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In a reply to the Clinton Administration’s ‘green papers’, the plan to privatize and expand the domain name industry, European Commission criticizes the plan because it would grant the US too much control over the new system. [...] Continue reading
The US Commerce Department is giving commenter’s until March 23 to submit their opinions of the recently released ‘green papers’, the new plans to privatize the domain name system. [...] Continue reading
The Internet Council of Registrars (CORE) reported that two of its testing servers had been stolen during the holiday weekend along with the software running the computers. No other computers were stolen, though many were stored in the same facility. CORE spokesperson stresses that they want to deter rumors and had prepared a [...] Continue reading
In a recent policy change, Network Solutions has announced that they will have the right to transfer domains to and from registrants, at their own discretions, when the domain name involves a trademark dispute. Every trademark attorney available for comment (except those working for Network Solutions) shows distaste for the new policy. [...] Continue reading
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) ran tests last week to see if their new domain name system could handle the flow of online traffic. In the test, they re-routed the internet domain system from Network Solutions to IANA. Jon Postel, in charge of IANA, received criticism from several authorities, including Ira Magaziner, [...] Continue reading
One of the leading Domain Registrar applicants, Epoch, has taken orders from more than 3,000 customers for domain names that might not even exist. The firm began pre-selling names based on the seven new TLDs (top-level domains) proposed by the Council of Registrars (CORE). However, the White House recently released its plans to [...] Continue reading
A new top-level domain, .tm, is being introduced by NetNames, a Domain Registry company based in London. .tm originally stood for Turkmenistan, a small country who was originally allotted the TLD, but has decided to sell it out. Other countries have also had success in selling their domains, such as .nu for Niue [...] Continue reading