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Archive News 2002  January

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VeriSign Wait Lists Domains

VeriSign announced that they will charge $35 a year for customers to put a domain name on their Domain Name Wait Listing Service. The controversial service awards expiring domains to registrants who have paid to be put on a waiting list for a particular domain name. [...] Continue reading


Wait List Proposal Causes Tension Among Registrars

VeriSign’s proposed new wait listing service, which would allow customers to pay to be place a waiting list for a priority position in registering expired domains, has caused tensions among Domain Registrars who call the plan anti-competitive and expensive. Of 17 Registrars who participated in an ICANN call, not a single one supported the proposal. [...] Continue reading


.Info Registrants Could Lose Domains

Domain Registrants who registered .info domains under false pretences could soon be losing those names. Afilias, the .info Registry, filed challenges to an initial 741 registrants who they believe registered domains with false information. The filed challenges are expected to rise into the thousands. [...] Continue reading


European Registrars Refuse to pay ICANN Fees

European Registrars, including Nominet, the .uk Registry, are refusing to pay ICANN fees. The Registrars claim that ICANN “has not done enough to guarantee the stability of the servers that link domains.” The concern over stability primarily lies in the 13 DNS root servers that link domain names to numerical IP addresses. Without these servers, [...] Continue reading


.Name Off to Slow Start

The new .name TLD, which rolled out this week, has gotten off to a slow start with 60,000 domains registered. These numbers are below the initial estimates and below the roll-outs for the .biz and .info TLDs, which each had upwards of 200,000 registrations during their opening. Administrators expect registrations to pick up as they [...] Continue reading


VeriSign Buys .TV

VeriSign announced that it has purchased the .tv TLD for $45 million. The .tv TLD is owned by the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu. The .tv domain extension is alternative the popular .com extension, particular for media companies. [...] Continue reading


Domain Goldrush Slows

The domain name goldrush, which reached its heights during the .com bubble of the late 90’s, appears to be coming to an end as the number of .com registrations fell for a second time. Over the last 3 months, .com registrations have fallen by more than 130,000. [...] Continue reading

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