The lawsuit contesting a controversial $100 fee to register Internet addresses has been thrown out of court by US District Court Judge Thomas Hogan.
But William Bode, the lawyer representing a number of people who paid the fee, said he will appeal the decision.
The dispute centres on the actions of government contractor, Network Solutions, which collected a $30 tax between September 1995 and March 1998 for each Internet address registered. NSI has held the monopoly on registering for the main Net domains such as '.com'.p> The judge supported the lawsuit initially, agreeing with litigants that $30 was an illegal tax, and he froze assets of $62 million. Since then, Congress has passed legislation that provides retroactive authorisation for NSI to collect the tax, and the judge concluded that the $30 was no longer an illegal levy.
Ceres, located in the asteroid belt, has a carbonaceous-rich upper crust, SwRI study claims
The spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules, known as hydroxyls, embedded in the rocky surface of the asteroid
The skeleton was unearthed more than 20 years ago in South Africa
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth