Registration for .Me Domains Opens

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Registrations for the .me top level domain started yesterday afternoon, giving users a new crack at getting a personalised web address. Unlike the recent staggered rollout of the .asia domain, the .me registrations are open...

Google Fights Domain Name Tasting

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Google Inc. announced yesterday that it would begin to take increasing measures against domain name tasting, a practice which exploits a grace period originally designed to rectify legitimate mistakes, such as registrants mistyping the domain...

Hacker Breach Suspends California Gov Domain

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If you had trouble accessing government websites in California a few days ago, don't worry, you weren't hallucinating: the federal government apparently briefly suspended the entire "ca.gov" domain after a hacker managed to insert redirects...

'.eu' Domain Names Top 2.5M in Year One

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The European Commission has announced that more than 2.5 million ".eu" Internet addresses have been registered since the European domain name launched just over a year ago. Many worldwide brands now have a web address...

VeriSign plans domain price hike

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Verisign has the right to raise hosting costs 7% in four of the next six years after a December extension of a 1999 deal with ICANN granted the company control of the .com domain through...

Unused Domain Name for U.S. Isles Gone

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The organization behind ".um", the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, decided the domain wasn't worth the effort. Since it wasn't being used anyway, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers unanimously decided...

Tighter Controls on .eu Domain Names

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Under a new rule that will come into effect February 19, European registrars will have the option to deny the transfer of ownership of the ".eu" domain name if there is abuse suspected. Previously the...

Proposal for Porn Domain Revived

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Thanks to Brettuk for posting this in BPN. A net domain for pornography was originally considered in 2001. A proposal was made in June 2005, a final approval was expected in December 2005 but was...

US Government Sued Over .xxx Domain Rejection

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The recent rejection of a dedicated .xxx domain for porn sites has prompted the company behind the plan, ICM Registry, to launch a legal attack against the US Department of Commerce. ICM claims that the...

Internet Regulator Approves .tel Domain

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ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) unanimously approved the creation of the new .tel Top Level Domain (TLD) and awarded the contract to UK-based Telnic Ltd. The .tel domain is intended to...

EU Domain Registration Opens Today

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The new .eu domain opens to the public today, after four months of being available to businesses during a 'sunrise' period. Those of us based in the EU can take advantage of the new domain,...

VeriSign Retains .com Domain Till 2012

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VeriSign Inc. said on Monday it would maintain control of the lucrative ".com" Internet domain until 2012 in return for dropping an antitrust lawsuit against the nonprofit body that oversees the Internet's addressing system. ...

Legal row over iTunes domain name

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An internet entrepreneur is taking legal action against computer giant Apple over the iTunes domain name. Benjamin Cohen, 22, registered itunes.co.uk in 2000, but earlier this month the UK domain name registry, Nominet, handed the...

Apple Threatens Owner of iTunes Domain

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Apple has taken steps to take ownership of the iTunes.co.uk domain name from its current owner, with the company formally complaining to Nominet, the UK domain name registrar, that it is entitled to the domain....

Domain Name registration again in vouge

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Domain name buying is back in fashion once again--with registrations reaching levels last seen in 2000. While domain name carpetbagging became a sport during the dot-com boom, as entrepreneurs snapped up URLs they...

Sex.com, VeriSign settle domain name suit

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The original owner of the Sex.com domain name has settled his lawsuit against VeriSign, ending a protracted battle over the transfer of the domain. The settlement comes roughly nine months after the U.S....

Domain registrars sue ICANN, VeriSign

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One day after being sued by VeriSign Inc. over delays in approving a new service for back-ordering Internet domain names, the organization that controls the Internet's domain naming system is now being sued by a...

Domain names once again fetch top dollar

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Thanks TruBD. One more sign the technology sector is rebounding: An Internet domain name is again commanding seven figures. Last week, a Florida man sold men.com for $1.3 million, a healthy profit over...

Apple Buys Universal Domain

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There's still no official confirmation of whether the rumoured deal between Apple and Universal Studios will come to fruition, but it's obvious the maker of personal computers is champing at the bit. Just...

Afghanistan to Launch Internet Domain

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KABUL, Afghanistan - "Planting its flag in cyberspace," Afghanistan will officially activate its .af Internet domain name on Monday for Afghan e-mail addresses and Web sites, officials and the United Nations said. ...

Get your own .mil domain

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I always wanted a .mil too ... Care to register a .mil Web site of your own for free? The DoD has gone out of its way to make it a snap....

Beware the bogus domain sellers

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Punters are warned to be on their guard against dodgy domain name sales tactics. Some unscrupulous sales people are calling up companies and individuals whose domains names are nearing renewal and trying...

Dot-biz domain launch stalls in court

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A Los Angeles Superior Court judge effectively postponed the launch of most new .biz domains on Thursday, granting an injunction sought by some domain applicants. Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr indicated that Neulevel Inc.'s plan...

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