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Microsoft Vows to ‘Remedy’ Name Smearing

In a recent statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, the small LA company registering embarrassing domain names under Microsoft Network’s name will be dealt with soon. The company is currently taking steps to remedy the situation. [...] Continue reading


Microsoft Losing Face to Embarrassing Domain Names

For the past month, someone has been using Microsoft as the company name to register off the wall and often embarrassing domain names like ‘’. According to InterNIC’s records, Danny Khoshnood started a month ago by registering, and continued to register other names under the Microsoft banner. [...] Continue reading


5 unbelievable “facts” about the domain name industry

Here are five thought provoking, perhaps even unbelievable facts about the domain name industry - and they're all true! A single individual owns over 200,000 domain names! This is an astonishing but true story: Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste owns well over 200,000 domain names. He has been in the media several times [...] Continue reading


Phony NASA Sites Shut Down

The sites borrowing traffic from the government site by using domain names like and have been disconnected from the DNS registry by InterNIC. (the owner of these sites) plans to pursue the matter in court. [...] Continue reading


Rush to Register Internet Related Trademarks

With the explosion of the Internet came the rush to register domain names with the terms ‘net’, ‘web’, ‘link’, ‘cyber’, and ‘power’ included in the name. Now companies are rushing to register trademarks on these terms as well. It was reported that technology and internet related trademark applications have risen by more than 186%. [...] Continue reading


Vint Cerf Brings Verbasl Hammer Down on Network Solutions

Vint Cerf, senior vice president of MCI Communications and the man generally credited with creating the internet, opened both barrels on Network Solutions for their claim of ownership over the databases of internet domain names. [...] Continue reading


Image Online Design Drops Case Against IAHC

Image Online Design has dropped their domain name case against the International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC) charging that the committee had agreed to exclusively award them the .web registry. [...] Continue reading

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