Wired News – VeriSign Plans Domain Wait List. The largest website registrar is planning a new service that lets people pay to be first in line to snap up a domain name, if and when it becomes available. By Joanna Glasner.
The Washington Post : Business – Next Generation’s Wireless Web Is Still Painfully Slow. For the past month, I’ve been trying out the cell phone of the future.
If you have a job where on-the-go Web access from a laptop is an absolute requirement, this service, even with its limits, could make sense. Otherwise, why not — as some VoiceStream users have asked in the alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream newsgroup — just look for the nearest phone jack when you need to get on the Internet?
The Washington Post : Business – Rise of Internet ‘Borders’ Prompts Fears for Web’s Future. It is the modern-day equivalent of a border sentry. When visitors try to enter UKBetting.com, a computer program checks their identification to determine where they’re dialing in from. Most people are waved on through. Those from the United States, China, Italy and other countries where gambling laws are muddy, however, are flashed a sign in red letters that says “ACCESS DENIED” and are locked out of the Web site.