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December

Guardian's digital edition raises stakes (31 December 2003)
Online newspaper market hotting up

Internet showdown side-stepped in Geneva (8 December 2003)
Probably for the best

Daily Mail finally launches website (5 December 2003)
Newspaper learns to love the Internet

On the Google Deskbar (4 December 2003)
Search the Web without a browser

Sybase comes to Mickey Mouse’s rescue (3 December 2003)
John Chen named as new Disney board member

.name registry site hacked (1 December 2003)
Apache exploit causes embrassment

June

US appeals court hands Barcelona.com back to original owner (5 June 2003)
Finally an end brought to trademark law merry-go-round

Turbo10.com: Getting back on its feet (4 June 2003)
Google safe for a while yet

May

Make way for the contender to Google's crown (30 May 2003)
Turbo10 really is that good

The .org whois saga and why EPP may save the Net (25 May 2003)
Click here for the future of domain names

EURid wins .eu domain contract officially (22 May 2003)
Two-month delay in confirmation yields a few more details

.org registry vanishes into thin air (19 May 2003)
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear

NewZealand.com saga continues (15 May 2003)
Answers to Parliamentary queries raise yet more questions

Stelios High Court favourite vows to battle on (12 May 2003)
"My crusade is not at an end, broahahahaha"

Blogger forces Irish domain registry into sunlight (9 May 2003)
Good. But when will prices come down?

Stelios faces his domain Waterloo (9 May 2003)
Easy domain crusade ends

Governments continue to go barmy over .com namesakes (6 May 2003)
South Africa back in the ring, New Zealand ready for more mistakes

What really happened with the NewZealand.com case (2 May 2003)
Costs and trademark applications reveal murky world

NZ.gov coughs up NZ$1m for newzealand.com (1 May 2003)
Bureaucrats pay price for bullying

Sex.com conman continues ludicrous legal fight (1 May 2003)
Now appealing to US Supreme Court

April

Iraq, its domain and the 'terrorist-funding' owner (9 April 2003)
A tale of intrigue, confusion and Internet oddities

You are the weakest link: hello (2 April 2003)
ICANN meeting, Rio de Janeiro

March

What do you give the man who had everything? (31 March 2003)
Clue: Steve Jobs will be listening carefully

Nominet holds off on domain reservation plans (26 March 2003)
Come back and see me in six months

Is this the end of the domain transfer nightmare? (24 March 2003)
ICANN has an opportunity to do something useful

Brussels awards .eu domain to Brussels-based consortium (20 Mar 2003)
EURid wins contest - European domain live hopefully this year

How much does it cost to oversee the Internet? (17 Mar 2003)
Too much and a third extra next year

Lawscot domain dispute gets to court (17 Mar 2003)
And promptly leaves again

ICANN loads dice in reform process (14 Mar 2003)
Plus ša change, plus c'est la meme chose

Nominet's PAB election results in (11 Mar 2003)
Average Joe bolstered by two new names

Panic Attack! Mobile terrorist alert service (7 Mar 2003)
Reasons to be Fearful

Internet battle lines drawn at extraordinary Geneva meeting (6 Mar 2003)
ITU meeting sees Web great and good square up

February

Get hold of your dream .uk domain (27 Feb 2003)
Nominet plans revamp of registration system

California High Court refuses to interject in Sex.com case (26 Feb 2003)
Nominet plans revamp of registration system

.uk.co killed by Colombian judge (20 Feb 2003)
Net Registrar to appeal

Nominet takes six months to do nothing over net.uk (19 Feb 2003)
Communication breakdown

.uk.co domain wiped off face of Internet (17 Feb 2003)
Colombian university does the dirty on 8,000 businesses

Nominet names electoral candidates (10 Feb 2003)
Seven standing for four posts

Europe threatens to invade ICANN (10 Feb 2003)
Internet teetering on brink of war

Parliament ceases to exist (7 Feb 2003)
Online e-government grinds to a halt

Election fever grips UK domain registrar (7 Feb 2003)
Four places on Nominet's Policy Advisory Board up for grabs

Sex.com case heralds end of Internet - NSI (3 Feb 2003)
Court filing reveals doomsday scenario

January

Where the hell is my website? (28 Jan 2003)
Part I: The nightmare and the US system

Where the hell is my website? (Part 2) (29 Jan 2003)
The UK system and what ICANN should do to be more like it

A punter's guide to keeping hold of your domain (29 Jan 2003)
Where the hell is my website? (Part 3)

Buy a piece of Net nostalgia for $5,000 (29 Jan 2003)
Professional online beggar puts famous URLs on eBay


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