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WHATIS Going to Happen With WHOIS?

A new European data privacy law and official internet policy are about to conflict with each other.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.2.18
Feeling the G-Forces
Feeling the G-Forces

Google Wins Legal Battle Against 'Spammer' Over the Letter 'G'

Vitaly Popov, who registered a fake Google.com domain last year, was unlikely to ever win.
Joseph Cox
2.17.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump’s Travel Ban Disrupts Meeting of ICANN, the Internet's Governing Body

At least two Iranian-born researchers are being blocked from crucial meetings.
Farnia Fekri
1.30.17
Internet
Internet

US to Transfer Internet DNS Oversight After GOP Sabotage Effort Fails

A last-ditch Republican effort to block the historic transition was rejected by a federal judge.
Sam Gustin
10.1.16
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump Backs Cruz’s Plan to Sabotage the US Internet Transition

The GOP candidate has jumped on the fear-mongering bandwagon.
Sam Gustin
9.22.16
Internet
Internet

The Cryptographic Key That Secures the Web Is Being Changed for the First Time

ICANN will switch the Root Zone Signing Key, which is crucial for making sure that web users don't get sent to malicious websites.
Joseph Cox
9.19.16
Internet
Internet

Ted Cruz is Trying to Sabotage the Internet’s Governance Transition

The Texas senator’s fear-mongering claims are baseless, according to policy experts.
Sam Gustin
9.16.16
Internet
Internet

‘Our Own Little Kingdom’: Dot-Brands Are Staking a Claim on Their Bit of the Web

Two years since the first new top-level domains, brands are starting to make the switch from dot-com.
Victoria Turk
11.4.15
All Fronts
All Fronts

An Obscure American Company Has Owned Army.com for 20 Years

And one of its founders says they've been approached "probably on a daily basis" to sell.
Matthew Braga
9.18.15
News
News

This .Onion Farmer Is Squatting on 40 Million Dark Web Domains

One entrepreneurial user is creating 'readable' Tor hidden service domains.
Joseph Cox
9.14.15
Sex
Sex

​Here's Who is Buying .sex Domains

Apple.sex, Viking.sex, and VeterinaryPetInsurance.sex are just the beginning.
Kari Paul
9.7.15
Internet
Internet

Study: 100% of Websites in These Two Top-Level Domains Are 'Shady'

All those .zip and .review links are probably spam or malware, according to security firm Blue Coat.
Kari Paul
9.1.15