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    Corinithians Reversed: Federal Court WIPO UDRP Challenge Upheld | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 95 comments | Search Discussion
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    by freespeechcenter (registry@freespeechcenter.org) on Tuesday December 11 2001, @11:11AM (#4054)
    User #3147 Info | http://www.freespeechcenter.org
    Thank you for your opinion. Firstly, as indicated in the "FACT Project" white paper synopsis, the website for the Free Speech Center that will appear at the domain name freespeechcenter.com is under construction; therefore, I fail to grasp the substance of your observation that a website which has not yet been published is an "ebay redirect." Secondly, we have a difference of opinion with regard to the relative value of a .org top level domain name for any Internet website. With regard to your closing opinions about "kooks," "puppets," "moths," and "drunks," I am reminded of a quote that I heard initially while serving as a corpsman with a Marine Corps rifle company, "opinions are like assholes, everybody has one." Thank you for your opinions. EH
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    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Tuesday December 11 2001, @01:27PM (#4055)
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    I didn't use the pejorative terms about you, I suggested that you were in danger of earning them. OTOH, you implied I was an agent of WIPO or NeuLevel. Frankly, I'd rather be considered a drunken kooky moth puppet. Your website has been published, what's more it included a link to ebay when I first visited. I see it now has a register.com 'coming soon' page. Very gauche if I may say so. Speaking of which, the same page informs me that freespeechcentre.com is still available, you may want to snap that up if you intend to bill yourself as having international reach. Regarding the relative worth of .org, that depends on whether it is for sale, or whether one wishes to appear a true non-profit, or whether one wishes to be found throughout various TLDs, and no doubt there are other factors. ICANNWatch for example can be found by that name in .com .net and .org. You don't seem to be too aware of some of these concepts, therefore claiming to have the solution to protect internet free speech is a tad suspect.

    FYI, here's an opinion on these two cases from an Australian barrister. -g

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