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The US Government doubts that the DNS transition from Network Solutions to the public sector will happen due to lack of planning. Despite seeing evidence that the public sector is ready to take control of the domain name system, they have yet to be convinced that Network Solutions will be able to pull out of [...] Continue reading
Representative Charles Pickering (Mississippi), chairman of the House Science subcommittee on Basic Research, announced that they wouldn’t back a plan that sets the domain registration headquarters outside the US. “American taxpayers, companies, and government built the internet” said Pickering. The idea to move the registration registry to Geneva was part of IAHC plan, [...] Continue reading
Network Solutions (NSOL) opened their doors to the public today at $25 a share. They reached a high of 26 3/4 before the day closed [...] Continue reading
The Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Larry Irving, announced that their contract with Network Solutions would likely continue for up to six months after the end of their March ‘cut-off date’. The NSF agrees that they haven’t had enough time to put a new data system into place and won’t walk away until all of [...] Continue reading
Congress began hearings today to decide whether or not the Internets domain name system is ready for Network Solutions to withdraw from their role as the only registry. Congress, along with other committees involved in the domain registry solution want a solid exit plan with a structured strategy for the new take over plans, [...] Continue reading
Sprint has decided to fight for the domain name Spree.com, asking its current owners to turn it over after infringing on their trademark. Sprint was granted the trademark Spree for its prepaid phone card service. The Spree.com website is currently a non-competitive shopping site and owners claim that Sprint acquiring the domain name would drive [...] Continue reading
When PGMedia requested that their name servers be added to Network Solution’s root-server, they had no idea it would lead to battling the National Science Foundation. After filing an anti-trust suit against Network Solutions (who now claims to have full ownership of a database that most say is public domain because it’s construction was [...] Continue reading