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    Re: Neustar: A horrid new low in registration prom
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 05 2002, @08:29AM (#9061)
    Yeah, I received one too. All of their customers did, probably.

    In another thread (WLS/Verisign), someone posted about the mining of registry data in order to send spam. This is a good example.

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    Re: Neustar: A horrid new low in registration prom
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 05 2002, @08:59AM (#9065)
    These Neustar guys must be downwind of Lynchburg and the ghosts of Lyndon LaRauche. I bet these guys' favorite TV show was the Fox Network's "Band of Bubbas".

    It would have been less offensive had they focused on helping victims, including those of Oklahoma City.
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    Re: More bitter cries
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 05 2002, @09:37AM (#9066)
    You people will jump on anyone. NeuStar should not be faulted to trying to promote .us. Others in this position would be doing the same exact thing. You know that Rcom and Verisign would be doing this as well. I don't see anything wrong with it. If they are donating money, then good for them.
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    Re: Neustar: A horrid new low in registration prom
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Thursday September 05 2002, @10:35AM (#9072)
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    Well, it's no hoax: http://www.getmy.us/rfjf is NeuStar. Beyond that I just think it's tacky. -g
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    Re: too bad, man
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 05 2002, @02:16PM (#9086)
    Is NeuStar a U.S. company? It seems they are not although they have an office in PA. If so, you can not blame them too much.
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    Re: Neustar: A horrid new low in registration prom
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 05 2002, @11:46PM (#9095)
    I received one of these solicitations as well...


    i am not subscribed to any mailing list they own or operate

    Someone should notify the DOC of this activity...
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    Re:complaint to FTC
    by Anonymous on Friday September 06 2002, @03:32AM (#9097)
    Send complaints to Federal Trade Commission
    at http://www.ftc.gov
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    • Re:absurd by Anonymous Friday September 06 2002, @04:26AM
      • Re:absurd by Anonymous Friday September 06 2002, @04:55AM
    Who is to blame?
    by isquat on Saturday September 07 2002, @01:11AM (#9109)
    User #3363 Info | http://i.squ.at/
    ICANN is blameless. .US is not under ICANN. Time to open a Neustarwars.org?
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    .US Reflects Sad State of Affairs Here in the Stat
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 07 2002, @05:45PM (#9116)
    Neulevel touts in effect how .US is representative of freedom, etc here in the United States.

    Pure nonsense!!

    .US registry censors domain names...my "fuckcensorship.us" domain (thank goodness for .COM) along with numerous others have been put "on-hold" pending deletion. So much for freedom :-(

    On an aside, the terrorists appear to have won...

    * The WTC is destroyed and won't be rebuilt in any form. Many are now pushing to build nothing on the 16 acres.

    * The Statue of Liberty is still closed (sure one can visit the island - but no one is permitted near nor inside the structure). Basically sends the message to the world that America is closed and freedom has been suspended.

    * White House tours have virtually been eliminated; and the tour itself has been greatly abbreviated. So much for the "people's house" :-(

    * Independance Hall and surrounding area in Philadelphia is now like a war zone...armed guards, barracades everywhere, and limited access.

    Point is that Americans as a group are trading away freedoms for temporary safety. Americans are told that the patriot thing to do is DRIVE, BUY, SPEND, etc...consume all they can to help the economy...

    Neustar is just playing along...so make sure you get your .US domain September 11th and support the country. Who cares about the victims or the real threats that face America...once one buys a .US domain they've done their duty for the day...what a bunch of crap. Not that I really care since .US has already become an "as been"...if suckers want to throw their money away, so be it...but they'd do better to donate their money direct to the cherities.

    Ok, this is one of the most rambling messages I've written in a long time...hope it makes sense :-;

    Ron Bennett
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    Re: Neustar: A horrid new low in registration prom
    by ftobin on Thursday September 12 2002, @03:42PM (#9208)
    User #3413 Info | http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
    Just today in the mail I got a mail from my registrar, DomainDiscover, that has a similar message. Really makes me sad, since in other respects (e.g. policy) they've been a good registrar for me.
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