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Digital Equipment Defends AltaVista

Digital Equipment (DEC) has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in Massachusetts against software company AltaVista Technology Incorporated (ATI) for using the name AltaVista, which is a trademark of Digital Equipment's popular search engine, AltaVista. [...] Continue reading


Internet Real Estate Making Big Profits

Domain names, the Internet's 'real estate', have continued to grow in popularity and users are now buying and selling the names at more than 10% profit (traditional real estate approximations are 6%). Now, innovative domain name brokerage services are popping up online serving as virtual lots for domain owner's to sell their names. [...] Continue reading


Procter & Gamble Introduces Pampers Website

Procter & Gamble, who owns more than 100 domains related to its brands, unveiled a new site dedicated to their pampers brand at This is the first from P&G, the company who registered the majority of their names for free before InterNIC began charging for registrations. [...] Continue reading


IANA Announces Plans to Modify Recently Announced TLD Plan

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) announced today that they plan to modify their recently announced plan to create new top-level domains (TLDs) as a way to alleviate over-crowding of .com domain registrations. [...] Continue reading

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