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Watch Out, That Browser Extension Could Be Cloud9 in Disguise

Zimperium zLabs threat researchers recently reported the case of the Cloud9 Chrome Botnet, and rightly so. Many of us seem to forget just how much information cybercriminals can steal from our browsers. [...] Continue reading


New gTLD applications to cost about $250,000

Getting hold of a new gTLD could cost applicants well north of a quarter million dollars in base application fees alone in the next round, according to ICANN. Presenting the results of its year-long Operational Design Phase to the GNSO Council via Zoom last night, staffers said application fees are likely to be either around [...] Continue reading


7 years later Mike Berkens remains pleased that he and Judi sold their portfolio

It was 7 years ago today that the founder of this blog Mr. Michael Berkens surprised everyone by announcing he sold his portfolio to GoDaddy. The press release partially read like this: This acquisition consists of approximately 70,000 domain names, including,,, and It also includes names targeted at small businesses such [...] Continue reading


5 dicas para vendas no varejo: aplicativos e ações para ter mais resultados!

As vendas no varejo sofreram profundas transformações com a consolidação da transformação digital.  A diversidade no portfólio de produtos e a comodidade de comprar produtos sem precisar sair de casa ganha cada vez mais adeptos mundo afora e isso repercute nos números de receitas do comércio digital. No segundo trimestre de 2022, os números do [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Continuing to Get Uniregistry Inquiry Spam

It’s been a long while since I actively used Uniregistry to sell my domain names. Despite this, I continue to receive spam emails sent via an old purchase inquiry thread. In fact, the domain name that was subject of the email has since been sold twice – first by me and then by the company [...] Continue reading


The Technical Problems of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum Will Not Simply Solve Themselves

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has, for several years, experienced technical problems that have nothing to do with the local staff or host countries of the event. In fact, the volunteers who were part of the local staff of its 17th edition, held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, were constantly overcompensating for issues [...] Continue reading


Macy’s scraps .macys gTLD

US retailer Macy’s has dumped its dot-brand gTLD .macys. The company told ICANN recently that it no longer wishes to hold a registry contract, noting that it never used the gTLD. ICANN last week agreed that as a dot-brand with no third-party users, the domain will not be redelegated to another registry. It’s the seventh [...] Continue reading

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