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Username: kellyjones
Date/Time: Fri, August 3, 2001 at 8:53 AM GMT
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Subject: Bogus .Info sunrise!

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        Take a look at the whois at the afilias site:  http://www.afilias.info

It's bogus trademark after bogus trademark!

Check these out!

Domain Name: HELP.INFO
Created On: 2001-JUL-25 18:45:06.0 UTC
Expiration Date: 2006-JUL-25 18:45:06.0 UTC
Trademark Name: Unknown
Trademark Date: 2040-01-02
Trademark Country: AL
Trademark Number: 0
Sponsoring Registrar: 5007-TU
Status: NEW
Status: LOCKED
Status: OK
Registrant ID: C2452-LRMS
Registrant


There are tons just like these with either an unknown trademark listed or a completely irrelevant tm listed. Irrelevant?

Check this out:

Domain Name: MUSIC.INFO
Created On: 2001-JUL-31 13:21:42.0 UTC
Expiration Date: 2006-JUL-31 13:21:42.0 UTC
Trademark Name: dumping
Trademark Date: 2000-05-05
Trademark Country: KR
Trademark Number: 206-08-32163
Sponsoring Registrar: 5155-YN
Status: NEW
Status: LOCKED
Status: OK
Registrant ID: C43042-LRMS
Registrant


Dumping?


Shopping and sex apparently have trademarks as well. So do analsex.info and oralsex.info!

Here are some more:


Domain Name: NAMES.INFO
Created On: 2001-JUL-25 18:52:47.0 UTC
Expiration Date: 2006-JUL-25 18:52:47.0 UTC
Trademark Name: Unknown
Trademark Date: 2040-01-02
Trademark Country: AL
Trademark Number: 0
Sponsoring Registrar: 5007-TU
Status: NEW
Status: LOCKED
Status


How could the trademark have been issued in 2040?  And be unknown?

There are tons more just like this, with no trademark existing. Many of them seem to be originating from registrar 5007-tu

How can we be expected to spend nearly $300 to fight bogus registrations? Doesn't afilias check the tms? Do they create a bogus system so they can force people to spend even more money to challenge a registration (which can't be gotten by the challenger anyway) when it is afilias sunrise system that causes this problem in the first place? This is disgusting. I hope Icann steps in and either straightens this out or picks a more responsible registrar. This is fraud!

More:

Domain Name:  LEARNING.INFO 
Created On:  2001-JUL-25 18:50:46.0 UTC 
Expiration Date:  2006-JUL-25 18:50:46.0 UTC 
Trademark Name:  Unknown 
Trademark Date:  2040-01-02 
Trademark Country:  AL 
Trademark Number:  0 
Sponsoring Registrar:  5007-TU 
Status:  NEW 
Status:  LOCKED 
Status:  OK 
Registrant 


Domain Name:  TEACHING.INFO 
Created On:  2001-JUL-25 18:35:58.0 UTC 
Expiration Date:  2006-JUL-25 18:35:58.0 UTC 
Trademark Name:  Unknown 
Trademark Date:  2040-01-02 
Trademark Country:  AL 
Trademark Number:  0 
Sponsoring Registrar:  5007-TU 
Status:  NEW 
Status:  LOCKED 
Status:  OK 
Registrant ID:  C1253-LRMS 

There are tons more just like this, again many by  5007-TU.


It is disgusting and unfair.      
     
     

 


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