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Domain Name News Archive - May 2002

  • Federal agency opening .gov Internet address to local, state governments
    Now the federal government is finishing a plan to make it easier for state and local governments to get addresses ending in .gov -- once the sole domain of the feds
    .... full story

  • Many Dot-Name Domains Break The Rules - Study
    Thousands of recently registered "dot-name" domains violate regulations governing the new Web addresses, according to a study released today
    .... full story


  • Critics Say ICANN Should Compete For Net Governance Duties
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) should be forced to compete for the right to continue managing the Internet's global addressing system, a group of influential public interest groups said today
    .... full story


  • Corporate dot-ca domains in vogue
    In a study of 307 Canadian companies with Web sites, conducted in April by Impact Research for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, almost 45 per cent owned a domain ending in .ca
    .... full story

  • ICANN President and VP announce plans to retire
    Already shaken by accusations of ineffectiveness and calls for sweeping reform, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) got a further rattling Monday when two of the group's top executives announced that they plan to retire.
    .... full story


  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers loses domain name challenge
    The international financial giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers has lost a UDRP action launched to attempt to seize the domain that it claimed had been registered in bad faith by a small Hong-Kong based business called Ultimate Search
    .... full story


  • domain service facing crisis
    About 300,000 Korean users of a multi-lingual domain service operated by U.S.-based Verisign are now likely to swallow damages as RealNames, a keyword-based domain operator, has gone out of business
    .... full story


  • Navy domain hijacked by German pornography site
    Due to a domain registration snafu, two Internet addresses used by the U.S. Navy for recruiting new sailors have recently been commandeered by other sites, including a pornography site
    .... full story

  • In Domain Fights, You Can't Always Fight City Hall
    The battle for recognition on the Internet sometimes takes funny turns. The musician Sting was unable to evict "sting," the Internet gamer, from the Web site (which the musician has subsequently acquired). Sting had not trademarked his name, and the other "Sting" got there first. Apparently Sting, a professional wrestler, never got into the ring on this one
    .... full story

  • ICANN to revamp management basics
    The Internet addressing group meets this weekend to sort through restructuring plans
    .... full story


  • Second Land Rush Begins For 'Hot' Dot-Info Domains
    Domain registry Afilias has signaled the start of another rush for what could be - literally - some of the hottest domain names still available within the new dot-info domain space. Approximately 17,000 second-hand domains unveiled for a form of pre-booking Wednesday are apparently so attractive that their previous registrants had been willing to lie and cheat to get them when dot-info went live last year
    .... full story

  • FTC backs better facts for domains
    The Federal Trade Commission is backing a plan that would require Internet registrars to deny domain names to people who submit incomplete or false applications
    Advocates of increased privacy rights have opposed the bill, saying that people may have legitimate reasons for placing anonymous data on the registries, such as avoiding spam
    .... full story

  • As domain name lapses, porn fills town's Web site
    The Lower Bucks municipality has joined the ranks of thousands of cyber-jacking victims, including the White House. Its Internet home has been turned into a porn palace
    .... full story

  • SA finds support for its stance on domain names
    Most of the countries at a special session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) this week supported South Africa's stand that geographical domain names were part of a country's sovereignty, Enver Daniels, the chief state law adviser, said yesterday
    .... full story

  • ICANN to consider reforms this weekend
    The group that oversees the Internet's addressing system will meet this weekend to try to sort out its most contentious issue to date: how it should function and who should participate
    .... full story


  • House Approves Dot-Kids Internet Domain
    House members voted 406-2 to approve the "Dot-Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002," which would mandate the creation of a "dot-kids" extension within America's sovereign "dot-us" Internet domain
    .... full story

  • ICANN Plans Vote On Address Resale Plan
    Internet addressing authorities will vote next month on a proposal to organize the feeding frenzy surrounding expiring "dot-com" names
    .... full story


  • VeriSign Japan to Start Domain Registration, Settlement Services
    VeriSign Japan KK, a major provider of electronic authentication systems, said on May 14 it will start providing domain registration and online settlement services.
    .... full story


  • Opponents of Treasury Holdings' plan snap up its dotcom domain
    Property development firm Treasury Holdings has had its dotcom domain name snatched up by a Lusk community group campaigning against a Treasury Holdings-backed waste facility project
    .... full story


    The General Services Administration (GSA) is adding coverage on the Internet GOV Domain to the Federal Management Regulation (FMR). The purpose of this proposed rule is to provide a new policy for registration of domain names.
    .... full story

  • JPRS to Discontinue IE Japanese Domain Name Service; RealNames to Halt Business
    Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd. (JPRS), the firm responsible for the registration and management of domain names in Japan, announced on May 16 that at the end of the month, it plans to discontinue a service that allows users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser to access Web sites with Japanese domain names.
    .... full story

