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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


Domain Registrars Accused of Hoarding .EU Domains

EURid, the organization in charge of the .eu TLD, suspended more than 74,000 domain names after bringing a lawsuit against 400 different US Domain Registrars for what it says was a breach of contract. The suspended domains were all registered for three U.K. based companies, but according to EURid, the three companies are actually [...] Continue reading


Domain Registrars in Court Over Patent Infringement has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival GoDaddy, putting the two domain registrars in court battling against each other. alleges that GoDaddy’s deluxe web hosting plan infringes on’s patent for “Synchronized Server Parameter Database”, which allows customers “to have remote access to a control panel that is part of a [...] Continue reading


Outrage Over Domain Price Increases

ICANN recently allowed VeriSign to increase the fee it charges for .com’s by 7%. The US Congress is deeming the hikes as unreasonable, claiming that the increase price is not going to increase safety or security for those registering the names. [...] Continue reading


Cybersquatting Lawsuit Names Dotster

A new federal lawsuit alleges that Dotster, a large domain name Registrar, participated in a large cybersquatting campaign. The suit claims that the cybersquatting campaign targeted such large companies as Disney, Cingular, Verizon, and more. The suit specifically charges that Dotster reviewed hundreds of domain names similar to the actual company names and then kept [...] Continue reading


.mobi Hits the Internet

The new .mobi TLD, which was created to help Internet users easily identify and find mobile content, became available this week. The idea is that users will know immediately if a site is formatted for mobile devices if it uses the .mobi extension. The new TLD, or mTLD (Mobile Top Level Domain) has been questioned [...] Continue reading

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