I've written about Parler a few times in the past. To recap Parler marketed itself as social network for free speech extremists. While the marketing pitch might have used the "free speech" angle, the reality is that the social network pandered to and attracted the far right. Late last year controversial musician Ye announced that he was going to buy the platform, but … [Read more...] about Parler is Officially “Gone”
SpamCop has been around since the late 1990s. It's been a DNS blacklist used by email providers of varying sizes for 20 years. Somebody in SpamCop or its parent company Cisco forgot to renew the domain name, so it's currently going to the registrar's parking page: Of course this also means that all DNS records for the domain name are now being routed to the domain … [Read more...] about Spamcop Offline cos the Domain Expired!
Choosing a domain name for your business is important. Some companies end up with pretty awful domain names and end up switching to "better" ones after they've been in business for a while. One startup from Sweden (?) is offering an AI based service for lawyers.The service is aimed at assisting lawyers in drafting contracts and other legal documents. And they've chosen a … [Read more...] about A Fun Domain Choice
A few days after going offline gab.com is back. The domain was booted by GoDaddy a few days ago and then switched to Uniregistry. Somehow, and this isn't clear to me, the domain then moved again onto Epik. Epik did not simply accept the domain transfer, but actually seem to be welcoming it with open arms. Wired have a good piece covering the site and domain and how it … [Read more...] about Gab.com Back Online
The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has put out a call for expressions of interest in testing website readiness for "universal acceptance". The concept behind "universal acceptance" is that all domain extensions should work everywhere be that for signing up for products and services or sending and receiving email etc., So whether you are using an ASCII domain … [Read more...] about Universal Acceptance Testing Work Available
Sky were one of the big brands that applied for and got their "dotbrand" domain extension from ICANN. While they may have been increasing the usage of the domain name in their customer communications recently I haven't seen most of it, as I "cut the cord" over a year ago. This morning, however, I got an email from them in relation to their wifi service. I probably signed … [Read more...] about Sky Actively Using Their Brand TLD and a Cloud Domain in Consumer Emails
Bill Sweetman from NameNinja has released a handy little guide to domain name pricing for startups. While the guide is aimed at businesses starting out, the information around domain name pricing is applicable to anyone who wants to either "upgrade" their online brand or launch a new one. The guide focusses primarily on .com domain names, but also mentions both ccTLDs, … [Read more...] about How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?
Brands and Domains is a domain event that focuses on brand owners and how they are using or potentially could use top level domains. And in this context when we say "top level domain" what we mean is the likes of Sony running the .sony TLD. The event is scheduled to be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from 1 - 3 October 2017. To get a taste of the event you can peruse the … [Read more...] about Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale
The US Republican party (GOP) , which currently dominates both houses, as well as controlling the White House, has a rather "different" 404 page. (They also have their own TLD .gop) A 404 page is one that a web server, such as Apache or IIS, displays when you click on a link to a non-existent page on a site or simply make a typo when putting the page address in to the … [Read more...] about US Republican Party’s 404 Page Takes Swipe at Clinton