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||Tue, September 4, 2001 at 11:22 PM GMT
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"Though InternetChallenge has 1900 suspicous names listed there are about 50,000
Sunrise registrations. So the Afilias estimate of less than 10% fraud does appear
to be right."|
Maybe 10% has been taken by fraudsters who just hoped to resell (
/ take advantage of the traffic until they're kicked off).
But I'd bet another
10% is people who don't have a valid trademark but thought they might as well apply
for a name they'd like for their business.
And it's worth noting that although
fraudsters may only have taken 20% of the names, these will be the valuable ones
so they probably took 75% of the value.