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Net addresses at center of deals, suits

Underscoring the high value of compelling Net addresses, a start-up pays $7.5 million for a domain name, as other companies--and Barry Diller--duke it out in court.

 

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Underscoring the high value of compelling Net addresses, a start-up pays $7.5 million for a domain name, as other companies--and media mogul Barry Diller--duke it out in court for Net names of their own.

 


eCompanies plans business-to-business Net service
update The firm pays a hefty $7.5 million for the domain name Business.com in its effort to launch a business-to-business Internet service.

Small company wins VW domain battle
In the latest court decision favoring small businesses in domain name disputes, a federal judge rules that Volkswagen cannot stop an Internet service provider from using the address VW.net.

Diller wins court ruling over no-show cybersquatters
Barry Diller and his media company, USA Networks, win a default judgment against three men he claimed were trying to hawk his name as an Internet address.