Once he gained control of sex.com domain name illegally, Stephen M. Cohen created an advertising rich site which earned him $50 K – $500 K per month. The domain’s legitimate owner was Gary Kremen, of Match.com fame.
To take control of sex.com, Stephen M. Cohen provide false information to the domain name registrar Network Solutions. Gary Kremen, sued and finally won with the courts ordering Cohen to pay $65 million.
Way before the World Wide Web (WWW) was created, Ted Nelson described Xanadu, a global network of computers in his books "Computer Lib / Dream Machines" (1974) and "Literary Machines" (1981). The invention of the World Wide Web is credited to Sir Tim Berners-Lee who created the global network while working at CERN, a high-energy physics organisation in Europe. In his original proposal for the WWW, Sir Tim had put Ted Nelson's "Getting it out of our system" as the first reference. [more...]