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Domain Name News Archive - May 1999

  • Porsche, domain face off in court
    The U.S. arm of German sports car maker Porsche AG was scheduled to face off in court today against the holder of the and Internet domains.
    .... full story

  • Domain dispute policy pushed forward
    The body in charge of the Net's core technical functions has directed its newly formed delegations to consider a controversial proposal to handle trademark disputes over domain names.
    .... full story

  • ICANN sets up group to help manage domain names
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this week began laying the groundwork for managing the technical aspects of the Internet.
    .... full story


  • Run on Domain Names Foiled
    Four-letter words were once considered crass. Now they're worth thousands.
    Some British students discovered that recently when they were caught trying to corner the domain registration market with some industrial-strength cybersquatting tools.
    .... full story


    .... United Kingdom leads world in .com, .net and .org registrations outside North America...
    .... full story


  • NSI appoints 'visionary' chief exec
    Network Solutions looking to stake out new online turf with pro-competition CEO.
    .... full story


  • What does the future hold for NSI?
    As Netizens prepare to meet next week in Berlin to hash out rules for privatizing the Internet's administration, intense negotiations continue behind the scenes over the future role of Network Solutions, whose influence over the Net to date has been considerable.
    .... full story


  • Tuvalu Domain Name Deal With Canadians Collapses
    The $50 million licensing deal between Canada's TV Corp. and the Government of Tuvalu covering the nation's ".tv" Internet domain has collapsed after the Canadian company failed to come up with promised payments.
    .... full story


  • Sun, domain holder in trademark hot water
    Sun Microsystems is actively promoting a new service dubbed, despite the fact that it doesn't own the domain name.
    .... full story

  • Newspaper buys domain
    The San Jose Mercury News has bought the domain name "" to develop a regional Web guide, the newspaper confirmed today.
    .... full story


  • NSI Scores Domain Name Hat Trick
    Network Solutions Inc. [NASDAQ:NSOL] Friday scored two victories in court cases challenging its administration of the domain name system (DNS), and also acknowledged that it isn't quite letting go of its exclusive hold on the DNS yet.
    .... full story


  • Bush's antidote to negative Web exposure
    WASHINGTON--So you don't like Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush and were thinking of launching a Web site called to express your disdain.
    Sorry--the Bush team bought up the rights to the name and around 200 other Internet domains a year ago, long before the Texas governor was officially thinking of running for president, campaign aides said yesterday.
    .... full story

  • U.S. Court Rejects NSI's Antitrust Charge
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A U.S. Appeals Court Friday rejected charges that Network Solutions Inc. (NSI), the company that registers most Internet addresses, had violated antitrust laws by failing to expand the pool of Internet locations.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Registrars Can't Compete Til June
    Competition to register domain names was supposed to be in full swing by now, but it may be early June before interoperability issues are worked out, said sole provider Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) on Friday.
    .... full story

  • Domain firm looks to competition for cash
    The group responsible for turning over administration of the Internet to private industry is hoping that new competition in the market for ".com" addresses will bring a much-needed infusion of cash into its coffers.
    .... full story

  • NSI beats-off domain legal challenge
    .... full story

  • New Domain Registrars Delayed
    First Network Solutions rivals are slow setting up business.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Group Digging For Seed Money
    Efforts to raise $500,000 in seed money thenewly formed Internet Corporation for AssignedNames and Numbers (ICANN) are on track, although that amount is still far less than the $1.2 million the group expects it will need to function.
    .... full story


  • Shared domain-name test suffers delays
    An initial test aimed at ending Network Solutions Inc.'s monopoly over domain-name registration hasn't started out smoothly, according to several companies involved in the process.
    .... full story


  • Net number system at a crossroads
    Alongside the highly public debate over domain names, a little-understood predicament--with more far-reaching consequences--is confronting the new nonprofit corporation in charge of the Net's administration.
    .... full story

  • Another favorable ruling for NSI
    .... full story

  • Domain Case Dismissed
    .... full story



  • Who Owns Whois Database?
    Is Network Solutions next on the Department of Justice's antitrust hit list?
    .... full story


  • NSI is still sole registrar
    Nine days after the Commerce Department launched the trial phase of its plan to open up domain name registration, Network Solutions remains the sole registrar of Internet addresses carrying the ".com" ending.
    .... full story

  • DOJ investigating Network Solutions
    .... full story

  • Iperdome Domain Names Route Around ICANN
    .... full story


  • DOJ expands NSI antitrust probe
    The Justice Department is expanding a two-year antitrust investigation of Network Solutions, the dominant registrar of ".com" and other domains, to focus on the company's claim that it owns the database used to route traffic on the Internet.
    .... full story




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