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    Re: ACCC obtains injunction against ING
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday May 08 2002, @04:00PM (#6202)
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    The SPAM I received from the .bz ccTLD manager which I recently mentioned here, includes the statements:
    .BZ: Finally, the newest domain for businesses!

    For just $24.95, you can have a name that is synonymous with business.

    .BZ: A new address for business!

    It's.bz It's your business domain

    belizenic's homepage repeats the latter via a graphic, and its About Us and Services pages both state in part:
    Our top-level domain .bz is the top level domain indicator assigned to the country of Belize and is gaining great popularity as a generic domain designator for people doing business on the Internet .bz means you are in BUSINESS!.
    This zdnet.com.au story from last February about an alleged cybersquatter also states:
    Earlier this week domain name provider Internet Name Group (ING) announced the launch of .bz in Australia. The country domain of Carribean nation Belize, ING has been touting it in Australia as an alternative for companies which missed out on .biz names.

    Mark Spektor, co-general manager at ING, believes a lot of corporates will take on .bz to protect their brand names.

    Earlier ICANNWatch coverage of ING can be found here. ING seems a longstanding bad actor, funny that many of their tactics now are being emulated by Veri$ign. Is this the same ING that forced Jeff Williams to change the name of his army of sockpuppets from ING to INeG? That would be too rich. -g
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    Re: ACCC obtains injunction against ING
    by Jon_Weinberg on Friday May 10 2002, @05:51AM (#6236)
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    No, he was calling himself "Information Engineering Group" and they came after him, so he added the "Network."
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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday May 09 2002, @07:42AM (#6216)
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    While Dutch based, it is more like a worldwide virtual bank, the most successful attempt at such SFAIK. As I've been a client I think I would have got that connection. It seems to me the ING that went after JW was some sort of IT firm. -g
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