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    UDRP ruling in VIVENDIUNIVERSAL SUCKS.COM dispute | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 21 comments | Search Discussion
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    The People to THANK for the UDRP
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 17 2001, @05:04PM (#3712)

    WHEREAS, in preparing implementation documents the President, staff, and counsel received valuable insights and advice from a small drafting committee consisting of J. Scott Evans, A. Michael Froomkin, Kathryn A. Kleiman, Steven J. Metalitz, and Rita A. Rodin;

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    by Anonymous on Sunday November 18 2001, @11:09PM (#3719)
    I whole-heartedly disagree with your embittered view of this decision. I sympathise with the body of opinion that "-sucks" domain names are not confusingly similar to trade marks, but I find it difficult to raise a sniffle in cases where those in the habit of registering these domain names fail to armour plate their plans by taking the sort of precautions that by now one would regard as self-evident.

    Yes there are significant UDRP issues that need to be resolved, but in leaving a "-sucks" domain name inactive for 5 months you are asking for trouble. And by the way, your veiled criticism of the nationalities of those panellists that found against you does you absolutely no favours. The rest of the world has to put up with a flawed corporation that the US govt took upon itself to set up in order to run the internet. The least you could do is accept that international interpretations of law applicable to gTLDs can validly apply. If you want to exclude foriegn law and interpretation, register a .us domain name.

    Oh, I forgot, those aren't available yet. Funny that...
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    Re: Face it, you are a cybersquatter
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 18 2001, @11:15PM (#3720)
    Mr. Sallen,

    Take a look in the mirror. You are a cybersquatter. You lost the Corinthians and Cruzeiro decisions because you registered several domain names identical to Brazilian soccer teams and then you contacted the teams with offers to sell. When they rejected your offers to sell, you put up bibical quotes on Corinthians.com.

    You have registered many domain names containing famous trademarks. This decision is less about past "sucks" decisions, and more about your own specific conduct.

    Wake up, you are a cybersquatter.
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    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday November 20 2001, @01:47AM (#3797)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    If your aim is to set up a noncommercial criticism site at a "sucks" address, .org would make more sense than .com -- or perhaps .info would be even better now. And whoever owns sucks.info can make subdomains of it for whatever criticism sites they wanted, and such subdomains aren't directly subject to the UDRP. (I registered haters.info and offered free redirected subdomains for protest sites, e.g. icann.haters.info, but nobody's taken me up on that offer yet.)
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    Re: I know the guy named dishonorable Ian Barker
    by Anonymous on Friday November 23 2001, @04:35AM (#3840)
    This Ian Barker sucks. Big time.
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    Re: people should sign protest to ouster this Ian
    by Anonymous on Friday November 23 2001, @04:39AM (#3842)
    from WIP panelis list for good.
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    by Anonymous on Saturday November 24 2001, @12:46AM (#3852)
    This a good decision, not based on "sucks" names, but based on Sallen's pattern of conduct as a cybersquatter. A few more decisions and Sallen will join the Cybersquatter Hall of Shame along with Zuccarini.
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    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Wednesday December 05 2001, @08:57AM (#3937)
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    Tardy coverage sympathetic to Sallen from the Chicago Tribune Online. -g
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    by ANNODOMINI2000 (AD2000DNO@SPAMYAHOO.CO.UK) on Saturday May 18 2002, @09:31AM (#6447)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    For once, I beg to disagree.

    The domain is clearly "abusive" and therefore represents registration and use in "bad faith."
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