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TechNet Spoof Site Caused No Hard Feelings

The site went up as a good-natured spoof to make jest of the fact that the Technology Network had not registered their organization’s name as a domain. Site creator Paul Williams handed the domain name over to the Technology Network eventually without a fuss. [...] Continue reading


Commerce Department Doesn’t Receive Enthusiastic Reply

The Commerce Department requested statements from the public on how to proceed with the domain name system, they were hoping to get replies from companies who were not involved in the power war discussions that had been waging for the past two months, but who did have some stake in the game. Unfortunately, the [...] Continue reading


FTC Criticizes Australian Copy Site

An Australian domain name broker ( sold domain registrations to people who had thought they were registering with the official InterNIC registry, administered by Network Solutions and located at [...] Continue reading


Internet Society Outlines Domain Name Strategies

As Network Solution’s hold on the domain registry monopoly comes closer to ending, the Internet Society, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, delivered an outline on how to objectively handle the domain name registry system to the Commerce Department. [...] Continue reading


Network Solution Oops Costs 4000 Customers Site Access

Network Solutions accidentally deleted an important root zone file on Saturday afternoon, causing WebCom customers (over 4,000 account holders) to disappear from cyberspace. WebCom’s executive vice president sent an employee to physically show up at Network Solution’s door after not being able to contact them by phone (their help desk was closed for the [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Pushes For Computer Upgrades

After Eugene Kashpureff’s hack on InterNIC (Network Solution’s name server system), the company sent out a patch that would help solve the open vulnerabilities in systems and keep such hacks from happening again. Network Solutions shows disappointment that most administrators have not installed the patch. [...] Continue reading


Eugene Kashpureff Apologizes

Kashpureff, the founder of AlterNIC and the one who launched a hack attack on Network Solutions InterNIC name server system, publicly apologized for his action and vowed he’d ‘never do it again.‘ Kashpureff also claims he will not give up the fight to keep companies like Network Solutions from owning the DNS registry. [...] Continue reading

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