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Domain Name News Archive - March 2004

  • Community Experiences with the InterNIC Whois Data Problem Reports System
    The following is a report summarizing ICANN's experience with the operation of the Whois Data Problem Report system at
    .... full story

  • ICANN Reports On WHOIS Inaccuracies
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Wednesday published the first in what will be an annual report on the steps being taken to wipe out bogus or incomplete information found in domain registrations.
    The findings? Nearly 5,000 of the 24,148 complaints dealt with domains containing incorrect or incomplete contact information -- telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses -- of known or suspected spammers
    .... full story


  • ICANN chief meets Annan
    THE president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has met with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the first time, amidst growing concerns about ICANN's US focus
    .... full story


  • U.N. to ICANN: We Can Do It Better
    In a move that could dramatically change the way the internet is run, about 200 diplomats, activists and companies like Hewlett-Packard and Cisco met this week to discuss whether the United Nations should help oversee security, copyright law, technical standards and business disputes involving the Internet
    .... full story


  • ICANN Announces Business Relationships
    ICANN announces a series of consulting agreements to enable and assist ICANN staff to move forward on a number of key objectives
    .... full story

  • Public Comment on Sponsored TLD Applications Opens 31 March 2004
    As previously stated, ICANN has received 10 applications for sponsored Top-Level Domain names. A public comment period will begin 31 March 2004, 23:59 UTC and will last for one month
    .... full story

  • ICANN defends its stewardship of the Net
    The U.S. government-sanctioned organization that oversees the Internet's all-important ``telephone book'' defended its work Friday as diplomats and computer companies considered a greater role for the United Nations
    .... full story

  • ICANN Concerns Raised at UN Forum
    In a speech at the United Nations, where an international group of delegates have met to discuss the UN's involvement in Internet governance, UN secretary general Kofi Annan criticized the way Internet standards are set and the domain name system is handled
    .... full story


  • SpamHaus lobbies for .mail TLD
    The SpamHaus Project wants the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to approve its application to launch a ".mail" top-level internet domain (TLD) and provide a trusted-sender system for email. Technically the plans should be fairly straightforward, but political issues are another matter
    .... full story

  • Introduction to the Domain Name System
    The purpose of this article is to give system administrators new to the Domain Name System (DNS) enough basic knowledge and examples to set up and configure their own DNS servers
    .... full story


  • A Winning Domain Name
    The domain name is one of the most important decisions you will make when trying to win over the search engine dilemma. Try using at least one of your best keywords within your domain name
    .... full story


  • ICANN Sees Ten New TLD Applications
    The proposed TLDs are .asia, .cat, .jobs, .mail, .mobi, .post, .tel, .travel, and .xxx. They would be sponsored by the organizations that have submitted applications.
    While ICANN oversees a number of unsponsored domains, certain TLDs are sponsored by organizations that represent the narrower community that is most affected by the TLD. The sponsor carries out delegated policy-formulation responsibilities over many matters concerning the TLD
    .... full story

  • NetSol to Offer 100-Year Domain Term
    Domain name registrar Network Solutions ( said this week that it would begin offering customers 100-year domain registrations
    .... full story


  • New .mail top-level domain offers hope for spoiling spam
    The Internet's governing body is considering a proposal for a .mail top-level domain that could be a powerful new weapon in the fight against spam
    .... full story

  • Adult entertainment makes a bid for top level domain
    Will .xxx get the Icann seal of approval?
    .... full story

  • New mobile domain battle begins
    .Tel ICANN once, twice, three times
    .... full story


  • ICANN to Review 10 Top-Level Domain Name Proposals
    The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Friday announced it has received proposals for 10 new sponsored top-level domains (sTLDs). The new categories include support for mobility, regions and adult-entertainment.
    The 10 new domains include: .asia (serving the Pan-Asia and Asia Pacific communities), .cat (promoting the Catalan linguistic and cultural community), .jobs (for human resource management), .mail ( for "spam-free" e-mail), .mobi (for sites promoting mobile computing), .post (providing trusted e-mail), .tel (for VOIP telephony), .travel (serving global travel), and .xxx (for adult-entertainment). Two groups are vying to sponsor the .tel domain, of Melville, N.Y., and Telname Ltd. London of the United Kingdom
    .... full story


  • ICANN surveys proposed Net domains
    The Internet's real estate may soon be expanding, with the proposed addition of up to nine new top-level domains, including .jobs, .xxx, .travel and .mail
    .... full story

  • Build your own website: domain names
    Domain names are the internet addresses that point people to your website. "Just as postcodes are used for particular street names, computers connected to the internet have unique numerical addresses so that electronic information is delivered to the right place,"
    .... full story


  • No Need for Top-Level Domain Extension for Mobile Content
    A group of vendors is petitioning for a new top-level domain (TLD) extension to streamline mobile access to the Internet. But the effort will only increase the burden on developers and eventually on end users
    .... full story


  • Choosing Domain Names For Search Engine Placement
    Promotion right from the start
    .... full story


  • Lawsuit Underlines ICANN Question
    it appears that a number of countries around the world are frustrated with ICANN, and apparently the frustration in the business community has bubbled up, resulting in legal action by VeriSign
    .... full story


