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U.S. Government Takes Stand on Domain Registration

The Clinton administration has finally made public the long awaited report on how they would privatize and expand the domain name system. The report stated that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) would continue to control IP addresses, root-server, and addressing protocols as a new non-profit organization. IANA staff would continue their employment [...] Continue reading


Europe Not Happy with New Domain System

Several European companies who have spent much time and money on creating a new domain name system couldn’t hide their frustration over the Clinton Administration’s new plan to privatize the Registry. The Council of Registrars (CORE) had proposed a new plan last year that would make seven new TLDs (top-level domains) available by the [...] Continue reading


Scientology Tries To Stop Parody Sites

The Church of Scientology recently threatened to sue two websites containing what they call ‘trademarked’ content. Trademark attorneys doubt Scientology’s standing. Especially since both sites were parody’s of the religion. [...] Continue reading


Oreos Wants Its Name Back

When visitors arrived at, instead of finding the story of the world’s best cookie, they instead found a collection of links to various adult websites. Nabisco, who was late in registering the domain, decided to take their name back. They sent a strong cease and desist letter to the owner of the [...] Continue reading


Clinton’s Scandal Making Domain Brokers Rich

As the story of Bill Clinton’s scandal hit the streets, web savvy domain brokers were buying any and all related domain names.,, and were just a few of the domains purchased in the span of a few hours. [...] Continue reading


Pre-Registration Is Risky, but Dozens of Companies Proceed Anyway

As the Interim Policy Oversight Committee roles forward with its plan to introduce seven new TLDs (top-level domains) to the registration system, it has collected money from 88 companies applying for registration rights in the new system. Many of those companies have started taking pre-registration orders from people who want a first shot at [...] Continue reading


No Cybersquatting – says Geneva

The internet Policy Oversight Committee (iPOC) published plans this Friday showing their intention of ridding the online world of cybersquatters (companies or individuals registering domain names that resemble popular trademarks and trying to resell them to the trademark holder for higher prices). [...] Continue reading

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