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September, 2009

  • 16 September

    Does WHOIS privacy protection constitute bad faith?

    In a recent dispute over domain ShoeZone.com, arbitrator WIPO declared the owner guilty of bad faith and ordered the name be transferred to a UK trademark holder. This was in part due to his use of WHOIS privacy protection to hide his contact details: …the Respondent’s use of the privacy …

  • 8 September

    Hide your identity with WHOIS privacy protection

    When you register a domain, you are required to supply your registrar with accurate contact details. These are used not only for clerical purposes and to prevent fraud, but also, per ICANN rules, must be added to the official WHOIS database. WHOIS is essentially a giant phonebook for the web. …

  • 1 September

    Free DNS Tools for Web Hosting

    Inevitably, there are times when you need to do troubleshooting of your web and email services, or you simply need to make sure all of your network services are operating correctly. For years, I have relied on one free service to handle most of my DNS needs. It is called …

August, 2009

  • 26 August

    School Prayer Controversy Heats Up

    In recent news, two school teachers at Pace High School in Florida, USA are under investigation for publicly promoting their religion. The news has caused an upsurge in searches for the school’s website and sites related to the controversy. The school’s website can be found at the domain: pacehighschool.net. If …

  • 11 August

    ICANN Revokes Accreditation of Three Registrars

    ICANN announced yesterday that they had sent notices to three domain registrars informing them that their accreditation would not be renewed. According to the documents available on ICANN’s website, the registrars have violated the conditions of the RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement). The reasons and details of the violations are explained …

July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Should falsifying domain contact information be illegal?

    Few Americans know that it is in fact illegal to to falsify personal details when registering a domain. With the enacting of the Truth in Domain Names Act in 2003, it became a crime to “knowingly and with the intent to defraud” provide false contact information to a domain registrar. …

June, 2009

  • 29 June

    Beckstrom hired by ICANN, suddenly corrects WHOIS data

    ICANN officially announced today that Rod Beckstrom will be taking Paul Twomey’s place as CEO. According to ICANN Board Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush: Rod Beckstrom has exactly the sort of strong personal and technical background that ICANN needs, as we enter a period of unprecedented growth and change for the …

  • 26 June

    Beckstrom caught faking WHOIS data

    You may remember that Rod Beckstrom is the leading candidate for ICANN’s soon-to-be-vacant CEO position. While he may honestly desire the job, his conduct concerning his own domain name hasn’t been quite so forthcoming. Blog Domain Name Wire reports about a commenter who looked up Beckstrom’s domain, Beckstrom.com, in a …