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Domain Name News Archive - April 2005

  • ICANN Nominating Committee Issues Formal Call for Recommendations and Statements of Interest
    ICANN's Nominating Committee invites Recommendations and Statements of Interest from the Internet community as it seeks qualified candidates for the following positions to assist in its technical coordination role.
    .... full story


  • Final countdown to .eu has begun
    The final countdown to the advent of Europe’s own “.eu” internet identity, by the end of 2005, has begun. In the coming days, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) will put the .eu top level domain in the Internet root, further to a 21 March agreement between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the .eu Registry. As from the beginning of 2006, businesses and citizens who register “.eu” internet addresses will be able to benefit from higher visibility within the EU single market and a level playing field for electronic commerce
    .... full story


  • Picking the Pope's Domain Name
    If the newly elected pope wants his own website, he'll have to talk to Rogers Cadenhead first.
    The Jacksonville, Florida-based writer purchased the rights to on April 1 -- more than two-and-a-half weeks before Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger announced that he would assume the papacy under the name of Benedict XVI
    .... full story
  • Hillary: 'It takes a Domain Name'
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has written a book titled "It Takes a Village." Now, she can say "It Takes A Domain Name," having just won the transfer of
    .... full story


  • Beware the latest domain name scam
    On the face of it, the Federal Bureau of Domain Names (FBODN) website looks like an ethical US governmental organization. But don’t be fooled; the FBODN is just a cloak for yet another e-business hoax
    .... full story
  • Some Say ICANN Too Heavy-Handed
    Domain approval has been an issue since at least 2002. Of the 191 domain names proposed that year -- when .com, .org and .net had been the only domain suffixes on the block -- ICANN approved a mere seven, rejecting bids for .mobile by Nokia, .health by the World Health Organization, and .travel by the International Air Transport Association
    .... full story
  • 'Popesquatting' Seen on Potential Papal Domains
    While Internet betting sites set odds on the identity of the next pope, domain speculators are buying up domains connected to names that might be adopted by the new Catholic leader
    .... full story


  • Google Versus Froogles Redux
    Having been rebuffed by an ICANN panel, search giant Google (Quote, Chart) brought its battle against to U.S. court
    .... full story
  • Security Concerns Boosted VeriSign's Dot-Net Bid
    Experts who closely follow VeriSign and the Internet domain market say the Mountain View, Calif.-based company owes its latest coup to a savvy lobbying effort in which VeriSign worked through the press and with its industry allies to play up already heightened concerns about the stability and security of the Internet
    .... full story


  • ICANN bosses slam VoIP regulation
    Legislators must not make the mistake of subjecting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offerings to the same rules as telephony services, the heads of the global Internet regulator said
    .... full story
  • ICANN moves to equip AfriNIC for its new mission
    AfriNIC, Africa's own Regional Internet number Registry (RIR) has just received its first allocation of numbering resources, including IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers for the Africa region
    .... full story


  • Domain Name on the Bidding Block; URL ``Perfect Name for Reality Dating Show'' Now for Sale
    Sale Timed to Coincide with National Association of Broadcasters Show as Silicon Valley Serial Entrepreneur Believes Bids May Top $1 Million
    .... full story
  • New domains cause wrangles
    Two more top-level domain names - .travel and .jobs - have been approved by the oversight body for the internet's addressing system, but industry figures warned that many firms will find little business value in the new names, though they may have to register them defensively
    .... full story
  • ICANN powerless in net disputes
    THE internet's peak technical governance body has appealed to Australia's consumer watchdog for help to tackle a flood of consumer complaints over domain names
    .... full story
  • Cantabs see red over Wellington's black and white
    An amateur website designer and "fiercely proud" Wellingtonian is offering Cantabrians a chance to buy back their city after snapping up the domain name for a song
    .... full story


  • Top 10 tips for choosing a business domain name
    .... full story
  • ICANN lays down the law
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is calling a domain name registrar and a registry operator on the carpet in a dispute over the distribution of .pro domain names
    .... full story
  • Florida Spammers Slapped With Injunction
    Florida won an injunction against a pair of spammers based in the state, Attorney General Charlie Crist said Tuesday, forcing them to cease and desist their junk e-mail campaigns while the case goes forward.
    The injunction, the first under Florida's nine-month-old anti-spam law, bans Scott J. Filary, 25, and Donald E. Townsend, 34, both of Orlando, from, among other things, sending spoofed e-mail or registering domain names.
    .... full story
  • Domain Names & Hyphens, Lots of Hyphens
    Eight hyphens to be exact. A thread at SEO Chat named Finally, the secret to Google rankings revealed refers to a domain name that has eight hyphens in it and nine keywords
    .... full story


  • AfriNIC now a regional Internet registry
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the African Network Information Centre's (AfriNIC's) application to become the fifth regional Internet registry
    .... full story
  • Political Domain Name Games in UK
    Rival politicians in the UK are having fun and games with domain names. According to a local uk site, George Hollingbery, a conservative candidate in the general election, registered to push his message forward. Mark Oaten, a lib dem, is not best pleased...
    .... full story
  • 'Nic off', auDA tells registrar
    Controversial domain name registrar TotalNIC has lost its accreditation after it failed to pay the costs ordered from its court loss to the .au Domain Administration (auDA)
    .... full story


  • NBC Universal Locked in Domain Name Suit with S. Korean Man
    The U.S. media and entertainment network giant NBC Universal is locked in a legal dispute with a South Korean man who owns the domain name
    .... full story
  • Nielsen wins domain dispute
    INTERNET analyst firm Nielsen//NetRatings is claiming victory in a tussle with a local internet analyst over a domain name
    .... full story


