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Domain Name News Archive - January 2005

  • Top Level Domains Can Now Be Illustrated with an Icon and Sound
    Ian Cole of MetaCryL, today announced the global introduction of TopLevelDomainicons (TLDicons) and TopLevelDomaintones (TLDtones) - graphic and audio models for Top Level Domain Registries .aero .biz .ca .com .co-op .edu .info .museum .net .name .org .pro .uk and .us, with several others to follow
    .... full story

  • New Study Reveals Dot Net Registrars Want Increased Registry Competition; Welcome a New Dot Net Administrator
    ...finds that current dot net registrars see a critical need for increased competition in the generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registry market. According to the survey's results, nearly 9 out of 10 registrars agree that the Internet community is better served by not allowing one company to monopolize the gTLD registry market
    .... full story


  • The .Net Race Is On
    Officials at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) expect to announce early next week the name of the third-party evaluators who will decide which registry is best suited to assume management of the .net domain extension
    .... full story


  • Hallowed be thy domain name
    How should disputes over internet addresses be resolved in New Zealand? Reuben Schwarz looks at the options
    .... full story


  • Don't Panix! Lessons Learned from Domain Name Hijacking
    InternetWeek has a good article chronicling the recent hijacking of the domain name, and the lessons learned
    .... full story


  • Australian IT Firm Admits Panix Gaffe
    Australian domain registrar Melbourne IT acknowledged on Friday that it did not properly confirm a transfer request for, a mistake that led to the hijacking of the New York ISP's domain for most of this past weekend, according to a report by Internet research firm Netcraft
    .... full story

  • ICANN Meeting 2005 Set For Vancouver
    authorities worldwide will be converge on Vancouver, BC later this year for the annual Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( conference. The event, which will take place from Nov 30 to Dec 4, 2005 at the Westin Bayshore, will be co-hosted by Leading Edge BC and CircleID
    .... full story


  • Domain Names: at risk if not locked down
    Remember back in November when I told you that ICANN was going to make domain hijackings much simpler by instituting a new domain name transfer policy?
    Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to over the weekend. The Panix domain name was not locked down and was therefore at risk to a non-authorized transfer request
    .... full story

  • Melbourne IT gave away domain name
    There was an error in the checking process prior to initiating the transfer, and thus the transfer should never have been initiated. The loophole that led to this error has since been closed
    .... full story

  • ICANN Weighs .Net Registry Bids
    According to reports, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( is currently weighing proposals for the management of the .net top-level domain, after the deadline for bids closed this week
    .... full story


  • Lapse at Melbourne IT Enabled Hijacking
    Domain registrar Melbourne IT today acknowledged that it failed to properly confirm a transfer request for, allowing the domain for the New York ISP to be hijacked for most of the weekend. The Panix incident has focused attention on recent ICANN rule changes that allow domains to be transferred more easily, which some registrars warned would also make it easier to hjack domains.
    .... full story


  • ISP Panix over domain hijack
    A US-based ISP is struggling to recover after its domain ownership and email services were redirected abroad without its consent
    .... full story


  • How to defend domain name disputes
    How to defend domain name disputes
    .... full story


  • Is Your Domain Name Safe?
    There have been several recent news reports claiming that the ownership of domain names may be in jeopardy
    .... full story


  • OFT clamps down on domain name scheme
    The Office of Fair Trading says it won't tolerate misleading claims that encourage businesses to register domain names
    .... full story

  • .IN domain tagged at Rs 800 a year
    Besides the .IN domain name, Net 4 India will sell .IN extensions, at an additional price of Rs 400 each
    .... full story

  • Samsung Wins Internet Domain Name Rights From South Korean Man
    The arbitration panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization ordered the transfer of from a South Korean, only identified by his family name Kang
    .... full story

  • Domain slammer promises to turn over new leaf
    A Swansea-based businessman has agreed not to use dodgy sales tactics to try and flog domain names to businesses
    .... full story


  • Network Solutions Introduces Country-Specific Domains (ccTLDs) to Help Customers Expand International Presence
    Competitively Priced New Service Meets Growing Demand
    .... full story


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