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Domain Name News Archive - December 2001

  • 'Storm Chasers' Collide In Domain-Name Dispute
    A speedy arbitration process to settle disputes over the ownership of Internet domain names isn't the kind of whirlwind Warren Faidley is used to. But the Tucson, Ariz., photographer known for his dramatic images of bad weather has wrested the address from a fellow "storm chaser" who became a cybersquatter.
    .... full story



  • New domain allows use of name for Web page
    Your name can soon become your e-mail and Web page address with the opening of the newest Internet domain registry: dot-name
    .... full story

  • The low-down on domain name disputes
    Domain name disputes are almost as old as the domain name system itself. And the number of disputes will only increase as the Internet continues to grow. Find out how to exercise your rights online
    .... full story


  • Canada Readies Domain Dispute Procedures
    The organization responsible for Canada's ".ca" Internet address space is preparing for a 2002 launch of its process for sorting out disputes between trademark owners and domain-name holders they accuse of being cybersquatters.
    .... full story


  • finds ally for domain effort on Thursday plans to announce a new partner in its long-shot challenge to the official domain system, adding Europe's Tiscali to a growing list of Internet service providers that support its unconventional Web address suffixes.
    .... full story


  • Neulevel to try new domain registration process
    NeuLevel, the company dishing out the new .biz domain names, is ditching the controversial lottery system it has used to allocate contested domain names.
    .... full story

  • auDA auctions generic domains
    GENERIC domain names - such as and - will be auctioned off to Australian businesses.
    .... full story

  • Vote On '' Domain Due Over Christmas
    Proposals for a new "" second-level domain (SLD) are being mailed out this week to members of Nominet, the U.K.'s domain name registration authority.
    .... full story

  • Addressing Authorities Finalize '.Aero' Domain Contract
    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President Stuart Lynn on Monday signed a contract clearing the way for the ".aero" addressing suffix to take its place in the Internet's worldwide naming system.
    .... full story

  • VeriSign Buys .cc Internet Domain Registry
    Internet addressing giant VeriSign Inc. has purchased eNIC Corp., the company that owns the rights to operate the .cc Internet domain, a VeriSign official confirmed today.
    .... full story


  • UK Auctions Off Defunct Domains
    The UK government has begun to auction off a host of domain names acquired from the assets of dissolved companies.
    .... full story

  • Registry to return fees for .biz domains
    The company responsible for new .biz Internet addresses has scrapped its controversial method for handing out contested names, hoping that a new approach will provide a quick and lawsuit-free resolution.
    .... full story


  • Fame wins when domain grabbing
    First come does not necessarily mean first served as the owner of found to his cost. After five years of losing court battles against Shell Oil, Germany's Federal Supreme Court ruled that Mr Shell can no longer use that address, but surprisingly neither could Shell Oil. However courts are increasingly rejecting claims on famous domain names on grounds of first registration. E-commerce specialist Jeremy Morton from Simmons and Simmons talks to Greg Bousfield about this trend ...
    .... full story

  • Canadian Domain-Name Authority Scrutinizes Resellers
    The organization in charge of Canada's domain name space says it may create special rules for businesses that resell Internet addresses through "official" .ca registrars. However, the Canadian company that is one of the largest wholesalers of domains distributed using the reseller model says there's no need to change the system.
    .... full story


  • Better approach to domain name disputes
    The new domain name disputes resolution procedure has been hailed by IT lawyers as having 'real teeth'. With the introduction of a mediation stage, which if unsuccessful, is followed by a referral to specially appointed independent panelists, it is seen as a definite improvement over the old system. Mark Culbert, at Osborne Clarke, tells Lucy Hickman why the changes make Nominet a much better service…
    .... full story

  • IETF wraps up foreign-language domain name effort
    The Internet's main standards-setting body is putting the final touches on a set of specifications that will support foreign-language domain names instead of today's English language derivatives.
    .... full story


  • Court: CNNIC has no right to reserve domain names
    The No 1 Intermediate People's Court of Beijing ruled on Monday that China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) does not have the right to reserve Chinese domain names purely for companies that are well-known.
    .... full story

