Techdirt: Techdirt Sues ICE After It Insists It Has No Records Of The 1 Million Domains It Claims To Have Seized

Techdirt: Techdirt Sues ICE After It Insists It Has No Records Of The 1 Million Domains It Claims To Have Seized. “There’s a pretty long backstory here, so let’s go back about a decade. In the summer of 2010, we found it somewhat disturbing that ICE had ‘seized’ a bunch of websites and was announcing this from Disney’s headquarters. It raised all sorts of questions, starting with the big First Amendment questions. There are a whole bunch of cases making it clear that prior restraint is not allowed under the First Amendment. ”

The Register: Internet industry freaks out over proposed unlimited price hikes on .org domain names

The Register: Internet industry freaks out over proposed unlimited price hikes on .org domain names. “The organization that oversees the domain name system, ICANN, has proposed an end to price caps on one of the internet’s most popular extensions – .org – and many in the internet industry are unhappy about it.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Chrome to Warn Users About Impostor Sites With Lookalike URLs

Search Engine Journal: Google Chrome to Warn Users About Impostor Sites With Lookalike URLs. “Google will be implementing a new warning in its Chrome browser alerting users when they’re visiting a possible impostor website. An impostor site is one with a URL that looks like the URL of a more established website.”

Ars Technica: GoDaddy weakness let bomb threat scammers hijack thousands of big-name domains

Ars Technica: GoDaddy weakness let bomb threat scammers hijack thousands of big-name domains. “Remember the December 13 email blast that threatened to blow up buildings and schools unless recipients paid a $20,000 ransom? It triggered mass evacuations, closures, and lockdowns in the US, Canada, and elsewhere around the world. An investigation shows the spam run worked by abusing a weakness at GoDaddy that allowed the scammers to hijack at least 78 domains belonging to Expedia, Mozilla, Yelp, and other legitimate people or organizations.”

Krebs on Security: That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards

Krebs on Security: That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards. “If you own a domain name that gets decent traffic and you fail to pay its annual renewal fee, chances are this mistake will be costly for you and for others. Lately, neglected domains have been getting scooped up by crooks who use them to set up fake e-commerce sites that steal credit card details from unwary shoppers.”

The Register: Dot-com web addresses prices to swell, thanks to sweetheart deal between Uncle Sam, Verisign

The Register: Dot-com web addresses prices to swell, thanks to sweetheart deal between Uncle Sam, Verisign . “The planet’s 138 million dot-com addresses are going to get significantly more expensive to renew over the next decade thanks to a contract signed between dot-com operator Verisign and the US government. New dot-com domains are also set to cost more.”