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Archive News 2011  October

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Nitro Attacks Target the Chemical Industry

New security report has revealed at least 48 companies involved in research, development, manufacturing of chemicals and advanced materials have been victims of a coordinated cyberattack traced to a source in China. The purpose of the attacks, code named Nitro, appear to be industrial espionage, collecting intellectual property for competitive advantage, according to Symantec. [...] Continue reading


Sorry Steve, it’s over – Love, Apple

It was good while it lasted: Apple, Inc. removed the image of its iconic founder, Steve Jobs, from its homepage which now features the iPhone 4S. The home page was changed less than a month since the demise of Steve Jobs from pancreatic cancer. Sorry Steve. It was good while it lasted. Love, Apple. [...] Continue reading

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.XXX Domain Nets $13 Million from Sunrise

A big haul for .xxx domain names. ICM Registry, backer of the new .xxx top level domain name, has pulled in about $13 million from its trademark/existing domain sunrise period. The company received nearly 80,000 applications during the sunrise period that ended today. The wholesale cost was $162 per application, which equals about $13 million. [...] Continue reading


.XXX Sunrise Closes With Over 80,000 Applications Submitted

According to a press release by the ICM Registry, sponsors of the .XXX TLD, the Sunrise period closed today for the .XXX extension, with over 80,000 applications submitted for domain names. We believe this is by far the largest number of Sunrise applications ever submitted for a new TLD, even [...] Continue reading


Kim Kardashian Divorce: Domainer’s prediction pays off

Today Kim Kardashian announced that she’s divorcing her husband of 72 days,  Kris Humphries. The 6ft 9″ 26 year old Kris found out about the ordeal through celebrity gossip magazine, TMZ! But according to DomainTools, was registered on July 5, 2011 – a whole month before the scandalous celebrity’s flamboyant wedding of $10 million [...] Continue reading


Overnight Sensation?: Domainer’s Daughter Lana Del Rey Featured in New Rolling Stone

I've been telling you for the past few years that Lizzy Grant (stage name Lana Del Rey), the daughter of veteran domain investor/developer Rob Grant, was going to be a star in the music business. Now it's happening. Lana is featured in a high profile color spread in the new November issue of Rolling Stone [...] Continue reading


New Threats Demand a New Approach to DDoS Protection

In the past 24 months, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have changed profoundly. Gone are the days when attackers worked under the radar, when machines were infected by botnet code unknowingly and attacks were disguised leaving very little to trace the exact origin. Today, sophisticated attackers broadcast their aims to the world, mobilizing participants [...] Continue reading

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