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Subject: RE: UKNM: Funmail and some rather "dubious" e-mail addresses...
From: Bunder, Leslie
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 12:22:25 +0100


Thanks for dealing with the matter and having had a phone call last
night from Jeremy Kerner, I and no doubt others are glad to see the
matter totally resolved. It was just a shame that somehow you allowed
those domains to still be pointing, but Jeremy and yourselves have dealt
with this matter in a responsible fashion.

BTW: As you know, the reason why nigger.com was registered was to
prevent racist groups from using that domain and indeed, the name is not
at all active, likewise there are many other domains taken by people to
prevent the sad situation of groups looking to use domain names for
racist purposes.



>From: Graham Goodkind[SMTP:grahamatdctech [dot] co [dot] uk]
>Sent: 28 April 1999 20:36
>To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
>Subject: Re: UKNM: Funmail and some rather "dubious" e-mail addresses...
>Firstly, let me assure Leslie and others that the domain names which he
>makes reference to will not be available as email addresses as part of the
>Funmail service.
>The original thought behind the registration of these domain names was
>because, to some, they are statements of pride. For example: the term 'Yid'
>is commonly used by many supporters, often Jewish ones, of Tottenham Hotspur
>Football Club to describe themselves in the context of their support for
>that team.
>As a matter of interest, yid.com is used as a Jewish personal dating service
>site. nigger.com is owned by the National Association for the Advancement of
>Coloured People.
>Like Leslie, I too am Jewish. I have also been active in many anti-racism
>organisations. I personally feel strongly about these issues too.
>Having registered the domain names we considered in more detail how they
>would be used by the general public using the service. Indeed, we went
>through this process for the many thousands of other names we have
>registered. We came to the conclusion that they indeed might be abused by
>some people and had no plans to use them in the service when it was
>launched. They should not have still pointed to the Funmail site - we
>overlooked that when we removed them from our database a while ago - and
>this has now been rectified.
>I hope this clears things up.
>Graham Goodkind
>Managing Director
>>From: "Bunder, Leslie" <Leslie [dot] Bunderatinfospaceuk [dot] com>
>>To: "'uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com'" <uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com>
>>Subject: UKNM: Funmail and some rather "dubious" e-mail addresses...
>>Date: Wed, Apr 28, 1999, 6:29 pm
>>While I respect the concept and idea of FunMail, is it right to offer
>>domain names such as "Jewboy" "Nigger", "Yid" and various others as
>>these names all point to Funmail.co.uk and seem to be some of the 3,000
>>names they will be offering.
>>Sure, it is fun to have e-mail addresses, but the question here is, is
>>it fun to use these names or indeed, is it morally right????
>>Call me PC, or indeed call me Jewish (which I am), but quite frankly,
>>given that JewBoy and Yid are rather negative words and indeed offensive
>>to most people, I find it rather sad that FunMail is launching a
>>service that implies these domain names will be offered to people to
>>Any thoughts on this!

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