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June 8, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
Register.com said it assigned about 800 Internet domain names, ending the long-standing monopoly held by Network Solutions. New York-based Register.com is the first company to compete directly with Herndon, Va.-based Network Solutions in the business of registering domain names that end in .com, .net and .org. Four other firms were chosen to compete with Network Solutions during an initial test period, and about 30 additional companies will be eligible to compete starting June 24.
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August 11, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Register.com Inc. shareholder Mark Cuban said Wednesday that he planned to vote against the company's proposed sale to Vector Capital Corp., saying the $200-million transaction would be disastrous to investors. Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, said last month that he held a 14% stake in Register.com and sought a seat on the board. Register.com, which manages 2.
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September 6, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Register.com, the first company to compete head-to-head against Network Solutions, said it registered its 1 millionth Internet domain name last week. The New York-based firm assigned the domain name "granny-to-be.com" to New Yorker Felicia Reymont and crossed the 1-million threshold less than three months after launching its registration business. Herndon, Va.-based Network Solutions, which for six years was the sole registrar of domain names ending in .com, .net and .
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August 11, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Register.com Inc. shareholder Mark Cuban said Wednesday that he planned to vote against the company's proposed sale to Vector Capital Corp., saying the $200-million transaction would be disastrous to investors. Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, said last month that he held a 14% stake in Register.com and sought a seat on the board. Register.com, which manages 2.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
Register.com, a New York-based company that registers Internet addresses for businesses or individuals, was unwittingly used in one of the largest episodes of "cybersquatting"--the speculative buying and selling of those addresses. As previously reported, Pictureweb, a computer club in London, registered about 75,000 addresses earlier this year. Network Solutions, until recently the exclusive administrator for Internet addresses, or domain names, initially said that Register.
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December 14, 2000 | Reuters
Register.com Inc., the No. 2 reseller of Internet domain names, announced the launch of a service that allows individuals and companies to bid for any of the 20 million Web site addresses already taken. Afternic Virtual Broker will allow its customers to place anonymous bids on any Internet domain name ending in .com, .net or .org. Afternic Inc., which developed the service and was acquired by Register.
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May 24, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The system for managing Internet addresses has been undergoing sweeping reforms recently to open it to competition. Included in that process has been an effort to deal with the contentious issue of "cyber-squatting"--the speculative buying and selling of addresses known as domain names.
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March 8, 2001 | DAVID COLKER, david.colker@latimes.com
The vicious gossip site http://www.schoolrumors.com--with its racist, homophobic and grossly graphic content posted by San Fernando Valley students about one another--caused a lot of turmoil until it was shut down late last week. But establishing a site such as Schoolrumors.com--and staying anonymous while doing so--is not difficult for the Net savvy. Nor is it costly. A site's name, called its domain, must be registered to establish its ownership and keep it unique. Schoolrumors.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Register.com, the first company to compete head-to-head against Network Solutions, said it registered its 1 millionth Internet domain name last week. The New York-based firm assigned the domain name "granny-to-be.com" to New Yorker Felicia Reymont and crossed the 1-million threshold less than three months after launching its registration business. Herndon, Va.-based Network Solutions, which for six years was the sole registrar of domain names ending in .com, .net and .
BUSINESS
June 8, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
Register.com said it assigned about 800 Internet domain names, ending the long-standing monopoly held by Network Solutions. New York-based Register.com is the first company to compete directly with Herndon, Va.-based Network Solutions in the business of registering domain names that end in .com, .net and .org. Four other firms were chosen to compete with Network Solutions during an initial test period, and about 30 additional companies will be eligible to compete starting June 24.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc., the world's largest Internet auctioneer, and Bidder's Edge Inc. have agreed to settle lawsuits about accessing and copying information from Web sites. EBay said the settlement prohibits Bidder's Edge from combing its site for material and that Burlington, Mass.-based Bidder's Edge agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money, said Jay Monahan, EBay's intellectual property attorney.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2005
* Microsoft Corp. warned users of its Windows operating system of three newly found "critical" security flaws in its software, including one that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. * A federal judge in New York dismissed claims that Microsoft Corp. and Softbank Corp., which sells high-speed Internet service in Japan, helped defraud investors in Global Crossing Ltd.
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