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  • Buying negative domain names can protect corporate identity
    American Century Investments of Kansas City considered itself on top of the World Wide Web five years ago when it registered its domain name three ways: .com, .net and .org. Last year, it registered, .org and .net.
    .... full story

  • Bill Would Require ICANN To Create '.Kids' Domain
    A pair of lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would force Internet addressing authorities to create a ".kids" domain that would be designed to serve as a safe online haven for children.
    .... full story


  • What's in a Web Domain Name? For a System Under Strain, It Spells Trouble
    Several political headaches about Internet addresses have no clear solutions
    .... full story

  • Museum Domain Management Association The .museum Registry
    Starting at 7:00 (AM) GMT on 30 June 2001, the Museum Domain Management Association (MuseDoma) will accept preliminary requests for the reservation of subdomain names in the .museum top-level domain.
    .... full story

  • This is how Easy Group enforces its domain name 'rights'
    Following our recent coverage and conversations with top Easy Group staff regarding the company's approach to other domains featuring the word "easy", we have been sent a copy of the letter sent out by Easy Group's lawyers Denton Wilde Sapte.
    .... full story

  • Domain Battle Looms Between Korea and France
    An uphill legal battle between Korea and France surrounding Internet addresses is looming, as a Korean netizen has sought legal action against what he insists is an unfair order made by a French court.
    .... full story

  • Battles for ownership of domain names
    DOMAIN names are the newest form of intellectual property. Like all other forms of intellectual or normal property, disputes arise pertaining to use and/or ownership.
    .... full story


  • EU proposes its own Internet domain
    European Union ministers gave their blessing Wednesday to the setting up of .eu, a new Internet top-level domain for Pan-European companies, associations and institutions
    .... full story

  • New Domains Get Down to Business
    .Biz and .info are now active, but won't be available for registration until September.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Set To Christen .Biz, .Info Domains
    Dot-com will get some dot-company tonight when Internet addressing authorities officially add two new suffixes - .biz and .info - to the Internet's worldwide addressing system
    .... full story


  • Bloomberg Not Domain Man In Fight for Site With Name
    Mayoral hopeful Michael Bloomberg may be a billionaire, but he is not a master of this domain:
    .... full story

  • Register a domain name, get swamped with marketing material
    Every time John Levine registers a new Internet address, he can count on somebody calling, mailing or faxing him a sales pitch for Web site hosting, high-speed access or the like.
    .... full story

  • Latest online domain names to hit market
    The Internet starts taking reservations tomorrow for an expansion that will increase the number of Web site names available online
    .... full story



  • Business Group Urges Members To Consider New Domains
    Fearing that many companies may still be unaware of the imminent launch of several new worldwide Internet domains, the nation's largest business group is hectoring its members to at least take note of how the new online "neighborhoods" may affect them.
    .... full story

  • New .Biz Domain Protection Scheme Provides Little Peace of Mind
    NeuLevel, the registry for the forthcoming .biz top-level domain (TLD), claims to offer a protection service for enterprise trademarks and brands. However, the service may be toothless and too costly for all but the most famous brands
    .... full story

  • Ukraine's Domain in Dot-Dispute
    Dot-ua is a domain in search of a master. The country code for Ukraine has been around since 1992, soon after the former Soviet republic gained its independence. But the company that registered it is defunct, its founders having fled Ukraine's ailing economy for the West.
    .... full story

  • .biz domain registration a complete shambles
    The registration process for the new .biz TLD is so convoluted that even professional registration companies have no idea what is going on. Not only that but it would appear the company behind the domain, NeuLevel, has completely failed to keep up with demand, making the entire process a shambles.
    .... full story

  • Is VeriSign trying to shaft the .biz domain?
    It looks as though VeriSign - owner of the .com and .net top-level domain names - is attempting to ruin the new challenger to its cute monopoly, .biz through subsidiary Network Solutions
    .... full story


  • Competition heats up for .Biz Domains
    The new domain name--".biz"--is about to enter the lexicon of the Internet, joining the conventional ".com," ".net" and ".org," as businesses that seek to strengthen their Web identities can now begin to sign up for new addresses.
    .... full story

  • NeuLevel Quickens Pace On .Biz Domain
    it has signed on 77 international registrar partners to offer addresses in the top level domain (TLD) and an Intellectual Property (IP) Claim Service.
    .... full story

