January 20, 1999 5:10 PM PST

Tide turns in domain name battles

As growing numbers of corporate trademark owners level their legal might to win the rights to desirable domain names, the individuals fighting to maintain those rights are gaining a voice. Ajax.org, a nonprofit site that prevailed over Colgate-Palmolive, is looking to help others with the proposal of a new alliance, while a Los Angeles dad succeeds in getting Archie Comics to back down from its push to win a domain named after his daughter.

Domain name "little guys" fight back
Ajax.org, a nonprofit Web site, is organizing a federation of small domain name holders to stand up to wealthy trademark owners.

Archie drops Veronica domain dispute
The comic book publisher says it is dropping its efforts to shut down the Web site of 22-month-old Veronica Sams over alleged trademark infringement.

Archie Comics fights parent for domain
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Net name game gets played in court
roundup The most recent fight in the Net domain space involves Archie Comics, which claims a parent's Veronica.org site violates its trademark.

 

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