Washington (May 20, 2003) -- The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has hired a lawyer to gain control of two Web domain names it believes rightfully belong to the new body. But it will have to pry them out of the hands of an enterprising California CPA who beat the board to the punch.

Before the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which created the new accounting oversight board, was even signed in July of 2002, California CPA and sole practitioner Karl Nagel registered the domain names PCAOB.com and PCAOB.org.

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