[alac] Speaking of overpriced domains
Stephen Cohen, who stole sex.com in 1995, and was hiding out in Mexico since 2000, was arrested by Mexican police earlier this week and is now in jail in San Diego. He owes Gary Kremen, the legitimate owner of sex.com, $82M. Cohen sent NSI, at the time the .COM registry and registrar, a forged fax which they didn't bother to verify. Kremen sued NSI who settled in April 2004, reportedly for $20M. (Was it NSI or Verisign who settled?) http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20051029-9999-1m29cohen.html http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20051028-9999-1mi28cohen.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/28/sexdotcom_cohen_arrested/ Regards, John Levine, johnl@xxxxxxxx, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, Mayor "I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.