  • Announces Private Placement and Sale of Corporate Domain Name Services Business to VeriSign (Nasdaq ADS:ENON) today announced it has signed an agreement to sell its Corporate Domain Name Services business to VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust services.
    .... full story


  • Internet registrars begin offering .biz domains
    The new domain name -- ".biz" -- is about to enter the lexicon of the Internet, joining the conventional ".com," ".net" and ".org," as businesses that seek to strengthen their Web identities can now begin to sign up for new addresses.
    .... full story

  • NeuStar looks to play key role in .biz domains
    Despite the growing number of next-generation service providers shutting down operations, one little-known company is making a killing from the deregulated telecommunications industry.
    .... full story

  • S.Africa hails U.S. decision on domain name row
    South Africa on Wednesday welcomed a U.S. court decision that could allow it to claim ownership of the domain name on the Internet.
    .... full story

  • owner wins domain-name case
    Trademark owners usually win disputes over 'sucks' sites, but a recent case shows that the trend could be shifting in favour of site owners
    .... full story


  • Germany – 3.52 Million Domain Names And Counting
    Figures just released by the main German Internet registrar indicate that there were 3.52 million German domain names in active use at the end of last year, with an average of 200,000 new names coming into operation every month so far this year. (.de domains)
    .... full story

  • VeriSign Buys to Prop Up Domain Sales
    VeriSign Inc is buying the domain name registration business from Network Commerce Inc for an undisclosed amount, to boost its market share which has been dipping recently.
    .... full story

  • Novel net domains court controversy
    Rivals to the net's official system for naming websites are pressing for change to the old way of deciding who gets which name.
    .... full story

  • introduces ten new domain name extensions
    a domain name registry created to meet the market demand for Web addresses with logical, easy-to-remember extensions, today expanded its offering to include ten new domain name extensions that are available for immediate purchase. The debut coincides with the launch of's European operations.
    .... full story


  • Companies keen for .uk domains
    There's been reams already written about alternative top level domain names such as .biz and .sex but a recent survey has revealed that the national domain name for the UK is very popular among internet-savvy businesses.
    .... full story

  • What Domain Holders Really Want
    Thinking of registering a snazzy website like or Well, there may be more competition than you anticipated.
    .... full story

  • ACCC seeks halt to domain name piracy
    Australia's competition watchdog has called for a global crackdown on cybersquatting.
    .... full story


  • GCC urged to join Internet domain group
    The GCC countries were urged yesterday to act quickly to become part of Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) meetings, and be involved in decision-making.
    .... full story

  • Domain names, e-mail to add foreign languages
    In what could be a major shift for the English-centric Web, Internet users soon will be able to send e-mail or search for Web addresses in more than 350 languages, from Arabic to Urdu.
    .... full story


  • 3rd Circuit Zaps Intentionally Misspelled Domain Names
    Registering Internet domain names that are intentional misspellings of famous domain names is a violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a federal appeals court has ruled in an issue of first impression
    .... full story


  • ICANN Whois survey is biased - Froomkin
    Michael Froomkin, professor of law at the University of Miami, founder of ICANN Watch and leading authority on ICANN, has been in touch to disagree with our piece on the organisation's new Whois review.
    .... full story


  • ICANN launches Whois review
    Everyone's favourite Internet Napoleon ICANN has launched a public review of the Whois system.
    .... full story

  • Country domain chiefs prefer jaw-jaw to war-war
    Breakway county code chief Willie Black, chief of the UK registrar Nominent, sounded a conciliatory note towards ICANN today. Having read the riot act to ICANN in Los Angeles, and with the ccTLDs unanimously voting to withdraw from the key DNSO support organisation, Black thinks ICANN is much more prepared to do business now.
    .... full story


  • Icann criticised from all directions
    As domain name authority the Internet Corporation for assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) begins an investigation into privacy policies relating to the 'Whois' database, the company behind the new .biz domain said Icann's problems don't stop there.
    .... full story

  • ICANN CEO gets all headmasterish on Mueller-Maguhn and Auberach
    ICANN new CEO M. Stuart Lynn has hit back at claims by at-large board members Andy Mueller-Maguhn and Karl Auerbach that life at the Internet organisation was like "old East Germany".
    .... full story

  • ICANN Chief Strikes Back
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers fired back Tuesday at the harsh criticisms of ICANN leveled by two of its board members in a recent Wired News article.
    .... full story

