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    Re:This is a really dumb lawsuit
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday August 21 2003, @09:36AM (#12106)
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    Of course Register.com has exclusive right to its own property, but is the term laborzionist their property? Forgetting for the moment the question of whether domain names are property, what if HP [full disclosure, I used to work for them] registered agilent.com and for whatever reason (lack of technical clue, no wish to actually use it but just protect it as they prefer agilent.biz, etc.) then someone going to agilent.com might assume agilent is promoting register.com. I don't think that's right, but I suppose if register.com had it in their clickwrap agreement that would be different.

    A coupla other points, many other registrars do the same thing, and some are now doing it for domains which have expired but have not yet been dropped (something I suggested be done to wake up slothful domain owners away back when on the GA list, so I guess my concept of what is right is a little shaky). And while this is off topic, regarding HP registering various names in advance, that is an argument for a more private WHOIS that even mega-corps should get behind. For example, some may recall that much anticipated announcement about the Segway (that was going to revolutionize everything, uh huh). Well, some guessed its name in advance by checking domain registrations by certain parties. One can imagine various scenarios where this could be used to others' (even competitors') advantage. -g

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