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Username: peeved
Date/Time: Wed, August 29, 2001 at 11:37 PM GMT
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Subject: Urgent...Has anyone else encountered this..???


  Between August 26 and 27th, I checked for the availability of the name and the whois search confirmed its availability. I then proceeded to pre-register the name through 4 registrars that also do a whois lookup before they accept any names. It showed up as being available with all 4 of them.

Today, after learning that Sunrise is not over yet, I checked again and I found out that it was indeed regsitered during Sunrise and not only that but the registration date was July 31st!!!!!

Domain Name:  BRIDES.INFO 
Created On:  2001-JUL-31 01:36:19.0 UTC 
Expiration Date:  2006-JUL-31 01:36:19.0 UTC 
Trademark Name:  BRIDE'S 
Trademark Date:  1936-12-03 
Trademark Country:  USA 
Trademark Number:  340115 
Sponsoring Registrar:  5043-DB 

For the record the TM used above appears to be genuine and in good order however I don't want to sound paranoid but one of two things has happened here, either the whois search is malfunctioning for some names (can't see how) or possibly someone is tampering (back-dating) some of those records.

Has anyone encountered anything similar?     


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