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    Micheal Zurakov Advertising for Class Members for Register.com Lawsuit | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 20 comments | Search Discussion
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    This is a really dumb lawsuit
    by jberryhill on Wednesday August 20 2003, @04:39PM (#12100)
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    Any register.com domain name registrant had, at any time, the full power to designate nameservers other than the default nameservers which are supplied by register.com for clueless newbies. At any time, each registrant had the exclusive ability to designate nameservers - they were not deprived of this ability. However, the RFC requires that there be two nameservers. I suppose that the registrants of non-functional names believe they have the right to make the rest of the DNS waste resources looking up non-existent records.

    If you want to file a suit that makes sense, then get some refunds on the .pro defensive registrations, since the legal geniuses at ICANN didn't bother to put a simple provision in the TLD contrats requiring those who were selected to actually run a registry (over others who were ready, willing, and able to do so, but were bumped out the magic 7 slots by non-performers like .pro).
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    really dumb
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 20 2003, @08:12PM (#12101)
    Of course Register.com has the right to put ads on under-construction pages -- even if it were to charge a fee for domain parking -- as long as it didn't affirmatively represent that it wouldn't do so. I'd say that the plaintiffs would have a much stronger case alleging that it is a deceptive practice to charge an unconscionably high registration fee of $35 for a $7 domain name (and even that claim would have about 1 chance in a million of winning).
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    In the good old days...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday August 21 2003, @06:33AM (#12105)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Back when I first started registering domains, the system was set up so that you actually had to have a clue technically in order to complete the registration... no point-and-drool web interfaces, you had to fill in a plain-text template and e-mail it, and you had to have DNS servers set up already on your own (no providing of "default servers" if you didn't have any). And I walked ten miles through the snow, uphill both ways, to register my first domain... :)
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    just a test
    by Anonymous on Friday August 29 2003, @09:07AM (#12140)
    hi mom@!
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