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Re: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play
- From: Christopher A. Woodfield
- Date: Wed Mar 07 11:29:40 2001
I know a guy whose name happens to be the same as a popular British
designer clothing line. For privacy purposes, I'll call him, and the
designer, Joe Blow. He owns and uses joeblow.com, and the designer has
a website at joeblow.co.uk. But now the designer has decided that they
want joeblow.com, and are sending in the landsharks.
If he can weather the legal storm, I think he'll win, because (a) it's him
name and (b) he's actively using the domain. Have there been any cases of
the original owner losing in a similar scenario?
On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 07:48:39PM -0800, David Schwartz wrote:
> > Could someone point to a "reverse-hijacked" domain decision?
> Any one involving a person's name. The basic principle that you have a
> right to use your name in trade (which simply means that no one can prevent
> a name from being used!) has been turned on its head.
Christopher A. Woodfield firstname.lastname@example.org
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