Harvard University paid as much as $299 to register the last time the World Wide Web’s global overseer added a domain name to familiar ones including .com and .net. Rather than seeking a new opportunity, it signed up to keep harvard.xxx from being used as a porn site.
The U.S. is probing the possibility of anticompetitive practices in the e-book industry, Sharis Pozen, the acting chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division told a House committee in Washington yesterday.
As the Internet adds valuable new domain names that are luring the likes of Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., a little-known company called Donuts Inc. is making a grab that opponents say could fuel cybersquatting, the practice of stealing website identities.
The Internet’s address-system manager will indefinitely delay announcing which companies applied for new Web suffixes as it diagnoses a breakdown that’s kept its application system offline since April 12.
A retail-industry group asked the U.S. government to delay plans to expand the Internet’s address system, saying store owners need more time to assess the impact of adding hundreds of Web suffixes such as .bank and .nyc.