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U.K. registrar NetNames confirms an attack that reportedly affected Vodafone, UPS, and Acer, redirecting Web pages to one translated as saying "h4ck1n9 is not a cr1m3."
Global domain registry NetNames is jumping into what appears to be a increasingly popular business: protecting names on the Net. For an hourly fee, NetNames will "provide a complete solution for domain name recovery," according to the company. Just last week, another firm launched a similar service based online, in which it searches for like domain and company names worldwide.
CompuServe is partnering with NetNames to provide a domain name registration service for its members in the United Kingdom. Members of CompuServe UK will be able to purchase personal domain names for 99 pounds, or roughly $163.
The battle over top-level domains is avoided by NetNames, which is offering Turkmenistan's ".tm" domain to commercial interests.