Article: Domain Registrars Take Action Against Fraudulent COVID-19 Websites

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Domain Registrars Take Action Against Fraudulent COVID-19 Websites

Sarah Coble, 27 March 2020

American domain registration companies are taking steps to combat coronavirus-related fraud. Budget hosting provider Namecheap Inc. has halted automated registration of website names that reference the COVID-19 health crisis. The Los Angeles–based company’s action comes after a surge in fraudulent websites seeking to profit from the pandemic.

Online scams proliferating from the coronavirus outbreak have included fraudulent charity websites, sites selling fake vaccines and cures, and infection-tracking sites that deliver malware. In an email to customers sent on March 26, Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall said the company was removing terms such as “coronavirus,” “COVID,” and “vaccine” from the company’s domain availability search tool.
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Article: Tucows Inc. (TCX): Cashing In On Neo-Nazis, Child Porn, & A Hidden Lawsuit As Insiders Dump

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Tucows Inc. (TCX): Cashing In On Neo-Nazis, Child Porn, & A Hidden Lawsuit As Insiders Dump

Copperfield Research, 08 January 2018

We believe Tucows’ business model and economics have been severely misrepresented by management and are grossly misunderstood by shareholders. The history of this former Canadian penny stock is littered with red flags, dubious accounting gimmicks that inflate EBITDA, financial reports that fail to reconcile from one quarter to the next, and a promotional management team who recently resorted to infomercials. Based on our deep dive forensic analysis, we believe Tucows intrinsic value is closer to $20.00 per share, at best, or nearly 70% below its current trading price. And this price target generously ignores material risks from Tucows’ UNDISCLOSED litigation with its largest domain reseller.

In late December, a Washington State Court ordered Tucows to transfer 3.2 million “.com” and “.net” domain names to Namecheap, and an Appeals Court denied Tucows’ motion for an emergency stay.
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