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    Re: STOP the Madness!
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Sunday June 30 2002, @06:42AM (#7554)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    While I agree with your criticisms of the .info sunrise policy, I disagree with the merits of your claim to ownership of the domains you won in the challenge process, or of the lawsuit you've filed against somebody else who challenged you in turn. While it's true that anybody was allowed to file a challenge against bogus .info sunrise registrations, it was also true that the successful challenger was required to comply with sunrise policy themselves if they wished to register the disputed domain -- this means that they were required to have a valid trademark on the name. Since you didn't, you got a taste of your own medicine when yet another party who also lacked a valid trademark challenged you in turn. Your lawsuit sounds a lot like sour grapes. Fairly speaking, all of those domains in question should have been put into the public pool for Landrush 2.

    By the way, whatever software you're composing your messages on seems to be inserting nonstandard characters; it's coming up for me with squares where various stuff like quotes and dashes should be. I'm used to seeing that on Mozilla (my normal browser) since it follows standards more strictly than other browsers, but right at the moment I'm using somebody else's computer with a very recent version of MSIE, and I guess even that has increased its standards conformance to no longer accept some oddball characters that used to work.
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