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iGoldrush For Sale – Price Starts at Half a Million

Kevin Sinclair has owned the domain name since 1994, but now plans to sell it to the highest bidder. The starting price for the domain is $500,000, but Sinclair believes he’ll get much more. [...] Continue reading


CNET Gets Sued For Snap Domain Name

Snap Technologies filed a lawsuit against CNET for using the term ‘snap’ in it’s online search service - Snap! Online. CNET calls the suit meritless and plans to fight. [...] Continue reading


CEO of Network Solutions Resigns

Gabriel Battista announced his resignation as CEO of Network Solutions just before their scheduled withdraw from being the sole registrar of domain names. Battista will join Telsave Holdings, a long distance company, as chairman and chief executive. [...] Continue reading


Search Engine Keywords Threaten Domain Names

Dan Parisi, renounced cybersquatter, and owner of hundreds of domain names, is gearing up for a lawsuit against search engines and browser companies. The chief complaint is that browsers are getting ready to use keywords to take web surfers to specific sites instead of taking them to specific domains. Parisi claims this will [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Agrees to Release Whois Data

The US Department of Commerce agreed to extend Network Solution’s contract as a domain name Registrar until the year 2000, in exchange for the company’s release of ‘ownership’ of the current whois data they maintain on 2.5 million domain registrants. The contract provides room for competition from other Registrars by the second quarter of [...] Continue reading


Domain Monopolist Gets a 7-Day Extension

Network Solutions, whose control over the domain name systems was supposed to have expired at midnight, has been granted a seven day extension to give squabbling organizations time to settle their differences over the new plans. The new authority, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which will oversee the system, still needs [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Under Fire for Proposal

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) openly attacked the proposals of Network Solutions and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) as yet another way to give control of the domain name system to a closed, exclusive group. The EFF also pointed out that the articles submitted by the two entities do not follow the white [...] Continue reading

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