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Archive News 2004  January

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Network Solutions Blocks Google Whois Search

Network Solutions recently blocked Google queries of its public whois database. The problem arose when Google launched a new service allowing visitors to perform whois searches, which is a look up of a domain name owners information. The service ended up receiving so many searches that it surpassed Network Solutions daily whois limits. After Network [...] Continue reading


NSI and Sued Over URL Patent

Domain Registrars Network Solutions and are being sued by two Internet entrepreneurs for infringing on a URL patent. The suit alleges that the Registrars are infringing on a patent they received on December 30, 2003 by selling URL’s and email addresses. The patent refers to the method that a URL and email address is [...] Continue reading


Name Re-launched by Registry

Global Name Registry, the company that manages the .name domain extension, has re-launched the service after it failed to take off. Originally, the Registry registered the names in the format of The company will now allow registrations such as [...] Continue reading

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