Sex Site Settles with VeriSign

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sparky's, Apr 20, 2004.

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    Sparky's

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    Cute article, but the long term ramifications are interesting.

    http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3343141
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    this is a very important day in the legal history of the internet. bravo to the court on this one.

    paul
     
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    Dippo

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    Yeap, they just let someone steal this guys domain, and then wouldn't do anything to correct it. What a bunch of weasels.
     
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    wdlove

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    I may disagree with the actual business use of Sex.com. Still glad that a legal principal was upheld.
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    i remember a few years back, the good ol' boys over at godhatesfags.com let the domain expire for a few hours, and the group hatewatch hijacked it, redirecting it to 'godlovesfags.com'. It was purely for fun, they gave it back within a day or two, which I was upset about. but in hindsight, the legal basis here is more important than politics, i wonder how this will affect the reregistration process... they may have to give you a grace period or something... it would be nice if that got easier, especially if cybersquatting was illegal...

    paul
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    I don't think they should have given it back or had to give it back.

    I miss the frontier days of the internet before the squatting. I think though that squatting should be allowed. The domain is yours if you buy it. Maybe there should be rules on abandonment. It should be treated like real estate.

    Its funny really how people are willing to type in long and complex names to get someplace.
     
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    Dippo

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    I sure Paul would know, but I am pretty sure that they didn't "have" to give it back.
     

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