Better watch where those fingers fall on the keyboard next time you type out a URL. Security researchers have discovered a new trend they’re calling typosquatting, where users are attacked after they mis-type web addresses.
For nearly two-and-a-half decades, an everyday Silicon Valley engineer has owned the domain name Tesla.com. That streak of internet glory is over. Elon Musk has grabbed it, replacing his car company’s clunkier TeslaMotors.com.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is currently busy deciding the future of the internet in Durban, South Africa, this week. First on its list: non-English generic top level domains.
It's well known that Google's competitors aren't keen on it getting hold of the .search top-level domain. But the company has outlined a new plan which would make use of the string as a dotless domain—open for use by any other search company, too.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers have filed formal objections to Amazon's bid to secure new generic top-level domains like ".book," ".author" and ".read".
If you have a questionable sense of humor with some disposable income to your name, here's something you can do: buy wrong website domains that totally look like the real thing. Like rnicrosoft.com for microsoft.com See what I did there? It's like wearing a fake Rolex but on the Internet.
If you own a website, it's probably a good idea to renew your domain name right now. In fact, it's probably a good idea to renew your domain name for as long as is fiscally responsible for you. 3 years? 5 years? Whatever, go do it! We don't want your website ending up like the newspaper, The Bay Citizen, which…
Hey people, Apple.com was NOT hacked. This is what happened:
Thousands of people in Australia are in shock after finding out their web sites are gone due to the antics of a hacker and poor network management by their web host.
On this day, back in 1985, the first ever dotcom URL was created, Symbolics.com. There were just six dotcoms registered that year, compared to the 100,000 that are created every day now.
Today's remainders are the leftovers tidbits from the big iPad day such as a comparison between Judas and the Apple device, ownership of ipad dot com, imaginary cameras, and silly Steve's price switcheroo.
The Apple Tablet, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, has just gotten a little more interesting. Thanks to some crack investigative reporting, MacRumors discovered that Apple purchased the domain for "islate.com" back in 2007. Dum dum dum!
We didn't doubt that they would, but the ICANN has officially approved non-Latin character domain names. The pleasant surprise is that the system and guidelines for these internationalized domain names (IDNs) look pretty solid, even if hiccups are expected.
The ICANN, the folks who set some guidelines that make the Internet go 'round, are in the final stages of passing a proposal to introduce non-Latin characters to web addresses. Finally, there'll be some non-porn-based multiculturalism on the Internet.
Remember the case of Motorola trying to strongarm the Motorazr.com domain from its original owner? Well, the panel assigned to delibrate on the claim has made its decision, and disagreed with Motorola's claims.
The issue of domain name ownership is a tricky one, especially when it comes to corporations and their desire to "retcon" themselves through lawyers the domains they failed to register when they released a product. Apple is a company that often does this. Now, Motorola's jumping on board.