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auDA
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
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NortonLifeLock
Website spoofing: What to know about counterfeit domain names to keep from getting scammed
Have you ever visited the website of a well-established brand but something about it didn't seem right? That may not have been the brand's website at all.
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Phishing
Massive WHO scam busted - 'DarkPath Scammers' group suspected
The scam campaign comprised a network of 134 websites that attempted to lure people in by asking them to take a survey for a monetary reward.
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Domain
InternetNZ reports boom in demand for .nz domain names
Domain Name System (DNS) activity, which measures requests for .nz domain names, has seen consistent increases week on week of between 5 to 7% since the COVID-19 lockdown started.
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.nz
InternetNZ to up fees for .nz domains
InternetNZ has announced an increase to the cost of its domain fees as it looks to meet market demands over security requirements and co-ordination services.
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Domain Names
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
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Internet
Domain Name Commission seeks feedback on how it manages .nz domains
"This is a chance to have your say on how the Commission can best serve the sellers, buyers and service providers in the .nz domain name industry," DNC states.
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Domain Names
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
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Scams
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
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Domain Names
Out with the old: Melbourne IT officially relaunches as Arq Group
The company also announced that the name change received overwhelming support from shareholders.
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Domain Names
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
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Domain Names
Domain fraud rife during PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Only three of the 105 domains were legitimate (although unofficial) domains, which are being used for Olympic medal tracking purposes.
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Domain Names
Digital shadows looks at fake news, disinformation and how they affect business reputations
Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular misinformation campaigns and attacks observed worldwide.
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Google
What happens when your domain name is taken? The benefit of using a unique TLD
.com or .co.za allows for a blank slate when it comes to marketing and can be used and understood in any language across the globe.
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Domain Names
200,000 .kiwi domain names put on hold to stop rise in cyber squatting
Two companies are taking a stand against cyber squatting and domain abuse by putting 200,000 .kiwi domain names on hold for a year.
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Cybersecurity
Feedback sought on proposed new approach to .nz domain name privacy
“Through the submission process, we're looking for interested parties to help guide us in striking an appropriate balance.”
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New Zealand
How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language
InternetNZ recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the MBIE on the management of the .nz country domain.
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.nz
Shorter .nz domain names reach critical mass
Those with a keen eye may have noticed a new-look type of .nz name recently - one that’s shorter and more direct.
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Internet
Harness the power of the internet with a .nz domain name
The internet is a cornerstone of the modern world, and as such is a crucial tool for businesses to engage with customers.
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Domain Names
Domain Name Commission launches .nz WHOIS review
The commission is seeking comment on a number of matters, including why .nz data should or should not be collected and made public.
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.nz
Domain name strategies for business
Domains should form part of any branding strategAy. They can help reinforce with potential customers the type of business you wish to be perceived as.
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Domain Names
How mobile-friendly is .nz?
How many websites using .nz domain names will be impacted by Mobilegeddon, and to what extent could it affect mobile search results for NZ content?
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.nz
.kiwi domain name celebrates successful first year
“The new generation of domain names is still in its infancy, but is undergoing rapid growth. Gone are the days where Kiwis have to use .com or .net."
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.nz
600,000 Kiwi businesses using .nz domain name
.nz continues to be the domain name of choice for New Zealanders in the face of growing competition in the market.