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Domain Name News Archive - April 2002

  • .US address raises red-white-blue flap
    We all know about dot-coms. But many had no idea that the United States has its very own Internet name: .US. It has been around for 17 years but was used mostly by government offices. That changed last week when the public got its first chance to grab a name the only one that officially gives a U.S. address on the Internet. More than 200,000 names were scooped up.
    .... full story

  • Indian tribes gain special domain name suffix
    Federally recognized American Indian tribes will gain a special domain name suffix identifying them as government entities under a cooperative agreement announced by the Interior Department and the General Services Administration
    .... full story

  • Domain Is Signed, Sealed, Delivered ... To Peter Frampton
    In a potentially controversial decision, an international arbitrator has ruled that individuals could lose rights to their own names in Internet addresses if those same monikers are sought by celebrities.
    .... full story

  • Millers Fight For Family Domain on Web
    "It's Miller Time" is a popular slogan used by Miller Brewing Co. to market its lager, but it was the Miller family of San Mateo County that had first dibs on the phrase as an Internet domain.
    .... full story

  • Commerce Secretary Vows Scrutiny Of ICANN Reforms
    The U.S. Commerce Department is keeping close tabs on efforts to reform the body that manages the Internet's addressing system and will strive to make sure that those reforms reflect the needs of Internet users, U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans told lawmakers last week.
    .... full story


  • Consumer Groups Decry 'Dot-US' Policies
    When America's "dot-us" Internet suffix opened to the public last week, U.S. Internet users responded in droves, registering more than 200,000 names. But some consumer advocates say certain addresses - like "" and "" - should not have been sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
    .... full story

  • Indian Tribes Gain Special Domain Name Suffix
    Federally recognized American Indian tribes will gain a special domain-name suffix identifying them as government entities under a cooperative agreement announced by the U.S. Interior Department and the General Services Administration.
    .... full story

  • Bobby Kennedy's daughter loses domain case
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lieutenant Governor of the US State of Maryland, has lost a domain name claim...
    .... full story


  • Domainz may take action against provider
    Internet registry Domainz is considering legal action against a service provider that sent junk e-mails to thousands of New Zealand Internet domain name holders asking for $125.
    .... full story

  • Viacom loses fight over domain name
    GLOBAL entertainment company Viacom International Inc, which runs the cable music station MTV, has lost its fight to have the domain name transferred to it
    .... full story


  • Toronto Internet domain scammers to pay fine - FTC
    A Canadian company has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle charges that it duped Internet domain-name holders into needlessly buying similar-sounding names, federal regulators said Thursday.
    .... full story


  • .US Domain Has Huge Demand in Asia
    There are more than 33,000 US companies or enterprises plus more than 100,000 US-China jointly owned companies or enterprises in China - We are sure .US domain names will have great demand in Asia
    .... full story

  • Domain name games
    Five years ago there was a rush by the unscrupulous to register company domain names and effectively hold them to ransom. The trend...
    .... full story


  • Revamped ".us" Internet domain goes live
    U.S. Internet users looking for a star-spangled Web presence will be able to sign up for domain names with a ".us" tag starting on Wednesday
    .... full story

  • ICANN Seeks Out Dot-Org Operator
    The organization that manages the Internet's global addressing system today kicked off its search for the next steward of "dot-org" - the online neighborhood that that is home to many of the world's nonprofit groups.
    .... full story


  • More Action Against Australian Domain Name Seller
    An Australia-based domain-name seller, Internet Name Group, has lost its accreditation until completion of a federal court case brought against it by a consumer watchdog
    .... full story


  • Domain name scammers at it again
    A company called Central Web Pages Register (CWP) ( has apparently been circulating a letter to all .uk registrants demanding they pay a renewal fee of 225 or face being disconnected.
    .... full story

  • Australian Domain Name Seller Faces Court Case
    An Australia-based domain name seller, Internet Name Group, has been taken to court over marketing practices that the nation's consumer watchdog alleges are misleading
    .... full story

  • Monster Parent Pays $800K for
    Although expensive by recent standards, the price paid for pales in comparison to some URL price tags during the peak of the dot-com boom
    .... full story

