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The Sale for Gates’ Name Is Off

The domain name went up for sale about a month ago, but has recently been dropped from the for sale list. [...] Continue reading


eToys Loses In Domain Name Dispute

In a series of lawsuits and counter lawsuits, the two companies eToys, an online toy retailer, and eToy, a Swiss art dealer, came to a settlement, in which eToys will pay up to $40,000 in legal fees and drop the injunction against the ‘inappropriate’ eToy site. [...] Continue reading


Typo Domain Names Under Attack filed a lawsuit against (along with a man from Tennessee) for registering the domain name and forwarding traffic to’s website. The defendants had received letters warning them to pull the site down, but had ignored them for two weeks during the busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping season. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Fouls Up Registrations

A number of domain names were sold at, only to be re-released almost immediately onto the market and bought by other registrants using other Domain Registrars. BulkRegister admitted the problem was on their end, but has yet to release details on their plans to reimburse customers. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush In Domain Squabble

Lucasfilm has sent a letter to the owner of, Steve Mount, demanding ownership of the domain name. Mount had been using the site in his business as a web designer, and is unsure what his next move will be. [...] Continue reading


Popular Domains Erroneously Listed For Sale

Some of the Webs most popular domain names were listed as ‘up for grabs’ for about an hour and a half on Friday. Names like and were listed as not taken due to a glitch in Network Solution’s database. None of the names were, or even could have been, actually purchased. [...] Continue reading


More Domain Hijacks

Network Solutions ‘lost control’ of several domain names over the weekend through various spoof emails requesting changes to domain name data. Network Solutions claims that they offer security options to avoid such attacks for free, but that it is on the part of the registrant to keep their accounts at a comfortable level of [...] Continue reading

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