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    Embattled Designer John Galliano Wins Cyber-squatting Case

    Designer John Galliano, who was recently fired by fashion house Christian Dior for alleged anti-Semitic remarks, won a cyber-squatting case yesterday. An arbitrator ruled Galliano had trademark rights to his internationally recognized name and ordered the disputed galliano.fr to be transferred to him within 10 days, Reuters said. “It is obvious that the defending party […] More

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    World's Most Expensive Domain Names

    Sex sells, especially in cyberspace: According to BBC, the domain name sex.com has just sold for $13 million. Caribbean company Clover Holdings is behind the multimillion-dollar sex.com bid, BBC reported. The domain was put up for auction in July 2010 when former owner Escom LLC went bankrupt. The sale will only go through if it […] More

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    Commerce Department, ICANN and VeriSign Deploy New Cyber Technology

    The deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was announced on Friday, an initiative created to enhance the security and stability of the Internet. DNSSEC was a collaborative effort among the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names […] More

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    New ICANN Proposal Represents Uncharted Domain

    One of the most underreported business technology stories of 2008 in my opinion is the imminent changes in store for the type of web domains available to businesses, government agencies and individuals (of ample financial means). Last week ICANN, the Internet’s primary oversight agency, put forward preliminary guidelines on the expended universe of web addresses […] More

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