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Domain Name News Archive - September 2000

  • ICANN Update - Names Council Warns Pre-Registration of Speculative New Domain Names Is Premature
    Commenting on the process for establishing new top-level domain names (TLDs) the Names Council of the Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) emphasizes that no new TLDs have been selected as of this date and no one is authorized to pre-register names.
    .... full story


  • ICANN may consider domain name for children
    San Diego father Page Howe is looking to build a children's playground on the Net by applying for a new Internet address system that ends with ".kids..
    .... full story

  • Who Will Win the Domain Name Game?
    Starting Monday, more than 75,000 Internet users from around the world will log on to vote for five at-large members who will become the first Internet users to take seats on the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
    .... full story

  • McLellan awarded Internet domain names
    Arbitrator grants Justice Minister control of two Web sites set up by Alberta ISP
    .... full story


  • Resolving domain-name disputes
    Two years ago the column for ZDNet, "Are you the master of your domain?" appeared. Back then few people registering domain names thought much about trademark laws. Domain names were simply new tools that could attract Internet users to Web sites.
    .... full story

  • Avoiding Legal Trouble When Registering Domain Names
    In the WebReference article, "How to Create Profitable Domain Names," the author provides some interesting advice for those who would like to buy and sell domain names. Although the author insists that he does not condone "cybersquatting" or trademark infringements, any would-be domain name speculator should be aware that the practice of registering Internet addresses for profit can be a legally risky endeavor.
    .... full story


  • Telcordia, VeriSign to marry telephone, 'Net numbers
    Telcordia Technologies and VeriSign Tuesday will announce the first large-scale test of an emerging technology called Enum that integrates telephone numbers with Internet domain names.
    .... full story

  • Rosa Parks Keeps Namesake
    In the midst of litigation regarding the use of her name for the Outkast hit, "Rosa Parks," the civil rights icon has won the rights for use of her name on the Internet.
    .... full story


  • ICANN To Use For Board Voting
    The powerful Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has inked a deal under which will administer the Internet governance body's upcoming global election.
    .... full story

  • The Development of Arbitration in the Resolution of Internet Domain Name Disputes
    Administrative Procedure Act - Standards Governing Judicial Review of Findings of Fact Made by the Patent and Trademark Office
    .... full story

  • Hang Seng Index parent wins three domain names
    THE OWNER of Hong Kong's blue-chip Hang Seng Index Friday won the rights to three Internet domain names under a United Nations system to curb "cybersquatting."
    .... full story


  • Domain-Name Disputes Get Personal
    Michael Doughney, a Maryland Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Digex Inc., is hoping to get the last laugh.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Prepares For Election
    ICANN, the independent self-regulatory body charged with maintaining the domain name system, is holding its first ever At Large elections October 1-10. Registered At Large members will be electing five representatives, one from each geographical region, to the ICANN Board of Directors. ICANN faces several controversial issues in the next year, including the implementation of new generic top-level domains like .web and .biz.
    .... full story


  • EasyGroup plays down domain name setback
    EASYGROUP, the parent company of easyJet and easyRentacar, yesterday played down a setback in its battle against dozens of companies it accuses of cybersquatting on the "easy" website name.
    .... full story

  • ICANN prepping for online election of at-large directors
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the Internet domain-name system, is in the final stages of preparation for a worldwide election of five new at-large members of its board of directors.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Will Go to the Polls on Oct. 1
    The domain-name authority's members will vote for 5 new at-large board members who will then decide if their positions are even necessary.
    .... full story

  • Chinese Olympians Win Gold, Lose Domain Names
    As China's top athletes compete in Sydney, Australia, for the 2000 Olympics, the fight for "gold medal domain names" is fiercely under way in the mainland.
    .... full story

  • eBay's Cybersquatting Woes
    Before the IPO era, there was another myth about how Internet millionaires were made: They quickly registered the domain names of Fortune 500 companies, and then waited for those companies to spend thousands or millions to buy the rights back.
    .... full story


  • Rosa Parks wins namesake Web domain
    In 1955, Rosa Parks fought for her space on a bus. This time, she was battling for her spot in cyberspace.
    .... full story

  • to Sell Domain Name, LLC, announced today that it is putting its Internet domain name (URL),, up for sale as part of a reorganization of the Internet firm that will focus its activities on online education and training for the financial services industry.
    .... full story

  • .kids Suggested as Child Safe Internet Zone
    A federally created commission studying online child protection will recommend to Congress that an independent research bureau be created to review filtering software and also may push for a special child-friendly Internet zone, its chairman says.
    .... full story


  • ISP rating scheme launched by NSI and Arthur Andersen
    Domain name giant Network Solutions and Arthur Andersen will offer their own personal assessment of the performance of ISPs in Europe.
    .... full story


  • Candidates challenge ICANN dominance
    With less than a month before voting begins, the Internet's first global election is shaping up as an opposition referendum.
    .... full story


  • InfoSpace Playing Domain Name Lotto
    Early results from a bevy of domain dispute resolutions point to signs of a slippery slope getting worse by the minute. Making an already bad situation worse is WIPO's obvious favoritism toward big business over the "little guy." It's fostering an environment of cheat and greed by deep-pocketed corporations looking to play the domain name lottery game.
    .... full story


  • Madonna Fights With Site That Featured Porn Over
    Owner of domain name offers it to a Roman Catholic hospital if it agrees not to transfer it to the singer.
    .... full story

  • Dot what?
    New top-level domain ideas for fun and profit -- or, well, at least fun
    .... full story


  • Reign of pain at domain names
    INVESTORS carved another 8 per cent off the market value of embattled Melbourne IT after it appointed an old-economy expert to head up the technology house and warned of threats to earnings projections.
    .... full story


