Go Daddy Shut Down Domain Due To Secret Service?

Go Daddy Shut Down Domain Due To Secret Service?

Yesterday, I blogged that the U.K.’s Serious Organised Crime Agency contacted Go Daddy to shut down RnBXclusive.com. Go Daddy has since complied, and the domain name shows SOCA’s web page. Just a moment ago, I read of yet another shut down. This time, Go Daddy shut down popular site JotForm. Ars Technica has more:  …

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.Com Domain Name Shut Down By U.K. Law Enforcement

.Com Domain Name Shut Down By U.K. Law Enforcement

Since last year, we’ve been getting news of .com domain names shut down and/or seized by U.S. law enforcement groups such as their Department of Justice (DoJ) and their Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Either agency reported they’ve secured warrants of seizure, then serve it either on the registrar or the VeriSign COM/Net Registry based…

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Why NOT To Change Domain Contacts Before Transferring

Lately I’ve been seeing people “asking” an interesting question. Namely, why not to change their domain name’s contacts before transferring registrars. Anyone can actually do that almost anytime. Except if the process of changing domain registrars has already begun, of course. Let’s say you already started the transfer with your new registrar. You follow their…

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KeyDrive Posts Notice On Acquiring Moniker And SnapNames

Last week, it was reported online that domain registrar Moniker and backorder company SnapNames were acquired by KeyDrive S.A. from their original parent company Oversee.net. It’s only a few days ago I posted about it here as well. Perhaps one thing that somewhat…somewhat bothered me was that there wasn’t any notice about this from Moniker.…

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Domain Registrar Moniker Bought, And 16 Domain Names Seized

I’m sorry for the downtime, everyone. Let’s just say it was difficult on my part to get things fixed promptly, but am nonetheless thankful things are (somewhat) back to normal. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do, as you noticed. But to get things back on track, I got two news bits to…

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DreamHost’s Double Whammy Outages

DreamHost’s Double Whammy Outages

Recently I was going to write about popular hosting provider (and turns out domain registrar also) DreamHost last week. I held off as I wanted to check some other things. Then it turned out DreamHost experienced another (and on-going as of this post) problem. All within a span of about two weeks. (ouch) From what…

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SOPA Stopped – For Now

SOPA Stopped – For Now

Okay, now this is official. It’s been reported online January 20, 2012 that SOPA’s sponsor, Rep. Lamar Smith, has postponed the bill. For all intents and purposes, SOPA is stopped. For now. Note: I said for now. It can, of course, be “resurrected” some time in the future. CNet has more:   The Stop Online…

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SOPA Stopped (?)

I just read that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill has been stopped and shelved. I hope I understood that right. SOPA and its senate counterpart Protect-IP were very controversial bills. But it so happened that SOPA got more publicity, probably because it was easier to remember. The Hill has more:   House Oversight…

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My Thoughts On The Go Daddy-SOPA Boycott

My Thoughts On The Go Daddy-SOPA Boycott

I know this is late. I purposefully didn’t write about this until now because I wanted to see how things go after some time. It’s been weeks ever since domain registrar Go Daddy was boycotted. This happened due to their originally supporting SOPA. As a recap for those who just came in, SOPA is an…

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