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As the domain arena buzzes with activity, a Canadian teen gets in trouble with Apple for registering the domain "appleimac.com" with the intention of profiting from it.

As the domain arena buzzes with activity, a Canadian teen gets in trouble with Apple for registering the domain "appleimac.com" with the intention of profiting from it. That practice, generally known as "cybersquatting," has been slammed by courts more and more as the Net has matured. Still, the more things change on the Net's domains, the more they stay the same.

Teen in dispute with Apple over domain
A 16-year-old Canadian boy is "thinking different" about his plans to sell his "Appleimac.com" domain after hearing from Apple Computer's lawyers.

Domain speculation crackdown draws fire
Network Solutions is making moves to curb system abuses by ".com speculators," but a number of domain name registrants say the changes are anticompetitive.

NSI strong despite coming competition
roundup The company that runs the allocation of coveted top-level domains for the U.S. government appears unfazed by the impending competition that will result when it hands over its authority to the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.