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The US Department of Commerce agreed to extend Network Solution’s contract as a domain name Registrar until the year 2000, in exchange for the company’s release of ‘ownership’ of the current whois data they maintain on 2.5 million domain registrants. The contract provides room for competition from other Registrars by the second quarter of [...] Continue reading
Network Solutions, whose control over the domain name systems was supposed to have expired at midnight, has been granted a seven day extension to give squabbling organizations time to settle their differences over the new plans. The new authority, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which will oversee the system, still needs [...] Continue reading