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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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....

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