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Domain Name News Archive - November 2000

  • Questions remain as CIRA takes over dot-ca domain
    Governance a problem: Only those who pay to register get to vote for policy-makers
    .... full story


  • What’s behind the new Internet Top Level Domain Addresses?
    ICANN just approved the addition of seven brand new TLDs, hoping that they could ease the problems caused by the popularity of dot com. Now there are dot biz (.biz) for e-commerce use and dot info for general use as well as dot name for your personal use ( or dot pro ( Museums (.museum), aviation (.aero) and cooperatives (.coop) round out the new group.
    .... full story

  • The Problem of Domain Name Hoarding
    The ongoing U.S. election has done more than highlight the problem of hanging chads. It's highlighted a problem of much greater potential consequence: domain name hoarding.
    .... full story

  • Sports stars ruled masters of their own (name) domains
    Dutch international soccer players Jaap Stam and Pierre van Hooijdonk have won the rights to use their names as Internet addresses in a ruling by a UN panel released yesterday.
    .... full story


  • Mr loses domain case
    A Brit forced to give up today argued he was entitled to the domain as it was his nickname.
    .... full story

  • It's the oldest domain in town
    What's in a name? Potentially £75 million, if you happen to have been shrewd enough to have registered the oldest domain in town -
    .... full story

  • Chinese domain registrar rejects 758,000 applications
    China's Internet authority said Tuesday it has registered only 42,000 Web addresses in Chinese characters out of the 800,000 applications it received.
    .... full story


  • New Domain Names Have Arrived
    After a couple of years and a few false starts, the number of generic top-level domains (gTLD) has just grown by seven. Together with the familiar .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil, and the rare .int, we will begin to see .aero, .biz, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, and .pro.
    .... full story

  • Is Dot-Biz Really a New Domain?
    The recent news that companies might soon be able to buy dot-biz domains came as something of an anticlimax.
    .... full story

  • Rejected domains cause anger at Icann
    In the wake of Icann's approval of seven new top-level domains, operators which proposed domains that got rejected are threatening the domain authority, saying that the process isn't over.
    .... full story

  • New Domain Name Owner Seeks Middle Ground Online
    When the panel that governs the Internet's naming system decided this month to add seven new suffixes, it ended months of discussion and argument over how to relieve the pressure on the crowded .com domain
    .... full story

  • The Sun wrestles back porn domain
    News International has won assurances it will be handed the domain after the monster media group claimed ths site's owners had walked all over its trademark
    .... full story


  • Country code chiefs, registrars mull ICANN breakaway
    "In what could mark the beginning of the end of the Internet's domain name system as used by world+dog today, some of the Internet's most important interests are actively mulling a move to alternative root servers. At last week's ICANN meetings in California, the country code chiefs formed a working group to explore the option of taking the name business beyond its control."
    .... full story


  • Cybersquatters target new domain names
    Users will have to rush to buy up their names in the new top-level domains approved last week, or risk becoming victims of a potentially costly new wave of cybersquatting.
    .... full story

  • Icann to sidestep new domain land grab
    Following the approval of seven new top level domains (TLDs), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the authority responsible for managing domains, has come up with a cunning plan to prevent another frantic land grab of valuable names.
    .... full story


  • The gossip on BT domain grab fiasco
    The Reg has received some interesting correspondence from a former BT employee shedding further light on the telco's failure to register the domain of its newly branded hi-tech campus, Adastral Park.
    .... full story

  • Panel: Localization Begins with Domain Names
    Companies seeking to build a global Web identity should start with a localized domain name, according to Arthur Chang, managing director, Asia Pacific of Network Solutions.
    .... full story


  • ICANN runners-up want a recount
    Some of the runners-up in the biggest dash yet for new Web territory started by the Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers aren't done yet with their failed proposals.
    .... full story

  • Cybersquatting: What's in a Domain Name? case proves that money prevails
    .... full story

  • Thai Domain Names Available Online
    The Thailand Network Information Centre (THNIC), an organization that regulates domain names with ".th" suffixes, announced the launch of a new site on Monday for customers to register and pay for domain names.
    .... full story


