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    Laugh (or Cry) mikerowesoft.com redux
    posted by michael on Sunday February 08 2004, @01:00PM

    fnord writes "Mike Rowe, the 17 year old Canadian who ran afoul of MicroSoft for registering the domain name (and putting up a website at) mikerowesoft.com, and who was auctioning off the blizzard of paper generated by the case on eBay, has now apparently earned $1,040 USD. Bids had earlier reached about $90,000 USD but that turned out to be due to a blizzard of false bids."



    "The site is still up and functioning at time of writing, although it was apparently hacked last night. The incident has also generated a blizzard of those looking to ride his coattails to riches, with the domains:

    mikerowesoft.net
    mikerowesoft.org
    mike rowesoft.biz
    mikerowesoft.info
    mikerowesoft.ca
    mikerowesoft.tv
    mikerowesoft.ws
    mikerowesoft.co. uk
    mikerowesoft.nu
    mikerowesoft.name

    now all registered (and those were the only ones I checked), apparently with no two of them registered by the same person, and apparently none of them being Mike Rowe, perhaps he should file some WIPO complaints. Nor was he apparently first. The domain that apparently started it all, mikerosoft.com, first registered back in 1997 (confirmed by WHOIS) by another British Columbia, Canada resident, is also up for auction on eBay, current high bid $310. -g"

     
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