[DNS] international domain news

[DNS] international domain news

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 03:16:24 +1100 (EST)
Dutch State Loses Case Over Generic Domain
In a remarkable appeal judgment, the Dutch state has twice lost
separate cases on the usage of one and the same generic domain name. 
The name concerned is for a site on the largest infrastructure
project ever undertaken in Holland, the new very controversial
so-called 'Betuwelijn' freight rail link from Rotterdam to Germany,
that cuts right through the width of the small country.
The accompanying promotional site is called 'Betuweroute.nl' and
claims to give all relevant information, but relevant here seemed to
mean positive.  

Sports.com buys Sportal.de domain name
Sports.com has acquired the domain name of Sportal.de in a
five-figure deal. 
Under the deal, Sports.com intends to use the web site to boost its
presence in Germany. It has not taken on any of the debts or staff of

Playboy Claims Domain Registered By The Anti-Porn Flynt 
The publisher of Playboy magazine has wrested the Internet domain
PlayboyOnline.com from anti-porn crusaders who appeared to be making
money when stray surfers visited a Web site at that address.

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