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Working Women Domain Battle

Lisa Kohl received a letter from MacDonald Communications Corp., publisher of Working Women, asking her to give up the domain name Kohl has been running the site for 2 years and has no intention of giving it up. Macdonald promises to take legal action. [...] Continue reading


Circus Wins in Domain Battle

The Ringling Brothers Circus obtained the site from PETA, who had been using the name as a site that promoted their cause and protested the circus’ use of animals. [...] Continue reading


Two Letter Domains and Too Much Red Tape

The top-level domain .tm launched last February, but came to a halt in April when the Turkmenistan government noticed questionable (in their language) domain names being registered. Names like is, apparently, a curse word in Turkmenistan. Because of this, the registration process for that ccTLD is on hold. Other ccTLDs have [...] Continue reading


Australia Not Happy With US Domain Plan

Formally expressed in a letter from Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard, the country still is dissatisfied by the Clinton Administration’s handling of the privatization of the domain name system, as they feel it gives too much control to US interests. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Races to Stay Ahead

Network Solutions announced that it would be offering several ‘portal’ services in the next 3 to 6 months. Such services will include email, search engines, and directory services, along with their traditional domain name registration service. Network Solution’s hold on the monopoly of domain name registration is expected to end sometime in the [...] Continue reading


Hotmail Takes a Stand on Spam

Hotmail filed lawsuits against eight companies who had sent unsolicited emails from hotmail accounts. The courts backed Hotmail, owned by Microsoft, and issued preliminary injunctions against the eight companies. [...] Continue reading


Businessman Mistaken as Spammer

Thomas Cameron, a network consultant, suffered three days of downtime when his internet account was cancelled because his ISP had not thoroughly investigated the source of recent spamming activity. Thrown off because she hadn’t used the full numerical address, the ISP representative had simply unplugged Cameron without warning. Once she realized she had [...] Continue reading

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