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Re: Domain registrars requirements for 'accuracy'. (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 13:32:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick Greenwell <patrick@cybernothing.org>
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Subject: Re: Domain registrars requirements for 'accuracy'.

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Rahul Dhesi wrote:

> Patrick Greenwell <patrick@cybernothing.org> writes:
> >> You might want to cite the fact that AOLSearch.com lost their
> >> domain for having inacurate data.. hence, they set a precedence.
> >The fact that aolsearch.com lost their domain name was due to their
> >unreachability because of inaccurate data, not simply because the data
> >itself was inaccurate.
> My understanding is that aolsearch.com was transferred to AOL because of
> two factors that acted together:  (a) Network Solutions is out of
> control and (b) AOL is big and has clout and it wanted aolsearch.com.
> All the descriptions I have read point to these factors.

AOLsearch.com was transferred because of NSI's absurd dispute policy. That
dispute policy gives any trademark owner, rather they be "Jim's Bait and
Tackle" or AOL rights that the simply don't have under trademark law. 

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