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Domain Name Wire and lack full SSL

Surprisingly, some major websites only have SSL for the checkout process. I was investigating datasets at DataProvider this morning and searched for large e-commerce sites that don’t have SSL. I was surprised to see some big names on the list. Some sites have SSL, but only during the checkout process. For example, if you go [...] Continue reading

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 28, 2017.  Short GoDaddy list today for some reason.  I’ll have to examine the tracker logs to figure out why. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from [...] Continue reading

Was the $41.5 million price tag for .Shop domains worth it?

.Shop domain names turn one year old and as .shop celebrates its first anniversary, we take a look if the $41.5 million price tag paid by the registry was really worth it. It seems that it will take them many years to recoup their investment, if ever. Here are a few of the .shop numbers [...] Continue reading


A European Perspective on the Equifax Hack: Encouraging Data Security Through Regulation

Co-authored by Peter Davis and Brendan Nixon. As a consumer credit reporting agency, Equifax collects the personal data of millions of individuals, mainly Americans, often without the knowledge or explicit consent of those "data subjects". The Equifax hack is understood to have compromised the personal data of over 140 million individuals. Although recent [...] Continue reading

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How to reduce comment spam on your WordPress website

Allowing comments on your WordPress website is a great way to boost interactions between yourself and your loyal readers. In fact, comments provide you the opportunity to engage directly with those who are reading your content and can provide some great insight into what type of content readers like, pain points your readers have, and [...] Continue reading

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 29th

I had to rely on Travis to help me set up my SSL certificate yesterday and I realized that this is a very big deal.  Every single site I developed is going to need to get an SSL cert.  And everything that brings in data to those sites needs to have one as well. [...] Continue reading

ICANN: SSR2 Review Team is Seeking an Independent Expert to Perform a Gap Analysis

In collaboration with the second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System (SSR2) Review Team, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN“) is seeking an independent expert to perform a gap analysis of the first SSR Review recommendations. Read the Specifications for Gap Analysis [PDF 378 KB]. The selected party will [...] Continue reading

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