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.it Goes Up For Grabs

Virtual Internet will launch its sale of .it names (the Italian top-level domain) this month on the 15th. Names registrants are restricted to members of the European Union. IT companies are likely to take advantage of the newly available TLD for nice .com alternatives. [...] Continue reading


Teen Magazine Likely To Go To Court

The 42 year old publication, Teen Magazine, was alerted by one of its new editors that someone had registered and was using it as a porn site. Teen Magazine’s lawyers immediately set into action, and won a temporary restraining order against Blue Gravity Communications (the domain owner), ordering them to stop using the [...] Continue reading


Registrars Collect Money for Impossible Domain Registrations

Network Solutions accepted approximately 800 erroneous domain registrations that contained a hyphen at either the beginning or end of the domain name. The error occurred because the software used when registering names was not correctly filtering out the errors and the actual domain name system wouldn’t be able to handle the registration data. Registrars who [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Up For Grabs Again

The domain name was up for sale on ebay last week and drew bids of up to $10 million. Many of the bids turned out to be pranks and the site will go up for sale again through a private domain sale. [...] Continue reading


New York Yankees Sue For

The New York Yankees files a lawsuit against Brian McKiernan to win their trademarked domain name McKiernan says he had bought the domain to set up a fan site. The baseball team had offered him $450 for the domain name, which he refused even though he had not indicated the name was [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush to Sell 10-Year Registrations

Within the next two weeks, will offer customers a ten year domain name registration in order to gain a competitive edge over other companies currently offering only 2 year registrations. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Bidding War Full Of Pranks

A Houston based company had sold the domain name on eBay, which closed the bidding at $10 million. However, the winning bid turned out to be a prank, says eBay spokesperson, Kevin Pursglove. The two bids before that were also not legitimate. The final price of the domain name sale turned [...] Continue reading

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