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Fake Australian Registrar Gets Nailed

The Australian government charged Peter Zmijewski with fraud for setting up the site InterNIC.com and collecting registration fees from people who had thought they were dealing with the legitimate registration service InterNIC.net. ZMijewski collected up to $3 million in his scam. [...] Continue reading


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New Policies Allow Registration of Racially Offensive Domain Names

Network Solutions has come under fire yet again, for allowing the registration of racially offensive names. The names were registered by civil rights groups in order to keep them out of ‘the wrong hands’. Previously, it was against Network Solution’s policy to register such names, except in the case of anti-gay sites. [...] Continue reading


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Congress Overturns Federal Ruling Against Illegal Taxes

Last night, Congress approved the taxes collected by Network Solutions during the registration of domain names. The tax had previously been ruled as illegal in a class action lawsuit. Congress’ ruling is retroactive; meaning all the money collected by Network Solutions will not be going back to the registrants, as many had hoped. [...] Continue reading




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