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Archive News 2000  February

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iGoldrush for Sale

A small software company, US Webco, had registered both the trademark and the domain name Now, after getting some hefty offers for the site name, they’ve decided to sell both in a package deal. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Sued for Cybersquatting

Joe Schreiber bought the domain name to set up a ‘honda fan’ website, but Honda Motor Co. wants the site and has filed a lawsuit to get it. Schreiber was told to take the site down last year and had replied that he wanted reimbursement for the hosting and registration costs. [...] Continue reading


Tiny Island Residents Want Their TLD Back

Pitcairn Island has less than 100 residents, but they’re determined to win their .pn extension back from the hands of an islander who got control of the domain when it was first assigned to the island. ICANN ruled that the control be returned to the Pitcairn Island Council. [...] Continue reading


Coca-Cola’s Fight Over Domain Name Fizzles Out

Coca-Cola had issued warnings to the domain name owner of telling him to relinquish the site. Instead of doing so, the owner removed links to Coca-Cola memorabilia sites and pictures of collections and instead turned it into a discussion board on domain name rights and domain trademark disputes. The owner will be [...] Continue reading


Warner Brothers Snuffs Harry Potter Fan Sites

Warner Brothers is sending out warnings to any website containing using a domain names with their trademarked ‘Harry Potter’ term within it. No lawsuits have been filed yet. [...] Continue reading


Goliath vs. David Twist in Domain Battles

The electronic fax service is trying to sue for the domain name, even though is two years older and has more than twice as many UK subscribers. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Sells for $3 Million

The hyped up domain name auction by showed the domain name industry is alive and hopping, as their top name,, sold for a cool $3 million. Other notable sales included, which sold for $400,000, and, which sold for $530,000. [...] Continue reading

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