  • Royal Dutch Domain Name Snatched
    The domain name intended for use by the committee handling the wedding of Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander and his bride-to-be has been registered by an intruder. The committee will go to court in the Dutch town of Middleberg on Dec. 20 to try and retrieve rights to the domain name.
    .... full story


  • Kraft Gobbles Up PEZ Collector's Domain Name was taken. And so was But in 1998, Patrik Gerber, a collector of PEZ Candy dispensers, was able to register a dot-com address that allowed him to showcase his hobby and reflect a nickname he says he's had since he was a Boy Scout: Sugus. But the UN-backed World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) says Gerber, who resides in Zurich, Switzerland, should be evicted from because his use of the address infringes on a Kraft Foods trademark for confections sold in Europe under the "Sugus" brand.
    .... full story


  • Pepsi, Nike Win Domain Disputes in Beijing
    The No.1 People's Intermediate Court in Beijing, China's capital, Thursday ordered a Guangzhou-based company to pay compensation to the two international giants Pepsi and Nike companies for its bad-intentions and unfair activities in the domain disputes.
    .... full story

  • NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins Win Over Porn Site In Domain Dispute
    The National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins franchise has won ownership of a disputed Internet domain.
    .... full story

  • ESPN Reclaims Lost Domain Name Through Dispute Process
    Forget to pay registration fees for that great Internet address of yours and some quick-fingered speculator might snap it up faster than you can type your credit card number at the Web site of your favorite domain registrar.
    .... full story

  • Court: U.S. law trumps domain decisions
    Decisions by international arbitrators in cybersquatting cases can be challenged in U.S. court, an appeals panel has ruled.
    .... full story


  • VeriSign to play domain-name watchdog
    VeriSign on Thursday plans to introduce services that help guard companies' brands online, diversifying its own revenue in the face of a potential lag in its Internet registrar business.
    .... full story

  • Say It With a Dot: Domain Names Make Easy Gifts
    It's a gift limited only by the imagination: a Web address.
    .... full story


  • Afilias Tweaks Plan To Challenge Fraudulent .info Addresses
    Afilias - the company that manages the recently christened .info Internet domain - is modifying its plan to deal with .info addresses registered under false pretenses during the company's pre-registration period earlier this year, a company spokesman said today.
    .... full story

  • Amazon Snags Web Address
    Internet retail giant [NASDAQ:AMZN] has acquired certain assets of bankrupt online computer store, including the domain name, for $6.1 million in cash.
    .... full story

  • Asia-Pacific Region Gets Domain Name Dispute Arbitrator
    Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region now have a regionally located arbitrator of domain name disputes designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation that manages the Internet's addressing system.
    .... full story

  • .info domain tightens trademark rules
    The company that manages the new .info Internet domain said on Wednesday it would tighten up registration rules as it prepared to challenge the validity of one out of every five names registered since the summer.
    .... full story


  • Guess who's got your lapsed domain name?
    Ernst and Young's shock finding that it's educational website's lapsed domain name was snapped up by a porn site, serves as a warning to companies to take re-registering of their domain names more seriously. Domain names are monitored for traffic and once they lapse are snatched by other companies to re-direct traffic to their own site. With such high stakes such as reputation and goodwill at risk, Osborne Clarke barrister, Jamie Ingram tells Lucy Hickman why it makes good sense to re-register even if the domain name is no longer in use...
    .... full story

  • Agency pushing .ca Web domain
    The Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) is under pressure to increase its marketing efforts to help make the .ca domain name as well known as the ubiquitous .com.
    .... full story


  • Arbitration Firm Quits Domain-Dispute Business
    A Canadian firm specializing in arbitration won't be settling any more cybersquatting disputes, saying Friday that its reputation for being fair has driven away the trademark holders who file complaints and thus decide who makes money in that business.
    .... full story

  • Porn Directory Isn't Only Master Of 'Link-O-Rama' Domain
    Webmasters can't claim trademark-like rights to Internet domain names just because they operate popular sites, the publisher of an online pornography directory has been told by an international arbitrator.
    .... full story

  • '.Pro' Contract Nearing Completion, Operators Say
    A contract formally authorizing the creation of a global ".pro" Internet domain will be completed by early 2002 at the latest, a spokesperson for the company in charge of .pro said today.
    .... full story


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