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Archive News 2005  August

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White House Opposes .xxx TLD

The White House is opposing the creation of the new .xxx domain extension over “concerns about a virtual red-light district reserved exclusively for Internet pornography.” The Commerce Department has asked for the TLD contract to be placed on hold after they received nearly 6,000 letters and email complaints that expressed concern over the new TLD. [...] Continue reading


Private Domains are Not Always Private

Private domain registrations are supposed to keep your contact information private in the whois database, but new reports demonstrate that this is not always the case. Alan Cordle had created a website using GoDaddy’s Domains By Proxy service. His website illustrated ethical problems in high-level poetry competitions. Because his wife is a poet, he utilized [...] Continue reading


.iq Returned to Iraq

ICANN recently announced that the organization decided to return the .iq TLD to an Iraqi Government body, the National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC). ICANN took over the domain after the warn in Iraq began, believing the country was too unstable to manage the ccTLD. Since then, the domain has been in limbo until the [...] Continue reading

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