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Domain Name News Archive - June 2003

  • Police probe domain renewal firm
    .biz domain holders suffer unsolicited renewal emails
    .... full story


  • Domain name battle
    The writer of a blatantly faked letter of ownership to US domain registrar VeriSign which permitted the forger to take control of for five years failed last Friday in a US Supreme Court appeal against a $US65 million damages filing from the domainís legitimate owner
    .... full story


  • NeuStar(R) Opens Sunrise Registration Period for, The First Domain Just for Children
    beginning today, trademark holders wishing to protect their brands on the new domain, the world's first child-friendly Internet space, will have a two-month "sunrise period" within which to file
    .... full story


  • Nominating Committee Announces Final Selections for Key Leadership Positions within ICANN
    After an intense period of outreach, consultation, recruitment, and evaluation, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today its final and unanimous selection of three 'slates' of Nominees for three of ICANN's leadership bodies: the Board of Directors, the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and the new Interim At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). The Nominees will join the already seated members of these bodies during the ICANN Meeting in Montreal, Canada, June 22-26
    .... full story


  • Law Society of Scotland pays £10K to 'cybersquatter' for domain
    Rather than go to court today - Friday 13th - the owner of, Tommy Butler, is instead in possession of a £10,000 cheque from the Society for the domain - just a year after it dismissed Mr Butler's offer of £500 as too expensive
    .... full story

  • Court dismisses appeal in steamy Internet sex domain name case
    The US Supreme Court on Thursday ended one of the longest and steamiest battles in the history of the Internet by finally settling a six-year-old dispute over ownership of the domain name
    .... full story


  • Guilty Plea For Arab News Domain Hijack hijacker Stephen Cohen isn't the only one who has tricked VeriSign (formerly Network Solutions, Inc.), into passing him someone else's domain name. A California man who faked them into giving him ownership of Arab news service Al-Jazeera's domain name in March pleaded guilty to the hijack June 12
    .... full story


  • PIR Implements .org Domain Grace Period
    The Public Interest Registry ( announced yesterday the successful implementation of a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) service that gives .org domain holders an additional 30 days to recover their domain name if it is deleted inadvertently
    .... full story


  • MPAA threatens British citizen over domain name
    The Motion Picture Association of America has threated a British citizen, who has registered the domain name, with legal action if he does not take immediate steps to either have the name deleted from the domain name registry or transferred to the MPAA
    .... full story


  • EU to start rival domain name
    British businesses will soon be given the opportunity to ditch the domain name in favour of an EU address
    .... full story


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