  • Debate Over ICANN Reform Rages On
    Experts agree changes are needed, but don't agree on what those changes should be
    .... full story


  • Nappers in your domain
    Keep your domain name registration up to date or risk losing it to a predator
    .... full story

  • VeriSign Locates Domain Server in Terremark NAP
    Terremark Worldwide Inc., announced on Thursday that digital trust provider VeriSign will relocate one of its generic top level domain name (gTLD) servers to the NAP of the Americas.
    .... full story


  • Canadian Cities Face Hurdles In Race For Shorter Domains
    Some 14 years after the introduction of Canada's dot-CA Internet-addressing scheme, local governments in this country can begin sometime after midnight to register the shortest-possible incarnations of their official monikers as Internet domain names
    .... full story


  • ICANN Convenes Industry-Heavy Security Panel
    The body that manages the Internet's global addressing system has gathered a clutch of high-tech industry officials and addressing experts to serve on a panel that will be charged with safeguarding the security of the Domain Name System (DNS)
    .... full story


  • Kid-Safe Domain Nears Reality
    Legislation is no substitute for parental monitoring of dot-com kids, some critics say
    .... full story

  • ICANN Warns of Domain Name Scam
    Fraudulent company is asking Web site operators to pay up to resolve phony domain disputes
    .... full story


  • Kid-friendly Internet domain bill heads to House floor
    An effort to create a kid-friendly Internet zone free of violence, pornography and other adult material cleared another hurdle on Wednesday when a House of Representatives panel gave its unanimous stamp of approval
    .... full story

  • InternetNZ appoints domain commissioner
    InternetNZ has appointed Debbie Monahan as the inaugural Net domain name address commissioner with responsibility for .nz registration and administration
    .... full story


  • Tobacco Firm Smoked In Dispute Over Domain
    In a trademark dispute that has smoldered for nearly three years, cigarette giant British America Tobacco (BAT) Group has been told by an international arbitrator it can't claim the Internet address from a U.S. company.
    .... full story

  • Elvis Impersonator Is The King In Domain Name Dispute
    An almost-famous Elvis Presley impersonator who sometimes uses the stage name Johnny Blaze will be able to keep the Internet address that a marketer of sportswear and hip-hop clothing says it should own
    .... full story

  • Soccer star gets his domain name back
    Roma captain Francesco Totti has won a battle to regain control of the internet domain name
    .... full story


  • Judge orders company to stop using Syracuse as domain name
    A federal judge ordered an Internet Web-design company to stop using Syracuse University as one of its domain names.
    .... full story


  • Singapore Outlines Rules For Domain Name Registrars
    Singapore could have a number of dot-sg Internet name registrars competing for business soon after July, with the recent introduction of a scheme for their accreditation by the government-owned dot-sg domain name space manager.
    .... full story

  • ICANN wins confidence of RIRs
    The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers is close to forming binding relationships with the three Regional Internet Registries that are responsible for allocating IP addresses to internet service providers.
    .... full story


  • Executive nets new domains
    The distinctive Scottish identity for internet domain sites is now available as alternative to ".uk" addresses after an agreement with the Seychelles, which was originally granted the ".sc" suffix.
    .... full story

  • Mayor to return captive Web site domains, but only to `true journalists'
    Miffed at a critical Web site calling for his resignation, Mayor Vincent Cianci Jr. has snatched the rights to Internet domain sites registered in the names of prominent journalists.
    .... full story


  • Computing Group Asks ICANN To Scale Back Mission
    One of the world's oldest and largest computing organizations is calling on the body that manages the Internet's addressing system to scale back its role in creating global Internet policy.
    .... full story


  • New European Domain Game
    The powers that be in the EU administration capital of Brussels have decided that the Internet is inally a subject fit to grab their attention. The EU has now formally approved the creation of yet another new Internet domain, .eu, to join the national country identifiers that already exist
    .... full story

  • ICANN comes under fire - again
    The organisation that is supposed to coordinate Web addresses is facing attack from all sides and its very future could now hang in the balance
    .... full story


  • News Analysis - ICANN can't go on, says Net community
    The body governing the Internet is facing a crisis that may mean its end, and insiders are divided on how best to move ahead.
    .... full story


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