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Domain Name News Archive - February 2000

  • CBS Gets Black Eye in Battle Over Domain Name
    CBS and The Nashville Network, CBS country music cable channel, have lost a two-year legal battle in federal court to acquire the Web site address from The Network Network, a small computer training and consulting organization
    .... full story


  • Yahoo Mexico wins back Net name
    Yahoo Mexico, an affiliate of Internet portal Yahoo, has recovered its Internet address, which it had to stop using for a week because of a legal battle over who owns the address in Mexico.
    .... full story


  • Coca-Cola caps Net name dispute with fan site
    A Net name dispute between soft drink giant Coca-Cola and a fan site started with a pop but has ended with a fizzle.
    .... full story

  • NSI profit rises on increase in Net name registrations
    Network Solutions, which runs the database that manages Internet addresses, said fourth-quarter profit more than doubled because it registered more Web site names. Its shares rose more than 14 percent.
    .... full story


  • Domain name speculator denies cyber-squatting
    A US Internet expert has set up a Web site selling companies generic and brand-specific URLs which apply to their businesses, but which they don't realise are available.
    .... full story

  • European Company Wins First Round in Domain Battle
    US assumptions of domain name supremacy have taken another knock, as a British court declined to grant a preliminary injunction against a UK e-commerce outfit with the same secondary domain as a US competitor.
    .... full story


  • Domain Name Cybersquatters Evicted
    Two alleged cybersquatters, on opposite sides of the country, have been evicted from their Websites within the past two days. One eviction occurred voluntarily as part of the settlement of a lawsuit, while the other came pursuant to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (N.Y. and Conn.).
    .... full story


  • John Tesh Regains Domain Name
    Two weeks after filing a lawsuit under the Anti-Cybersquatting and Consumer Privacy Act of 1999, John Tesh has reached a settlement with to regain his domain name, The act prohibits sites from misappropriating and using domain names of a person's name for its own commercial benefit.
    .... full story


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

  • Domain-name probe ends
    DOJ drops investigation of Network Solutions; analysts play down impact
    .... full story

  • Harrods Buenos Aires to fight for Net rights
    Harrods Buenos Aires, which won South American rights to its name after a court battle with the famous London luxury store, is planning to start retailing throughout the continent on the Internet
    .... full story

  • Coca-Cola objects to fan site domain
    In the latest David vs. Goliath dispute over Net name ownership, soft drink giant Coca-Cola has taken a hard-line approach with a fan site called "" that was established as a favor to a group of senior citizens.
    .... full story


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