As new systems for registering and disputing domain names go into effect, competition for coveted ".coms" sparks lawsuits and bidding wars.
"This will be the first of many lawsuits."
- Ethan Orlinsky, Major League Baseball attorney
Major sports leagues file cybersquatting suit
A coalition of national sports league members sues a Canadian businessman under the new cybersquatting law, accusing him of unlawfully hawking email addresses with the names of professional sports teams.
More Net name choices, but glitches abound
Although there are more places to shop for Net addresses, the new system making this variety of choices possible is not perfect, frustrating consumers who are anxious to buy domain names.
Oregon town adopts ".com" identity
Despite the fact that Half.com is based in Philadelphia, it has persuaded the City Council in Halfway, Ore., to rename the 360-person town after the e-commerce site, which will officially launch next year.