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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Thu, August 16, 2001 at 6:21 AM GMT (Wed, August 15, 2001 at 11:21 PM PDT)
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Subject: Who really owns dot-biz G-TLD ?  It looks like Winstar does!


The origins of dot-biz lie in Usenet, when activist Karl Denninger in the late 1980s created newsgroups where commercial messages would be allowed.

Denninger said he expanded the concept to allow automated dot-biz domain name registrations in 1995, and his company, Macro Computer Systems, was sold in 1998 to Winstar Communications.

He says ORSC changed from pointing to Winstar's list of dot-biz names to Alantic Root Network's in the last year. "The problem is that Gallegos's claim to this is no more legitimate than Neulevel/JV Team's. I would argue that neither of them has a legitimate claim," Denninger says.


Link: Is Dot-Biz Really a New Domain?

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