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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, August 15, 2001 at 5:43 PM GMT
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Subject: ILLEGAL UNREGISTERED LOTTERY

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NeuLevel Inc suing Amazon.com

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NeuLevel Inc., the exclusive operator of the new “dot-biz” Internet domain, has filed a federal lawsuit against online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. in a dispute over the way the Sterling company is selling the domain names.

In its suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, NeuLevel asks a federal judge to rule that its method for selling the dot-biz domains does not violate federal trademark statutes and is not subject to state or federal lottery laws, Neuman said.

The system does not reward applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis, and wealthier bidders will be able to outnumber others with more applications, Smith said (Amazon).

http://www.washtech.com/news/regulation/11887-1.html

Amazon are correct - this fulfills all the requirements to be called a lottery.

An illegal unregistered lottery.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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