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Clinton Administration to Step In Between Fighting Domainers

As the end of NSF’s (National Science Foundation) role as the governing force in the internet naming system grows near, the arguments between several committees and task forces heat up, causing the White House to step in and play referee. The administration will hear arguments for 45 days, after which, it will comment on [...] Continue reading


White House Becomes Domain Referee

The White House announced that it will send out a request for comments on how the domain name system should be handled in the future. The National Science Foundation will no longer administrate domain names next March, when, at the same time, it stops funding InterNIC, which Network Solutions operates. InterNIC is the only organization [...] Continue reading


Web Systems Takes on Cyber Promotions

Web Systems, an internet development company, filed for a restraining order against Cyber Promotions, a notorious web spammer. The suit claims that Cyber Promotions used Gavin Clarkson’s, Chairman of Web Systems, email address in spamming, which in turn flooded the web development company’s servers. [...] Continue reading


Key Domain Planners Dismiss Criticism

The Key domain planners looking into options on how to run the domain name system in the future are dismissing criticism that their plans to expand the Internet with new top-level domains is simply a "power grab". The Association for Interactive Media (AIM), an industry group, is fighting the plan to add seven new top-level [...] Continue reading


$150,000 Record Set For Domain Name Price

A company in Texas purchased the domain name ‘’ for $150,000. This sales price is the highest recorded price paid for a domain name yet. [...] Continue reading


IBM Debuts New Email Servers

IBM today debuted new, scalable email servers that will allow internet service providers (ISP's) to significantly increase their email load quickly and inexpensively. The new servers will be available in the third quarter. [...] Continue reading


College Student Registers Domains in Microsoft’s Name

A college student has gone on a domain registering spree, registering a large number of domain names in the software giant’s name. Many of these names are related to Microsoft products, which looks to land him in a trademark dispute. Additionally, he registered a number of porn related domains names as well. [...] Continue reading

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