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Domain Name News Archive - September 1999

  • ICANN, NSI reach tentative domain settlement
    Claiming to have reached a milestone in the development of the Internet, the U.S. Department of Commerce Tuesday announced a series of agreements with domain-name registrar Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) that could end a long-standing and bitter dispute over how Internet addresses are registered.
    .... full story

  • NSI Keeps Keys to Internet Domain
    Peace broke out yesterday on one of the Internet's fiercest battlegrounds.
    U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley announced an agreement to resolve the divisive fight over the future of the Internet's "domain name" system--the master list of plain-English names (such as for millions of sites on the World Wide Web.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Holy War Comes to an End
    After an extended period of bickering and in-fighting, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Network Solutions, Inc. have reached a series of agreements that will privatize the Internet domain name registration system.
    .... full story


  • NetSol to Keep Domain Data
    Delivering a boost to the incipient market for registering new Internet addresses, the US Department of Commerce and Internet registrar Network Solutions Inc. will announce Tuesday a long-term agreement paving the way for greater competition, people familiar with the deal said.
    .... full story

  • Domain Name Agreement Finally Reached
    A rocky month could lie ahead for the historic agreement over domain names announced Tuesday between Network Solutions, the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers and the U.S. Commerce Department. Already, several interested observers have announced their unhappiness with aspects of the tentative deal.
    .... full story

  • Domain name door opens
    The door to competition in the contentious Internet domain-name business was opened a bit wider Tuesday.
    .... full story

  • Network Solutions, Commerce Department Settle On Web Domain Name Plan
    Network Solutions Inc. confirmed Tuesday that it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Commerce to open up competition in the business of registering Internet domain names.
    .... full story


  • Nader proposes limits to ICANN
    New 13-point plan seeks to curb Internet group's authority, calls the right to a Net domain the same as the right to 'a street address, a telephone number or a person's name.'
    Consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader has launched a new round of attacks against ICANN, the non-profit group that manages Internet addresses, with a proposal outlining the way ICANN's power should be controlled.
    .... full story


  • Competing Root Servers Threaten ICANN Control
    Internet groups and computer professionals questioned Friday whether the Internet could run on competing roots instead of a single, shared root system in a move to break the control exercised by the group charged with its administration.
    .... full story

  • Iperdome Blames ICANN for Its Demise
    An Atlanta firm that pioneered the idea of personal domain names announced Friday that it's going out of business.
    .... full story



  • New NSI security glitch grants access to Web email
    Stung last week by security problems related to its free Web email service, domain name registrar Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) is now contending with a security flaw that grants unauthorized users access to Web mail accounts without using a password.
    .... full story


  • NSI Mass E-mailing Raises Security Fears
    A mass e-mail solicitation sent Wednesday night by Network Solutions Inc. has generated a stormy reaction from some customers.
    .... full story

  • NSI makes free e-mail security blunder
    Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) discovered that no good deed goes unpunished this week, when its attempt to offer a free e-mail service backfired with a significant security problem.
    .... full story

  • Global Execs Back ICANN
    Count a group of high-profile global business executives -- and one of the Net's founding fathers -- in ICANN's corner.
    .... full story



  • Network Solutions Modifies Payment Policy
    Network Solutions Inc. next week will implement a previously announced plan to require domain name seekers to pre-pay for their .com, .org or .net addresses
    .... full story


  • Whose Ecompany Is It, Anyway?
    It's a safe bet that when media giant Time Warner was planning its soon-to-be-launched monthly technology magazine, ecompany, it did plenty of research into the potential reader and advertising base.
    What's less clear is how much homework Time Warner has done about possible trademark difficulties. A California Internet firm says it already has the rights to that name, and it's looking at ways to protect them.
    .... full story


  • Domain name ruling favors small businesses
    In a significant win for small businesses on the Net, a federal judge has ruled that a registered trademark, even when held by a well-known company, does not automatically entitle its holder to own the corresponding domain name.
    .... full story


  • Hasbro Loses Latest Round Over Clue.Com Domain
    In a decision that could refine the legal definition of cybersquatting, a federal court in Boston has ruled against toy maker Hasbro Inc. in a long-running legal dispute over the domain
    .... full story


  • Free Massive Business Directory from Network Solutions
    Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI), formerly the exclusive registrar for Internet domain names, has launched a new U.S. business directory called directory.
    .... full story


  • Chaos Without ICANN
    Without the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the root structure of the Internet either could fall into a maze of incompatible national laws or wind up being controlled by the potentially selfish interests of only a few private entities, according to written follow-up testimony submitted to a House subcommittee.
    .... full story


  • Protect Your Good (Domain) Name
    Attorney Anthony Berman offers legal tips on how to keep your Web address safe from cybersquatters
    .... full story

  • ICANN Targets Domain Squatting
    Draft rules from the organization responsible for Internet domain names may reduce the amount of domain "cyber squatting" and take away some of the legal worries that now revolve around the process of registering a .com, .net, or .org name.
    .... full story


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