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Current Domain Name News

  • New .us domain names available next week
    The first step in the U.S. government's re-launch of its top-level domain - .us - begins Monday, when companies can start registering their trademarked names with the .us suffix
    .... full story

  • EU Parliament Backs New .eu Internet Domain
    Businesses, organisations and citizens in the European Union will soon be able to put a .eu tag to their Internet addresses after the European Parliament endorsed the planned legislation on Thursday.
    .... full story

  • Drain Of Domain-Name Pool Slows In January - Report
    Rapid evaporation of the pool of Internet domain names at the end of 2001 appears to have abated in January, according to a report this week from the domain-registration watchers at SnapNames.
    .... full story

  • New Center to Solve Domain-Name Disputes
    A new center to settle disputes over Internet domain names will be launched Thursday by two chief arbitration institutions, the Beijing-based China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the Hongkong International Arbitration Center.
    .... full story

  • The domain game
    have you ever considered a domain name as an affordable luxury? Don't you want to be dot-com too?
    .... full story

  • Icann's price hike raises industry ire
    "Icann's job is to run the internet's root servers - something they could do for $2m a year. I don't know what it thinks it needs $30m for...
    .... full story


  • IETF chairman fires broadside at Icann
    The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has put the boot into proposals by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) for more government involvement
    .... full story

  • ICANN against Net control proposal
    Public interest groups and other Internet watchdogs on Monday denounced a proposal that would give the world’s governments a greater say in how the Internet is run
    .... full story

  • SonyEricsson reclaims internet domain name
    SonyEricsson appears to have reclaimed the most logical domain name for its web site from a cyber squatter.
    .... full story


  • ICANN reforms - Public out, Government in
    The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers yesterday unveiled a "sweeping proposal for radical reform" of the organization, in which the current public free-for-all policy-making structure is replaced by one that has a heavy emphasis on international government involvement
    .... full story

  • If ICANN Can't, Who Should?
    The Internet's governing body has suddenly been thrown into more turmoil than in any previous time of its four-year history
    .... full story

  • Evidence In Beanie Baby Domain Dispute No Collector's Item
    Critics of the system that has been used to settle thousands of clashes between trademarks and Internet domain names have said the quasi-judicial process set out by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) makes it too easy for strong companies to take addresses from the weak.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Head's Plan Pooh-Poohed
    Public interest groups and other Internet watchdogs denounced a proposal Monday that would give the world's governments a greater say in how the Internet is run
    .... full story

  • Chief: ICANN Needs an Overhaul
    The president of the Internet's oversight body recommended a major restructuring, saying the goal of leaving the Net in private hands has proven unworkable
    .... full story

  • Icann looks set to kick out public input
    Major overhaul, less democracy needed says chief
    .... full story

  • ICANN Panel Weighs DNS Vulnerabilities
    Head of new security committee says lower-level servers need more protection
    .... full story

  • New Zealanders Vote On Addition Of New Net Domain
    New Zealand Internet users have begun voting for or against the addition a new Net name domain - - within the .nz domain name space.
    .... full story


  • Parliament and Council reach compromise on .eu domain
    Following informal negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, the Parliament adopted amendments to the Council's common position on a proposed regulation on the Internet domain '.eu' on 28 February
    .... full story

  • Queue again for .biz domains
    Legal action has forced the owner of the .biz domain to change the way it hands out popular net names.
    .... full story


  • Regional domain names gain more ground with push for .us
    The one-time idealism of a virtual world without frontiers is increasingly looking like a pipe dream as efforts to drive regional domain name usage intensify.
    .... full story


  • Right To A Domain Name At Issue In Case
    The questions of whether a domain name is "property" that can be "converted" will be decided later this year by a federal appeals court in California. The issue stems from the continuing fallout from the theft of a lucrative domain name seven years ago.
    .... full story


  • Domain Police Finger NY Rescue-Worker Collectible Sellers
    New York City police and firefighters have used an international dispute resolution system rooted in trademark law to shut down a Web site that was selling trinkets commemorating rescue workers killed in the Sept. 11 Word Trade Center disaster.
    .... full story

  • Appeals Court Quashes Domain-Name Ban For PR Firm
    An appeals court has reversed the ruling of a federal court judge who said more than a year ago that a California public relations firm could not use the domain because it infringed on trademarks belonging to the publisher of Entrepreneur magazine.
    .... full story


  • Bogus .info domain owners face eviction
    Up to 10,000 cybersquatters look set to be evicted from .info domains they falsely claimed the right to own.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Scramble to Be In May
    Internet users will get a chance in May to reserve domain names like and, after domain manager Afilias finishes rousting thousands of cybersquatting speculators from the new Web marketplace, Afilias said.
    .... full story


  • Domain litigation dismissed
    A lawsuit filed in California against an Austin businessman has been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, according to attorneys involved in the litigation.
    .... full story


  • NeuStar Says Dot-Us Domain Names Available In April
    NeuStar Inc., the new manager of America's dot-us Internet domain, said Tuesday it would invite domain name applications from the general public in April.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Warns Firms Of Domain-Registration Back Doors
    The organization with authority over some of the Net's most popular domain-name real estate has issued a warning to authorized Internet address marketers who let other companies dip into the domain registration system.
    .... full story


  • MSN Arabia enables Arabic domain name registration
    MSN Arabia the first international portal to enter the Arab world, in its ongoing effort to expand its Arab users added value services, announced today its strategic partnership with Native Names (, the leading Arabic and multilingual technology provider.
    .... full story


  • Ford appeals court ruling on domain name spoof
    Ford Motor Company intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that an ongoing Internet prank involving Ford's main Web site does not violate trademark law.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Owner Sues VeriSign
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals often finds itself on the cutting edge of the law. Now it will have to decide who gets to have sex.
    .... full story


  • Domain-name wars changing the rules of the game
    A new chapter is being written into the Internet rule book. It involves the ongoing clash over the right to own a Web site address that contains or resembles a trademark belonging to someone else.
    .... full story


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