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InterNIC Creates More Competition with New TLD Proposal

A new proposal by InterNIC calls for up to 50 new TLDs (e.g. .inc) to be created. The proposal comes on the heels of announcements by alternative companies that they will sell alternative TLDs such as .biz. While alternative companies are selling additional TLDs, InterNIC controls the most popular, .com and .net. [...] Continue reading


Disputes Over Domain TLDs Continues

Owners of AlterNIC and Macro Computer Systems, two companies currently selling alternative domain name registrations, such as .biz, are up in arms over the new proposal by InterNIC and IANA to create up to 50 new TLDs. According to Karl Denniger of Macro Computer Systems, "They are basically squatting on what is public property. I [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Defines Dispute Policy

As more and more domain names being registered through Network Solutions, who operates InterNIC, more and more domain disputes are popping up. Because of the increase in domain disputes, Network Solutions has re-defined it's dispute policy, which states that domains are sold on a first-come, first-sold basis and that user's must bear any legal burden's [...] Continue reading


New TLDs Courtesy of Alternative Companies

Frustrated with Network Solutions hold on the .com, .net, and .org domains, two companies (Macro Computer Systems and Alternic) have begun creating a series of new TLDs (top-level domain names) and are selling them directly to users. Only those sold through Network Solutions are officially recognized by InterNIC and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), [...] Continue reading

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