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Archive News 2006  August

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Cameroon Registry Accused of Typo-Squatting

The Cameroon Registry for the .cm ccTLD is being accused of typo-squatting. The registry is redirecting all accidental .cm traffic to advertising pages instead of returning an error to users. As a result, if an internet user misspells .com as .cm, a common error, they are now redirected to the .cm advertising page instead of [...] Continue reading


AOL Gives Free Domain Names

AOL announced that they would give a free .com domain name to anyone who asks for one. The catch is that you don’t actually own the domain. Instead, AOL retains ownership of the domain and you have the right to use it to create a website and email address. The new AOL service, dubbed AOL [...] Continue reading


Domain Server Software Could Slow Broadband

Broadband provider’s claim that domain name server software could be slowing down their superfast speeds. A report issued by Nominum, a company that sells DNS server software, says that all the money spent on increased speeds will not make a difference if the speed of DNS isn’t improved. According to Paul Mockapetris, "Broadband providers should [...] Continue reading

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