  • Verisign poised to extend its domain
    The last few days have not been kind to shareholders of Verisign (Nasdaq :VRSN) . The stock has fallen more than 11 percent since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced seven new top-level domain names last Thursday -- .biz, .info, .name, .pro, .museum, .aero, and .coop.
    .... full story

  • VeriSign Says It's Not Hurt by China's Web-Naming Decision
    VeriSign Inc., the biggest seller of Internet addresses, said it won't be affected by China's recent decision to regulate the registration of Chinese-language Web addresses in that country.
    .... full story

  • South Africa gets territorial over ".com" domain
    According to Seattle-based Web company Virtual Countries, the country wants to take control of, a domain name it first registered in 1995.
    .... full story


  • Domain Name, Net Auction Frauds Hit The Net
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned potential online domain name registrants of a scheme that purports to offer new generic top-level domain names (g-TLDs) approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
    .... full story

  • Health Organization Miffed By ICANN Domain Rejection
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly said it was "extremely disappointed" to learn that its bid to see the establishment of a new Internet domain -- ".health" -- was rejected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
    .... full story

  • Competition fierce for Internet domain names
    New rules make registering .ca sites simpler
    .... full story

  • Gartner Says New Domain Names May Cost Up to $75,000 to Maintain
    According Gartner Group, Inc (NYSE: IT and ITB), the recently announced addition of new high-level domains (for example, .biz, .info, .name, .co-op, .pro, .museum, .aero), and the ongoing exploitation of over 150 existing domains, will force the average Global 2000 organization to register a total of at least 300 name variants by 2001. These findings are immediately relevant as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the addition of seven new top-level domains, turning industry-wide attention to this issue.
    .... full story


  • ICANN: Seven out of 44 Ain't Bad
    The domain-name authority approves new suffixes after years of struggle
    .... full story


  • Selecting new Internet domain names was painstaking
    For the panel that governs the Internet's real estate pool, the decision to add seven new domain names was painstaking and contentious.
    The final picks Thursday by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers were .aero, .biz, .coop, .info, .museum, .name and .pro. Those names could begin appearing in use next year following contract negotiations with the companies or groups that proposed them.
    .... full story

  • Domain additions target growth
    Q&A: With more than 30 million Web sites in existence, there is an increasing need for new suffixes.
    .... full story

  • More Domain Names, More Cyber-Squatting
    The seven new domain names approved this week will increase e-commerce competition on the ever-growing Internet -- and expand territory for cyber-squatters.
    .... full story

  • Coming Soon: Special Purpose Domain Names
    Web site addresses won't be just for Web sites anymore, if some petitioners at this week's annual meeting of the Internet's global naming authority have their way.
    .... full story

  • Company Sues To Block South African Domain-Name Bid
    A Seattle company that has rounded up a herd of Internet domains named after countries is going to court in hopes of stopping South Africa from trying to take from its stable.
    .... full story


  • ICANN approves seven new top-level domains
    The ICANN board gave the nod to JVTeam's .biz, Afilias's .info, Global Name Registry's .name, and RegistryPro's .pro. Also approved were the Museum Domain Management Association's .museum, the National Cooperative Business Association's .coop., and .aero, from the Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques
    ICANN approved .info for general use, .biz for businesses, .name for individuals, .pro for professionals, .museum for museums, .coop for business cooperatives, and .aero for the aviation industry.
    .... full story

  • Do We Really Need New Domains?
    People who support the creation of new top-level domains for the World Wide Web tend to have the same argument.
    All the nice, short, easy-to-remember dot-com addresses, they say, have already been taken. A poor entrepreneur just starting out online will wind up either paying big bucks to a domain speculator or getting stuck with a Web address that's long, obscure and impossible to remember.
    .... full story

  • Lawmakers say ICANN Should Freeze New Domain-Name Plan
    Reps. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Lois Capps, D-Calif., have asked the Commerce Department to delay its implementation of new generic top-level domains like .com, .org and .net until the group charged with administering the address system and the government review the level of competition in that field, particularly from dominant player VeriSign Registry Services.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Won't Choose Risky Domains
    When the powerful Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approves the next generation of Internet "neighborhoods" at today's board meeting, board members will avoid making risky choices, Board Chairwoman Esther Dyson predicted Thursday.
    .... full story

