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Domain Name News Archive - July 2002

  • OFT tightens screw over domain name scams
    The Domain Verification Bureau is at the heart of an unscrupulous network of misleading domain name sales tactics
    .... full story


  • ICANN director to see accounts
    ICANN board member Karl Auerbach has won the right to inspect ICANN's books
    .... full story

  • Domain name disputes taken into national courts
    Disquiet over the domain registration dispute process involving .biz domains has led to court action on both sides of the Atlantic
    .... full story

  • New 'LG.JP' Domain for 'Local Governments' to Appear in October
    The Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd. (JPRS), which manages and operates .jp domain names, announced a new domain, "LG.JP," to be used by local governments
    .... full story


  • Delay may harm small .org bidders, firm says
    Delay in the process of selecting a new company to run the .org internet top-level domain may count against some of the smaller, less well-funded bidders, one of the bidding companies believes, Kevin Murphy writes. Last week, a decision from industry manager ICANN, the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers, was delayed by about a month until "the end of September".
    .... full story

  • sees profit shrink, the second-largest supplier of Web addresses in the United States, on Monday posted a smaller second-quarter profit than expected, citing a drop in gross margin and renewal rates for domain names. posted a net profit of $846,000, or 2 cents a share, compared with a net profit of $2 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue for the second quarter fell to $27 million from $30 million a year earlier,
    .... full story

  • Court orders ICANN to open books
    A California judge has ordered the Internet's governing body to open its books for inspection
    .... full story


  • Master of Your Web Domain
    Getting a domain name -- a personalized Internet address -- is now cheap and easy. That's good, considering how many Internet providers have gone under or switched subscribers' e-mail addresseses; a personal domain name means you should never have to send out those "change of address" e-mails anymore
    .... full story


  • VeriSign posts loss after $4.6bn charge
    VeriSign Inc yesterday reported a loss for the second quarter to June 30 of $4.8bn, compared to a loss of $11.2bn a year ago, on revenue that was up 37% at $317.4m. The company said the loss was mostly due to a $4.6bn acquisition write-down charge
    .... full story


  • ICANN moves against VeriSign retired domain land grab
    The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers may block a controversial proposed service from VeriSign Inc that would allow the company and its partners to offer customers chances to register expiring domain names, Kevin Murphy writes But VeriSign and its allies say that ICANN would be overextending its mandate if it does try to block the service
    .... full story


  • Zoiks! Scooby-Doo domain dispute decided
    Entertainment giant Hanna-Barbera has lost a challenge under UK-naming authority Nominet's dispute resolution service (DRS) for the domain
    .... full story


  • Internet monopoly alert!
    VeriSign is attempting to push through a proposal which will effectively see one company control .com and .net Internet domain names, despite huge opposition from everyone else in the market
    .... full story


  • Domain Registry of Europe defends tactics, sues Tucows
    A Canada-based domain registration outfit currently targeting domain holders in the UK has moved to allay concerns about its service
    .... full story

  • Eleven vie for .org name
    A key Internet decision-making body is weeks away from naming the new guardian of one of the Internet's oldest and most popular domains
    .... full story

  • Viewpoint: Domain name reselling is so sleazy
    Last week I decided to set myself up as a domain name reseller
    .... full story

  • Lottery operator loses domain challenge
    UK-based lottery provider Camelot Group has lost a challenge under UK-naming authority Nominet's Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) for the domain name
    .... full story


  • SA's domain name battle is not unique
    HOW much power government should have over the internet has generated ferocious debate in the industry and in Parliament. Yet government is not the only body pondering how best to regulate internet issues and upsetting a host of people in the process
    .... full story


  • NTT DoCoMo 'hijacked' AT&T domain
    In a decision released today by the World Intellectual Property Organization's Arbitration Center, Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo have been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking, or bringing a formal domain name complaint in bad faith
    .... full story


  • Expect Cyber-Catastrophe, Says Bush Advisor
    Network flaws must be mended, or IP address overload could cause system collapse within decade
    .... full story


  • Van Morrison recovers domain name
    Van Morrison has won a complaint before the World Intellectual Property Organization against the registrant of the domain name
    .... full story


  • ICANN board adopts reform plan, ditches elections
    The board of the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers on Friday unanimously approved an internal reform plan that dramatically changes how directors are selected and how internet domain name policies are made
    .... full story

  • Nominet to spring clean domain system
    Registrants who acquired .uk domain names before the creation of UK naming authority Nominet will no longer enjoy free registration and renewals
    .... full story


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