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Go Daddy 'negligent' in handing over ownership of accounts

Companies that register the names of websites can be held responsible for wrongly transferring their ownership, a US appeals court has ruled. The judges rejected an appeal from Go Daddy, a domain name registrar and web hosting company, after it had argued that a court had been wrong to rule that it was responsible for handing …
OUT-LAW.COM, 27 May 2011
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Child abuse cop slams ICANN

One of Interpol's top child porn cops has launched a blistering attack on the domain name industry and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for not doing enough to help law enforcement tackle child abuse imagery online. At ICANN's public meeting in San Francisco this week, Garda Síochána's Michael …
Kevin Murphy, 17 Mar 2011
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New owner slips into unwitting BoJo's domain

Boris Johnson is trying to recover the domain name, after the London mayor's people apparently forgot to renew the registration. BoJo used the domain for the official website of his successful 2007/8 campaign to become Mayor of London, but Whois records show that the registration was allowed to expire in July …
Kevin Murphy, 19 Nov 2010
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European conference sets agenda for cybercrime fight

The Council of Europe has called for a worldwide implementation of its Convention on Cybercrime to fight the growing problem of economic crime on the web. During the fifth annual CoE conference on cybrecrime in Strasburg this week, participants spoke in favour of greater international cooperation in sharing existing tools, …
John Leyden, 26 Mar 2010
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Chinese domain crackdown targets smut sites

Chinese regulators have started to request business licences and paperwork before allowing future .cn domain registrations. The move by registrars at the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has been welcomed by security researchers, such as Mikko Hypponen at F-Secure (here), because it is likely to make life more …
John Leyden, 15 Dec 2009

Microsoft railroads little man with Office Live U-turn

Microsoft has decided to charge annual fees to all users of its domain renewal service on the Office Live Small Business (OLSB) site. The company told early adopter customers of the service, who had previously been promised free website registrations for life, that from 1 October it would begin charging them a $14.95 a year …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Aug 2009
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Hi-tech cops lose their website

The lapsed website of the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit has been snapped up by an opportunistic German marketeer. Up until recently redirected to the official website of Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). SOCA was created in April 2006 with the merger of the National Crime Squad, the National Criminal …
John Leyden, 4 Sep 2008
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Emirates airline website plummets offline in A380 excitement

Dubai's government-owned airline, Emirates, forgot to renew its domain name this week, sending its website crashing offline on the same day it was trumpeting delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo. Travellers keen to be among the first to book flights on the so-called "premium hotel in the sky" via were met …
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ICANN San Juan 2007 A novel and convenient service on the board for years at ICANN has hit a snag, apparently. The UK-based .tel service - which stores personal information on DNS itself rather than a web page - received an unfortunate notice from the UK Information Commissioner (IC). The concept behind the service is somewhat analogous to a …
Burke Hansen, 9 Jul 2007
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Now you see us, now you don't: ICANN goes transparent

ICANN San Juan 2007 The Wednesday ICANN-arama wrapped up with a session covering ICANN's ongoing efforts to improve its management and accountability practices: the "Accountability and transparency management operating principles" workshop. Maybe the title itself had something to do with it, but this very lightly attended workshop had the ring to …
Burke Hansen, 30 Jun 2007
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ICANN goes native, as new TLDs proliferate

ICANN San Juan 2007 Tuesday brought more on the expansion of the top-level domain (TLD) landscape - namely a discussion of what are referred to somewhat jokingly as geoTLDs. These are really two distinct kinds of TLDs - one for information about cities or purely geographic regions, and another for linguistic and cultural preservation. As always …
Burke Hansen, 27 Jun 2007
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RegisterFly: the name not to be spoken

ICANN San Juan 2007 The afternoon brought meatier fare - something a correspondent can sink his teeth into, so to speak. The RegisterFly debacle has forced ICANN into a bout of soul-searching, and the potential reform of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) provoked wide-ranging debate about ICANN's purpose and the rights of registrants to …
Burke Hansen, 26 Jun 2007
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ICANN goes to the Caribbean

ICANN Puerto Rico 2007 0 The ICANN Puerto Rico meeting kicked off this morning with the usual platitudes and words of gratitude for the host nation and sponsors, but it did give us an overview of what to expect from ICANN in the next few months. Dr. Paul Twomey, ICANN's president, described the internet as the most empowering technology he had ever …
Burke Hansen, 25 Jun 2007

GoDaddy now RegisterFly's daddy, says ICANN

The RegisterFly clusterf**ck took a major step towards resolution today with the official announcement by ICANN that GoDaddy will take control of the approximately 850,000 domain names still in the clutches of RegisterFly CEO Kevin Medina. The internet rumors of a GoDaddy takeover turned out to be true, and Medina now can devote …
Burke Hansen, 29 May 2007
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Nominet board election is go

The candidates in this year's Nominet elections have published their manifestos on what they would do with a seat on the board. The company will be hoping to avoid a repeat of 2006's voting fiasco, which meant the winners had to be reinstated after calls for a revote. Nominet is a not-for-profit firm with a turnover of about £ …
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RegisterFly fire sale at hand?

Could troubled domain registrar RegisterFly be up for sale? The Register has seen a copy of a letter of intent from Cogit, a technology-focused consulting group based in New Jersey, offering to buy out RegisterFly’s CEO and sole shareholder Kevin Medina for $1.15 mil. Whether or not Medina has indicated any interest in selling …
Burke Hansen, 25 Apr 2007
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ICANN is the USSR of the internet - Karl Auerbach speaks out

Interview Karl Auerbach, the last publicly elected board member at ICANN, has been involved with internet development almost since the inception of the internet itself, and served as North America's direct representative on ICANN's Board of Directors. Always the iconoclast on the ICANN Board of Directors - and with the Lisbon meeting …
Burke Hansen, 24 Apr 2007
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ICANN gets restraining order against RegisterFly

In a welcome victory for RegisterFly customers, ICANN announced yesterday that it had been granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against RegisterFly, the ICANN-accredited domain registrar accused of allowing tens of thousands of domains to lapse unlawfully. The TRO orders RegisterFly to provide copies of all current …
Burke Hansen, 18 Apr 2007

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