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When Metricom’s Ricochet.net was hacked recently, ‘e-vandals’ didn’t bother with the servers, instead going after the DNS (Domain Name System) housed by Network Solutions. Hackers redirected Metricom’s web traffic from ricochet.com to pornographic sites and caused emails sent by users of their wireless modems to bounce. The website and email was restored and fully [...] Continue reading
The online toy company, eToys.com, has been involved in lawsuits and counter lawsuits against a Swiss art company, eToy, over the domain name etoy.com, which is home to graphically questionable material. The art company said they would drop their lawsuit, but would not give eToys any control over the content or domain, nor would [...] Continue reading
Over the Christmas weekend, many Hotmail users would have been without service if not for Michael Chaney, who paid the registration renewal fee for passport.com, the main domain used by Hotmail to log in users. Chaney claimed that he had trouble getting his email and saw that passport.com had been placed on hold by Network [...] Continue reading
A coalition between the national sports leagues is filing a lawsuit (with several more planned) against the owners of such sites as rangers1.com and yankees1.com for trademark infringement. The owner of these domains, Canadian Jeff Burgar, uses the names to sell vanity email addresses. [...] Continue reading
Network Solutions lost their monopoly on the domain registration business, but retained their duty to maintain the data system. The data system has gone down several times, causing registries to fail, since ICANN made it possible for registrars to compete with Network Solutions. Still, ICANN is happy with the overall success of the system. [...] Continue reading
Thousands of new domain names are being registered with the intention of reselling the names after some registrars raised their character limit from 22 characters long to 67 characters long. Melbourne IT was one of the first to change their limit, giving them a competitive edge over Register.com and Network Solutions. [...] Continue reading
Internet Domain Registrars (register.com) introduced a plan today that would lengthen the current 26 character limit on domain names to 67 characters. Register.com is one of the first few registrars that were set up to compete with Network Solutions, which until recently held a monopoly on the domain name registration process. [...] Continue reading