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Domain Name News Archive - April 2000

  • Invasion of the Body Shop domain snatchers
    A warm, sweet scented aromatherapy massage for those clever people at the Body Shop for deciding to flog their lotions and potions on the Net; painful colonic irrigation for the person responsible for not registering the e-outfit's new domain name in time.
    .... full story


  • Network Solutions beats Street
    Tech firm sees revenue rise 157 percent
    .... full story

  • New WS domain names now available
    You may not be able to get "" but you can get""
    .... full story


  • One Hot Domain For Sale
    The Internet domain,, is for sale and expects to bring in millions..
    .... full story


  • Domain expansion faces cyber-squatting criticism
    A move to expand the number of top-level domain names by including suffixes such as ‘.shop’ and ‘.bank’ has hit criticism from the industry over worries it will exacerbate problems of so-called cyber-squatters.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Looks to Expand Its Domain
    ‘.Shop’ and ‘.banc’ domains could be added to ease overcrowding in cyberspace.
    .... full story

  • IBM servers to power Network Solutions database
    IBM said its powerful server computers will replace Sun Microsystems machines at Network Solutions, the company that manages a database of most Web site addresses.
    .... full story


  • Domain War Motive a Guess
    Was the recent rash of domain-name hijackings really part of a Balkan info-war?
    .... full story

  • ICANN Inches Toward New Domains
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took a small step forward toward creating more space in cyberspace by adding new domains to the ones connoted by the ubiquitous ".com," ".net," and ".org" suffixes.
    .... full story

  • ICANN supports domain expansion
    Experts say cybersquatting might be curtailed with adoption of .shop, .banc and similar top-level domains.
    .... full story

  • Group proposes policy for creating Net name suffixes
    ICANN is the nonprofit responsible for maintaining the infrastructure for Internet addresses. An ICANN committee issued a recommendation to the group's board of directors that a policy governing the creation of such categories, called "generic top-level domain names," be created in an effort to better categorize Web sites and make them easier to find.
    .... full story


  • Expanding the Internet's Domain
    Some companies want to restrict new addresses to protect their trademarks but others say that may violate antitrust laws
    .... full story


  • Balkan War in Domain Attacks?
    Domain-name hijackers are taking over hundreds of websites in a campaign that may be rooted in tensions among Balkan states, site owners and monitors say.
    .... full story

  • Domain Notes: New TLD's at Any Price
    ICANN is reviewing position papers on the issues of (a) protecting trademarks in the domain name space, and (b) introducing new global top level domains. It's no accident that these seemingly unrelated issues are joined at the hip.
    .... full story


  • Network Solutions Still Domain-Name Leader
    Although Network Solutions Inc.'s fledgling competitors have gained some ground in the past year, the former domain-name registration monopolist is still by far the biggest player in its booming market, according to numbers released today.
    .... full story

  • United Airlines nets 2 more domain names
    What's in a name? Plenty if you're United Airlines, and you want to corral traffic on the Internet.
    .... full story


  • NSI Taps AOL for Crucial New Domain Hosting Service
    Network Solutions Inc. Thursday selected America Online Inc. to host the first two new top-level domain name servers for leading Internet registrar.
    .... full story

  • Lloyds TSB sues over lending domain name
    LLOYDS TSB took legal action against a dot-com firm yesterday, accusing it of infringing an on-line trademark
    .... full story


  • NSI cracks down on domain name payments
    Beth Bailey opened her email on Monday and was immediately brought to tears. A collection agency working for Network Solutions Inc. (NSOL) was demanding she pay $2,030 immediately for a series of Web domain names they say she registered last October.
    .... full story

  • - Internet names to sell for millions
    Dozens of the simplest Internet names -- ones that anyone could have purchased a few years ago for $100 each -- are expected to sell this month for millions of dollars.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Issues for eBay Canada
    EBay on Monday opened a Toronto office to dig deeper into the growing Canadian online auctions action, but Tuesday the company was in a domain name squabble with a Canadian software company.
    .... full story


  • Tiny Tuvalu cashes in on '.tv' domains
    The South Pacific scores more than three times its national budget by selling .tv domain to Idealab!
    .... full story

  • Protect Your Good Domain Name
    As the number of good Web addresses dwindles, companies duke it out with cybersquatters.
    .... full story


  • Net regulators close in on rogue domains
    Cybersquatters are facing defeat as a result of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This was the conclusion to be drawn last week at the inaugural meeting of Cyberbe@t, a series of events for the intellectual property community arranged in London by Virtual Internet Net Searchers.
    .... full story


  • Network Solutions to Release Domain Data
    Network Solutions, Inc. [NASDAQ:NSOL] is launching a new Web site, at, that will contain information about the direction of the new Internet economy based on domain name registration data.
    .... full story

  • Island nation cashes in on ".tv" country code
    The tiny, financially strapped Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu has cashed in on the alphabetic quirk that assigned it with the ubiquitous ".tv" Internet country code.
    .... full story

  • Surfers wanted: VW in domain- name dispute
    Car maker’s attempt to protect trademark steps on a few toes
    .... full story


  • NSI to track Net name trends
    Network Solutions (NSI) has unveiled a statistical index designed to track trends in Web address registration.
    .... full story


  • Is ICANN the Net's 'black hole'?
    At CFP 2000, panelists lambasted the Net's domain name administrator. 'It's going to implode like a black hole.'
    .... full story


  • Freedom phone fighters tussle over domain
    A row has broken out between two rival UK phone companies claiming the rights to a domain name.
    .... full story

  • Government plays cybersquatter
    UK Online is irritated with the government for trampling over its trademark.
    .... full story


  • SFE pays small price to secure domain
    SOUGHT-after web addresses sometimes change hands for hundreds of thousands of pounds but Ray Perman, the chief executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise, bought one for the princely sum of a pound.
    .... full story


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