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Archive News 2000  May

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Author Wins Name Back in Cybersquatting Battle

Writer Jeanette Winterson, author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", filed a complaint against cybersquatter Mark Hogarth with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Hogarth 'kidnapped' the domain name, as well as the .net and .org versions. Courts gave Hogarth ten days to turn over all three extensions of the domain name. [...] Continue reading


Teacher registers British Prime Minister’s baby domain

As soon as Tony Blair's newborn baby's name was announced, schoolteacher Diana George rushed online to register and in an effort to make a bit of money, half of which she offered to give to charity. [...] Continue reading


Media Bigshots Buying .tv Domains

It was only three weeks ago when dotTV started peddling their .tv domains, but some of the big media outfits, like MGM, have already started buying up the names. Included in MGM’s domain portfolio are and [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Found Innocent in Dispute

Gary Kremen claims he’s the rightful owner of the multi-million dollar domain, He says that Stephen Cohen hijacked the domain in an identity spoof and tried suing both Cohen and Network Solutions for the faulty transfer. A Judge issued a free pass for Network Solutions (which Kremen vows to appeal), but his [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Bought For $200 Grand

The .org domains got a boost of confidence when the price paid for, $198,895, made it to the ‘top 25 prices ever paid for a domain name’ list. [...] Continue reading


Verizon Wireless In ‘ReallySucks’ Domain Battle

Verizon Wireless lawyers registered the domain name to keep company critics from launching an anti-campaign, but they were surprised to find out that the publisher of 2006 had registered the name Verizon issued legal warnings to the site owner, who claims he just wanted to occasionally poke fun at the large company. [...] Continue reading

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