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Domain Name News Archive - October 2001

  • NeuStar Inc. to administer ".us" Internet domain
    The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Monday it had awarded control of the ".us" Internet address to privately held telecommunications firm NeuStar Inc.
    .... full story

  • US hands control of ".edu" domain to nonprofit group
    The U.S. government said Monday it has finalized plans to hand over the education-focused ".edu" Internet domain next month to Educause, a nonprofit group representing college technology departments.
    .... full story

  • Ex- ICANN CEO outrages with 11 September outburst
    The former president and CEO of Internet overseeing body ICANN, Mike Roberts, has angered members of Internet community including an ICANN director, a well-respected computer scientist and various lobby groups with a political diatribe on the 11 September terrorist attacks, posted on a newsgroup for the At-Large Study group.
    .... full story


  • Appeals Court Takes Stand On Domain-Name 'Confusion'
    A U.S. appeals court has managed to support the application of a sometimes-controversial principle of trademark law in Internet "cybersquatting" cases at the same time that it denied victory to a company whose argument depended on that very issue.
    .... full story

  • NeuLevel gets .biz domain back on track
    A new twist in the legal battle over distribution of .biz domain names means the registry is now free to hand out disputed names, but still will have to go to trial
    .... full story

  • Cybersquatters infiltrate .info, .biz domain names
    Early this year, the Internet Corp. for the Assignment of Names and Numbers announced the creation of seven new "top-level" domain names. The first were .info and .biz created because of the perception that all ".com" domain names had been taken
    .... full story

  • ICANN Stifling Public's Voice?
    Despite what critics call overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the committee formed to determine how the Internet should be run finds that less, not more, individual representation is needed at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
    .... full story


  • ICANN caught red-handed
    The Internet's overseeing body, ICANN, has been caught red-handed manipulating its own rules to protect existing members at the expense of its stated philosophy of openness.
    .... full story

  • Hold on .biz domain names lifted
    A court-ordered hold on up to 58,000 Internet addresses ending in .biz will be lifted after an Arizona radio disc jockey and a Los Angeles company failed to come up with the required bond.
    .... full story

  • Cops' Critic Can Keep Dorset Police Domain Names
    The referee in a domain-name dispute between the police department for Dorset County in the U.K. and one of its harsh critics has ruled that gadfly Gerry Coulter has a right to use the Internet addresses and as his soapbox.
    .... full story

  • auDA and ICANN Sign First Formal ccTLD Agreement
    The Internet for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the signing of its first formal agreement with a country code top level domain (ccTLD) operator. The agreement is with the auDA, the operator of the Australian ccTLD registry for domain names that end in the suffix, .au.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Open House for Reporters on Nov. 11
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is having an open house for California technology reporters at ICANN's offices on Sunday, Nov. 11. (That's the day before ICANN's November meetings begin (13th - 15th.)
    .... full story


  • Act or lose name, says domain boss
    AUSTRALIAN corporations must take action to protect their online identity now if they plan to retain it, says a leading domain name player
    .... full story


  • Makes For Gnarly Domain-Name Dispute
    A spat centered on the Bongo Board - a dry-land training device for skiers and surfers (the ocean-going kind) - shows just how gnarly some disputes can become
    .... full story


  • Commerce dept. on track for October U.S.- domain decision
    The U.S. Commerce Department is still on track to name the future operator of the ".us" country-code Internet domain before the end of this month, a Commerce Department official said this week
    .... full story


  • WIPO Arbitrators Stern In Domain 'Hijacking' Rulings
    A pair of companies - including Swiss food giant Nestle - have received unusually stern rebukes from international arbitrators who say the firms attempted to abuse a procedure that is supposed to sort out disputes over the ownership of Internet domain names
    .... full story

  • FSA loses domain name battle
    A small Bournemouth company is allowed to keep the Internet address that it registered four yeas ago, but now faces the threat of legal action
    .... full story


  • Launch date for .biz domains registry delayed
    The domain name registrar behind the new .biz top level domain name said today it has delayed the go live date for the .biz registry by more than two weeks.
    .... full story

  • ICANN hands over reins of .museum
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which sets standards for the Web's address system, has signed a deal that lets the Museum Domain Management Association (MuseDoma) oversee the .museum domain. ICANN said the new domain is limited to bona fide museums, their professional associations and individual members of the museum community. The founding members of MuseDoma, a nonprofit organization, are Paris-based International Council of Museums and Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust.
    .... full story

  • Ukraine's national domain name restored
    Ukraine's national dot-ua domain is finally open for business
    .... full story