  • Doubts surround new domain names
    The vote to create new domain names is barely over and already protests about the chosen names are being lodged.
    .... full story

  • FTC puts domain pre-registration on its dot con list
    The Federal Trade Commission has put the issue of pre-registration services on its list of dot cons. A new message alert has been put on the government body's Web site entitled "What's Dot and What's Not: Domain Name Registration Scams"
    .... full story

  • FTC Consumer Alert!
    What's Dot and What's Not: Domain Name Registration Scams
    .... full story

  • Beijing Moves To Control Domain Names
    The Chinese government has mandated that only a handful of domestic companies may assign Chinese-language Internet addresses, striking a blow to the registration service launched last week by VeriSign.
    .... full story

  • U.N. agency may fight denial of ".health" domain
    The World Health Organization said Friday it is extremely disappointed by an Internet governing body's decision not to approve a special Internet address for health care sites and may appeal.
    .... full story

  • Founding father of Net to head domain name body
    A man widely regarded as one of the Internet's founding fathers will lead the international oversight board for online addresses, bringing a technical focus to an organization often accused of straying into social policy and governance.
    Vinton Cerf, 57, was selected chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) following its annual meeting Thursday, when the group approved seven new domain name suffixes to join ".com," ".net" and ".org."
    .... full story

  • China blocks VeriSign from registering Net names
    China has mandated that only a handful of domestic companies may assign Chinese-language Internet addresses, striking a blow to the registration service launched last week by U.S.-based VeriSign.
    .... full story

  • Fast arbitration for domain names disputes
    DISPUTES over Internet domain names will soon be resolved through a special fast-track arbitration at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
    .... full story

  • Did ICANN help the rich get richer?
    The Internet's governing body was supposed to open up the landscape to small Web address registrars. So why were so many big players awarded new top-level domains?
    .... full story


  • Net name body OKs seven new domains
    The agency that controls the Internet address system on Thursday carved out more real estate in cyberspace by adopting seven new domain name suffixes that reach beyond the current approved list that includes ".com."
    The agency, known as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, chose ".biz," ".aero," ".name," ".coop" and ".info" to add to the pool of Net names. The others are ".pro" for professional Web sites and ".museum."
    .... full story

  • UK companies fail to rule their domains
    A new study has found that, of the UK’s top ten ‘most valuable’ brands, two have failed to register their domain name.
    .... full story


  • Domains go on parade for ICANN
    ICANN hears presentations from 44 applicants who want to create new top-level domains. Who will be the winners?
    But of all the 44 would-be registry companies for proposed new top-level domains, DotTV CEO Lou Kerner was the only one who insulted his hosts on Wednesday.
    .... full story

  • Should domain owners have to tell all?
    As more individuals build their own Web sites, some privacy advocates now question requirements that the site owners disclose their personal contact information.
    .... full story

  • RealNames opens challenge to ".com" naming system
    Privately held RealNames said on Wednesday it plans to open its proprietary system for marketing common words as placements for complex Internet addresses, in a challenge to plans for an incremental expansion of the existing Web site naming system.
    .... full story


  • Critics blast Asian-language domain names
    Internet names in Asian languages ending in the coveted ".com" were criticized Monday at a meeting of the Internet's governing board for being technically premature and encouraging a new wave of cybersquatting.
    .... full story

  • Judge rejects domain name trademark suit
    A Missouri company has lost its legal battle against the organization that oversees the Internet address system--just before debates over adding domain name suffixes take place.
    .... full story

  • NSI dodges naughty domain name lawsuit
    Network Solutions has dodged a lawsuit over its refusal to register domain names containing naughty words
    .... full story

  • InterQ Registers 10,000-Plus Japanese Domain Names in 3 Days
    InterQ Inc. announced on Nov. 13 that more than 10,000 domain names were registered through its service for registering Internet domain names using Japanese and Kanji characters in the first three days of operation.
    .... full story

  • Big firms held to ransom over domain names
    Many major firms have failed to register their company names as Internet domain names because third parties were quicker to do so, taking advantage of confusion that broke out after registration of domain names in Japanese started Friday, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Tuesday.
    .... full story


