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Archive News 2001  October

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Kids Financial Site Taken Over by Porn

The Ernst & Young financial site for kids,, has been taken over by a porn site originally located at The error came as a result of the domain expiring for failure to pay the domain name fees. Ernst & Young said that the fees were not paid because VeriSign sent invoices to an [...] Continue reading


Registration for .biz Domains Pushed Back

Registration for new .biz domain names has been pushed back another month in order to allow NeuLevel, the .biz Registry, more time to test their registration system. The launch of .biz has also been delayed due to a lawsuit over claims that the Registry’s process of distributing domain names via an illegal lottery. [...] Continue reading


VeriSign and RealNames Partner for Keyword Browsing

VeriSign and RealNames announced a new deal that would allow the keyword browsing company to sell keywords through VeriSign’s network of domain name Registrars. The deal is designed to build demand for the keyword browsing service, which allows companies to purchase simplified keyword that would direct to the domain name. [...] Continue reading


New TLD Options for Domains

While the top three domain extensions, .com, .net, and .org, continue to crowd, new domain options become available to consumers. The first new TLD, .info, was launched on October 1st and the second, .biz, launches next month. According to Afilias Limited, “the market will ultimately decide” how useful each of these new extensions will be. [...] Continue reading


.Info Registry Overwhelmed by Land Grab

Afilias Limited, the new .info Registry, put a hold on .info registrations after experiencing problems during their land grab. The delay will continue until the company is sure that the system is up and running correctly. Customers attempting to register domains encountered several delays. [...] Continue reading

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