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Domain Name News Archive - July 1999

  • EC acts on domain name infighting
    The European Commission has stepped up its investigation of Internet domain name registrar Network Solutions Inc (NSI) following a string of complaints from competitors.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Battle Impacts Holders, Investors
    The ongoing battle over control of domain name registration could lead to some instability for domain name holders, an analyst said Friday.
    .... full story


  • Congress to Debate Domain Names; ICANN Seeks Help
    A subcomittee of the House Judiciary Committee is set to debate the privitization of domain name registration and the role Network Solutions Inc. should play in that process during a hearing Wednesday.
    .... full story

  • Domain name divorce?
    Battle for ownership of Internet registry seems ripe for legal battle
    .... full story


  • Domain registrars offer ICANN help
    The cash-starved body anointed to manage some of the Internet's core functions has resorted to knocking on doors to fund its operations.
    .... full story


  • Domain name registrar slammed
    A congressional panel Thursday harshly criticized Network Solutions Inc., the company responsible for registering all Internet domain names, for its monopolistic tactics and refusal to abide by Commerce Department orders to move the system to a competitive process.
    .... full story

  • Network Solutions' 2nd-Quarter Profit Soars
    Network Solutions Inc., the Herndon firm that assigns most of the world's Internet addresses, said yesterday that strong demand for its address registration services pumped up second quarter profit, which increased 135 percent, to $5.8 million (17 cents a share) from $2.5 million (7 cents). Revenue in the quarter surged 132 percent, to $47.5 million, from $20.5 million a year ago.
    .... full story

  • Network Solutions Finds Itself on the Defensive at Hearing
    The hearing before a House subcommittee yesterday was supposed be a long-awaited opportunity for Network Solutions Inc., the Herndon firm that assigns most of world's Internet addresses, to publicly attack a nonprofit corporation that is trying to inject competition into the address business.
    .... full story


  • NSI makes timely change to domain payment policy
    Some Internet users will have to start paying registration fees up front for the most popular forms of addresses, the dominant Net registrar said today--one day before its policy of granting credit to its customers is likely to come under attack on Capitol Hill.
    .... full story

  • No Dinero, No Domain
    There will be no more free lunches for Network Solutions customers. The world's largest Internet domain name registrar is going to charge in advance for .com, .net, and .org Web addresses.
    .... full story

  • NSI under pressure to change domain registration policy
    All Internet users may soon have to pay up front for registering domain names
    .... full story

  • Domain Players Face the Music
    The first congressional hearing devoted to domain name privatization took a sharply partisan edge Thursday as Republicans criticized the Clinton administration and Democrats assailed Network Solutions.
    .... full story

  • Network Solutions Tops Estimates
    Network Solutions is thriving, so far, in the post-monopoly world.
    .... full story


  • NSI to require prepayment for domain names
    Network Solutions Inc. said today it will begin requiring domain-name buyers to pay for the names they want at the time of purchase, a move that could help cut down on abuse of the system.
    .... full story


  • New Net domain name authority out of cash
    Seven months after its launch, the nonprofit organization that oversees Internet domain name registration is out of cash and has racked up $1 million in unpaid bills.
    .... full story


  • House to address domain system's future
    Details are beginning to emerge about an upcoming House subcommittee hearing that could have strong consequences for the future registration of domain names.
    .... full story

  • Domain registrar cleans up names
    A newly appointed registrar that was approving obscene domain names with the ".com" ending said today that it has curbed the controversial practice.
    .... full story


  • Domain names get dirty
    For the first time in the history of the coveted ".com" domain, Netizens are being allowed to register vulgar addresses thanks to the latest participant in a shared registration system.
    .... full story


  • Commerce Threatens To Weaken NSI's Grip
    The Clinton administration got tough with Network Solutions Inc. yesterday, warning that the Herndon company could lose its right to assign and manage many types of Internet addresses, the company's chief source of revenue, if it does not do more to open its now largely monopolized business to competitors.
    .... full story


  • ICANN Points Finger at NSI
    ICANN, the nonprofit organization that aims to be the Net's governing body, on Friday moved to fend off criticism from a congressional committee.
    .... full story


  • No Escaping Junk E-Mail From Network Solutions
    An unsolicited commercial e-mailing from Network Solutions, Inc. has some Internet service providers mad as heck, but they can't do anything about it.
    .... full story


  • Network Solutions/ICANN Debate Set to Get Uglier
    Government-appointed Internet domain overseer the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) likely reject another bid by Network Solutions Inc. to name three new members to ICANN's powerful Names Council.
    .... full story


  • EC starts campaign for .eu Internet domain
    European Commission has asked the International Standards Organisation (ISO) if the code 'eu' can be used for the Internet as a top level domain name, like .org or .com.
    .... full story


  • NSI's Web site hacked
    Hackers struck major linchpins in the Internet's address system today, redirecting Network Solutions visitors to one of its future ".com" competitors and the new body in charge of managing the Net's technical functions, crippling that site too, according to NSI executives.
    .... full story


  • EU eyes Net domain name antitrust issues
    Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) yesterday confirmed that the European Union is furthering its antitrust investigation into NSI's monopoly over Internet domain name registration.
    .... full story



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