Name Suggestions Will Cost $50K
Applicants can start proposing
new top-level domain names to the organization that governs the
Internet, but they must plunk down $50,000 along with their proposal.
Hard By Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud is 12 times
higher for online merchants than their offline, brick-and-mortar
counterparts, according to a survey of more than 160 online retailers
by market researcher GartnerGroup, Stamford, Conn.
Net Users Say
Hackers Block Trust
Most U.S. and Latin American Internet
users in a survey said hackers who steal personal information
are the biggest threat to building trust online. Cheskin Research,
Redwood Shores, Calif., said Monday that websites have the potential
of boosting trust by stressing their use of effective security.
Digital Signatures Legal
President Clinton made digital
signatures legal Friday, signing into law the Electronic Signatures
in Global and National Commerce Act.
Ache From Growing Pains
Online marketplaces have raised
a great deal of fanfare in the B-to-B space, but these new models
face a number of challenges.
Concerns Build Among Consumers
The majority of Americans are
concerned about, or even feel threatened, by cybercrime, according
to a nationwide poll by the Information Technology Association
of America and EDS. About 67 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed
said they were concerned.