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Domain Name News Archive - July 2004

  • Your domain name dollars at work
    AS RECENTLY as six years ago, the business of handing out domain names and assigning IP addresses ultimately rested on the desk of one man: the late Jon Postel. His replacement, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has a budget of $15.8 million for the coming year (doubled from 2003), and is proposing to increase its current 30 staff by 50 percent. What do they all do all day?
    .... full story
  • How To Avoid Being Blacklisted By The Search Engines
    The best way to avoid being blacklisted by the search engines is to avoid using some questionable techniques that were once popular to gain high rankings. Even if your website is not blacklisted by using some of the techniques below, it may be penalized (buried in the rankings) so your traffic will suffer all the same. When a search engine blacklists a website it will throw your listing off their site and block your site from coming aboard again. This can be done by blocking the domain name, the IP address or both
    .... full story


  • Dot-gov domains to cost $125
    Federal agencies and state and local governments renewing .gov domain names or wanting new ones should be prepared to pay $125 a year starting July 31.
    The General Services Administration today announced it will start charging the agencies that run more than 3,400 Web sites by the end of the month.
    GSA issued a rule May 2003 that allowed state and local governments as well as American Indian tribes to use the .gov extension, but also reserved the right to charge them for using it
    .... full story
  • Nominet warns of rogue domain name seller
    Nominet UK, the national registry for .uk domain names, is warning domain name holders to beware of a company sending out false invoices
    .... full story


  • Domain Name Sold for $2.75 Million
    Domain Name, (, was recently purchased for $2.75 million by ClickSuccess, L.P., an Austin-based firm specializing in marketing financial products online. The deal was finalised after the web site aggregated offers from leading U.S. Credit Card Companies.
    The purchase represents the fifth highest selling price for a domain name on record
    .... full story


  • UK government unprepared for domain "emergency"
    The UK government has introduced a new initiative to inform citizens about major incidents; however provoked its own domain name emergency when civil servants failed to register the public variants
    .... full story
  • Alert over invoices from 'Domain Registry Services'
    Nominet UK - the .uk Internet registry - is warning domain name holders to be on their guard against bogus invoices being distributed by an outfit called Domain Registry Services
    .... full story
  • ICANN gets African flavour
    ICANN, the international domain name registration organisation, has acknowledged the African regional Internet registry as it prepares for its annual meeting to be held in Cape Town
    .... full story


  • The wisdom of Accurate, Accountable, Domain Registration
    excellent article on the probable direction for doman registration law which appears to be the only way forward for domain law
    .... full story
  • ICANN Judges Rule Against Google
    An ICANN arbitration panel has rejected Google's claim that was "confusingly similar" in name to Google
    .... full story
  • The Internet gets bigger
    To create more space for the ever-growing number of Web pages, Internet Protocol version 6 has been agreed to by the Internet's addressing authority
    .... full story
  • Net Needs a More Effective ICANN
    Who runs the Internet? There's no simple answer to that question. The Web is a collective enterprise, but several players have key roles. One of those players is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN (news - web sites), which is responsible for IP address space allocation and other important technical ground rules by which the Net's participants must abide
    .... full story
  • The Internet -- cheap at twice the price
    What in retrospect may be seen as the organisation's most vital period has gone off without hardly a hitch.
    .... full story
  • Managing the Net: Individuals to have a voice
    The World Wide Web is used by billions of people around the world, many of whom are individual users, but their say on how the Web is run has not been voiced adequately, according to an ICANN official
    .... full story


  • VeriSign: E-commerce doing well
    The registration of .com and .net domain names has grown at least 20 percent in the last year, indicating that companies are continuing to put their businesses online at a healthy pace
    .... full story
  • Google's challenge of name rejected
    Google Inc.'s right to use the name ``Froogle'' for its online shopping service came into question Friday when an arbitration panel rejected the company's challenge of a Web site named
    .... full story
  • ICANN readies for next-generation Net
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said this week that it's ready to start assigning IP addresses and domain names using the latest version of Internet Protocol
    .... full story


  • ICANN Works To Split from Commerce Department
    In a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, officials from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names are hammering out details for self-rule in an effort to separate itself from the U.S. Department of Commerce
    .... full story
  • New Technology Heralds Unlimited Web Sites - ICANN
    Vinton Cerf of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said the next-generation protocol, IPv6, had been added to its root server systems, making it possible for every person or device to have an Internet protocol address
    .... full story
  • PW Registry Opens Comment Period
    PW Registry Corporation ( announced on Monday that it has started a 30-day public comment period on its proposed policies for the .pw top-level domain
    .... full story
  • New breed of cyber criminals
    According to some estimations, about 80% of all information in the Russian internet are "stolen". They steal domain names, web design, goods and photos directories, data bases in the whole and in parts, compiled software and its codes, logotypes, FAQs, slogans and so on, and so forth
    .... full story


