systems unique identifiers by the billions of computers, phones, and other devices that connect people to one Internet.
Yes, that’s the number of domain names now registered worldwide according to VeriSign INC, in its latest domain name industry brief. And, at least 7 million new domains were added to the Internet in the first part of 2012 representing a 3.3% growth rate over last year’s numbers.
“The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 116.7 million domain names in the adjusted zone in the first quarter of 2012,” said VeriSign. “This represents a 2.5 percent increase in the base over the fourth quarter of 2011 and an 8.1 percent increase over the first quarter of 2011. The .com registry also grew to more than 100 million domain names during the quarter”
Check out new infographic below by World IPv6 Launch, the body tasked by the Internet Society to help fast track and streamline the move towards a new Internet protocol.
IPv6 is a new protocol designed to replace IPv4, which essentially will stop the Internet from running out of IP addresses that are crucial to handle new users and websites coming online over the next decade.