ICB Toll Free (800/888) News by: Judith Oppenheimer, Publisher, ICB Toll Free (800/888) News
Thursday October 21 1999 at 08:0:1 PM EST
New York, NY US - Until recently, the owner of an Internet domain name (such as "acme.com") had ongoing rights to that domain name for their e-mail address and their web site (registered on a first come, first served basis) unless the name violated a registered trademark (such as "ibm.com"), in which case the trademark owner could sue in court to acquire the name from the original registrant.
Under new guidelines recently imposed, the user (no longer "owner") of a domain name may find the name has been reassigned to another company without their knowledge or permission, (even if there is no trademark infringement claimed), and without any rights of adjudication.
CyberHQ: THE NEW IMPERIALISM describes a new world order in which an organization's identity can belong to someone other than the organization itself.
For More Information: CyberHQ: THE NEW IMPERIALISM
Author/Correspondent's Profile: Judith Oppenheimer, Publisher, ICB Toll Free (800/888) News