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    Nominet - the friend of Big Corporates Bully-Boys
    by Anonymous on Monday June 27 2005, @05:32AM (#15698)
    Nominet's domain name Dispute Resolution Service policy is the big corporate bully-boys dream come true. No registered trademark is required by the challenger. The challenger can submit new material later on knowing that the respondent is denied the chance to respond. As Nominet denies the respondent the chance to reply at this stage, why not slip in a lie or two? Doesn't matter too much because once Nominet has taken the domain name away the respondent probably doesn't have the stamina, resources or finances to contest the decision. Now Nominet has made it even easier for the big corporates. Nominet is allowing corporate lawyers access to Nominet's domain name database called PRSS [nominet.org.uk] This is excellent news for large corporates like the Easy Group the multi-national conglomerate whch has an ongoing crusade to intimidate domain holders of any domains that feature the word "easy". Using PRSS, the Easy Group can search for all domain names containing the letters "easy". For another "David versus Goliath" case, this is how Easy Group enforces its domain name ‘rights’ [theregister.co.uk]
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    Nominet - the friend of Big Corporates Bully-Boys by Anonymous
    Re:Nominet - the friend of Big Corporates Bully-Bo
    by Anonymous on Monday June 27 2005, @05:46AM (#15699)
    easyGroup have become a lot calmer since the time of that article (4 years ago), they have been much more selective in the registrants they go after.

    If PRSS helps root out more squatters what is the problem?

    Nominet has long been regarded as the best run NICs, it is run by it's (around 4000) members well and fairly. If you search theRegister.co.uk some more you'll find several articles praising the Nominet dispute system, it is generally seen as being much more fair than the UDRP.
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