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December, 2009

  • 9 December

    UK police shut down 1200 .co.uk domains

    The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) announced today that it, in conjunction with the .uk registry, has shut down more than 1200 .co.uk domains. The domains in question were used by organised criminal networks for scamming. Many contained fake online stores where consumers could order designer goods for low …

July, 2009

  • 23 July

    Argentina creates .banco.ar extension for banks

    In an effort to cut down on Internet fraud and scams, especially phishing, the Argentine government has joined forces with banks to create the .banco.ar domain extension. By only allowing financial institutions to register a .banco.ar name, bank customers can easily tell if a suspect website is legitimate or not. …

May, 2009

  • 19 May

    Protect Your Domain

    Every year around this time, I start receiving invoices in my mailbox from a domain registration company informing me that I need to renew my domain names. The problem is, I never registered my domains with that company in the first place. I have about ten domain names all registered …