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Domain Name News Archive - November 2001

  • Afilias Deletes .info Domain Names After Glitch
    A software glitch at the .info domain registry operated by Afilias briefly allowed scores of people to register Internet addresses that had fewer than the required three characters, the company confirmed today.
    .... full story

  • California Business Selling Unusable Domains
    A business with a Newport Beach, California address is charging customers for Internet names that end in ".usa" and ".sex." The only problem: those domain names don't exist.
    .... full story


  • Domain name danger
    What are the legal options for those whose favoured domain names have been taken by someone else?
    .... full story


  • ICANN Completes Dot-Coop Deal
    Internet addressing authorities this week signed off on a contract that clears the way for a ".coop" Internet domain to be included alongside .com, .net and .org in the Web's worldwide addressing system.
    .... full story


  • Playboy Claims Domain Registered By The Anti-Porn Flynt
    The publisher of Playboy magazine has wrested the Internet domain from anti-porn crusaders who appeared to be making money when stray surfers visited a Web site at that address.
    .... full story


  • .info Is Hot, New Web Domain
    Dot-com, dot-org and dot-net are soooo 20th century. A hot new suffix for the Web site of today is .info -- as in, a Web address registered by a Utah manufacturer of software puzzles.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Responds To Dot-Aero Objections
    Internet addressing authorities over the weekend refuted accusations that the air travel industry is improperly limiting public access to the recently commissioned ".aero" Internet domain.
    .... full story


  • NeuStar Takes Control Of America's '.us' Domain
    Washington-based NeuStar Inc. today officially took control of America's sovereign ".us" Internet addressing suffix.
    .... full story


  • First '.Museum' Internet Addresses Go Live
    A handful of Internet addresses ending in ".museum" went live today, marking the official launch of the world's first "sponsored" global Internet addressing code.
    .... full story

  • ICANN: Board Delays Adoption Of New Governance Rules
    Internet addressing authorities on Thursday said that they would use the findings of a blue ribbon panel as a stepping off point for the debate over how and whether rank-and-file Internet users will be given a say in the oversight of the global Domain Name System (DNS).
    .... full story


  • Singapore Plans Competition In Domain Name Registration
    Singapore could have a number of .sg domain name registrars competing for business next year, under a system put forth by the government-owned .sg domain name space manager.
    .... full story

  • ICANN: Expert Proposes Shift In Focus For Web Security
    Contending that the Internet's growing complexity makes absolute Internet security impossible, an electronic security expert today urged corporate security officials to take a different approach to safeguarding their systems and networks.
    .... full story

  • ICANN: U.S. Official Says Govt Should Stay Out Of Internet
    Five years ago, the United States government assumed disruption of the country’s communications infrastructure was beyond the capability of terrorists. The Sept. 11 attacks changed that, according to an official who works in the nation's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO)
    .... full story


  • Japanese Tech Official Urges Enhanced Net Security
    A senior Japanese technology official today urged Internet addressing authorities to make the safety and security of the global Domain Name System (DNS) a top priority.
    .... full story

  • ICANN: Terrorist Attacks Change Focus To Security Of Web
    One of the first things that Internet addressing authorities must do to safeguard the security of the Web is assure themselves that their actions aren't actually opening new security holes, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Chairman Vinton Cerf said today
    .... full story


  • Afilias Bids To Operate Australia's .Au Internet Domain
    Afilias - the company that operates the recently created ".info" Internet suffix - has submitted a bid to run Australia's sovereign ".au" domain on behalf of the Australian government and the Australian Domain Administration (auDA).
    .... full story


  • ACLU Criticizes ICANN Leafleting Policy
    An apparent decision by the body that manages the Internet's worldwide addressing system to prohibit non-paying attendees from leafleting at an upcoming Los Angeles meeting prompted a scathing letter today from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    .... full story


  • Singapore Govt Launches Domain Name Dispute System
    Singapore companies now have an alternative to the courts for the resolution of disputes over Internet addresses in a new national domain name dispute resolution policy.
    .... full story


  • .biz Domains Open To All - If You Know Where To Look
    After delays and some legal problems, the Internet registry for the new top-level domain (TLD) known as ".biz" opened its doors to all comers early today, allowing anyone to grab addresses designed to represent Net-savvy businesses.
    .... full story

  • NeuLevel Reports Heavy .biz Registration Volume
    Internet users in the United States and abroad bought tens of thousands of ".biz" Web addresses in the hours immediately following the launch of the newly minted addressing suffix, according NeuLevel, the company that operates .biz.
    .... full story

  • Porsche Laps Mitsubishi In Race Against Cybersquatters
    Lawyers for Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. may be scratching their heads this week after failing to outmaneuver the alleged cybersquatter behind the Internet address at the same time that Germany's Porsche AG was rolling home with two wins over holders of Porsche- related domains - one of which wasn't even spelled correctly.
    .... full story

  • Jeepers, It Sure Was A Long Fight For
    A northern U.S. retailer of brand-name sunglasses and other eyewear says he's "ecstatic" to be able to keep his company's Internet domain after a trademark dispute that began in federal court more than two years ago and ended up in an arbitration-like forum designed specifically for squabbles over Internet addresses.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Critics Oppose Governance Recommendations
    Critics of the organization charged with managing the Internet's worldwide addressing system today blasted a proposal ostensibly aimed at giving ordinary Internet users a say in the group's decision-making process.
    .... full story


  • Australian firms rush .biz names
    More than 40,000 Australian businesses have lodged applications for the new .biz domain names, which are due to go live on the 7th after a month of delays
    .... full story

  • 3M's Cybersquatting Allegations Fail To Stick
    At 118th on the Fortune 500 list, the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company raked in nearly $17 billion in sales last year. And, if it could have ponied up more than just $210 for three Internet domains bearing its famous "3M" moniker, it might also have snatched those addresses from a man it claimed was a cybersquatter.
    .... full story

  • Final ICANN Governance Decision Not Expected Until 2002
    A blue-ribbon panel today handed down its final recommendations for what role the online public should play in managing the Internet's worldwide addressing system, but the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may not act on those recommendations until sometime next year.
    .... full story


  • NeuStar to provide domain for .kids of America
    .Kids domain to be part of .us after a change in US legislation taking the focus away from ICANN
    .... full story


  • NeuStar named to administer revamped .us domain
    The Commerce Department selected NeuStar Inc. to run domain names ending in ".us." With the announcement comes the ability to get non-geographic addresses such as "," rather than the more cumbersome ""
    .... full story

  • Bill would establish child-friendly Internet domain
    House lawmakers are considering having the government establish a kid-friendly Internet domain since the international body that governs domain names has refused to create a suffix for child-appropriate content.
    .... full story


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