  • Spitzer reaches settlement with email marketer Richter
    New York's attorney general announced Monday the settlement of a suit he filed against a Colorado-based electronic mail marketer for allegedly sending unsolicited and deceptive "spam" messages on behalf of clients
    .... full story
  • ICANN crunch meeting begins
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has completed the first day of its crunch meeting in Kuala Lumpur that will decide the overseeing organisation's fate
    .... full story
  • PW ccTLD Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period
    Newest Top Level Domain Extension Geared for Consumer Email
    .... full story
  • ICANN Moves Toward Self-Rule
    Executives from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) are inching closer to a new era of self-government apart from the U.S. Department of Commerce
    .... full story
  • ICANN talks money and power at Malaysia meeting
    Perhaps not surprisingly, power and money are high on the agenda for the group that oversees Internet technical matters as it conducts a thrice-yearly meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week
    .... full story
  • Web aims to standardise alphabets
    A meeting is being held in Malaysia aimed at helping web users who do not use the Western alphabet
    .... full story


  • Date for .eu registrations set
    Internet users will be able to register domain names with the ending ".eu" by the end of this year, the director of the Italian Institute for Information Technology (IIT) has said
    .... full story
  • ICANN conference kicks off next week
    The worldwide clout of domain name authority Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will come under the spotlight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, next week
    .... full story


  • Domain Name Registration Rules Simplified Across Europe
    First it was Sweden, then came Spain, now France, and soon Italy. More and more countries are opening up their Registration rules to encourage companies - and private individuals - to register their Domain Names. Many of these changes have been influenced by the new .eu domain name that will provide a European-wide registration option. Companies and individuals need to be aware of these changes and to secure their brand and company names across Europe
    .... full story


  • Lord of the Rings domain fight enters realms of fantasy
    Addleshaw Goddard argues that infringes its clients' rights
    .... full story
  • ICANN to Verisign: "Thou shalt not redirect"
    Over the weekend ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee released a report condemning VeriSign's SiteFinder service and recommends it never be used in the public realm again
    .... full story
  • Nickelodeon Online Launches Dot Kids Domain Web Sites
    The online division of Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today launched two new web sites as part of the Dot Kids Act, established in 2002 to ensure safe spaces on the Internet for children under 13
    .... full story


  • DNS changes to take minutes (instead of hours)
    VeriSign is to rapidly update Domain Name System (DNS) records every few minutes instead of only twice a day. From 8 September changes in the .com and .net zones will take an estimated five minutes to propagate across all 13 .com/.net authoritative name servers. The old systems will remain there for those who don't want to make the leap forward
    .... full story
  • Twomey faces cost crunch at ICANN meet
    THE Australian head of the internet's technical policy body will face his biggest test next week when stakeholders meet in Kuala Lumpur to thrash out the next budget of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    .... full story


  • ICANN turns to Californian judge in legal dispute with Verisign
    Internet regulator ICANN has asked a California judge to strike down Verisign's lawsuits which allege that the organisation sent 'threatening letters' following the dispute over the US registry's introduction of the SiteFinder website
    .... full story


  • VeriSign Announces Faster Updates for .com and .net
    VNDS is planning to begin updating the .com/.net zones more frequently to reflect the registration activity of the .com/.net registrars in near real time. Planned to take effect on September 8, 2004
    .... full story


  • Nominet board results in
    The results of the board elections for the .uk domain registrar are in - and it's out with the old and in with the new
    .... full story


  • How the world is learning to love ICANN
    ICANN - a private Californian company - was supposed to have become an autonomous managing body years ago. The fact that it isn't, five years after it first signed the MoU, is an indication of how little the rest of the world has been willing to accept its authority
    .... full story
  • Budget woes plague Net administrator
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers may be able to handle the Internet's complex address system, but crunching its own numbers may prove an even tougher job
    .... full story
  • Kerry/Edwards Domain Name Game Begins
    According to ALoTTFMA, Indiana resident Kerry Edwards is asking five figures for the domain
    .... full story


  • ICANN meet here to iron out global Internet issues
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will meet here on July 19-23 to discuss global issues facing the Internet
    .... full story


  • Registrars Fight ICANN
    Seventy-five registrars have apparently banded together to protest new rate hikes by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number's (ICANN).
    .... full story
  • eu moves forward
    The newest top level domain .eu is slowly moving forward towards introduction sometime in late 2004. As you can probably guess, .eu is a new top level domain designed for use by residents and businesses in EU member states. It will be the first domain space that is not purely generic, like .com, and not specific to a single country, like .uk, although to allow its introduction the international standards body has effectively designated it as a country - Euro-sceptics take note
    .... full story


  • .ca Domain Name Registration Price Reduction
    The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) lowered its wholesale registration price on July 1, 2004
    .... full story


  • Private Domain Registration Dropped as Evidence
    Martin Schwimmer says: 'In the recent court decision of CyBerCorp Holding v. Allman case, although the registrant of the domain name '' did lose the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) case and was found to have acted in bad faith (having been a former customer of complainant), the decision is noteworthy as it finds that registrant's use of proxy service to keep contact information private, in and of itself is not evidence of bad faith, given that there are good faith reasons for wanting to keep one's 'Whois' data private...'"
    .... full story


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