  • German domain registry warns against .de billing scam
    German domain registry DENIC eG has issued a warning about "an attempt to extract money from customers for a senseless and dubious service." This, the second such scam to come to DENIC's notice this year, takes the form of a letter apparently designed to convince people they have to cough up DM270 in order to keep their .de domain for another year.
    .... full story


  • Colombia's ".co" domain poised to challenge ".com"
    A South American nation could pose the greatest challenge yet to the supremacy of the ".com" Web address if a Colombian university successfully turns the country's Internet code, ".co," into a global domain.
    .... full story

  • Colombia makes bid for domain domination
    Colombia is planning to become the new sexy alternative to the top-ranking .com domain. Its owns the .co ccTLD and is looking to make the most of it.
    .... full story


  • University throws .co into domain mix
    A South American nation could pose the greatest challenge yet to the .com Web address if a Colombian university successfully turns the country's Internet code, .co, into a global domain.
    .... full story

  • ICANN To Gauge Privacy Concerns Over 'Whois' Database
    The organization charged with managing the worldwide Domain Name System (DNS) has launched a study to gauge privacy concerns raised by the plethora of personal information contained in the "Whois" database, a publicly searchable resource used to determine the identity of domain name registrants.
    .... full story

  • EU Goes Against Flow in Quest for New Web Domains
    As the Internet's global standard-setting body met on Friday to push for the creation of seven new Web domain tags, Europe appeared to go against the flow with plans for a pan-EU geographic domain name.
    .... full story

  • Internet Name Debate Heats Up Over .Name Windfall
    With no major initiatives on the table, the upcoming meeting of the world's controversial Internet naming authority is likely to focus on new registries such as ''.name'' that are looking to upstage ``.com.''
    .... full story


  • ICANN Cannot, Say Critics
    Last weekend's four-day quarterly meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers was such a fiasco, it has strengthened the calls for major structural changes in the board.
    .... full story


  • Greenpeace loses cybersquatting case
    Nuclear processing agency Cogema has won a cybersquatting case against Greenpeace International, having the environmentalists evicted from a site bearing its name.
    .... full story

  • Operators of regional Internet addresses make progress on fee agreements with ICANN
    Operators of country-specific domain names such as ".se" for Sweden aren't expecting the worldwide recognition that ".com" gets. But they wouldn't mind getting some respect.
    .... full story

  • Net Law Notebook: Multilingual Domain Names and the Law
    Although the creation of "unsanctioned" new top-level domains may have compelled ICANN to finally approve the addition of seven new "official" TLDs, it has now become clear that ICANN may not yet be ready to do the same for multilingual domain names.
    .... full story

  • Beatles' Domains 'Held Hostage' By Environmentalist - UDRP
    An environmentalist who has collected hundreds of Internet domains bearing the names of celebrities has been told that his effort to save the planet from an ecological disaster doesn't mean he's not a cybersquatter.
    .... full story


  • ICANN more than doubles domain registrar fee
    The international body overseeing Internet domain name registration has more than doubled its registration fee for companies wanting to act as registrars for the most sought after Web site addresses.
    .... full story

  • Isle Of Man .im Domain Name Not Yet Officially Recognised
    The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is refusing to officially recognise the Isle of Man's domain suffix of .im and insists that it remains on the ISO's reserve list of domain suffixes along with Jersey and Guernsey. Consequently, companies that sell goods over the Internet can not use .im in e-mail addresses and although residents on the Island can buy online they have to foresake the .im for the .uk domain suffix.
    .... full story

  • domain battle stays hardcore
    Thanks to a court decision in December, Kremen regained ownership of, but he hasn't seen a penny of the $25 million the court ordered Stephen Cohen to pay for fraudulently taking control of the name.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Watcher Warns Against Delay On Governance
    Concerned that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be dragging its feet in an effort to retool its governance structure, a longtime ICANN observer this week warned that the influential organization could be hamstringing its own ability to manage the world's Internet addressing system.
    .... full story


  • Users call new domains too confusing, costly
    Big business is venturing cautiously into the newest frontiers of cyberspace: the .biz and .info top-level domains due to launch this summer.
    .... full story

  • Domain Naming Policies Under Increasingly Heavy Fire
    Despite continued criticism at its Stockholm meeting, ICANN and its partners argue that the organization is pursuing a reasonable timetable for offering more Internet suffixes.
    .... full story