  • Domain "registration" firms keep trying it on
    UK BUSINESSES should beware of people trying to extract money for renewal of domain names meaning you may end up paying more money than you need to people you don't need to pay
    .... full story


  • '.mobile' domain will take advice, says Microsoft
    The bid to create a top-level domain for mobile devices, announced on Wednesday, will have even more support behind it by its official unveiling on Monday, according to a Microsoft spokesman
    .... full story

  • ICANN: Return of the Jedi Engineers
    The not-for-profit organisation appears to be torn between market players who pull no punches and interminable government WSIS discussions on the future of the Information Society. Throughout it all, ICANN's board and its President Paul Twomey are struggling to steer the ship on a business-as-usual course
    .... full story


  • Rivals work on mobile internet registry
    Alliance proposes Mobile Top Level Domain directory
    .... full story

  • Mobile industry seeks its own web domain name
    Leading companies from the mobile industry have signed a memorandum of understanding to apply for a mobile Top Level Domain ("mobile TLD") from the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) during the current application round, which closes March 15
    .... full story


  • ICANN Says Yes to WLS
    The board of directors at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the next implementation of VeriSign's Waitlisting Service (WLS), a controversial domain name service that has sparked a number of lawsuits
    .... full story

  • VeriSign suit not about 'control of the internet' says ICANN chief
    ICANN claims it is "business as usual" - and says that VeriSign's recent decision to sue the organisation over the banning of its controversial site redirect service is not a battle for control of the internet
    .... full story

  • ICANN president denies group is a regulator
    If the Internet was the postal system, the only job of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) would be to give each letter an address, the group's head insisted Monday
    Yet, ICANN President and CEO Paul Twomey realizes as much as anyone that the nonprofit group is being tugged to make decisions on issues as far-ranging as content and delivery
    .... full story


  • Despite flak, ICANN attends to 'business as usual'
    Apparently unfazed by being hit with two fresh lawsuits calling the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) authority into question, the group's head characterized its meeting in Rome this week as "business as usual."
    .... full story


  • ICANN't take it anymore
    Last week, VeriSign filed suit against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in federal court. This move could signify the beginning of a dangerous drift in Internet governance.
    .... full story


  • Prices for domain names begin to increase
    Verisign, responsible for managing domain names ending in '.net' and '.com', has revealed that prices for domain names are beginning to increase after three years of little activity
    .... full story

  • Higher prices for domain names signal renewed optimism
    The dot-com gold rush may be over, but territorial claims can still be valuable, if the prices of dot-com domain names are any indication
    .... full story

  • ICANN opens Roman Forum
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), technical and governance coordinator for the domain name system, is due to launch its latest meeting in Rome today.
    Topics for discussion include WHOIS data privacy (issues surrounding the public database of domain name ownership), implementation of the domain name transfer policy (a scheme to simplify changing the domain name registrar for a given domain name) and an update on the introduction of new Top Level Domain names
    .... full story

  • ICANN blind to details such as the bcc: field
    WE'D expect better, that's all we can say. Open Source has just opened the latest media missive from ICANN, the governing body for internet domain names, only to find our email address, along with those of hundreds of other media outlets, in the To: field
    .... full story

  • New regime for registration of .fr domain names
    Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération ("AFNIC"), the domain name authority managing the French country code top level domain, is introducing a new regime for registration of .fr domain namesd
    .... full story

  • Hostway Completes Acquisition of .pro Registry
    Hostway Corporation, and, Inc., announced today that the acquisition of core assets of's subsidiary, RegistryPro, by Hostway has been finalized
    .... full story

  • PW Registry Unveils PW Domain
    The PW Registry Corporation ( said on Monday that it plans to activate the PW top-level domain (TLD), a domain extension devoted to "communities of shared interests."
    .... full story


  • Tug-of-war expected at ICANN summit
    A debate over whether to allow free-market or government interests to set future Internet policy will be reignited this week at a meeting of technology officials in Rome
    .... full story

  • PW Registry Corporation Launches New Top-Level Domain Devoted Exclusively for Online Communities and Social Networking
    The PW Registry Corporation announced today plans for the activation of the PW top-level domain (TLD), the Internet's first and only domain extension devoted to "Communities of Shared Interests". Unlike other domain extensions, such as .com, .biz, and .info, PW is aimed at providing individuals and consumer/affinity organizations a highly-personalized, permanent and portable e-mail address and a managed platform for community and social networking
    .... full story

  • Domain-Name Legal Dispute Widens
    "VeriSign wants to monopolize this market and put registrars out of business," says Nitin Agarwal, president "They are changing the rules unfairly, and would essentially control any domain name that expires by eliminating any bidding on such names."
    .... full story

  • The domain game
    These days it is frequently only a matter of time before IT markets that are born and mature in the enterprise space spread downwards to find new pickings among SMEs. One such case could soon be domain name management
    .... full story

  • Domain name registrars sue Icann and VeriSign
    VeriSign and Icann are being sued by a group of eight domain name registrars seeking to stop the back-ordering services of internet domain names
    .... full story

  • VeriSign files federal lawsuit against ICANN
    VeriSign believes ICANN overstepped its authority in stopping SiteFinder service
    .... full story

  • ICANN expresses 'disappointment' in VeriSign
    The battle over VeriSign's Site Finder services continues, as the domain name regulator files for an injunction against ICANN
    .... full story


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