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National Science Foundation Investigates Domain Registrations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has completed a report investigating the way domain names are registered through Network Solutions. The report is expected to be released next week; however the NSF would not release any details on the report or the investigation. [...] Continue reading


Upstart Registry Sues IANA

Image Online Design, an upstart domain registry, filed a lawsuit to stop the Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) from creating seven new top-level domains. Image Online Design states that IANA originally agreed to award the .web registry to their company, but later rescinded. The suit asks the court to award the .web registry to Image [...] Continue reading


Top Level Domain ‘.WEB’ Being Fought Over

As the IAHC tries to add seven new TLDs to the online world, web designer and domain owner Chris Ambler claims ownership of one of the proposed TLDs, the .web domain. Ambler purchased the .web domain through AlterNic, a self-proclaimed registry hoping to overpass IAHC's standards, and claims that IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) granted [...] Continue reading


Planned Parenthood Wins Trademark Battle

Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization for reproductive health, won a domain trademark dispute against Richard Bucci, the registrant who falsely claimed that his website was the official planned parenthood website. [...] Continue reading


IAHC Announces Plan for New TLDs

The International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC) today announced plans for seven new top-level domain extensions, including “.store”, “.arts”, “.info”, “.firm”, and “.web”. The plan would alleviate over-crowding in the domain market, particularly with the rush to register “.com’s” [...] Continue reading


Cyber Promotions and AOL Both Claim Victories

In a suit that both sides are calling victory, AOL members can now block spam messages from Cyber Promotions; however Cyber Promotions can continue sending junk email to those AOL members that have not blocked them. [...] Continue reading

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