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Username: antipodes
Date/Time: Sat, September 22, 2001 at 12:50 AM GMT
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Subject: ICANN knows that Afilias is cybersquatting - and doing zip!!

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The following ICANN/DNSO email says it all:
      
  Re: [ga] Afilias is cybersquatting

           To: jwkckid1@ix.netcom.com
           Subject: Re: [ga] Afilias is cybersquatting
           From: steinle@smartvia.de
           Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 17:28:09 +0200 (MET DST)
           Cc: ga@dnso.org
           In-Reply-To: 3B93D796.A0B3B4CA@ix.netcom.com
           Sender: owner-ga-full@dnso.org

      to Jeffrey A. Williams and all assembly members:
      your reply isn't displayed at the the DNSO Mailling lists archives.
      http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc08/mail20.html
      therefore i will mail it again for the records

      > Steinle and all assembly members,
      >   Yes.  And what you show below is just the
      > tip if the iceberg, so to
      > speak!  Our staff has found quite a number of
      > other similar violations
      > from Afilias as well as Neulevel in this
      > area.  We have forwarded them
      > to the USPTO and the DOJ for their information.
      >   It would seem obvious that the ICANN BOD and
      > staff have more than
      > ample justification for revoking afilias's and
      > Neulevel's Registry contract
      > immediately!  However, given the political
      > bedfellows that these two
      > companies are with certain ICANN BoD members
      > is, it is very
      > doubtful that this action will be taken.  Yet,
      > we [INEGroup] believe
      > that it should be, along with a stiff fine!
      > steinle@smartvia.de wrote:
      > > Afilias has registered many domain names
      > which are in fact trademarks by other
      > > parties. Afilias has registered directory.
      > info and squatted on UK trademark 276801
      > > (word only). But that is only one example.
      > Below you can find some more.
      > >
      > > SEARCH.INFO: They are squatting on UK
      > trademarks (word only) 1056333, 1380291,
      > > 1380292, 1436692, 1436693, 1459763 and
      > 1572389
      > >
      > > DOT.INFO: They are squatting on European
      > trademark (word only) E1143700, on UK
      > > trademarks (word only) 343477, 550623,
      > 840483, 898994, 900985, 957376, 1121916,
      > > 1534077 and 2151274
      > >
      > > EMAIL.INFO: They are squatting on UK
      > trademarks (word only) 987603, 987604 and
      > > 1055042
      > >
      > > Afilias has registered 150+ domain names. In
      > fact they could register up to 10000
      > > domain names according to the contract with
      > ICANN. If we would check all the
      > > registered domain names, I think this could
      > proof that Afilias is one of the biggest
      > > .info cybersquatter like YesNIC Co., LTD.,
      > an Afilias-authorized registrar.
      > >
      > > Is a trademark 'directory' or 'dot' less
      > worth than a trademark 'apple' or 'amazon'?
      > > Is there a law for Afilias and another for
      > us?
      > > Why have a sunrise period, if even the
      > registry is squatting on trademarks?
      > >
      > > To view the sources of the information you
      > can use these links:
      > > http://nic.info.xs2.net (if you use name.
      > space DNS: http://www.nic.info)
      > > http://www.url.free.new.net/nicinfo/news.html
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      > Regards,
      > --
      > Jeffrey A. Williams
      > Spokesman for INEGroup - (Over 118k members
      > strong!)
      > CEO/DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA
      > Development Eng.
      > Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
      > E-Mail jwkckid1@ix.netcom.com
      > Contact Number:  972-447-1800 x1894 or
      > 214-244-4827
      > Address: 5 East Kirkwood Blvd. Grapevine Texas
      > 75208
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                Re: [ga] Afilias is cybersquatting
                     From: Jeff Williams jwkckid1@ix.netcom.com


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