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Re: Internet Services Corporation
Thank you, I know that. My original questions are still unanswered. Forgive
me for saying so, but you are being vague in your response. It gives the
impression of chicanery. Would any of the others who are receiveing this
message care to comment on this?
Please respond with a proper answer to my original question. Did IANA or
ICANN authorize or give permission to Internet Services Corporation to sell
the .cc domain suffix and did the IANA allow the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to
sell the .cc suffix to Internet Services Corporation? If the IANA did not,
who did? If no one did, how can this be allowed to continue?
Internet Services Corporation has told me they bought the .cc suffix from
the Cocos Islands. They also informed me the following suffixes were
available under similar arrangements with similar companies: .tv, .md, .fm,
.nu and .to. Is this also true and with IANA and ICANN authorization?
>From: "IANA" <iana@ISI.EDU>
>To: "'Dave Lenweaver'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Internet Services Corporation
>Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 6:03 PM
>The Internet Services Corporation is the designated manager of the Cocos
>(Keeling) Island by IANA.
>From: Dave Lenweaver [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Friday, June 11, 1999 2:51 PM
>Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
>firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: Internet Services Corporation
>Thanks for the quick response. However, it does not answer my question. Did
>the IANA or ICANN provide authorization to Internet Services Corporation to
>sell these domain names as this company claims? They have already sold
>FoodWeb.com as FoodWeb.cc.
>FoodWeb is a registered trademark and I intend to pursue this matter with
>Internet Services Corporation and the company who registered the .cc suffix.
>They are also trying (or as they say it is "an invitation to purchase') to
>sell me five other domains currently registered as .com's. What this amounts
>to is blackmail on duly registered names, .com or otherwise.
>It seems to me that IANA and ICANN may be missing the point. It is not the
>.com, .cc, .org or any other dot something which should be protected. It is
>what preceeds the dot. Companies are selling bona fide web site names just
>by changing the suffix and you appear to be allowing it to happen unabated.
>This is wrong! A new suffix does not add to the availability of net
>addresses, it only adds to the confusion of the people surfing the net. In
>addition it is serving as a platform and cash cow for companies to hold
>legitimate web sites hostage to their demands of payment. To allow this to
>continue is a gross injustice to those companies like my own who have taken
>the money, time and effort to register tradmarks or web sites.
>Please respond with a proper answer to my original question. Did IANA or
>ICANN authorize or give permission to Internet Services Corporation to sell
>the .cc domain suffix and did the IANA allow the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to
>sell the .cc suffix to Internet Services Corporation? If the IANA did not,
>who did? If no one did, how can this be allowed to continue?
>>From: "IANA" <iana@ISI.EDU>
>>To: "'Dave Lenweaver'" <email@example.com>
>>Subject: RE: Internet Services Corporation
>>Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 2:42 PM
>>The official manager of the .CC domain is as follows:
>>Cocos (Keeling) Islands top-level domain (CC24-DOM)
>> Island Internet Services
>> Pax Quarters 3, Sydney Highway
>> Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799
>> Domain Name: CC
>> Administrative Contact:
>> Miller, Garth (GM5957) garth@NIC.CC
>> +61 8 9162 6770 (FAX) +61 2 947 50014
>> Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
>> Cartmell, Brian (BC6684) brc@NIC.CC
>> +1 206 329 7900 (FAX) +1 206 329 7107
>> Record last updated on 21-Apr-99.
>> Record created on 13-Oct-97.
>> Database last updated on 10-Jun-99 09:06:51 EDT.
>> Domain servers in listed order:
>> NS1.GLOBALDNS.COM 126.96.36.199
>> NS1.NEWYORK.US.NETDNS.COM 188.8.131.52
>> NS2.GLOBALDNS.COM 184.108.40.206
>> NS1.SANFRANCISCO.US.NETDNS.COM 220.127.116.11
>> NS1.SEATTLE.US.NETDNS.COM 18.104.22.168
>>From: Dave Lenweaver [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 6:09 PM
>>Subject: Internet Services Corporation
>>To Whom It May Concern:
>>I would like some information on a company called Internet Services
>>Corporation and their authority to sell the domain names with the .cc
>>suffix. The coompany claims they have authority by IANA to sell these names
>>but I see no reference to them at the IANA web site.
>>Their web site is located at http://www.ccnic.cc
>>A prompt relpy would be appreciated as they have sent an "invitation"
>>(invoice if I accept) to register several of my clients domain names as
>>Thanks in advance.