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Domain Name News Archive - October 2005

  • ICANN and VeriSign Announce End to Long-Standing Dispute
    ICANN today announced that it has reached an proposed agreement to end all pending litigation over its long-standing dispute with VeriSign. The proposed agreement documents are being posted for public comment and are subject to final approval of the ICANN Board. This settlement will clear the way for a new and productive public/private partnership in coordinating technical management of the Internet's domain name system
    .... full story


  • Man accused of 1.5m Web scams
    Peterborough Crown Court was told by the prosecution that Peter Francis-Macrae had tricked thousands of people into sending him money to register a .eu domain name on their behalf. Francis-Macrae is also alleged to have sent letters to people whose domain names were about to expire, demanding a renewal fee
    .... full story


  • Nations squabble over internet management
    Delegates at a meeting in Geneva on Monday failed to reach an agreement on who should control the internet's addressing system. The meeting, which is being held in preparation of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis next month, degenerated into a farce when delegates argued over the right of the US to control the internet's addressing system
    .... full story
  • Who should run the internet?
    Until recently it was an academic question. After all, the United States - thanks to public money and (later on) private entrepreneurialism - had been the midwife of the net in the 1960s and had assumed de facto maternal control. But this divine right is now being challenged. Last week the EU proposed new global institutions, possibly under UN control, to replace existing organisations such as Icann which controls the issuing of domain names such as ".com" and the "root servers" critical for the working of the net's infrastructure. This is to be decided at next month's UN world summit in Tunis on the information society, where the US is likely to be in a tiny minority against the rest of he world
    .... full story


  • Web domains hit new high
    Small businesses and bloggers get credit for pushing the number of domain names recognised by Netcraft to nearly 75 million - but spammers figure in there too
    .... full story
  • US Congress wades into Internet control row
    With America and Europe locked in conflict over the future of Internet governance, the House of Representatives has urged President Bush to stand firm
    .... full story
  • VeriSign buys for $2.3m
    Domain name registrar VeriSign has acquired the assets of for $2.3m in cash
    .... full story
  • US moves to keep control of net names
    Members of the US House of Representatives said this week the US should resist international pressure to give up authority over key internet functions amid a mounting feud over the issue.
    In a letter to Commerce and State Department officials, the lawmakers said the Bush administration should retain strong oversight over the internet domain name system, specifically the root servers that guide traffic to huge databases containing addresses for all the top-level domains, such as dot-com, dot-edu, and the country code domains such as dot-uk and dot-jp
    .... full story
  • Domain names related to earth's summit preemptively registered
    Domain names similar to 8844, the new height of meters of Mount Qomolangma confirmed on Sunday, have been heatedly registered by Chinese cyber speculators, according to a report in Monday's Beijing Morning News
    .... full story
  • DExpired Site Revived: Give it Time
    Did you ever let a site expire and lay dormant for a while? Then come back to it later, to set up a new site on the domain name? If you have, you may have noticed that those types of sites, stay dormant within the SERPs even longer then what you may have expected
    .... full story


  • Who Will Control Internet Infrastructure?
    As the third preparatory meeting (Prepcom III) for the U.N.'s upcoming summit about the Internet and its infrastructure came to an end, a dispute erupted over whether the management of the Internet's names, numbers and protocols should be controlled by one nation or by a multinational structure
    .... full story
  • ICANN Announces New Staff Appointments in IANA
    David Conrad joins ICANN as General Manager IANA.
    .... full story


  • House Backs U.S. ICANN Stand
    The U.S. House Commerce Committee backed the White House Thursday and emphatically opposed turning over governance of the Internet to the United Nations (U.N.).
    .... full story
  • EU UN Web Takeover
    Europe's biggest telecommunications companies are objecting to the European Union's proposals for UN-led Internet governance, saying the EU's attempt to reduce the U.S.'s role in running the global network raises the danger of bureaucratizing the web, according to this report from the Wall Street Journal
    .... full story
  • Sunrise period for .eu domain names begins Dec. 7
    The registry for the .eu Internet top-level domain will accept reservations for second-level domain names from Dec. 7. The domain is intended to identify activities or information related to the European Union, and give companies based there the opportunity to use a pan-European Internet identity to complement their individual national sites
    .... full story


  • BBC blew $375k on
    The BBC has defended its decision to blow $375,000 (212,000) of public money on the domain
    .... full story
  • Sale of UK's Most Expensive Internet Domain Name
    SMS.CO.UK - an Internet domain name synonymous with the telecoms and messaging industries looks likely to set a record for the price of any UK based domain name to date
    .... full story


  • Arbitration Forum's Decision on Yahoo! Web Addresses
    The National Arbitration Forum announced today that a ruling has been issued in favor of Yahoo! regarding the rights to 54 Internet domain names, including,, and, among others. This is the latest in a series of claims that Yahoo! has won in defending its brand and name
    .... full story
  • Top-level domain for travel industry opens
    Airlines, theme parks, restaurants, tourism offices and others in travel and tourism are eligible for Web sites and e-mail addresses ending in ``.travel.''
    .... full story


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