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Archive News 2003  

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Yahoo’s DomainKeys Coming Soon

Yahoo announced that the company is working on open-source software that “uses public key cryptography to digitally sign e-mail and verify its origins). The project, named DomainKeys, is expected to launch sometime in 2004. [...] Continue reading


Un-accredited Registrar Offers .EU Domain

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has requested that that a Cambridge-based company immediately stop sending out emails that imply that they are an authorized seller of .eu domains. The .EU Registry Services, administrators of the .eu domain, have yet accredited any registrars to sell the TLD. [...] Continue reading


Corporate Trademarks and Domain Disputes

Corporate trademarks and domain disputes are often decided with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). However, statistics show that 80% of these cases are decided in favor of the plaintiff. [...] Continue reading


Microsoft Forgets to Pay Renewal Fees

Microsoft forgot to pay the domain renewal fees and as a result, the company lost the domain name. The domain was released to the open market and was quickly snapped up by a Good Samaritan who contacted Microsoft to return the domain. [...] Continue reading


Netster Sues VeriSign Over SiteFinder

Netster sued VeriSign over the controversial SiteFinder service. The lawsuit claims that the service inappropriately directs unregistered domain traffic rather than delivering a 404. The redirected pages are essentially advertising pages that VeriSign profits from. [...] Continue reading


SiteFinder Removed Temporarily

VeriSign shut down its controversial SiteFinder service over the weekend. The company said that data found that the service does not compromise the stability, security, or performance of the Internet. ICANN, who plans to meet to discuss the service, claims that SiteFinder “adversely affected anti-spam software, e-mail deliveries, and core DNS operations, as well as [...] Continue reading


auDA Announces 350,000 Registrations

auDA announced that more than 350,000 and domains have been registered, which triggered a 10% drop in the price that the AusRegistry charges accredited Registrars. [...] Continue reading

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