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August, 2009

  • 7 August

    Microsoft acquires Office.com domain

    On Thursday Microsoft announced their purchase of Office.com, a domain previously owned by ContactOffice, an online office service. The next version of Microsoft’s office suite, Office 2010, reportedly includes a web-based version. The web-based version will be part of their Windows Live service and will be compatible with browsers other …

  • 6 August

    ICANN Issues Statement Regarding YouTubeIslam.com

    In what has become a highly controversial domain dispute, ICANN has uncharacteristically released a statement about it explaining their non-participant role in domain name disputes. According to reports, the respondents registered the domain youtubeislam.com and created a website that allowed people to post videos about Islam and Muslims. The site …

July, 2009

  • 27 July

    Federal court rejects Hotels.com appeal

    The website owners of Hotels.com have been trying to get trademark status for the domain name for over year, but Friday The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the court, the term “hotels” …

  • 22 July

    Dolphins.com up for domain dispute

    A new case has been filed with the WIPO regarding dolphins.com. The complainant is the Miami Dolphins, a U.S.-based American football team. A quick look at the website reveals that it points to a series of links and ads mostly about the Miami Dolphins. This seems to be the reason …

  • 20 July

    Woman changes name to Princess-Rainbow.com

    A twenty-four-year-old woman in Manchester, formerly known as Claire Forshaw, has officially changed her name to Princess-Rainbow.com. She had apparently been contemplating such a move for quite some time, but her boyfriend dissuaded her, arguing that it would cost a lot of money. She finally investigated and found that she …

  • 15 July

    Victoria's Secret undresses a cybersquatter

    Florida resident Chris Williams must have thought he was really on to something when he registered victoriassecretangelcreditcard.com. As with most cybersquatting, he used the domain name to setup a website with third-party links, some of which linked to competitors of the popular lingerie company. He did not respond to the …

  • 2 July

    Have search engines rendered domains obsolete?

    Do domains matter anymore? Chris Matyszczyk at Cnet doesn’t seem to think so. In what is actually a pretty interesting read, he argues that while having a generic keyword domain used to be important, so few people directly type web addresses into their browsers that a good domain doesn’t a …

June, 2009

  • 11 June

    Google's new change of address tool

    Not to be outdone by the postal service, Google has introduced a highly requested feature that allows website owners to inform Google when they have moved to a new domain name. The “change of address” tool updates Google’s index to reflect your new URL. The changes last 180 days during …

  • 2 June

    PIR to introduce new security for .ORG

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for managing .org top-level domains (TLD), will announce today that it is adopting DNS security extensions called DNSSEC. Domain Name System Security Extensions is a set of extensions that helps domain name systems (DNS) verify the integrity and security of data. …

May, 2009

  • 27 May

    NETCOM.cm launches .CM Toplevel Domains

    The Cameroon-based domain registry in charge of the Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) for the Republic of Cameroon has announced that the .cm TLD will be available this summer. NETCOM.cm Sarl is based in Yaounde, Cameroon and provides services to countries in central Africa, including domain name registrations and …