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A Twist on Domain/Name Registration..

  • From: Robert Mathews-ICICX
  • Date: Tue Aug 31 18:19:10 1999
  • Country: = United States of America =
  • Distribution: GENERAL

  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 was recently claimed and registered by, 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 domain name by taking the
Nasdaq-traded to court in the U.S. for misrepresentation. 

One country, two Web sites. Not good.