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Domain Name News Archive - January 2000

  • $3m price tag for loans domain
    Web address,, was sold for $3 million last week following an auction by brokers
    .... full story


  • Know the rules of the domain name game
    Type the name of your organization, service or product into an Internet browser, add ".com," ".org" or ".net" and click "enter." You may receive a rude awakening to the realities of the domain name gold rush when you discover that the name is being used as an address to direct e-commerce to someone else's Web site, or worse, to a pornographic Web site.
    .... full story

  • .EU Domain Proposed
    European companies have long clamored for a Europe- specific Internet domain, and next week the European Commission will officially propose the addition of a .eu domain to the legacy server.
    .... full story

  • Companies bemoan domain quicksand
    Companies acting already to protect their trademarks from cybersquatters through such means as registering versions of their company names that have misspellings or dashes may soon have to do a lot more
    .... full story


  • Long Domain Names: How Long Is Too Long?
    With the most recent count of Web sites reported to be a whopping 9 million and growing, the demand for domain names is exploding as well. To supply more choices to those looking to label their Web sites, a number of domain name registrars have enabled users to register names as long as 67 characters.
    .... full story


  • Second Circuit Affirms Antitrust Immunity for NSI
    Implied antitrust immunity applies to Network Solutions Inc. under the cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Jan. 20, affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment for the defendants (Name.Space Inc. v. Network Solutions Inc., 2d Cir., 99-6080, 1/21/00).
    .... full story

  • Vatican Finds Others Registering Its Domain Name
    The Vatican, located in Vatican City inside Rome, Italy, reported Jan. 19 the discovery that two Italian businessmen have registered Internet sites using the Vatican name in Italian -- and
    .... full story


  • eToys Drops Domain Name Suit
    Online toy retailer eToys Inc. this week agreed to drop its lawsuit against the owners of the domain name and will reportedly reimburse the owners up to $40,000 in legal fees
    .... full story

  • Who's Domain is it?
    Cybersquatter changes position on domain name disputes.
    .... full story


  • Bids roll in for domain hype auctions
    Punters looking to purchase some of the most valuable virtual real estate on the Web have until Friday to raise the cash and make their bid for, and
    .... full story


  • Federal Cybersquatter Law Survives Test
    In one of the first lawsuits in the country to test the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, has obtained a temporary injunction against a dot-com competitor and a Tennessee man who allegedly diverted consumers to the competitor's Web site.
    .... full story

  • Supreme Court lets domain fees stand
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a ruling that the fees charged by Network Solutions Inc. for registration and renewal of Internet addresses do not represent unconstitutional, unauthorized taxes, as Congress approved their collection.
    .... full story

  • Executives Get Pitched for Domain-Name Auction
    Web domain company said yesterday it would send actors to perform for major financial and entertainment executives to promote its auction for three domain names --, and
    .... full story

  • Chinese Domain Names Offered
    Last Thursday Hong Kong Internet service provider HKNet announced that it would begin offering Chinese-character domain names to customers.
    .... full story


  • Is domain name system vulnerable to slamming?
    The communications protocol that enables competitive domain-name registration has come under attack by the Internet engineering community for failing to provide adequate precautions against slamming.
    .... full story

  • Domain Registrar Banks on Bulk Buying in New Service
    Australian domain name registrar Internet Names WorldWide (INWW) is to launch the world's first high-speed bulk registration service to cater for customers wanting to establish large numbers of domain names.
    .... full story


  • World Wrestling Federation wins domain-name skirmish
    The World Wrestling Federation emerged from court the undisputed champion in the first cybersquatting case pursued under a new policy developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The court appears to have performed as intended, reaching a decision swiftly and relatively cheaply.
    .... full story


  • Domains Hijacked from NSI
    Network Solutions' administrative policies are once again being blamed for Internet domain hijackings that took at least brief control over some major Web domains.
    .... full story


  • Family yields in domain-name battle
    A Hillsborough family has given in to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., the big securities firm, in the fight over an Internet domain name that purportedly was registered for a teenager's Web site dedicated to mountain biking.
    .... full story


  • eBay domain hoax bid raises questions
    Online auctioneer eBay Inc. is no stranger to hoaxes. There was the couple who said they wanted to sell an unborn baby; the bidding for donated organs. And this week, the Web site discovered a fraudulent $10 million offer for the Internet name "" Had it been real, the bid would have set a record for the sale of a domain name.
    .... full story

  • Famous names snatched after domain name glitch
    Hundreds of domain names resembling well known names and trademarks have been registered by fast thinking Web users who spotted a glitch in the registration system
    .... full story

  • ICANN Names Second Referee For Cybersquatting Quarrels
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has chosen a Minnesota-based arbitration service as the second organization worldwide authorized to decide cybersquatting disputes.
    .... full story


  • Domain Sale Ruled a Hoax
    eBay Inc. has ruled that a $10 million bid for the domain name "year," which would have set a new record for a domain sale, was a hoax.
    .... full story


  • NSI Debuts Domain Dispute Site
    Internet registrar Network Solutions on Monday launched to help customers with domain name disputes. It provides a road map to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy recently adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
    .... full story

  • Address Draws $10 Mln Final Bid in Private Auction on Ebay
    The Internet domain name attracted a record $10 million final bid on eBay, the Web's largest online auction site.
    Bidding for rights to the address began Dec. 22 at $1 million and closed at 10 p.m. Pacific time. Content currently presented at the site was not included in the auction.
    .... full story

  • Domain Sell Stands to Set New Record
    Just months after fetched $7.5 million, a new record has been set for the sale of a domain name. Canadian computer consultants Peter de Jager and Cliff Kurtzman stand to receive $10 million for the domain "" which was sold over the weekend by online auctioneer eBay Inc. (EBAY).
    .... full story


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