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    Laugh (or Cry) Sauce for the Goose, but not the Gander
    posted by michael on Friday January 09 2004, @07:17AM

    Recall the Peta.org case in which PETA wrenched back PETA.org from People Eating Tasty Animals (while making horrible law in the process)? Well, PETA has done some domain wrangling of its own, and registered beef.com.

    OK, the two situations are not identical, since "beef" is generic for the formerly live bovine protein, and PETA is a trademarkable term, albeit one that is open to parody. But it's still funny.

    Actually, though, it may be part of a clever campaign to push up the value of the domain. The Toronto Star reports:
    PETA posted its anti-meat and mad cow messages on Beef.com after Michael Fischer of Troy, Mich., allowed the group to use his domain name. Friedrich said Fischer, who was out of the country, was seeking $2.5 million for the address, but offered it to PETA for free for a month because he's sympathetic to the group's cause.
    Think this might make the beef folks willing to up their bids?

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    peta.ca domain
    by GeorgeK on Sunday January 11 2004, @10:55PM (#12830)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    The peta.ca domain name is owned by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. One can do the WHOIS at CIRA [www.cira.ca]:

    Domain peta.ca
    Organization Dairy Farmers of Canada
    Registrar Tucows.com Co.
    Renewal Date 2005/01/24
    Date approved 2001/01/24
    Last changed 2003/01/20
    Registrar Number 156
    Registrant Number 216798
    Domain Number 216821




    Administrative Contact
    Name Yves Lapointe
    Job Title Administrative Contact
    Postal Address Dairy Farmers of Canada 1801, McGill College Avenue Montreal QC H3A 2N4 Canada
    Phone 5142841092
    Fax 5142840449
    Email ylapointe@dfc-plc.ca
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