A Twist on Domain/Name Registration..

Robert Mathews-ICICX mathews at hawaii.edu
Tue Aug 31 22:13:55 UTC 1999




  Clearly, PGP Key Verification wand the like were not functional 'that'
week.. :)


"Whose Web Site Is This?" 
By Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, August 27, 1999

TAIPEI, Taiwan-You just knew something like this would happen. China,
unable so far to occupy Taiwan on land, has done it in cyberspace. The
Internet address Taiwan.com was recently claimed and registered by
China.com, an Internet portal that is partially owned by China's state-run
Xinhua news agency.  According to The Asian Wall Street Journal, several
hundred Taiwanese professors and lawmakers have petitioned the Taiwan
government to reclaim the Taiwan.com domain name by taking the
Nasdaq-traded China.com to court in the U.S. for misrepresentation. 

One country, two Web sites. Not good.





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