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Subject: RE: UKNM: "cybersquatter"
From: Wallace, Darren
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 18:57:08 +0100

Funnily enough, I received this email a few moments ago:

From: Andy Franks [AndyFatiDinfo [dot] com]

Subject: We have the rights to davidcoulthard.co.uk. Any offers?

Why on earth he thought I might want it is anybody's guess.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Ireland [timatdesignercity [dot] com (mailto:timatdesignercity [dot] com)]
> Sent: 17 April 2000 17:07
> To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: UKNM: "cybersquatter"


> > I agree that if I register a name which is already a trademark or
> registered
> > mark, then that is "cybersquatting".
> Yes it is. It is also a form 'domain name speculation'.
> > If I register the name of a well-known company which is not
> a trademark is
> > that cybersquatting?
> No, this is DNS. Legally a grey area - morally, though...
> > If I register a well-known person's name e.g.
> BaronessMargaretThatcher.com
> > is that cybersquatting?
> Again, legally a grey area - but here we have the .com confusion.
> 'com' is officially a US domain, so you *might* have less
> trouble here than
> you would with BaronessMargaretThatcher.co.uk


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