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    For Hits and Giggles: What a difference .ORG can make. | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 6 comments | Search Discussion
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    Other examples of expired domain names becoming po
    by BenEdelman on Wednesday October 30 2002, @02:32PM (#9884)
    User #3219 Info | http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/edelman
    On the topic of expired domain names becoming porn sites, see also my May 2002 "Domains Reregistered for Distribution of Unrelated Content: A Case Study of "Tina's Free Live Webcam."

    Note that www.wcvi.org now says just "Directory Listing Denied" (no sexually-explicit content). But if anyone reading this happens to know of even a single domain registered by these by the NetIncome Ventures Inc. and still displaying pornography, please bring that to my attention (either via email or on this board). Such a domain name is the necessary first step towards my finding some hundreds, thousands, or more of domains registered by this registrant.

    Ben Edelman
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Harvard Law School

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    Sorry To Rain On Ben's Parade
    by jberryhill on Sunday November 03 2002, @05:56PM (#9972)
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    ...but it would be useful for Ben and others to do some basic fact-checking before making unwarranted assumptions.

    As has already been pointed out, Netincome Ventures does indeed have a list of domain names posted on their website, which would have been fairly simple for someone to look at, instead of implying that Netincome Ventures runs "thousands" of pornographic websites.

    One might also consider, again by simply checking with the source, that Netincome Ventures provides services to various customers, and does not monitor what all of their customers are doing. The fact that this particular account was disabled as soon as the ICANNWATCH article was brought to their attention, is not at all surprising.

    It is also not at all surprising, if one puts out the Herculean effort involved in the several seconds that it takes to perform a Google search, that a Canadian entity just might be interested in obtaining a domain name that corresponds to the common geographic acronym for one of western Canada's prominent sport fishing areas, which also happens to be located off the coast of British Columbia.

    We now return to the regularly scheduled uninformed theorizing....

    Just how does one get a grant from the Berkman Center to study pornography, Ben?

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    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday October 30 2002, @10:54AM (#9880)
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    Actually, I think we deleted one or two more along the way...
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