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Domain competition gets tougher

Just because new domain registrars are coming online doesn't mean promoting competition in the domain name registration business has been easy: ICANN is going broke, and NSI refuses to budge.

 

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Just because new domain registrars are coming online doesn't mean promoting competition in the domain name registration business has been easy: ICANN, the nonprofit charged with assuming control of the Net, is going broke, and Network Solutions refuses to budge.

 


Third trial domain registrar goes online
The Internet Council of Registrars is up and running, but its chairman complains that "unfounded delays" on the part of Network Solutions have cost his organization up to $100,000.

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ICANN running out of money
The corporation chosen to manage the Net's domain name addressing system is in dire financial straits, and its control of the Net's technical underpinnings is in danger of being derailed.

More Network Solutions rivals named
Fifteen more companies will line up to compete with Network Solutions, the body in charge of approving new Net name registrars says.