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Archive News 2006  April

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Microsoft Files Lawsuits on Trademarked Domains

Microsoft sent notice to many domain owner’s that run websites with trademarked words within their domains. Among the thousands of websites are sites like and Microsoft claims the websites are earning profits illegally using their trademarks. [...] Continue reading


Open-source Advocate Requests Parked Domain Redirection

Bruce Perens, an open-source advocate, is requesting owners of undeveloped, parked domains to redirect their traffic to, a popular open-source web server software site. The move has to do with Registrars moving their domains to IIS on Microsoft Server. Perens says that the site will always run on Apache. [...] Continue reading


Microsoft Seeks to Stop Typo-Squatters

Microsoft’s new tool, Strider URL Tracer with Typo-Patrol, seeks out typo-squatted url’s and blocks them ( versus The new tool alerts users when they land on a typo page and are redirected to third party advertising pages. The software is free to download. [...] Continue reading


.EU Available for Registration

The new .eu TLD is now open to all individuals and companies within the European Union on a first-come, first serve basis. The TLD is available for purchase through 1,000 accredited Registrars. [...] Continue reading

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