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Domain Name News Archive - March 2003

  • If you can't do the time, don't register the domain
    In a little noticed outcome with potentially far-reaching implications for the domain name system, the US House of Representatives has voted to provide criminal sanctions for the use of misleading domain names on the Internet
    .... full story

  • MelbIT admits domain breach
    AUSTRALIA'S biggest and oldest domain name registrar, Melbourne IT, has been rapped over the knuckles for breaching industry agreements which it helped to draft
    .... full story

  • GSA Might Charge for .gov Domain
    The General Services Administration (GSA), which administers the .gov domain, issued a rule Friday that it reserves the right to "charge for domain names in order to recover costs of operations." The government currently does not charge a fee for a .gov domain, which is used by federal, state and native sovereign nations to promote government services
    .... full story


  • EURid Set to Manage .eu Internet Domain
    Non-profit consortium EURid of Italy, Belgium and Sweden is set to administer the planned .eu domain, a new Internet address aimed at giving companies a pan-European Union presence, EU officials said on Friday
    .... full story

  • GSA releases rules for .gov domain
    The General Services Administration released a final rule March 28 that lays out a new policy for registering .gov domain names
    .... full story


  • Wipo ruling could wipe out domain names
    World Intellectual Property Organisation under fire over proposed changes to Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy
    .... full story

  • Foreign language domain names near
    Internet domain names in languages other than English should be available within the next few weeks or months, the chairman of the Internet's key oversight body said Wednesday
    .... full story

  • Al-Jazeera Domain Name Hijacked
    The bad news continued on Thursday for Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera. A hacker hijacked the network's domain,, pointing visitors to another site that displayed a pro-war message
    .... full story


  • "Finders keepers" claim wins domain dispute
    In a case similar to that of the recent Nominet decision Zara Holdings Limited -v- Commerce Internet Limited (see: Re-registered domains not "abusive registrations") UK-based Vernons Pools have lost a dispute after a domain they failed to renew was consequently re-registered and used to offer free email services
    .... full story

  • Nominet holds off on domain reservation plans
    UK register Nominet is to hold off implementing a wait listing service - a system that would allow people to reserve domains put back up for sale - for six months
    .... full story

  • Use misleading domain name, go to jail?
    The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal that would criminalize using misleading domain names to lure unsuspecting people to sex sites
    .... full story


  • Is this the end of the domain transfer nightmare?
    An end to the frustrating, illogical and frequently abused system of transferring domain names between registrars may finally arrive this week at the ICANN meeting in Rio de Janeiro
    .... full story


  • The Finnish Act on Domain Names enters into force on September 1
    Ficora, the Finnish telecoms regulator, reports that the Finnish Act on Domain Names will enter into force on September 1, 2003. The Act offers improvement in the availability of Finnish domain names under the .fi root and the applicants will have greater freedom of choice
    .... full story


  • Brussels awards .eu domain to Brussels-based consortium
    The European Commission has awarded management of the new .eu top-level Internet domain to Brussels-based consortium EURid, bringing the seemingly endless quest for a dedicated European domain one step closer to reality
    .... full story

  • Domain scam: Melbourne IT says fake site shut down
    The site used to try and con Melbourne IT customers into revealing their domain details was taken down last night, Australian time, the media consultant to the domain name seller said today
    .... full story


  • Airports encouraged to 'land' a .aero domain
    The .aero domain name, quietly introduced for the aviation community in 2001 along with the much better known names .biz and .info is beginning to gain momentum within its community of interest
    .... full story

  • Domain name transfer to get easier
    Transferring your domain name between registrars should become a whole lot easier following next week's Icann conference in Rio De Janeiro
    .... full story


  • Federated Farmers in battle for domain name
    A legal battle for control of the web address is heating up and will likely see the holder of the domain accused of "passing off" - trading on the name and goodwill of another organisation for commercial benefit
    .... full story

  • Afghanistan: Kabul Takes Full Control Of Internet Domain Name
    War-battered Afghanistan took a step towards rejoining the modern world last week when the country formally took control of its own internet domain, .af, the United Nations said
    .... full story

  • Domain renewal scam targets Melbourne IT
    Melbourne IT is in the news again. Customers who have registered domains with the company are receiving fake emails asking them to renew domains which still have a long time to go before renewal
    .... full story

  • City of Madrid loses domain name challenge
    Spain's capital Madrid has lost a challenge under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy (UDRP) over the domain name
    .... full story

  • ICANN proposal would halve country code domain fees
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may temporarily halve the fees paid by country code top-level domain registries to encourage them to enter agreements with it
    .... full story


  • Singapore Halts Internet Domain Trademark Application
    Singapore's internet registry, the Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) has withdrawn its request to trademark the .sg suffix, according to reports in the international media
    .... full story

  • Chinese domain names - the best thing EVER to happen to business?
    This Sunday the UK e-tail sector was presented with one of the best ever opportunities to grow their businesses. They were given the chance to start registering dot-cn domain names - the country specific suffix for China
    .... full story

  • Lawscot domain dispute gets to court
    The ongoing legal battle over domain between the Law Society of Scotland and Glasgow resident Tommy Butler finally ended up in court at the start of the month - and promptly came back out again
    .... full story

  • China's Web domain opens to outside sites
    You can now register a Web site that belongs to .cn, the top-level domain of China
    .... full story


  • Would-be Internet domain chief demands Privacy™
    The man named on Friday as the leading candidate for the vacant ICANN hotseat, has an interesting personal perspective on domain names that is likely to raise serious questions about his suitability for the job
    .... full story


  • Afganistan Gets Domain Name
    Afghanistan has entered the Internet era with the launch of its own .af domain, and two Websites. The Internet was banned in the region under Taliban rule, except for Government use. Unauthorised access resulted in the death penalty
    .... full story


  • Japan to operate new international domain standard
    Japan Registry Service (JPRS), the company responsible for the management and administration of the .jp top-level domain and operation of the Japanese domain name system, has announced that its domain name registration and management services will support the new standard for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) from March 20
    .... full story


  • False domain registrations cause alarm
    UK registry Nominet has warned firms not to pay unexpected invoices for Web registrations
    .... full story


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