ICANNWatch
 
  Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Home
Lost Password
Preferences
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
ICANNWatch FAQ
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)


     
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Zuccarini "Typosquatting" Continues, Notwithstanding Injunction | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 20 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Threshold:
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    Use Mozilla...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday January 30 2003, @09:44AM (#11057)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    The Mozilla web browser lets you disable popups, and is also immune to some of the other dirty tricks that sites attempt... use it, and you'll find your browsing experience is much more pleasant.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Ben, are you working for the FTC
    by strandanzug on Saturday February 01 2003, @12:43AM (#11068)
    User #3678 Info
    The thing I find most interesting about this is how you were able to obtain a list of domain names owned by John Zuccarini.

    Specificaly a list of names registered by him after the ftc case was closed.

    Some of the names you mentioned in your article were registered after the ftc case was closed so you could not have gotten those new names from reading their lawsuit, if in fact the ftc lawsuits contains a list of domains owned by John Zuccarini

    Other than crawling John Zuccarini's server, I can't imagine how you would obtain such a list.

    I am going to guess that John Zuccarini has his server pretty well fortified, but I have recently read that the ftc is using a very expensive software program that is able to crawl servers that other software cannot.

    To obtain such a list, I believe it would have to be done in one of two ways.

    1. You crawled the server of John Zuccarini

    or

    2. You are working with the ftc and they supplied you with the information you have posted here and have in fact posted such information as part of an agreement with the ftc in order to obtain information about John Zuccarini.

    Can you tell us how you obtained a list of domain names owned by John Zuccarini.

    Can you confirm or deny that you have obtained a list of names owned by John Zuccarini from the ftc that is not available to the general public.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The Point
    by BenEdelman on Wednesday January 29 2003, @08:30PM (#11053)
    User #3219 Info | http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/edelman
    Web,

    I take your comment to ask what the point is of this study. Why should anyone care one bit? As you point out, lots of people have domains with sexually explicit content, many of them with popups too.

    But your message misses two important further characteristics of Mr. Zuccarini's registrations:

    1) That many of Zuccarini's registrations are typographical variations on well-known marks. There's lots of policy to think through -- whether the Cartoon Network's rights in "cartoonnetwork.com" extend to "cartoonneetwork.com" not to mention "cartoonmryeptl.com" (that's cartoon network with each letter in the latter word shifted one letter to the right on a standard US keyboard) and thousands of other variations.

    2) That a court of (arguably) competent jurisdiction enjoined -- prohibited! -- precisely these behaviors. Now, this wouldn't be the first time that someone ignored an order from a federal court, and I don't mean to suggest that the court is powerless to enforce its will. But when a court issues an order, and substantial prohibited behavior continues months later, there's cause for inquiry.

    All that's to say -- I think this is an interesting situation, and one worth looking at.

    As to implying wrong-doing: The FTC has made some strongly-worded allegations, and the court ruled in favor of the FTC and against Zuccarini. My implications, such as they might be, pale in comparison!

    Bn
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    drugs & visa
    by BenEdelman on Thursday January 30 2003, @07:52AM (#11056)
    User #3219 Info | http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/edelman
    That must have been a different Ben Edelman! A quick Google search references http://www.exile.ru/letters/sic92.html [exile.ru] -- but that's not me. I've never been to Russia, nor ever tried to go. Though several other people share my name -- a student at Cornell, a Usenet poster who closely follows pro baseketball, etc.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • 1 reply beneath your current threshold.
    Registrations by Registry/Registrar Staff
    by BenEdelman on Friday January 31 2003, @09:24AM (#11065)
    User #3219 Info | http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/edelman
    I've never gotten into this topic -- missed the boat on it, basically -- but I agree that it's potentially of interest.

    Whenever anyone suggests that I examine registrations by particular individuals or groups, I always ask for a few example domains. With those examples, it's sometimes (though not always) possible to find quite a few more domains by the same registrants. That's what I'd need to move forward here. As far as I'm concerned, it's fine to post examples here or to send them to me by email (edelman@law.harvard.edu).
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • 1 reply beneath your current threshold.
  • 2 replies beneath your current threshold.

  • Search ICANNWatch.org:


    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com