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Registry battle takes new twist

Increased lobbying efforts by domain name registrars and the entry of dirty words into the domain system spice up the ongoing battle over domain name registration standards.

 

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Increased lobbying efforts by domain name registrars and the entry of dirty words into the domain system spice up the ongoing battle over domain name registration standards.

 


Domain names get dirty
For the first time in the history of the coveted ".com" domain, Netizens are being allowed to register vulgar addresses thanks to the latest participant in a shared registration system.

NSI rivals open Washington lobbying effort
As a key debate over the Internet's future comes to a head, a band of small domain name registrars hope to counter their much more affluent opponent, Network Solutions.

ICANN defensive in letter to Commerce
update The body leading the privatization of the Net's crucial address system responds to a flood of Congressional questions about its authority and funding while facing new demands from the Commerce Department.