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Re: [ga] NSI immediately registering domains that are searched on their site

  • To: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] NSI immediately registering domains that are searched on their site
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 14:41:40 -0800

George and all,

  Thank you for providing this very interesting turn of events and
follow on information.  It should be remembered that Domain Name
tasting currently is not an "Illegal" practice, and in fact has been
tacitly encouraged by ICANN.  However perhaps Domain Name
tasting should be made illegal by federal statute, or some sort of
specific regulation, which is the method I personally would prefer,
in order to discourage such a practice.  But I am not holding my
breath on seeing Domain Name Tasting subsiding any time soon...


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George Kirikos wrote:

> Hi folks,
> As discussed in the thread at:
> http://www.domainstate.com/showthread.php3?s=&threadid=85864
> Network Solutions is now immediately registering available domains that
> are *searched* on their site. I don't see how this will last, though,
> given that lawyers can search TM'd names, and then immediately turn
> around and sue NSI for TM infringement.
> For example, see the WHOIS for:
> http://whois.domaintools.com/wearecybersquatters.com
> http://whois.domaintools.com/we-laugh-at-icann.com
> http://whois.domaintools.com/icann-staff-suck.com
> http://whois.domaintools.com/verizon-should-sue-us.com
> Registrant:
> This Domain is available at NetworkSolutions.com
>    13681 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
>    HERNDON, VA 20171
>    US
> I would hope that they would rethink this. Or, perhaps they're just
> hoping to accelerate the end of domain tasting, through this "service."
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> http://www.kirikos.com/

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