  • Companies resurrect abandoned names, ditch ".com"
    Naming experts say the explosion of e-commerce start-ups and technology spinoffs in the late '90s has created a run on the English language, forcing young companies to adopt names that at first blush seem little more than a collection of syllables.
    .... full story


  • ICANN staff opposes ".kids," ".xxx" domains
    In expanding the pool of Internet addresses, the system's governing body should reject proposals for children and adult domains such as ".kids" and ".xxx" but embrace applications such as ".biz" and ".dot," a staff report released Friday recommends.
    .... full story

  • ICANN report praises, rips domains
    The proposed top-level domain .air may take flight. And it is certainly not over for .fin by a long shot. The information looks good for .info, and .one looks like it is the one.
    .... full story


  • WARNING: Domain Name Authority of Australia
    A firm called Domain Name Authority of Australia may have contacted you recently regarding your domain name renewal. The letter and invoice that this firm sends out is grossly misleading and is designed to trick you into transferring the billing and management of your domain away from your current ISP or hosting service to them. The firm Domain Name Authority of Australia are a private company and hold no more authority to administer your domain registration services than your existing ISP or Hosting Provider.
    .... full story


  • Pokemon wins Internet domain name battle
    An international copyright protection agency has upheld computer game maker Nintendo Co.'s rights to the name "Pokemon" by banning an American user from using it as part of a domain name.
    .... full story

  • Melbourne IT - announces first for multi-lingual domain name registrations
    Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB), a leading supplier of domain names and eCommerce infrastructure services to the global market, today announced through its subsidiary Internet Names World Wide (INWW) that it was enabling further access to the Internet in the non-English speaking world through an innovative domain name registration service referred to as ""
    .... full story


  • Internet domain names: the new 'wild west'
    As ICANN comes up to its decision on new Internet domain names, it finds itself in wild west, gold rush territory. Words like "cowboys" and "land grab" are flying around with more than a hint of truth in them and are disguising some very important issues. Adding to circus atmosphere, ICANN now finds itself being sued for issuing a very mild warning.
    .... full story

  • ICANN takes on mantle of multilingual DNS
    A proposal to extend the Internet domain name system (DNS) to Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and the Scandinavian languages has been announced by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
    .... full story

  • Register domains with Korean, Japanese or Chinese characters
    From this week Net users can register domain names with Korean, Japanese and Chinese (both traditional and simplified) characters.
    .... full story


  • Dottv Expands Global Domain Registration Capabilities
    dotTV, the exclusive worldwide source for web addresses ending in ".tv", today announced the launch of its German, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese language Web sites. The mirror sites enable users to purchase .tv domain names in local languages.
    .... full story

  • .eu ("doteu") European Domain anticipated by the middle of 2001
    The planned Top Level Domain for Europe, ".eu", is set to be introduced around the middle of 2001. The European Commission took the decision to create a new domain exclusively for Europe in February of this year.
    .... full story


  • ICANN rewrites its own rules
    ICANN has changed its bylaws so recently elected members representing Internet users won't be able to vote on adding new domains. The five newest members of the Internet's administrative body -- and the only ones representing individual Internet users -- won't be allowed to vote later this month on the crucial issue of which domains will be added to the network and who will run them.
    .... full story

  • Net calls may can the ICANN
    The body charged with regulating internet addresses is failing the system, say web users.
    .... full story


  • Icann sued over domain name advice
    The internet industry's naming body is being sued by a US company for allegedly "strong arming" some of its business partners and "scaring" away potential customers.
    .... full story

  • Procrastinators Get Reprieve In Canadian Domain Swap
    The organization poised to run the central repository for Canada's ".ca" domain names served up a Halloween treat for potentially thousands of Webmasters and network administrators who have been slow to preserve Internet addresses they already own.
    .... full story

  • Number-Only Domains Debut
    Number-only domain names have made their debut in Korea, which marks the first commercialization of its kind in the world. Before, these important names had to have at least one English letter but the number-only names have a potential to open the door of the Net wider
    .... full story


  • CIRA extends domain deadline
    Canada's new Web watchdog has extended the deadline for reregistering domain names by one month.
    .... full story

  • South Africa claims sovereignty over web domain
    South Africa is poised to stake a claim to a valuable peace of virtual real estate - the URL.
    .... full story


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