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Domain Name News Archive - March 2000

  • Most valuable domain name?
    Entrepreneur Tim Lee registered '' for nothing five years ago -- but recently got an offer for the domain name worth up to $38 million.
    .... full story

  • A man, a domain name and a plan
    Tim Lee got for nothing; now it’s worth millions
    .... full story

  • Thrunet's 5 million dollar domain name fraudulently put up for sale
    South Korea's leading Internet service provider, Thrunet Co. Ltd, said Friday that its domain name, purchased at five million dollars just a month ago, has been put up for sale by a cyber-swindler.
    .... full story


  • GreatDomains Auctions Off Domain Name for $190,000, Universal City, CA, said yesterday it auctioned the domain name "" to the Royal Institute of British Architecture for $190,000. The domain name was owned by MediaOne.
    .... full story

  • The Standard: Throwing Rocks at ICANN
    Esther Dyson and the board of ICANN can't seem to manage the business of administering Net domain names without creating controversy at every turn.
    .... full story


  • For sale: the domain name
    A Raleigh businessman hopes to make up to $8 million by the end of this week - just by selling a domain name.
    .... full story

  • More domain names now!
    The need for more top-level domains (such as .com, .org, and .edu) has never been more urgent, but nothing is being done about it. I'd like to propose more than the simple addition of a few new domain levels.
    .... full story

  • ThinkNatural denies 'amicable' domain agreement with ClickMango
    Natural health website, ThinkNatural, has denied claims by its rival, ClickMango, that the two companies have reached an amicable agreement for the latter to sell ThinkNatural the domain names, and
    .... full story

  • Health website gives up domain names
    A UK-based health website that registered domain names using a competitor's brand has surrendered the names for a nominal fee.
    .... full story


  • Queuing and Suing: Ye Olde Domain Turf Wars
    As Tony Blair's cool Britannia catches Internet fever, it's discovering domain-name headaches.
    .... full story

  • NBC attacks critical domain name no longer points to the Peacock's site, but hacker newsletter says it's another case of cyber bullying and an attack on free Web speech.
    .... full story


  • Expedia Goes Global with Domain Name Dispute
    Swedish company Spray Market this week became the first known firm to register a domain name which resulted in a dispute of a country code top level domain
    .... full story

  • Can You Swap Web Domain for Real One?
    California woman tries last resort in search for house.
    .... full story


  • Judge sides with Volkswagen in Net name lawsuit
    A little-known Net access company using the address lost its legal battle today against the giant German carmaker Volkswagen, a sign that judges are again picking Goliath over David in Net name disputes.
    .... full story

  • Palestine Net names gain independence
    Palestine may still be battling for international recognition as an independent state, but today it acquired autonomy in cyberspace.
    .... full story


  • Domain Complaint Targets NSI
    If you own, does that entitle you to
    .... full story


  • Who’s first in line for new domains
    A grass-roots movement to get the U.S. government to consider the validity of bestowing preferential treatment on alternative Internet domain-name registries that would compete with the current monopoly registry would bring about “peculiar rulemaking,” a Department of Commerce official told MSNBC. Such a move would be “inconsistent” with the department’s efforts to hand off such tasks to the non-profit organization now overseeing the policies regarding domain names, the official said.
    .... full story

  • NSI seeks more solutions in court
    Domain name registrar Network Solutions (NSI) faces a fresh court battle this week, less than a month after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) dropped its anti-trust investigation into the company.
    .... full story


  • Domains Present Business Opportunities
    Most people have heard the old cliche that asks what's in a name, which implies that something should be recognized for what it is -- not for what it is called
    .... full story

  • Al Fayed wins rights to ""
    Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son Dodi died in a 1997 Paris car crash with Britain's Princess Diana, won control of the Internet domain name "" today. The U.N. trademark body ruled that Robert Boyd of Dayton, Ohio, who registered it first and offered it for sale for $400,000 had "no legitimate interest."
    .... full story


  • Icann unable to find domain name solution
    The internet body that oversees web domain names failed to agree on a final policy for adding new net suffixes at last week's emergency conference in Cairo.
    .... full story

  • Court's domain name threat
    Companies worldwide that operate in cyberspace may be forced into court in Virginia to defend valuable internet domain names, after a federal court in the state ruled it has jurisdiction over most of the domain names now in existence.
    .... full story


  • Desirable domains go under the hammer
    Hot property domain names, including, are expected to fetch more than $2m when sold on a new domain name auction site launching in the US next month.
    .... full story


  • New top-level domains on the way?
    ICANN agrees to study proposals for adding up to 10 new domain names. Could .sucks or.itsnotfair be one of them?
    .... full story


  • ICANN Group Tries to Bridge Gap Between IP Rights, Free Speech
    Some say effort is foundering, but others see common ground
    .... full story


  • Planners address web domain name crisis
    Radical ways of increasing the supply of website names are being put forward at a high-level meeting of internet planners this week in Egypt.
    .... full story

  • Check out domain names
    Investigate domain name copyrights thoroughly before your own site launch
    .... full story

  • Want a top-level domain? Be patient
    It may take awhile. At its meeting in Egypt, ICANN agreed more domains like .com and .org are sorely needed, but wasn't in any great hurry to take action.
    .... full story

  • Can ICANN Make a Global Net?
    The dominance of English on the Internet may hinder the creation of new top-level domains, said participants meeting here Wednesday at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
    .... full story


  • VeriSign buys domain firm
    Proposed $21B deal will link Network Solutions with Internet security leader
    .... full story

  • VeriSign deal means little to small domain owners
    IS VeriSign Inc.'s acquisition of Network Solutions worth getting worked up about?
    .... full story


  • Dell sues 23 over domain names
    The lawsuit is unusually large for Dell, which has sued a handful of companies over the past few years regarding trademark use. All the defendants named in the current case are accused by Dell of being cybersquatters, companies and individuals who register for a domain name without an intent to use it.
    .... full story

  • Music retailer gets Internet domain through new arbitration process
    MusicWeb of Albany, an online seller of tapes and compact discs, has won the rights to a domain name through a conflict-management program established for Internet-related disputes.
    .... full story

    The BBC has won a High Court injunction against a British man who was attempting to sell the domain names and
    .... full story

  • 'Dot-(Your Cause Here)' Domains
    Consumer advocacy groups founded by Ralph Nader are pushing to add several new Internet domains, including ".sucks" and ".union" to the legacy root server in order to provide more online firepower for consumers and advocacy groups.
    .... full story


  • A Ralph Nader [Domain Name] Plan That 'Sucks'
    Critics, malcontents, and disgruntled employees would be able to register domain names like and, according to a proposal from two organizations that Nader heads.
    .... full story


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