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Username: dtobias
Date/Time: Thu, August 23, 2001 at 2:40 PM GMT
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Subject: They're cybersquatting on my name now...

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Well, not an actual trademarked name, but somebody did get dan.info with an apparently bogus registration...  the US trademark number cited here doesn't exist.  Note that this registration was through Verisign, and has quite a number of goofy things -- Verisign put themselves as Admin Contact instead of the registrant, and put "StreetAddress", "City", and "State" in the address fields instead of an actual street address, city, and state.  However, those things (which would usually be good signs of a bogus registration) don't seem to mean anything one way or another where Verisign is concerned, because I've looked up legitimate registrations (e.g., mensa.info) that were submitted by Verisign and have the same idiotic problems.  It seems that Verisign's .info registrar services are run by blithering idiots who are incapable of making sure the address fields are filled out correctly, and who improperly put themselves as all contacts instead of the registrant.  This makes it very hard to distinguish the bogus registrations from the legitimate ones, since they screw them all up equally.

Domain Name:   DAN.INFO
Created On:  2001-AUG-22 14:12:55.0 UTC
Expiration Date:  2006-AUG-22 14:12:55.0 UTC
Trademark Name:  dan
Trademark Date:  2000-10-01
Trademark Country:  US
Trademark Number:  114962
Sponsoring Registrar:  5117-NS
Status:  NEW
Status:  LOCKED
Status:  OK
Registrant ID:  C176836-LRMS
Registrant Name:  VOLNITSKY, LEONID
Registrant Organization:  g8in.com
Registrant Street1:  StreetAddress
Registrant City:  City
Registrant State/Province:  State
Registrant Postal Code:  02156
Registrant Country:  UA
Registrant Phone:  +1.5555555555
Registrant Fax:  +1.5555555555
Registrant Email:  v_ns@volntisky.com
Admin ID:  C52235-LRMS
Admin Name:  Attn: info Registration Inquiries
Admin Organization:  Verisign, Inc.
Admin Street1:  21355 Ridgetop Circle
Admin City:  Dulles
Admin State/Province:  VA
Admin Postal Code:  20166
Admin Country:  US
Admin Phone:  +1.18664183684
Admin Email:  inforegistration@verisign.com
Billing ID:  C52235-LRMS
Billing Name:  Attn: info Registration Inquiries
Billing Organization:  Verisign, Inc.
Billing Street1:  21355 Ridgetop Circle
Billing City:  Dulles
Billing State/Province:  VA
Billing Postal Code:  20166
Billing Country:  US
Billing Phone:  +1.18664183684
Billing Email:  inforegistration@verisign.com
Tech ID:  C52235-LRMS
Tech Name:  Attn: info Registration Inquiries
Tech Organization:  Verisign, Inc.
Tech Street1:  21355 Ridgetop Circle
Tech City:  Dulles
Tech State/Province:  VA
Tech Postal Code:  20166
Tech Country:  US
Tech Phone:  +1.18664183684
Tech Email:  inforegistration@verisign.com
Name Server:  ns99.worldnic.com
Name Server:  ns100.worldnic.com

 

Link: Dan's Domain Site


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