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Re: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play

  • From: Richard A. Steenbergen
  • Date: Wed Mar 07 16:55:31 2001

On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 04:04:17PM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
>
> > Parody and criticism are protected under trademark law(although those
> > rights are being eroded quickly.)
>
> No one has a sense of humor any more.  A lot of folks have had
> <companyname>sucks.com taken away from them due to "trademark
> violations".

Among the many domains registered to "Bell Atlantic Trademark Services
LLC":

VERIZONSUCKS.COM
VERIZONBLOWS.COM
VERIZONBITES.COM
VERIZONSHITS.COM
VERIZONWIRELESSSUCKS.COM
VERIZONWIRELESSBLOWS.COM
VERIZONWIRELESSBITES.COM
VERIZONWIRELESSBITES.NET
VERIZON-TELEKOM.ORG

etc etc etc...

You could almost make a case that they're preventing people from making
criticisms, but given Verizon's level of performance its entirely possible
these are domains for a soon-to-be-launched new product line.

-- 
Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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