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Registration for .Me Domains Opens

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... More...

Google Fights Domain Name Tasting

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... More...

Hacker Breach Suspends California Gov Domain

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... More...

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

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... More...

Unused Domain Name for U.S. Isles Gone

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... More...

Proposal for Porn Domain Revived

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... More...

VeriSign Retains .com Domain Till 2012

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. ... More...

Apple Threatens Owner of iTunes Domain

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.... More...

Domain registrars sue ICANN, VeriSign

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... More...

Apple Buys Universal Domain

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... More...

Beware the bogus domain sellers

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... More...

Dot-biz domain launch stalls in court

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... More...

Nasdaq Wins Internet Domain Name Case

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nasdaq, the world's second-largest stock market, won its case Tuesday against a Canadian-based group that registered four Internet domain names containing the word "Nasdaq." The Toronto-based "Green Angel" group... More...

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