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    Re: What's in .NAME? 5000+ .NAME Registrations No
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday May 31 2002, @07:28AM (#6607)
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    Actually 241 if one counts those names Ben didn't at first explicitly flag as non-conforming. It's so heartwarming to see a local (to ICANNWatch, recently) lad make the top 5 [snif].

    Concerned that that number might be misleading and that it might include his actual name, I did a quick scan of Adrian's 241 names looking for his own name in some variant or another. Here's the count on the number of times each of his three known names show up within his registered .names, what those names are, and whether or not Ben explicitly flagged them as nonconforming:

    Adrian 0

    Paul 6
    sir.jamespaulmccartney.name (flagged)
    sir.paulmccartney.name (flagged)
    sir.paul-mccartney.name (flagged)
    sirjames.paulmccartney.name (not flagged)
    sirjamespaul.mccartney.name (not flagged)

    Miles 2
    the.miles.name (flagged)
    a.miles.name (not flagged)

    And just for grins and because I have too much time on my hands (NOT!), I thought he might appear elsewhere in .name so I did WHOIS queries on:

    adrian.miles.name (still available)
    paul.miles.name (still available)
    adrian-paul.miles.name (still available)
    adrianpaul.miles.name (still available)
    adrian.paul-miles.name (still available)
    sir.adrian-paul-miles.name (still available)

    Perhaps his Knighthood is lost in the mails. -g

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    Re: What's in .NAME? 5000+ .NAME Registrations No by fnord
    Re: What's in .NAME? 5000+ .NAME Registrations No
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Friday May 31 2002, @12:44PM (#6628)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    That is actually quite funny and a good joke! (LOL)

    Just for the record, any visitor to my site (http://www.ad2000d.com/ will see that ALL of my McCartney .NAMES are available for transfer FREE OF CHARGE to Sir Paul McCartney ONLY, as are my Duran Duran related .NAMES available FREE OF CHARGE ONLY to members of the recently reformed Duran Duran... Oh yes, and any British Royal Family .NAMES are also available FREE OF CHARGE to the respective Royal Highnesses, such as HRH The Queen, HRH Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, etc...

    Any visitor to my site will also see I am offering three domains to support the victims of the WTC Disaster. Any genuine charity involved in the support work or memorial building/rebuilding is welcome to apply for any of these .NAME, again FREE OF CHARGE.
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    Re: More great research
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday May 31 2002, @08:15AM (#6613)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I don't see how this guy registering a lot of stupid .name domains makes the whole TLD "worthless"... I can still use dan.tobias.name for its intended purpose, as can any other individual; if a cybersquatter had registered it first, I could challenge him/her/them using the policy in effect. The existence of various stupid non-names in the namespace has no effect on me.
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    Re: More great research
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday May 31 2002, @11:26AM (#6617)
    User #2810 Info

    Read the rest of this comment...

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    Re: More great research
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Friday May 31 2002, @12:46PM (#6629)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    They haven't said that. Only you have and you're totally wrong!
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    Re: What's in .NAME?
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Saturday June 01 2002, @12:20PM (#6687)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    funny thing is, I actually have chronic M.E. syndrome - which is C.F.S for the uninformed - there are courtesy links to support organisation for the illness on my site.
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