  • Credit Card Firm Wins Domain Name Dispute
    A Seoul court yesterday handed down a victory to MasterCard Co. of the United States which had sued the operator of an Internet site with the domain name ``''
    .... full story

  • Massive Canadian .ca Domain-Transfer Begins Monday
    An estimated 90,000 holders of Internet addresses bearing the .ca designation of Canadian domain names can begin Monday to ensure Web sites and e-mail continues to work when responsibility for the domains is transferred to a new regime.
    .... full story

  • More domain name craziness - .hm this time
    Following on from Tuvalu, which has the top-level domain name ".tv", a reader has drawn our attention to the Heard and McDonald Islands - situated about 1,500 km north of Antarctica, 4,100 km south-west of Australia, and about 4,700 km south-east of Africa. These two islands have the TLD ".hm" - not quite as sexy as "tv" admittedly, but then it is being sold as a shorthand for "home". We reckon that the royal family should snap up some of the domain names quick smart.
    .... full story


  • Cybersquatter Told To Quit Wall Street Journal Domain Names
    U.N. arbitrators ruled on Wednesday that a United States resident must give up two domain names he registered that were confusingly similar to the trademark of the Wall Street Journal.
    .... full story

  • The Journal Wins Domain Dispute
    The owner of The Wall Street Journal won the rights Wednesday over two Internet addresses based on misspellings of the newspaper's name.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Ballot Set, One-Month Campaign Begins
    After tallying the final votes in a whirlwind five-week primary election, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has finalized the slate of candidates who will vie for five available seats on its powerful board of directors.
    .... full story


  • Domains in tongues
    Patrick O'Brien, the former chief executive of New Zealand internet domain name registration company Domainz, is to head a Singapore start-up company which provides multilingual domain names.
    .... full story


  • Web Site Feuding Enters Constitutional Domain
    Passions were aroused by Verizon Communications, the telecommunications company formed by the merger of GTE and Bell Atlantic. Before the brand name was announced April 3, Verizon registered 724 Internet addresses that had Verizon in them, according to the Internet research site Company Sleuth
    .... full story

  • ALtruis e-Business Launched With Multiple Healthcare Websites And 1,000 Internet Domain Names
    ALtruis Biomedical Network(SM) consists of a novel business model and ca. 1,000 registered Internet domain names, which help drive high volume traffic to numerous specialized healthcare Websites operated by ALtruis.
    .... full story

  • Dot-com doom site up for auction on eBay
    F*****, the irreverent Web site that documents the demise of dot-coms, is itself on the auction block.
    .... full story


  • '.sh' From St. Helena Popular as Domain Name
    St. Helena Island, famous for Napoleon Bonaparte's seven-year-long exile in 18th century, is attracting the concerns of netizens these days.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Nominations' Deadline Approaches
    Individuals who applied to become at-large members of the organization that governs cyberspace have until midnight GMT Friday to log their nominations for the first ICANN at-large board election.
    .... full story


  • Dot-tv domain takes Tuvalu all the way to the U.N.
    Plenty of entrepreneurs have ventured onto the Internet in search of money, fame or power. But the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is probably the only country that can thank the Internet for bestowing political clout and diplomatic legitimacy.
    .... full story

  • Bizarre TV show loses domain battle
    Big-name bizarre TV show Eurotrash has lost its battle to secure domain name, after the name rights were awarded to a Silicon Alley IT consultancy of the same name.
    .... full story

  • No. of Internet Domains Drop for 1st Time; Korea Ranks 5th
    The number of domains registered by Korean entities dropped last month for the first time ever with the growth in the number of Internet users also slowing down.
    .... full story

  • Dots on the Map
    The tiny island nations of the Pacific have found a unique way to cash in on the New Economy
    .... full story


  • ICANN domain race is on
    To the swift -- and the rich -- go the spoils in a new competition for Internet addresses. Get ready, set, go!
    .... full story

  • ICANN Special: New legal hurdles (Part 1)
    ICANN - the secretive body that controls the Internet's key functions - could look unrecognisable in the future if a host of new and unrelated legal challenges go ahead. We're examining these in two parts, and here's the first
    .... full story

  • ICANN Special: New legal hurdles (Part 2)
    With Andy Mueller-Maguhn of Germany's Chaos Computer Club ("Welcome ... Hackers!") heading the European nominations for its at-large elections, you'd think ICANN would have enough to worry about.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Special: The Triangulations of Esther Dyson
    The prospect of a legal tsunami against ICANN (or the US Department of Commerce, the midwife to this unloved offspring) might make for esoteric reading if you aren't a practising lawyer. But the issue of who gets to control the Internet affects pretty much everyone who uses it.
    .... full story


  • New York Times Seeks End To Drawn-Out Domain Dispute
    In a dispute that has taken nearly four years to come to a head, the New York Times Co. [NYSE:NYT] is seeking a quick resolution of its claim that a "cybersquatter" is camped out at the Internet address
    .... full story


  • Famed Golf Club In The Rough Over Domain Dispute
    Almost three years ago, lawyers for the prestigious Augusta National golf club fired off a letter to Internet address registry Network Solutions, objecting to the fact that a tiny California computer-services company was using the domain name This month, that letter--an attempt to buttress Augusta National Inc.'s trademarks related to its storied Masters golf tournament--came back to haunt the company before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
    .... full story

  • Hong Kong Company pays $1 Million For Domain
    Hong Kong company Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited have paid a consulting firm in the US $1m to have the right to the domain name transferred to them.
    .... full story


  • Grapple Fans In Domain Name Knock Out Contest!
    The latest domain name tussle could be more appropriately called a knock down contest as the World Wide Fund takes on the World Wrestling Federation.
    .... full story


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