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Academy of Motion Pictures Won’t Sue For Domain Names

The Academy of Motion Pictures dropped its pending lawsuit against Network Solutions for registering domain names that play off the popular terms ‘Academy Awards’ and ‘Oscar’. During the case, Network Solutions argued that they are not required by law to screen domain registrations for potential trademark infringement. The ruling stated that “the mere registration of [...] Continue reading


Kashpureff Ready to Face the Music

Eugene Kashpureff said ‘forget it’ to the Canadian system when he was granted the right to oppose his extradition. Instead, he should be in the hands of the FBI by Friday. Once back in the US, Kashpureff will face wire and computer fraud charges after hijacking the site visitors of InterNIC (Network Solution’s [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Announces More Competitive Site

As the impending end of Network Solution’s monopoly on the domain registration market looms near, the company is scurrying to save whatever business they can by making their site easier to use and improving their billing system, and making their services and site more competitive. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Rolls Out New Billing System for Internet Domain Name Registrants

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/— Network Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSOL) today announced the completion of one of the world’s largest Internet-based transaction billing systems. The new system provides for the reliability and scalability required to better manage Network Solutions’ rapidly growing worldwide Internet domain name registration services in the .com, .net, .org and [...] Continue reading


Online Jurisdiction Rules Get More Explicit

In a recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals, someone publishing a website from Florida may not be called to Arizona for a trademark infringement trial. The case involved two consulting companies, both calling themselves “Cybersell”. One owned the domain name, while the other wanted it. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Protected from Trademark Infringement Charges

A federal judge ruled in favor of Network Solutions in a suit launched by an individual claiming the domain registry had sold their trademarked domain names to unauthorized companies. [...] Continue reading


AlterNIC’s Founder Still Awaiting Extradition Hearings

Eugene Kashpureff’s hearing for extradition from Canada to FBI officials was delayed to December 12th. Kashpureff is wanted by the FBI for hijacking the site visitors of InterNIC (Network Solution’s domain name system) to his own domain name system, AlterNIC. The internet visitors were shown a brief message of protest, and a button [...] Continue reading

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