Subject: Re: How to disable Verisign's Site Finder in named?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/27/2003 22:05:59
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>>>>> "der" == der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:
>> While we are discussing the ethics of Verisign's site finder, I have a
>> quick question.
der> Well, this is a bit off-topic for tech-net, but...
>> 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*?
der> No time yet, would be my guess. AIUI the courts can't rule until
der> someone brings an action, and there's barely been time for lawyers
der> to get the ducks in a row for filing, never mind for it to actually
der> get to a judge even for a preliminary ruling.
I'd heard rumours of a class action suit.
I think it was verbal, so it might just be hyberbole.
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