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Network Solutions Lacks Evidence in Case Against AlterNIC

In the alternative-domain-name-battle, Network Solutions tried to convince a Federal Judge to grant a restraining order against Eugene Kashpureff, founder of the radical AlterNIC service, who had recently launched hack attacks against InterNIC’s name server system. The Judge told Network Solutions that it was clear that damage had been done, but that they lacked [...] Continue reading


Now Calling New Registrars

The interim Policy Oversight Committee (iPOC), formerly the IAHC, is now taking for applications from possible domain name registrars. iPOC’s authority to establish registrars is unclear. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Up And Running Again had been shut down on orders from NASA officials to InterNIC.’s complaints did nothing to get the site back online again, but a call to AlterNIC did produce a hack that would temporarily put the site back online to about 80% of users. [...] Continue reading


AlterNIC Shut-Down – Network Solutions Sues

After ‘hijacking’ the InterNIC database for two weeks, Eugene Kaspureff, founder of the radical AlterNIC service, finally shut down his DNS hack when he was named in a civil lawsuit from Network Solutions. [...] Continue reading


Users confused by Domain Reseller

Some users were confused by the domain reseller recently when they thought they were registering domains with the official InterNIC, located at Trouble arose when began taking the orders and pocketing the fees. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions IPO

Network Solutions the sole company authorized to register domain names, plans an initial public offering that looks to bring in upwards of $35 million in capital to the company. [...] Continue reading


Hormel vs.

Cyber Promotions, Inc., an email marketing company most known for spamming, is currently in the middle of a trademark dispute with Hormel over the use of the world "spam". Hormel demanded that Cyber Promotions stop using the word 'spam' in their domain, but the company rejected this request. [...] Continue reading

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