The National Arbitration Forum reports that their domain name disputes resolutions increased by 21% in 2006 compared to 2005. The National Arbitration Forum handled 1,658 Internet trademark disputes in 2006, making it the largest filing year since the inception of their domain name dispute program. more»
The resurrected proposal to open an internet domain reserved for porn web sites is looking less likely to succeed, with ICANN's board of directors last week expressing 'serious concerns' about it.
A majority of ICANN's directors are concerned that .xxx may not be wanted by the adult entertainment industry it would purport to serve, according to minutes of a February 12 ICANN board meeting published Friday. more»
Registerfly, an ICANN-accredited provider of internet hosting and domain name registration services based in New Jersey, controls approximately two million domain names for 900,000 different owners. Unfortunately for those whose domains seemingly are disappearing into the ether by the day, the company appears to be coming apart at the seams, with no resolution or government action in sight. more»
It's not often you can compare Internet addresses with clothing, but a growing practice comes close, contributing to a global shortage in good names.
Entrepreneurs have been taking advantage of a five-day grace period to sample millions of domain names, keeping the relative few that might generate advertising revenues and dropping the rest before paying. It's akin to buying new clothes on a charge card only to return them for a full refund after wearing them to a big party. more»
...In tests, the researchers were able to do things like change firmware and redirect a D-Link Systems DI-524 wireless router to look up websites from a DNS server of their choosing. more»
Microsoft has licensed Netcraft's Phishing Site Feed for use in its Microsoft Phishing Filter Service, providing users of Internet Explorer 7 protection against the latest phishing attacks reported by the Netcraft Toolbar Community.
Microsoft's inclusion of Netcraft data in the Microsoft Phishing Filter was announced by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates during his keynote speech at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. more»
Onetime Internet domain registrar Network Solutions, now a provider of online services for small businesses, has been sold by private equity firm Najafi Cos. to General Atlantic. Terms of the transaction were not released. more»
Online attackers have briefly disrupted service on at least two of the 13 "root" servers that are used to direct traffic on the Internet.
The attack, which began Tuesday at about 5:30 a.m. Eastern time, was the most significant attack against the root servers since an October 2002 distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, said Ben Petro, senior vice president of services with Internet service provider Neustar Inc. more»
The annual price of a .com or .net domain name will almost certainly rise this year, according to Stratton Sclavos, chief executive of VeriSign Inc, which runs the two namespaces.
The increases per-domain will be tiny in dollar terms, and will most obviously impact only those with very large domain name portfolios. But the aggregate positive impact for VeriSign will be substantial. more»
The China Internet Network Information Center has announced its full support for Microsoft's Vista individual operating system. Chinese users usually needed to input English-language characters on their browser's address column or email address column when they used Microsoft's operating systems, but with CNNIC's support and when using the new Vista operating system, users can input Chinese when they want to visit websites or send emails to servers that accept Chinese-language email addresses. more»
Phishing attacks have outnumbered emails infected with viruses and Trojan horse programs for the first time, according to security experts.
...The difference in the ratio of phishing to virus attacks is partly due to virus attacks becoming more targeted and no longer occurring as one large outbreak. This includes the recent Storm Worm and Warezov attacks, according to MessageLabs. more»
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