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Re: [ga] German school students victims of dutch drug trafficker TLD scam

  • To: Joe Baptista <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx >> GA" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [ga] German school students victims of dutch drug trafficker TLD scam
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:45:59 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

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<P>Dr. Joe and all,</P>
<P>&nbsp; Seems reasonable to me that ICANN should have been on top of this or 
ahead of the curve</P>
<P>of same as they are supposed to "Oversee" their registrars.&nbsp; It is more 
than obvious that</P>
<P>this particular registrar was and perhaps remains errant in it's public 
behavior and needs</P>
<P>either counciling or to be de-accredited at the earliest possible time 
2px solid">-----Original Message----- <BR>From: Joe Baptista 
<BAPTISTA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx><BR>Sent: Sep 21, 2009 10:01 AM <BR>To: 
"ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx &gt;&gt; GA" <GA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx><BR>Subject: [ga] German 
school students victims of dutch drug trafficker TLD scam <BR><BR>German school 
students victims of dutch drug trafficker TLD scam <A 
href="http://bit.ly/LfCq7"; target=_blank>http://bit.ly/LfCq7</A><BR 
clear=all><BR>I wonder - could ICANN and IANA have done more to prevent 
 target=_blank>German high school students recent victims of dutch 
<P class=info><EM class=date>September 21, 2009</EM><SPAN class=editlink><A 
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<DIV class="wp-caption alignright" style="WIDTH: 225px"><IMG title="Dr. 
Hans-Jorg Däumer, Principle of Gymnasium Querfurt" height=155 alt="Dr. 
Hans-Jorg Däumer, Principle of Gymnasium Querfurt" 
<P class=wp-caption-text>Dr. Hans-Jorg Däumer, Principle of Gymnasium 
<P>German high school students at the Gymnasium Querfurt are the recent victims 
of a Top-Level Domain (TLD) sales scam run by Dutch con artist <A 
target=_blank>Herman Xennt</A>. Herman known to the Netherlands police is a 
convicted felon who was arrested for drug trafficking and tax evasion.</P>
<P>Administration at the school, one of Germany’s top ten high schools, 
confirmed today they are an INAIC approved reseller of Top-Level Domains 
(TLDs). The <A href="http://inaic.com/index.php?p=news-01-06-2009"; 
target=_blank>press release</A> dated July 1 but published September 16 
announced the distinguished German high school, recognized by the German 
government as one of the best in the country, launched GQnet.</P>
<P>The school joins an impressive list of organizations on the INAIC victims 
list. Both the Government of Turkey and SITA (Societe Internationale de 
Telecommunications Aeronautique) participated in marketing stolen property 
through INAIC. In these cases the intellectual property rights to top-level 
domains sold by INAIC are part of a commercial fraud involving former partners 
of Herman Xennt and the <A href="http://www.tldainc.org/"; target=_blank>Top 
Level Domain Association</A>, another front for the organization.</P>
<P><EM><STRONG>Innocence exposed “You can trust me … this organization 
<DIV class="wp-caption alignleft" style="WIDTH: 100px"><IMG title="Christopher 
Mettin, Student Network Administrator at the Gymnasium Querfurt" height=125 
alt="Christopher Mettin, Student Network Administrator at the Gymnasium 
<P class=wp-caption-text>Christopher Mettin, Student Network Administrator at 
the Gymnasium Querfurt</P></DIV>
<P>Christopher Mettin the schools 18 year old student network administrator 
runs the <A href="http://tld.gqbc-online.com/"; target=_blank>GQnet</A> student 
project for the <A href="http://www.gymnasium-querfurt.de/"; 
target=_blank>Gymnasium Querfurt</A>. Mettin insists the INAIC organization is 
not a scam. “You can trust me”, he said “this organization exists”. When 
pressed for details on the organizations head office address or it’s 
jurisdiction of incorporation Mettin was unable to answer but did confirm his 
contact at INAIC was Herman Xennt.</P>
<P>Martijn Burger the official chairman of the Internet Names Authorization 
&amp; Information Center (the real INAIC) issued an <A 
 target=_blank>official statement on December 3 2008</A> that the organization 
behind INAIC.com has never been operational.</P>
<P>When presented with the statement Mettin responded he did “not really care 
whether the address was correct or” where “INAIC is incorporated”. He insisted 
instead that if the technical aspects of the system worked that was all the 
credibility he and the school needed. “The TLD’s resolve and that’s what 
counts” he said as proof INAIC is legitimate.</P>
<P>According to Mettin school administration were aware of the scandal and he 
did not rule out legal action. Dr. Hans-Jorg Däumer, the school Principle, was 
away from his office this week and unavailable for comment.</P>
<P><EM><STRONG>Identity theft – could the Gymnasium Querfurt be 
<DIV class="wp-caption alignleft" style="WIDTH: 111px"><IMG title="Keith Teare, 
former CEO, President, and Chairman of RealNames Corporation" height=101 
alt="Keith Teare, former CEO, President, and Chairman of RealNames Corporation" 
<P class=wp-caption-text>Keith Teare, former CEO, President, and Chairman of 
RealNames Corporation</P></DIV>
<P>In a related story INAIC TLD reseller VAGUE is <A 
href="http://tld.webvague.com/"; target=_blank>claiming the Irish company</A> is 
associated with <A href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/kteare"; target=_blank>Keith 
Teare</A> the well known founder of RealNames a $130 million Microsoft project. 
Teare denied RealNames has anything to do with the reseller. “I just read the 
various sites”, Teare said, “looks like a major scam”.</P>
<P>Teare is not alone in having his identity stolen to sell bogus TLDs. At 
INAIC identity theft and brand name piracy is a common practice used as a 
marketing tool to look legitimate. The legal departments of major multinational 
corporations like Hilton Hotels, Akzo-Nobel, KFC and Philips Electronics have 
all threatened legal action against INAIC to protect their identities and brand 
<P><EM><STRONG>Xennt – the wizard behind the curtain.</STRONG></EM></P>
<P>Herman Xennt the man behind INAIC first came to public attention in 2002 as 
the man behind the XTC bunker. The “bunker” is a former NATO base built in 
1955. In 1995 Herman purchased the facility from the dutch government and 
installed himself as a <A href="http://www.republic-cyberbunker.org/"; 
target=_blank>constitutional monarch</A>. He also installed an XTC lab to 
manufacture the psychoactive and psychedelic drugs ecstasy and MDMA.</P>
<P>On Saturday July 27th 2002 the XTC lab went up in flames and the dutch fire 
brigade was called. This prompted a police investigation into the XTC lab and 
Xennt was arrested the next day for drug trafficking. Herman became an infamous 
local celebrity overnight and was widely reported in the local papers.</P>
<P>But at the local police station in the City of Goes Herman is best known as 
a commercial fraud artist. Adriaan Capello is the police officer who keeps an 
eye on Herman. Capello has an impressive file of complaints from people 
swindled by Xennt in various technology investment schemes.</P>
<P>Capello points out there is nothing the local police can do. Capello tries 
his best to investigate but in the end the police don’t have the time, 
resources, or expertise to investigate commercial crime involving high 
technology fraud and the cases end up in limbo.</P>
<P><BR><BR>-- <BR>Joe Baptista<BR><BR><A href="http://www.publicroot.org"; 
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<P>Regards,<BR><BR>Jeffrey A. Williams<BR>Spokesman for INEGroup LLA. - (Over 
294k members/stakeholders strong!)<BR>"Obedience of the law is the greatest 
freedom" -<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; Abraham Lincoln<BR><BR>"Credit should go with the 
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