  • Master of your domains?
    This may go without saying, but the whole reason for the existence of the new top-level domains is kind of bogus - unless the real reason is to enrich all those new registrars set up to administer them.
    .... full story

  • EU wants creation of new domain
    The European Commission said its plans for the new domain were proceeding according to schedule even though the .eu issue did not feature prominently at the Friday meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    .... full story

  • Explosive growth in personal domain names causes property boom in virtual real estate
    "In the future, many people will have what few have enjoyed in the past: a second address," says Robert Wiles CEO, Pdom. Wiles isn't talking about a cabin in the mountains or a house by the sea; but a place in cyberspace -- a personal domain name (PDN) based on a person's name
    .... full story

  • ICANN Kingdom Crumbling
    It’s been reported that a working group of the country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) voted unanimously last week Friday to withdraw from the Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO). While the administrator of the .ZA domain, Mike Lawry, wasn’t involved, he says he “can understand the annoyance” felt by ccTLDs.
    .... full story


  • ICANN members say Internet not ready for non-English domain names
    Some members of an Internet oversight organization are seeking to delay to deployment of non-English domain names, warning that the Internet isn't quite ready to accommodate them.
    .... full story

  • Domain group revolts against Icann
    Operators of country code domains - including .uk - say they want more say in Icann's decision making
    .... full story

  • Net Searchers Survey Takes Global Temperature on Online Protection Measures; Dramatic Increase Discovered in Online Domain Name and Brand Infringements
    Ninety percent of intellectual property (IP) specialists have experienced domain name infringement on the Internet and are reporting dramatic increases in all types of online abuse. This and other industry findings are the results from an in-depth survey commissioned by leading domain name management and brand protection services firm Net Searchers.
    .... full story

  • Naming rights not just big business' domain
    The topic of domain names is guaranteed to get a rise out of anyone with even a passing interest in things cyber. Locally, two especially touchy issues have been the eligibility and allocation policies regarding the domain and the resolution of disputes concerning domains.
    .... full story

  • ICANN, Meet
    The Internet's top naming authority may broadcast its meetings on the Web, but that's not to say that everyone could have followed the discussions of the past few days.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Wraps Up Stockholm Meetings
    detractors continued to debate the organization's commitment to worldwide inclusion with policies directed at continued U.S. dominance in the Internet sector.
    .... full story


  • ICANN faces criticism on domain policy
    The U.S.-based agency that oversees Internet names worldwide was criticized Sunday for not approving new addresses fast enough and facilitating the use of non-English domain names as demand grows among Web surfers from California to China
    .... full story

  • Web order or chaos at stake in ICANN meeting
    Order or chaos is at stake, and the Internet's top naming authority ICANN is set to defend its uncompromising stance on Sunday against those who question the U.S. organisation's self-imposed mandate.
    .... full story

  • New Domain Firms Sweet-Talk Web Naming Body
    The Web's top naming authority ICANN was courted on Sunday by maverick naming organizations, which think up new domain suffixes such as ".xxx," wanting to be included in the world's core Internet traffic system.
    .... full story


  • Internet domain challenge: getting .god under control
    An Internet oversight body will take up a challenge to its authority over approving new domain names, trying to figure out what to do about such new addresses as .kids, .god, .wine and .xxx.
    .... full story

  • Domain group revolts against ICANN
    The operators of the Internet domain names designated for countries around the world voted Friday to withdraw from a key organization that helps set policies for the group that manages the Internet's Domain Name System.
    .... full story

  • EU goes against flow in quest for new Web domains
    As the Internet's global standard-setting body met Friday to push for the creation of seven new Web domain tags, Europe appeared to go against the flow with plans for a pan-EU geographic domain name.
    .... full story

  • 'God's Domains' Owner: We're On A Mission, Not Squatting
    The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) launched by Internet addressing authorities more than a year ago is supposed to streamline the process of identifying cybersquatters. But one target of a handful of recent complaints says he's not out to profit from his famous-sounding addresses.
    .... full story

  • 'Redattack' accused of hacking Belgium domain name registry
    A Belgian has been arrested on suspicion of hacking the country's domain name registry's website
    .... full story

  • Mystery surrounds domain delegation delays
    The sole person responsible for secondlevel domain delegations cannot be contacted to find out why there is such a large backlog of applications, Australia's Internet industry represenative says.
    .... full story


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