  • Casino developer wins right to domain names
    A federal judge ordered six registrants of Internet domain names that allegedly infringed trademarks belonging to casino resort developer Steve Wynn of Las Vegas to return the domain names to Wynn
    .... full story


  • Expired domains present opportunity for Net porn
    Porn-nappers are operators of X-rated sites who monitor lists of Web addresses for names that are about to expire. If a name becomes available, these sites rush in and take it, thereby diverting Web surfers expecting one kind of site to something more revealing
    .... full story


  • Clothier Helps Fashion Own Defeat In Domain Dispute
    Internet addresses packing the famous labels of Ralph Lauren and Polo fashions and an alleged cybersquatter who didn't even bother to respond to the accusation would normally add up to a slam-dunk decision for a trademark holder under a fast- track system to resolve disputes over domain names
    .... full story

  • DTI seeks help of business on Icann reform
    The Department of Trade and Industry is seeking the views of UK businesses, internet companies and domain name users on how domain name authority Icann should be reformed
    .... full story


  • .IE domain makes E70,000 profit
    The .ie domain registry IEDR today announced profit before tax of E70,924 on turnover of E1,525,143 in the 18 months to 31 December 2001
    .... full story


  • With .pro Comes a Certifiable Snub
    New Domain for Professionals Draws Ire of the Ineligible
    .... full story

  • If they build domain, will kids come?
    'No silver-bullet law will make Internet safe for children'
    .... full story


  • Creating Children's Zone Online Easier Said Than Done
    To keep youngsters away from porn and other online dangers, some child-safety advocates want to create a children's zone populated only by Web sites deemed safe.
    .... full story


  • Register.Com to Operate .pro Domain Registry
    Domain name registrar Register.Com said yesterday it had signed a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to oversee the new .pro domain registry.
    .... full story


  • Professionals Command Their Own Domain
    Lawyers, physicians, and accountants are on their way to having exclusive Internet real estate, replete with added security and a premium price tag, now that RegistryPro has signed a contract to operate the new ".pro" top-level domain name, the company says Wednesday.
    .... full story

  • Professionals to Get Elite Internet Status
    Domain Registry Will Charge Premium
    .... full story


  • Dot-Com Still the Main Domain
    Last autumn, when registrars introduced the first new top-level domains in 15 years, no one expected suffixes like dot-biz and dot-info to prove any real match for the all-pervasive dot-com.
    .... full story

  • Australian Domain Name Seller Makes Promises
    Australia-based domain name seller Internet Name Group today said it has made commitments regarding its marketing practices after the nation's consumer watchdog took the company to court alleging "false or misleading representations."
    .... full story

  • Join rush to score new domain name
    What's in a name? Possibly a pot of gold, if you hitched your website or e-mail address to the most memorable .com names.
    .... full story

  • Maori Domain Heads For Approval In New Zealand
    More than a year after the New Zealand Maori Internet Society applied to InternetNZ to consider a new Net neighborhood for Maori-related Web sites, an interim decision is now one month away
    .... full story

  • New Zealanders Told To Avoid Domain Name Seller
    The New Zealand Commerce Commission has jumped right back into the center of an ongoing controversy over the marketing practices of Australia-based domain name seller Internet Name Group, today advising New Zealand companies not to contact the firm.
    .... full story

  • WWF Admits Defeat In Fight For Logo, Net Domain
    More than two months after a U.K. appeals court upheld an order directing the wrestlers to give up their address on the Web and curtail the use of the WWF logo outside the U.S.
    .... full story


  • Dot-Com Still the Main Domain
    Last autumn, when registrars introduced the first new top-level domains in 15 years, no one expected suffixes like dot-biz and dot-info to prove any real match for the all-pervasive dot-com.
    .... full story

  • Australian Domain Name Seller Makes Promises
    Australia-based domain name seller Internet Name Group today said it has made commitments regarding its marketing practices after the nation's consumer watchdog took the company to court alleging "false or misleading representations."
    .... full story


    Over 250,000 .us domain names have been snapped up since their launch last week but registrars have been criticised for their poor control over allocation
    .... full story

  • Bill Would Criminalize False Domain Name Registrations
    Internet users who knowingly submit incorrect contact information when registering Web addresses could face up to five years in jail under legislation introduced in the House of Representatives this week
    .... full story


  • Registration Brisk for .us Domain
    U.S. citizens, residents, and companies qualify for newest domain name.
    .... full story

  • '.ae' domain name registry introduces fundamental registration changes
    The '.ae' domain name registry, United Arab Emirates Network Information Center (UAEnic), a business operating within Etisalat, today announced sweeping changes to the '.ae' domain name registry process.
    .... full story

  • New Zealand Domain Name Seller Defies Ban
    A New Zealand-based domain name registrar says a company that was banned from selling dot-NZ names to local businesses is busy registering names through its automated system.
    .... full story

  • Internet Domain Dispute Escalating
    The general public is unhappy with the flurry of disputes surrounding the ``.kr'' domain.
    .... full story


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