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Archive News 2002  September

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Washington Post Sues for Domain

The Washington Post sued anti-abortion activist Bill Purdy for registering, claiming copycat on the Washington Post url, The Washington Post domain is used as part of their employee email addresses and they claim that Purdy has snatched email messages intended for their employees as a result. [...] Continue reading


VeriSign’s SiteFinder Causes Controversy

VeriSign has caused a huge uproar in the domain industry with their new SiteFinder service with numerous competitors filing lawsuits against the company for violating fair trade laws. The new service allows VeriSign to profit on unregistered domains by directing that traffic to placements sites with advertising. [...] Continue reading


Memorandum of Understanding Gets Extension

The Commerce Department and ICANN announced a one year extension of the Memorandum of Understanding as ICANN’s progress on the MOU tasks has been slow. [...] Continue reading


VeriSign Complying with Rules

Recently released audits show that VeriSign, who was allowed to keep both their Registry and Registrar units after restructuring last year, is providing equal access to domain names, but is not maintaining daily records for these domains in the database. Federal officials have expressed their concerns over the record keeping and they plan to keep [...] Continue reading


Chinese Detoured from Google

Chinese Internet surfers attempting to get to Google are being redirected to a variety of similar search services in China. The government has also blocked traffic to AltaVista. [...] Continue reading


.com’s Live in Virginia

According to US District Judge, .com domains are property and they have a geographic existence in Virginia, the headquarters of VeriSign, the .com Registry. The importance of this decision lies in the fact that domain owners outside of Virginia that have trademark disputes will have Virginia courts hearing the case. [...] Continue reading


Verisign May Lose Rights to .com

ICANN has threatened to take away VeriSign’s right to register .com domains unless the company starts to maintain more accurate customer records. The problem lies with falsified whois database records. ICANN has cited 17 violations that have not yet been corrected and has give VeriSign just 15 days to make fixes before it loses its [...] Continue reading

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