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US Domain Controller Dries European Tears

After receiving criticism from the European Commission for the new plans to expand the domain name service, the Clinton Administration tried to calm European concerns. The complaint alleged against the US was that keeping the domain name service in America would give the US unfair control. Ira Magaziner, who oversaw the plan’s development, [...] Continue reading


Domain Hijacker Brought to Ground

Eugene Kashpureff, known for redirecting InterNIC site visitors to his own site, AlterNIC, plead guilty to charges of wire and computer fraud. He will face a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions in Class Action Suit

Network Solutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) now face a class action suit from domain registrants who claim the two entities formed a license to steal by collecting a 30% fee on all domain registrations. [...] Continue reading


.to Stands Against Spam

The country of Tonga had set its TLD .to out for resale through the company Tonic. Now they’ve introduced a no-spam policy. Any .to domains involved in spam will be booted, says His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a. [...] Continue reading


Domain Registry Lowers Price

Network Solutions announced that they will no longer be collecting the 30% extra charge in their domain registration process. The charge had been set up to fund efforts by the NSF (National Science Foundation) to oversee the domain name system. This comes just before a class action lawsuit against Network Solutions and the [...] Continue reading


Yet Another Domain Naming Proposal

A new company in California, Centraal, plans to give web surfers a new way to remember domains. Under their plan, web surfers would not have to type in the ‘old-school’ www. and .com in their address bars. Instead, Centraal would sell the names like ‘Joe’s Garage’ to the owner of domain registrants like [...] Continue reading


Bigfoot Stomps Spammers

Sanford Wallace ran one of the largest ‘spamming’ companies in America, Cyber Promotions. Even after having his company shut down, Bigfoot, a company that provides free email addresses, won a lawsuit prohibiting Wallace from sending emails to Bigfoot users and users of Bigfoot affiliations. [...] Continue reading

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