  • Buy-out lets Demys stake claim on its own domain
    SCOTTISH domain name adviser Demys, has completed a buy-out from its parent, Henderson Boyd Jackson, for an undisclosed sum
    .... full story


  • Will .jobs Domain Yank The Business Model Out From Online Job Boards?
    It already seems like the way ICANN is dribbling out new top level domains is somewhat pointless other than as a way to increase revenue for ICANN. We already were wondering what the possible reasoning was behind a .jobs TLD, as there was no indication anywhere that anyone was having any particular trouble finding where a company lists their job openings. Combined with some already questionable moves by ICANN in assigning who gets to control these new top level domain names, and the whole thing seems pretty sketchy. With today's official approval of both .jobs and .travel, though, some are wondering if .jobs will end up causing problems for online job boards.
    .... full story
  • Internet authority designates .jobs, .travel extensions
    The Internet's authority for Web addresses said it officially designated .jobs and .travel to be used the Internet, with discussions continuing on other extensions including .asia
    .... full story
  • ICANN Concludes 22nd Meeting with Major Announcements on AfriNIC, sTLDs & IPv4
    ICANN conducted a series of important workshops on DNS Security, Domain Name Hijacking, the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), and coordinated further discussions on Whois Policy development and Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) implementation
    .... full story


  • on Nasdaq Watch List
    Domain name registrar faces Nasdaq de-listing for failing to register its annual financial statement on time, officials said Thursday
    .... full story
  • Loophole found in '.pro' Web names
    A company has found a loophole for selling Internet names ending in ".pro" without the usual credentialing requirements, prompting complaints from the Internet's key oversight agency
    .... full story
  • More criticism piled on .Net report
    The furore surrounding the report on .net ownership has intensified with another highly critical assessment by one of the bidders, and ICANN sticking to its guns
    .... full story


  • VeriSign Adds Internet Servers To Boost Domain Support
    With Internet traffic doubling every 12 to 18 months, VeriSign Inc. said Wednesday that it is beefing-up its Web infrastructure services by installing additional servers over the next two years in growth areas such as Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Africa, Middle East, India and Eastern and Central Europe
    .... full story
  • Starts eBay Auction at $1.5 Million
    The owner of DIGITALMOVIE.COM ( initiated his starting bid price of $1.5 million on eBay today in hopes of selling the domain name
    .... full story
  • ICANN Publishes Compliance Program
    Regulatory body the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( said this week that it had published a compliance program to explain its approach to enforcement of compliance with its Registry Agreements and Registrar Accreditation Agreements
    .... full story
  • Ynet alleges domain name extortion
    The owner of the domain threatened to sell it to a competitor unless he was paid NIS 100,000
    .... full story
  • Trade Marks and Domain Names - Legal Overiew
    Trade marks are marks that distinguish goods or services provided by the trade mark owner from those of others
    Historically the domain name system, with its current emphasis on the .com tld as the “international” domain, does not fit well, therefore, into the international trade mark system
    .... full story


  • ICANN Avoids Questions About ".travel"
    I have received no response to this request, nothing further has appeared on the ICANN Web site about the press conference, and -- being 10,000 kilometers away -- I can't tell if the press conference was held, much less who was allowed to participate or what was said.....
    .... full story
  • ICANN Starts Meetings in Argentina
    ICANN says its agenda for open participatory meetings addresses issues concerning Internet stakeholders. Those issues include DNS Security, domain name hijacking, the World Summit on Information Society, regional at-large meetings with user groups from across Latin America, whois policy development and deployment of internationalised domain names
    .... full story
  • "Sucks" Sites Don't Violate US Trademark Law
    We hold today that the noncommercial use of a trademark as the domain name of a website - the subject of which is consumer commentary about the products and services represented by the mark - does not constitute infringement under the Lanham Act
    It's important to keep decisions like this in mind when dealing with WIPO's Borg-like attempts to route around US trademark law by trying to "restate" or "explain" the UDRP, the arbitration-like system which ICANN has imposed on domain name disputes.
    .... full story


  • ICANN reveals ".travel" sponsor is a front
    key staff of the Internet's governing body, ICANN, cut a secret deal at least as early as 2001 with the international airline cartel IATA to create and hand over to IATA's control a new Internet top level domain (TLD), ".travel"
    .... full story
  • .Net report was fudged
    The controversial report over ownership of the .net registry was fudged and the evidence is contained within the report itself.
    The 58-page document by US tech company Telcordia has faced severe criticism since it was released last week. Now it has emerged the criterion on which Verisign was chosen was never specified by ICANN, which commissioned the report
    .... full story
  • Ansearch launches amid domain name dispute
    Local search engine Ansearch will begin commercial operations today despite being accused of domain name poaching
    .... full story


  • Tommy Registrar and the Gatecrashers
    They say truth is stranger than fiction: in the case of the .Pro story this may be true. Read on...
    .... full story


  • WIPO Loses Domain Name to Florida Company
    In a stunning UDRP decision, a three-person NAF panel transferred the domain from the World Intellectual Property Organization to a Boca Raton, Florida manufacturer of baby wipes
    .... full story
  • ICANN in Hot Seat over .net Registry Report
    Germany-based Denic, one of the other four firms vying with VeriSign for the right to control the .net domain, slammed the report, saying it was "sloppy" work replete with "serious factual errors" that led to mistaken conclusions.
    .... full story
  • Appeals court upholds ruling
    A federal appeals court last week may have written the final chapter to a sordid legal saga that helped establish Internet domain names as property.
    .... full story


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