Subject: Re: How to disable Verisign's Site Finder in named?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: Alicia da Conceicao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/2003 04:22:32
Thanks again for the heads up on the patch for named/bind. I will be
updating my DNS server this weekend using pkgsrc. :-)
While we are discussing the ethics of Verisign's site finder, I have a
Since ICANN and courts in several nations have ruled against cybersquatters
that registered domain names that contain miss-spelling of registered
trademarks, then why hasn't the courts and ICANN rule against Verisign's
Site Finder, since it cybersquats on *EVERY REGISTERED TRADEMARK*?
For example, "www.mcodonalds.com" goes to Verisign, so why can McDonalds
sue Verisign as a cybersquatter that hijacked a miss-spelling of their
international trademark? Considering the numerous rulings in the past, I
can't see how Versign could win. But then again, I am a geek that uses
logic and I am not a laywer.