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ICANN ASO - Website and Discussion Lists - Feb 10, 2000 - This is an announcement to all parties
with interests in management of Internet Address space and related
The Address Supporting Organisation of
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
was established last year, and has assumed its responsibilities
under the ICANN Bylaws for coordination of global policy development
in relation to Internet Addresses and related resources. The
ICANN Accredits Twelve New Domain Name Registrars - Jan 25, 2000 - (January 25, 2000) The Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that twelve
additional applicant companies have met the criteria to be accredited
as domain name registrars in the .com, .net, and .org domains.

As accredited registrars, these companies
will compete in the market for domain name registration services
by participating in the Shared Registry System (SRS), which allows
multiple ...
Comment Concerning Trailing-Hyphen Domain Names - Jan 7, 2000 - Since the implementation of the Internet
domain-name system in the 1980s, the specifications published
and implemented by the Internet community have not permitted labels
making up domain names to have trailing hyphens (e.g., "example-.com").
Througout this period, the specifications for the format of domain
names have been well-known throughout the Internet technical community.
They have been set forth in several RFCs, including ...
dynadot.com logoWikileaks Gag Sparks Freedom Debate - Jan 1, 2000 - Following an order last week from a US federal judge, the US arm of whistle-blower website Wikileaks.org was taken down, sparking a debate online concerning free speech, and whether free speech applies in these circumstances.

On Friday, February 15, Swiss bank Julius Baer (http://www.juliusbaer.com) succeeded in obtaining an order demanding that the site's host take down Wikileaks, a site that enabled insiders to anonymously leak incriminating documents to the public. Dynadot ...
Ebone To Provide Hosting, IP Services For European - Jan 1, 2000 - European Web hosting and network services company Ebone announced today that it been chosen as the European provider of Web hosting and related infrastructure for the Internet's newest Top Level Domain (TLD): .name.

The announcement came following an agreement between the GNR (Global Name Registry) and ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number) to license the world's first for personal domain registration.

ICANN selected GNR to develop, maintain and ...
viawest.netUCN Colocates at ViaWest IDC in - Jan 1, 2000 - Managed hosting and colocation provider ViaWest (viawest.net) announced on Tuesday that UCN, Inc. would colocate at its Salt Lake City data center.

ViaWest says UCN will colocate its back-end and billing support systems, allowing them to take advantage of ViaWest's state-of-the-art facility and technical resources."We decided to colocate with ViaWest rather than to build our own data center due to the benefits of time and cost savings," says Scott Welch, executive ...
concentric.comQwest Eyeing XO, Reports Say - Jan 1, 2000 - Qwest Communications (qwest.com Total Reviews: 1
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) has entered into talks with XO Communications (xo.com Total Reviews: 5
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) after coming up short in its attempt to acquire telecommunications giant MCI (mci.com), according to reports.XO sells voice and data services to businesses and has a significant Web hosting portfolio highlighted by the Concentric (concentric.com Total Reviews: 4
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) shared Web hosting division. Qwest has been determined to acquire a significant telecommunications asset because it is concerned it will have ...
hostmysite.com logoHostMySite Adds Blogs, Google Sitemaps - Jan 1, 2000 - Web hosting provider HostMySite (hostmysite.com Total Reviews: 9
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) announced on Monday that it had added free WordPress 1.5 Blog software with all its shared hosting plans and integrated Google Sitemaps into their customer control panel. The blogging capabilities will also be available through the hosting control panel. The company says it researched various different blog publishing platforms and settled on open source WordPress for its powerful features and ability to be integrated into a Web interface.  "We ...
MySpace Picks - Jan 1, 2000 - Managed DNS service provider UltraDNS (http://www.ultradns.com) announced on Monday that social networking site MySpace.com (http://www.myspace.com) had selected UltraDNS's Managed DNS service to support the performance of its site in the face of rapidly increasing traffic.

UltraDNS says the deployment has strengthened MySpace's infrastructure to help during its rise to the fourth ranked Web domain in terms of page views, according to data from comScore Media Metrix.The MySpace Web site ...
Business eStore Offers - Jan 1, 2000 - ECommerce Solutions Inc. announced on Monday that it had introduced its complete e-commerce solution Business eStore (http://www.businessestore.com).Business eStore gives customers a complete set of tools for building an e-commerce store, including a shopping cart with or without store set up, domain registration, hosting, merchant services, Web design, customer support and more.By providing everything in a single package, the company says, small and medium-sized businesses can focus ...