My pal Jay Dogopoulos runs a web hosting service here in New Hampshire called Dynamic Internet, Inc. It's also sometimes referred to as Dyni.net, which is a URL that redirects to DynamicInternet.com. [Full disclosure: I use them for my e-mail and domain hosting, and they've been a long-time client of BuzzonaBudget PR services.]
There's also a company here in New Hampshire called Dynamic Network Services. [Full disclosure: I met few nice guys from there at the TechWorld after-party.]
Then came Wikileaks.
Then came Dyn's (that's the 2nd company) decision to "pull the plug" on Wikileaks.
Then this: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9JULTIO0.htm
And this: http://www.londonderrynh.net/?p=29516
And this: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131859362
In light of the Wikileaks controversy, Jay took the initiative to clarify any potential confusion between the two companies and issued a press release. (Actually, it's more of a media advisory.) The result was a great overview of the situation written by the incomparable David Brooks for the Nashua Telegraph:
What’s in a name? Problems for Web firms - NashuaTelegraph.com
The upshot of this release is that any potential negative effect on Dynamic Internet has been preempted. Moreover, a smaller firm has garnered positive press on the heels of a major media story, and the media and the public are better informed.
And yet the confusion continues, in still another way! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/business/global/13wiki.html?src=busln
And now breaking news, Wikileaks is back up and running: http://thenextweb.com/media/2010/12/13/wikileaks-org-domain-comes-back-online-with-the-help-of-new-dns-providers/
If Shakespeare were alive today, would he ask, "What's in a domain name?" Wow.