  • ICANN Finalizes Contract For .Museum Domain
    The body that manages the Internet's worldwide addressing system has completed contractual negotiations for ".museum," one of three specialty Internet domains approved for launch last November
    .... full story


  • Firm Hoisted By Own Misspelling Petard In Domain Dispute
    A retailer who regularly misspells the name of its own product in order to squeeze it into an easy-to-remember telephone number has failed in a bid to unseat an alleged "typo squatter" from the Internet domain
    .... full story

  • Actor Rip Torn wins rights to domain name
    Actor Rip Torn has won a dispute over the rights to the Internet domain name, according to a United Nations panel ruling released Tuesday.
    .... full story


  • Companies need domain chiefs to beat cybersquatters
    DOMAIN officers could soon be appointed by corporations to supervise their on-line brand names, according to Melbourne IT chief executive Adrian Kloeden
    .... full story

  • FSA loses latest round in domain name dispute
    An independent expert appointed by Nominet says the .uk registry should leave the domain name in the hands of a small seaside company
    .... full story


  • L.A. judge bars lottery for .biz Web domain
    A Los Angeles judge has blocked a lottery intended to pick the winners of contested .biz Internet addresses, saying that it might be illegal, a lawyer who sued over the drawing said on Friday.
    .... full story

  • Former Mobster Takes A Hit In Domain-Name Dispute
    Some 4,500 arguments over the rights to Internet addresses have wound up in a dispute-resolution process established by domain-name authorities nearly two years ago. And of the 4,500 stories behind those spats, the oddest of all - until this week - was the story of pro golfer Skip Kendall and the one-page Web site operated by his sister's husband.
    .... full story

  • New net domain 'fiasco'
    Up to a quarter of the early registrations for the new .info domain name could be bogus.
    .... full story

  • .biz injunction halts 53,000 domain names
    NeuLevel will have to convince a court that 53,000 disputed domain names are being issued fairly before it can issue them
    .... full story


  • VeriSign to Extend Contract Period for Internationalized Domain Names
    VeriSign Inc., a U.S. provider of domain name registry services, plans to extend the effective period of internationalized domain names for six months for free.
    .... full story


  • VeriSign to register RealNames domain names
    INTERNET DOMAIN REGISTRY and security specialist VeriSign has entered into an agreement with RealNames to offer the latter's address services through VeriSign's network of domain name registrars, the companies announced Wednesday.
    .... full story


  • Commission moves to bring '.eu' domain name nearer
    The European Commission has presented a new revised proposal for regulation of a 'dot eu' top level domain name, incorporating the comments from the European Parliament. This should mean that the registry to operate the name is operational by the beginning of 2002
    .... full story

  • NASDAQ wins Internet domain name case
    Nasdaq, the world's largest stock market, won its case on Tuesday against a Canadian-based group that registered four Internet domain names containing the word "Nasdaq".
    .... full story


  • Rolex wins right to Chinese domain name
    Rolex has won a lawsuit ordering a Chinese company to stop using its name in an internet address
    .... full story


  • Quick Growth Of Attack-Related Domains
    In the wake of September's terrorist attacks, millions of Americans turned to the Internet for news and information. Many of them took action by registering space on the Web to share their thoughts
    .... full story

  • Newest Domain Name Registry Back Online
    .info domains are once again available, after performance problems halted service soon after its launch on Monday.
    .... full story


  • New Dispute Resolution Service for .uk domain names
    Nominet UK, the organisation which manages the .uk Top Level Domain, published details of its new Dispute Resolution Service earlier today, following wide spread public consultation with the internet community.
    .... full story


  • WIPO Rejects Hotel's Bid For Casino Domain
    The "luxury gaming vessel" that inspires the motif at the Casino Grand Bay Web site doesn't really exist, but referees in an international domain name dispute say that doesn't mean that a U.K.-linked gambling outfit doesn't have a right to the address
    .... full story

  • US chases domain name schemer
    US legal authorities are appealing for help in tracking down John Zuccarini, who they say is making more than a million dollars a year from a collection of misspelled domain names.
    .... full story

  • Domain name "cybertraps" face crackdown
    The US Federal Trade Commission plans to shut down schemes that trap careless internet browsers in a barrage of unsolicited web advertising.
    .... full story

  • Net board to focus on domain name security
    The Internet oversight board plans to devote its annual meeting in November to assessing the security of the domain name system crucial to directing Web traffic and e-mail and how to respond to any threats
    .... full story


  • ICANN To Assess Net Address System Security
    ICANN will forgo its scheduled agenda for its November meeting in favor of reviewing the security status of its root servers in a series of closed meetings.
    .... full story


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