CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide
Internet

Domain ownership, liability disputed

Sun's branding strategy for "DataCenter.com" underscores an international policy headache over how to balance the rights of trademark holders and domain name registrants. Meanwhile, domain registrar Network Solutions has been faring well in court.

 

  latest developments 

Sun's branding strategy for "DataCenter.com"--a name the company has trademarked but for which it does not own a domain name--underscores an international policy headache over how to balance the rights of trademark holders and domain name registrants. Meanwhile, domain registrar Network Solutions has been faring well in court.

 


Sun, domain holder in trademark hot water
Sun Microsystems is actively promoting a new service dubbed DataCenter.com, despite the fact that it doesn't own the domain name.

Court exempts NSI from policing domains
Providing further recognition that Network Solutions is not legally liable for the way its customers use domain names, a state court in Pennsylvania dismisses the company from a lawsuit.

NSI passes antitrust test, sort of
A federal appeals court hands Network Solutions another legal victory, dismissing charges the registrar violated antitrust laws and overcharged customers for domain names.